THE PUMPKIN patch is returning to Cannon Hall Farm – with almost 10,000 pumpkins available for visitors to pick and carve.
Staff at the farm will be repeating the sell-out event from last year, creating our very own proper pumpkin patch, complete with special pumpkin carving marquee where expert carvers will be on hand to help families create the perfect spooky lantern.
The Pumpkin Festival – which runs October 21 to 31 – offers an absolutely packed themed day out – there will be a Witches Wood with a trick or treat trail and little visitors can make a horrifying Halloween headdress over at the craft station (free for every child paying full price admission, £1.50 surcharge for anyone on free entry tickets.) There will be regular shows with some character witches, mini 15 minute performances to entertain the kids.
Visitors are also encouraged to wear fancy dress – and spot prizes will be offered by farm staff to those who have made a special effort.
Tickets are priced at £9.95 per person (under twos go free.) Every child paying full price admission will get a free pumpkin. A family ticket for £38 admits any combination of four people (with free pumpkins for up to two children.) Extra Pumpkins can be purchased for adults and Under 2’s at a charge of £2.50.
Tickets include all day admission to the farm, outdoor adventure play and indoor soft play, sheep and ferret racing, milking demos, tractor trailer rides, Shire horse talks and meerkat sessions.
Prebook your tickets online – it’s an open ticket so you can choose what day to come on nearer the time, but it guarantees you admission on busy days and reserves you a pumpkin.