Willows Farm Village, near St Albans, routinely welcomes over 20,000 visitors to its annual Pumpkin Festival however this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s event Ã¢â‚¬â€œ which kicks off from the 24 October Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 3 November promises to be bigger and better than ever before thanks to an unprecedented good crop of the orange gourds!
Each child who visits the Pumpkin Festival will have the chance to harvest a free pumpkin from the patch, either to take home or carve a spooky design in the Willows Carving Cavern.
There were 10,000 pumpkin seeds planted at Willows earlier in the year and with some pumpkins already reaching a mammoth 20kg in weight, there will be plenty for visitors to get their hands on!
After picking their pumpkins and visiting the Carving Cavern, little ones can take their seat to watch the Zootacular Animal Show which is packed with educational, fun facts about their favourite creepy crawlies and creatures.
ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s plenty to keep everyone entertained under cover too with a visit to the animals in The Farmyard, who will be enjoying fresh pumpkin too as part of their feed this month.
And little ones can rustle up some imaginary pumpkin treats at the Farmhouse Kitchen or pretend theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re relaxing in the Garden Shed after planting their own crops in WillowsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ new indoor imaginative play centre, Toddler Town.
But the pumpkin fun doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t end there thanks to the Pumpkin Olympics (who will roll their pumpkin to victory?), Pumpkin Hoopla and Pumpkin Hunt.
Pumpkin Festival will be at Willows between 24 October Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 3 November. For more information visit www.willowsfarmvillage.com