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Pumpkin delights set for annual festival at Willows Farm Village in London Colney
Willows Farm Village annual Pumpkin Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before thanks to an unprecedented crop of orange gourds.
The Coursers Road farm in London Colney which routinely welcomes over 20,000 visitors to its festival will be opening the gates to its Pumpkin Patch on Thursday.
Andrew Wolfe, farmer at Willows, said: "We can’t wait.
"The patch is huge - it covers the same area as three full-sized football pitches - and is fit to bursting with one of the best pumpkin crops we’ve ever had at Willows. All we need now are some keen visitors to come and harvest them."
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.
After picking their pumpkins and visiting the Carving Cavern, children can then take their seat to watch the Zootacular Animal Show which is packed with educational, fun facts about their favourite creepy crawlies and creatures.
Animals in The Farmyard will also be enjoying fresh pumpkin too as part of their feed this month.
Visitors are also invited to rustle up some imaginary pumpkin treats at the Farmhouse Kitchen or pretend they’re relaxing in the Garden Shed after planting their own crops in Willows’ new indoor imaginative play centre, Toddler Town. But the pumpkin fun doesn’t end there thanks to the Pumpkin, Pumpkin Hoopla and Pumpkin Hunt.
The Pumpkin Festival will take place between October 24 and November 3 .
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