Spookley Pumpkin Festival and Pumpkin Smash

Date/Time
Date(s) - 13th Oct 2018to1st Nov 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Join us this October Half-Term for pumpkin picking galore and more!

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ABOUT

In preparation for the autumn’s Spookley Pumpkin Festival over 40,000 pumpkin seeds have been planted across 7 acres! This year you will be able to choose from 12 varieties to pick in two fields that are expected to yield over 30,000 pumpkins.

The pumpkin festival is our biggest event of the year;  visit us this autumn for pumpkin picking, tractor trailer rides and to hear the tale of Spookley the square pumpkin.

This year we will be gearing up to provide more catering, better car parking facilities and even a new event for after Halloween… The Great Pumpkin Smash!

The Pumpkin Smash does what it says on the tin… it’s the chance to squish and splatter all the leftover pumpkins! We will be putting on target games and some ‘smashing’ activities. We may even get the tractors involved!

Although this may sound wasteful, it will be invaluable from a farming perspective as it will help the fields to recover faster – think of it as extreme composting!

Find out all the details, including dates and opening hours, below, or click here to view this event on Facebook.

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ADDITIONAL DAYS ADDED FOR PICKING & CARVING ONLY

Due to popular demand, we will now be opening our pumpkin fields for additional days in October!

In addition to previously advertised dates, we will now be opening from 10am-4pm on Monday 22nd to Friday 26th October for pumpkin picking and carving only.

Spookley activities*, such as story time, movie and trailer rides, will not be running on these additional dates. However, our pumpkin fields will be open for those that just wish to pick and carve pumpkins. Carving kits cost £1.50 and pumpkins start at £2.50.

A full timetable of activities is available below.

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SPOOKLEY ACTIVITIES AND ADMISSION

Admission prices will be confirmed shortly. Activities included:

– Access to over 6 acres of pumpkin fields for picking!
– Carving kit and entry to the carving barn!
– Tractor-trailer ride on the Pumpkin Express! (weather dependent)
– Listen to the story of Spookley and watch the film!

NB. Admission excludes the price of pumpkins. No advance tickets available, just pay on the day.

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OPENING HOURS

Gates will be open from 10am – 4pm daily with LAST ENTRY at 3pm. This is to allow visitors enough time to complete all available activities.

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PUMPKIN PICKING TIMETABLE

Please see below our updated schedule for pumpkin picking this October/November. Newly added dates are shown below in italics.

Dates
Activities Available
Saturday 20th October
Picking, carving and full Spookley activities*
Sunday 21st October
Picking, carving and full Spookley activities*
Monday 22nd October
Picking and carving only
Tuesday 23rd October
Picking and carving only
Wednesday 24th October
Picking and carving only
Thursday 25th October
Picking and carving only
Friday 26th October
Picking and carving only
Saturday 27th October
Picking, carving and full Spookley activities*
Sunday 28th October
Picking, carving and full Spookley activities*
Monday 29th October
Picking, carving and full Spookley activities*
Tuesday 30th October
Picking, carving and full Spookley activities*
Wednesday 31st October
Picking, carving and full Spookley activities*
Thursday 1st November
Pumpkin Smash only
Friday 2nd November
Pumpkin Smash – CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF PUMPKINS. FOR DETAILS CLICK HERE.

NB. The pumpkin fields will be closed from
 2nd November (last weekend of half-term).