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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is Pumpkimania?

    The pumpkin exhibition in the park of the castle of Groot-Bijgaarden.

  • Where does Pumpkimania take place?

    Pumpkimania takes place at the Castle of Grand-Bigard. 

    Isidoor van Beverenstraat 5
    1702 Groot-Bijgaarden

  • Who is Pumpkimania suitable for?

    For all ages and is to be enjoyed by everyone.

  • What are the opening and closing times and which dates is it open?

    Our Pumpkin event is open from 8 Sept. to 5 Nov. 2023. (closed on Mondays!) 

    Gates open: 11:00 – 17:30 (last entry)
    Event closes: 18:00

  • How much do tickets cost?

    From 15 years: 14 EUR
    Kids (from 4 years): 8 EUR
    Subscription (from 15 years): 25 EUR
    Subscription (from 4 years): 15 EUR

    Please find our prices on our ticket page.

Your visit

  • What should I wear?

    It is an outdoor activity: please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and boots to protect against rain.

  • Can I smoke or vape during the experience?

    Although it is an outdoor experience, we will ask you not to smoke on the grounds of the castle.

  • Are toilets available on site?

    Toilets are available on site and are cleaned regularly. We will ask 0,50 EUR per toilet visit.

  • Can I bring bicycles to the park?

    Er zijn geen volwassen- of kinderfietsen toegestaan in het park.

  • Can I bring my dog?

    Dogs are not allowed. 
  • Can we take pictures?

    Yes, we recommend that you bring your camera.

  • What happens if it rains?

    If it is raining but access can still be guaranteed to the experience, we invite you to bring an umbrella or a jacket suitable for the rain.

  • Is it not a foodwaste?

    No, most of the pumpkins to dress up dinosaurs are decorative pumpkins. They are even poisonous if you eat them. The edible ones do not go bad that quickly, some of them you can keep for up to a year. If there are leftovers at the end of the event, we give them away to farmers so the pigs can enjoy it too.

Food and Drinks

  • Where can I eat or drink?

    In the greenhouse of the park, you will find the cafetaria where you can enjoy a lunch.

    It is forbidden to bring your own picnic.

  • I have questions regarding the cafeteria of the castle. Who can I contact?

    Please contact

  • How can I pay for food and drinks?

    You can pay by cash, bancontact or credit card in the WonderLight Café.


  • Is the park accessible for wheelchair users?

    The park is accessible for wheelchair users, on your own risks. We recommend asking for a strong companion to assist you. There are cobblestones on the entrance bridge and here it is best to pull the wheelchair. Stairs in the park can always be avoided by the wheelchair user.

  • Do you offer a free ticket for a personal assistant of wheelchair users?

    A wheelchair user purchasing a ticket may bring one essential carer companion free of charge. The companion may present himself at the entrance and receive a free access.

    PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to purchase a ticket for the essential carer. If you do, we will not be able to refund you this ticket!

Itinerary & Car park

  • How do I get to the castle and by public transport?

    The event is accessible by car and public transport. 

    Isidoor van Beverenstraat 5
    1702 Groot-Bijgaarden

    By train

    Plan your journey here.

    Get off at Groot-Bijgaarden station and step to Isidoor Van Beverenstraat 5 (10 min walking distance).

    By bus

    Plan your journey here.

    De Lijn 136 (Brussels South): stop Church (Groot-Bijgaarden), step to Isidoor Van Beverenstraat 5

    De Lijn 355 (Brussels North): stop Church (Groot-Bijgaarden), step to Isidoor Van Beverenstraat 5

    De Lijn 810 (Halle): stop Church (Groot-Bijgaarden), step to Isidoor Van Beverenstraat 5

    By tram

    Plan your journey here.

    Tram 19 (Simonis): stop -Dansaertpark (Groot-Bijgaarden), step to: Brusselstraat -> Gemeenteplein -> Isidoor Van Beverenstraat 5

  • Is there a parking space for disabled visitors?

    Yes, the park is wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible. Disabled parking is available in the field across the entrance bridge.

  • Is there a car park?

    The car park is available in the field across the entrance bridge.


  • Where can I buy tickets?

    You can buy tickets here or on the spot by cash, bancontact or credit card, if entrance tickets are still available. 

  • Can I buy tickets on the spot?

    Yes, you can buy tickets at the box office on the day IF the event is not sold out.

  • How much do tickets cost?

    Please find our prices on our ticket page.

  • Do I need to book in advance?

    To avoid disappointment please book your tickets in advance – popular dates sell out fast. It is possible to buy tickets at the box office on the visiting day, if the event is not sold out.

  • Is it necessary to print the tickets?

    No, you can show the tickets on your smartphone.

  • Can I change the date of my ticket?

    You can change the visiting date  yourself by clicking on the link of your ticket and going through the steps. Tickets are never refundable.

  • What is the refund policy?

    In the unlikely event that we need to cancel the event, you can receive a refund. We will inform everyone via email and our social media outlets as soon as possible. Always check your spam for any communication from us! Under any other circumstances the tickets are non-refundable. This is also mentioned in the general terms and conditions of the event.

  • How/when will I receive my tickets?

    After payment, you will immediately receive the tickets in your mailbox. If you have not received them, please contact

    After payment you can immediately download and save your tickets.

    Always check your spam.