October means one thing. Pumpkins. OK, and Half Term. So, if you are looking for some activities to entertain the kids this Halloweeeeeeen then dig out your welly boots, dust off those wheelbarrows for your haul and head on down to the Pumpkin Patch!
Crockford Bridge Farm in Addlestone has one of the best Pumpkin Patches in the UK as well as Pick your Own and a fantastic immersive woodland experience!
The Pumpkin Patch is now open for pumpkin picking every day until the end of October from 10 am – 5 pm. Pumpkins and a select range of squashes are also available for sale in the Farm Shop daily until 6 pm (4.30 pm on Sundays).
During Half Term, the Pumpkin Patch comes alive with all manner of fun activities. Entry to the Pumpkin Patch is £2 per person.
As well as the Pumpkin Patch they also have Apple Bobbing, Face Painting, Pumpkin Carving/Decorating, a play area with a Zip Wire and Pop Up Food stalls.
This year the immersive Woodland Theatre Show is Snow White and the Seven Deadly Sins. It runs from Sat 21st – Sun 29th Oct.
Tickets, times and prices can be found on their website http://www.crockfordbridgefarm.co.uk
For the best-of-the-rest head on down to one of these lovelies:
Garsons Farm-Pumpkins and a huge selection of fruit and vegetables available for Pick Your Own. West End Lane, Esher, Surrey Telephone: 01372 464389. The largest Pick Your Own farm in the UK, which also has an extensive shop, grocery store and a plant centre. Easy to reach from the A3 and M25.
Secretts Farm-This is worth visiting for the Tractor and Trailer rides alone, which run up and down the Pumpkin Field (which run daily from Monday 26th – Friday 30th October from 11am – 3pm). Aside from picking your own pumpkin to take home and carve this Halloween, there will also be lots activities taking place,including pumpkin biscuit decorating, pumpkin tasting and recipes in the Farm Shop, a pumpkin hunt, and face painting. Hurst Farm, Chapel Lane, Milford, Surrey GU8 5HU.
Beluncle Farm, Hoo, Kent-A family farm that opens its gates to the public in October especially for pumpkin season. You can borrow a wheelbarrow to transport your haul, and a donation from the profits is made to charity. Free entry. riversidefarmers.com
Lested Farm, Kent-Farmers Jake and Mark Thompson are gearing up for Halloween by opening their fields to the public for some pumpkin picking. There’s no entry fee, you just pay for what you pick and prices range from (a very reasonable) £1 for a small pumpkin to £4 for the “Monster” pumpkin. Cheesmans Green Lane, Sevington, Ashford, Kent. 10am – 4pm on weekends up to and including October 31st
Visit Paultons Park this October half term and explore a world of pumpkins, Little Monsters and ghostly tunes! Look out for the Headless Horseman, the Witch’s Cauldron, Pumpkin Patch, Giant Pumpkin and Skeleton attractions as you journey through the Park. Meet Pickles the Pumpkin and friends at selected times throughout the day. Head down to the Show Stage and join the Little Monsters Ball (21st – 30th October 2017) where you can bust monster moves to spooky tunes – dress to impress in our Freaky Fancy Dress competition! 7th – 30th October 2017. https://paultonspark.co.uk
If this isn’t quite enough to fill your week then you could squeeze in a visit to celebrate the magic of autumn at Beaulieu with amazing seasonal activities and traditional fun and games that all the family will enjoy.
See the fantastic harvest festival-themed decorations in Palace House and head to the Victorian Kitchen to help the cook to bake soul cakes, a traditional autumn recipe. Don’t miss special themed arts and crafts activities for younger visitors to get stuck into before having your face painted with a ghoulish design.https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/october-half-term/
Finally, if all of the excitement of Pumpkin Picking , carving and time off with the kids is just too much and you need to run off some steam join the Denbies Halloween 10k run.
This year 2:09 Events is celebrating Halloween on Saturday October 28th with a new terrifying 10K hosted by Denbies Vineyard near Dorking in Surrey. You are promising a dastardly route that undulates over paved tracks and off-road trails with a few tricks and special surprises along the way. There are prizes for the best costumes on display and lots of Halloween treats at the finish.
For those who want to get the kids involved to run off some steam of their own there is also a family-friendly, scary sprint over a shorter 2K course. We dare you to give it a try!
Every finisher will get a special luminous medal and a goody bag at the end!
And so, I leave you with our final thought…
October. Wellies advisable.