The Wizard Exploratorium Pumpkin Carving fun for all

The Wizard Exploratorium in Greek Street are holding pumpkin sessions for all the family from adults to kids alike! Just grab a carving tool and carve out your own Jack-o’-lantern whilst enjoying a warm mug of The Cauldron’s signature HallowCream.

Courtesy of The Cauldron owner I went on a PR basis to carve out my very own pumpkin which I named Jack, obviously as he is a Jack-o’-lantern after all!

The Cauldron Co.

The Cauldron Co. is a technology-led entertainment studio that delivers immersive experiences and products. They blend together science & technology with food & drink.

The Cauldron was the world’s first wizard pub to open in London a few years back and since then has now become an international success story, bringing magic to hundreds of thousands of non-magical beings around the world.  

“We want to to bring fantasy to life with science, technology, and design, and to create an inclusive community of people who believe that magic is possible⁠.”  

The Cauldron

Through technology, science and clever engineering thanks to engineers, prop makers, designers, and experts in food and beverage who bring a world of magic together.

They are not associated or affiliated with any specific fantasy text, they just create whatever can be made real from fantasy books, movies, tv shows, and video games in a mashup of ideas designed around immersive hospitality experiences.

The Cauldron is a wizard-themed immersive cocktail-making themed venue with classes on working with magic wands making and mixing cocktails. 

The Wizard Exploratorium is a child’s paradise full of sweets, homemade ice creams and delicious science. Borrow one of their magic wands to dispense candies, try a deconstructed ice cream sandwitch, or just explore their range of retail products that bring fantasy to life. Plus special events are held throughout the year from Gingerbread House making to Carving a Pumpkin.

In 2020 they are debuting their new Superheroes Bar where they will be bringing stuff of classic comic books to life through a technology-led immersive drinks experience. 

Carving a Jack-o’-lantern

Having never carved a pumpkin before I was dead excited to be heading into London and visiting Wizard Exploratorium to get carving.

Did you know though how Jack-o’-lanterns came about?
According to Irish folklore, a man called Jack O’Lantern was sentenced to roam the earth for eternity and in hand he would hold a makeshift lantern made from a turnip with a piece of coal within to light his way. Now Irish carve pumpkins, turnips, beets and potatoes to ward off the ghost of Jack and other malicious spirits, naming them Jack of the Lantern or Jack-o’-Lantern after Jack.

Upon reaching the Wizard Exploratorium there was a number of Jack-o’-lanterns gazing at me as I headed on through the doors. Signing up at the reception area and choosing if to have cognac, bourbon or spiced rum in my HallowCream it was a no brainer for me, rum all the way.

It was then time to choose my pumpkin from the variety of pumpkins on the floor, ready to be made into Jack-o’-lanterns. I chose a medium sized bright orange regular one whilst my husband chose a small pale orange pumpkin.

Led up creaking stairs we soon came to a room with tables which had templates laid upon them and carving tools. Placing the template over my pumpkin I drew around the stencil and then got carving with my tools, with a stab there, slice there, I soon had my very own Jack-o’-lantern, which I named Jack. I even gave him a J tattoo on his forehead. My husband got slightly creative and made his pumpkin have very spooky eyes and he called his Jason.

Left Jason’s pumpkin and right is my pumpkin

Who’s is better?

Whilst our pumpkins looked at us it was time to sip on our HallowCream of spiced rum which had a mix of apple juice, ginger beer and topped with homemade butterscotch whipped cream, wickedly indulgent.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Carving my very first pumpkin for the first time was really good fun and having a stencil, plus proper carving tools really did help. Stabbing, sawing and laughing together we soon both had our own pumpkins which I must admit even though not perfect for our first attempts not that bad.

I highly recommend if you are looking for that something different for this Halloween season as it is really good fun.

Wizard Exploratorium pumpkin carving time

Wizard Exploratorium
26 Greek Street

Wizard Exploratorium is set over 5 floors bringing a space for adults to feel like kids again, kids to be kids, and imagination to roam free!

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Pumpkin Carving

Carve a pumpkin and keep Jack away.

Tickets include:
– Pre-shelled pumpkin to carve
– Mug of HallowCream for all (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
– Carving tools
– Carving templates

£14.99 Non-Alcoholic
£17.99 Alcoholic

Session run until 1 November 2020.

Book now and join us for some Halloween fun! 

Note: In line with new government rules please note that reservations with mixed households are not permitted.

Gingerbread House Decorating

Carve a Gingerbread House American style.

Tickets include:
– Pre-assembled house with an ice cream cone tree
– Piping bag of white Royal Icing
– A healthy assortment of colourful candy for exuberant decoration
– Mug of Unicorn Hot Chocolate (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) or Homemade Mulled Wine (alcoholic)

£18 Non-Alcoholic
£22 Alcoholic

Session run until 1 January 2021.

Have some merry fun, ho ho ho!

The Wand Experience

Customise and build your own illuminated, working magic wand in this small-group, COVID-safe theatrical experience.

  1. Select your magic wand style (Dark Magic, Light Magic, Earth Magic), which corresponds with the colour scheme of your magic wand
  2. Assemble your wand with components based on your pre-selected magic wand style
  3. You will be provided with customisation options, such as magic wand wood, magical core, wand handle, and wand shaft
  4. Finally, the Wandmaker will guide you through how to use your wand through initial spellcasting in preparation for advanced magic!

Book your magical experience now!

Disclaimer: Wands & Wizard Exploratorium is broadly inspired by fantasy, science fiction and is a place for fans of magic. It is not endorsed by, affiliated with or associated with Warner Bros. or J K Rowling or otherwise connected with Harry Potter. It is also not endorsed by, affiliated with or associated with Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Rivers of London, Dune, The Magicians, The Name of the Wind, Star Wars, or otherwise connected with any one specific text or series.

Thanks to Cauldron Co. for the invite it was ghoulishly good fun. All views are my own honest opinion.

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