Grab your shovel and get digging at Willows Activity Farm as this year’s Potato Shindig gets underway.

With more than 20 tonnes of potatoes waiting to be harvested between Monday, September 2, and Sunday, September 29, keen harvesters can fill up their own bag of Picasso potatoes from the growing patch to take home.

There’s something for all the family at the annual event - including potato arts and crafts in the Busy Bee Marquee.

Kevin McIllmurray, General Manager at Willows Activity Farm said: “The Potato Shindig is one of the favourite and best received annual events in the Willows Activity Farm calendar. It’s a fantastic way to teach the kids where their food comes from. It’s also a nice treat for the parents too - who get the satisfaction of being able to cook with potatoes straight from the farm to plate!”

Alongside these special activities you can find Mrs Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Lily Bobtail hosting their fantastic shows in the farms outdoor theatre. Don’t forget Peter and Friends will also be available for meet and greets throughout the Potato Shindig. You might even spot Mrs Rabbit inside her recently unveiled café, Mrs Rabbit’s Kitchen.

Visitors to Willows will also be able to see their favourite residents and experience all sorts of fun activities - including Peter Rabbit’s Adventure Playground, indoor soft play and Cotton-tail Village, for pre-schooler role play fun.

The Potato Shindig event at Willows Activity Farm will begin on Monday, September 2. All activities are included in the price and discounted advance tickets are available online. For more information go to, or like and follow @Willows_Farm on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news and updates.

Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, St Albans. Details: 0870 129 9718