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Carve out something fun with Ashten!!

Give ‘em Pumpkin’ to talk about this October Half Term, and join Ashten the Pumpkin on his craft-filled workshops across Ashford and Tenterden.

SidewaysPR along with Love Ashford, Experience Ashford and Tenterden and Ashford Borough Council, this Autumn, are hosting FREE craft workshops. The workshops are part of a larger ‘Welcome Back’ government funded campaign that focuses on the importance of recognising, reviving and regenerating our high streets, following the impact of coronavirus.

Everyone is invited to take part and join Ashten; the Halloween mascot designed by local illustrator Tiny Beegle, on his craft-filled adventure days during the October half Term.

To secure your place, all you have to do is; head over to the LoveAshford and ExperienceAshfordandTenterden websites, select the time and date that suits you and book your time slot.

The workshops will run from 10am to 3pm, on the 25th & 27th in Ashford and 26th and 28th in Tenterden.

Get crafty and make your way round the activity table; create your very own Ashten pumpkin, spider and colouring masterpiece. Participants will even have the opportunity to submit their works, for a chance to win a fantastic bundle of prizes for all the family; including tickets, vouchers and goodies. They’ll also have the opportunity to showcase their artwork at the Ashten the Pumpkin exhibition, a gallery space for people to come and view the fantastic work!

25th & 27th October – Unit 7, Park Mall, Ashford Town Centre.


26th October – Spoonful of Sugar, Unit 4, Coombe House, Coombe Ln, Tenterden TN30 6HD
28th October – The Pavilion, Tenterden Recreation Ground, Tenterden


Can’t make the workshops?

From 1st October, you’ll have the chance to download your Ashten colouring sheet from the LoveAshford and ExperienceAshfordandTenterden website, print and get creative !! Once you’ve finished, post your completed Ashten in one of the designated post boxes. That way you won’t miss out and you’ll still have the chance to enter the competition!

Make sure to capture your time with Ashten along the way and be sure to give us a tag on social media using the following hashtags.

#LoveAshford #ThinkTenterden #Ashtenthepumpking #artwithashten


Keep updated on insta, @loveashford, @visitashfordtenterden and @hellosideways for updates on Ashten’s whereabouts; you may even spot him across the towns over the Autumn.

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