Cannon Hall Farm is preparing to get a little spooky – by opening up a pumpkin patch for Halloween.

Cannon Hall Farm’s annual pumpkin festival has had to change significantly this year – but rather than cancel it entirely the family-run farm decided to go ahead with a new event that will still give kids the chance to pick their own pumpkin for free (with a farm admission ticket.)

The pumpkin patch is open between October 17 and 31 with the introduction of an animal foot safari providing a closer-than-ever peek of the farm’s most famous animals that feature on Channel 5 TV show This Week on The Farm.

Farm director Robert Nicholson said: “For me, one of the best things about our pumpkin event in previous years is seeing all the children turn up in their fancy dress. We give spot prizes away every day for our favourites and it always does take us by surprise how much effort the families put in to their costumes. Thankfully that’s something we will still be doing – and we are really looking forward to seeing people back on the patch.”

Cannon Hall Farm has been praised for its reopening procedures post-covid and has been named as one of the safest days out in an online poll. The introduction of online ticketing only, staggered entry times, reduced capacities and a one-way system means visitors can spread themselves out across the giant site which includes eight barns full of animals, amazing outdoor playgrounds and a reptile house.

Tickets include all day admission to the farm, outdoor adventure play and a pumpkin for all paying children.

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