Pumpkin pandemonium at Wimpole Estate

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

Ewan, 10 and Jo Bimpson have a go at pumpkin carving - Credit: Archant

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 estate

Belle, Penelope, 2 and Andy Pickering carve a pumpkin at the Wimpole estate - Credit: Archant

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 pumpkins

Florrie, 3 and Meredith Eastmond, 6 with their carved pumpkins - Credit: Archant

“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 estate

Belle, Penelope, 2 and Andy Pickering carve a pumpkin at the Wimpole estate - Credit: Archant


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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 pumpkin

Zara Sparkes, 7 with her carved pumpkin - Credit: Archant

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

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