If you’re planning on visiting us this October for the Spookley Pumpkin Festival and Great Pumpkin Smash, here’s what you need to know before travelling to pick your pumpkin…
1. Bring your wellies (and a pen!)
We are a working farm and the pumpkins grow in a field. Even if it hasn’t been raining a lot, it may still be muddy, so come prepared with sturdy footwear and sensible outdoor clothing! Also, we don’t provide marker pens, so you will need to bring one if you want to sketch your masterpiece onto you pumpkin before carving.
2. Event parking and buggies
Parking for pumpkin-goers is in the fields. If you are meeting people at the event, please consider car sharing to help us reduce site traffic and keep our fields in better condition. As well as parking in the field, the track to pumpkin field can be bumpy, so although it is possible to take a buggy, you may find it easier to bring your little one in a baby carrier, or leave the buggy in the car until you’ve picked your pumpkin!
3. Thinking of bringing your dog?
We love dogs, but for health and safety reasons, we cannot allow dogs in the pumpkin fields. Although dogs are allowed in other outdoor areas on site, only Assistant Dogs are allowed in the Café, Shop and Playbarn, so bringing your pooch will limit where you can go.
4. Opening Hours
We will be open for pumpkin picking on the two weekends before half-term (13-14 and 20-21 October), and for pumpkin picking during half-term from 27-31 October, followed by the pumpkin smash on the 1-2 November. We will be open from 10am-4pm each day, with LAST ENTRY at 3pm – after this you won’t have time to complete the activities!
5. And finally, facilities on site…
Pumpkins aside, we are primarily a Farm Shop and Café. The farm shop stocks a generous selection of artisan foods and we make a wide range of homemade goods for our deli, shop and café right here in our farm kitchens.
On top of this, we also have soft play in the Cowtastic Playbarn, whilst our shopping village has a range of shops to explore, including our Christmas shop (Farmer Christmas) and Fish & Chip Shop, which will be open throughout the festival.
We do have a card machine in the Farm Shop, however it does charge. We will take cards in most areas on site, however smaller street food vendors and merchandise stands may be cash only, so we would recommend bringing a small amount of cash with you.
Further event information can be found on our website or follow the event page on Facebook for updates.