Have a spooktacular Paddington Halloween
It’s pumpkin city at Merchant Square again this year, with an eye-catching display of over 500 juicy pumpkins around the water maze and across the floating pocket park. Pumpkins arrive on Thursday 28 October and will be on display until 1 November. Strike a pose and enter their photography competition on Instagram to win some fantastic family prizes. Terms and conditions can be found here.
If you were wondering who was going to carve all those pumpkins… find out at Lockhouse from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 October.
Family Afternoon Carving: 2pm – 5pm
Special family-friendly pumpkin carving sessions for parents and children. Every day, your pumpkin will be entered into a competition to win a mystery prize. Carving tools will be provided, children must remain accompanied throughout.
Carving for Grown Up’s: 6pm – 9pm
Grown ups can spend their evenings carving pumpkins at Lockhouse, with a Bloody Mary or Witch’s Brew of course. Just like their family counterparts, the finished pumpkins will be used to adorn Merchant Square and prizes will be up for grabs every night, with a free bottle of wine for the winner.
All pumpkins will
be nestled around Merchant Square until 1st November.
Book your space by calling Lockhouse and quoting Halloween. Spaces are limited so be sure to book your space early! 020 7706 4253
Take to the water with a pirate-themed treasure hunt
Lovers of the canal will be delighted to hear that the sell-out successful pirate-themed treasure hunt is back again for 2022, from 15 to 31 October. Book a GoBoat for two hours for up to eight people for the full immersive experience and you’ll be greeted by pirates who will provide a series of clues and riddles to help you find the treasure between Paddington and Camden. Complete your quest and you’ll get your piratey hands on loads of bounty, including free meals, boat trip vouchers and Halloween prizes. Extra special rewards for those wearing their best Halloween costumes. GoBoat welcomes children and (sea) dogs, with life jackets and buoyancy aids provided for free, and a full advance safety briefing. No walking the plank!
GoBoat are also hosting free pumpkin carving sessions this Halloween. You’ll be docked up in the basin, given a set of carving utensils and of course a juicy pumpkin to carve to your hearts content. The best pumpkin will be featured on the official GoBoat instagram. No booking is required for GoBoat’s carving activity, just turn up during their usual opening hours and speak to the team at the multicoloured kiosk.