Pumpkin pandemonium at Wimpole Estate

PUBLISHED: 09:44 27 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:44 27 October 2015

Ewan, 10 and Jo Bimpson have a go at pumpkin carving

Ewan, 10 and Jo Bimpson have a go at pumpkin carving

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To get them in the spirit for Halloween this weekend, guests at Wimpole Estate carved up a (trick-or)treat at Home Farm.

Belle, Penelope, 2 and Andy Pickering carve a pumpkin at the Wimpole estateBelle, Penelope, 2 and Andy Pickering carve a pumpkin at the Wimpole estate

Children got the opportunity to design their own pumpkins, with some pretty spooktacular results.

Visitor experience officer Tim Casey said: “After last year, we thought our pumpkin carving would be popular, but this weekend we had more than one hundred pumpkins carved by families.

Florrie, 3 and Meredith Eastmond, 6 with their carved pumpkinsFlorrie, 3 and Meredith Eastmond, 6 with their carved pumpkins

“It was a real half-term Halloween hit.

“The sunshine on Sunday particularly brought the visitors out, with lots of families enjoying a walk in the park and woodlands. The colour on the leaves on the trees is gorgeous this year.”

Belle, Penelope, 2 and Andy Pickering carve a pumpkin at the Wimpole estateBelle, Penelope, 2 and Andy Pickering carve a pumpkin at the Wimpole estate

If you’re interested in designing your own pumpkin at Wimpole, the workshops will be running until Sunday.

You don’t need to book in advance, you can just turn up and have a go.

Zara Sparkes, 7 with her carved pumpkinZara Sparkes, 7 with her carved pumpkin

Normal farm admission applies plus a minimum £2 charge for the pumpkin – prices vary depending on the size.

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