A Pumpkin themed Half Term of fun!

I think we can safely say we have officially entered Halloween season. Dark foggy mornings, endless drizzle and warm cosy jumpers and scarves at the ready. As half term fast approaches I am starting to think about fun activities to do with the kids and pumpkin picking and carving is an obvious choice, with the added bonus of yummy pumpkin soups at the end of the day!

I’ve done a little bit of local research into this so I am ready for half term and here’s what I have found in North Hampshire/West Berkshire:

Manydown Farm nr Basingstoke – opens 21st – 29th October for half term and will offer Pumpkin Carving activities for children alongside the farm fun and outdoors playground. Entrance fees apply


Bourne Valley Pick Your Own,  St Mary Bourne – They have a crop of pumpkins ready to be picked! Make sure you take your wellies and waterproofs.

bourne-valley.jpgSainsbury’s, Newbury – In my opinion have the best supermarket selection of pumpkins if you don’t want to go traipsing in a fields but want to carve some pumpkins at home. They sell pumpkin carving kits too!


Finkley Farm , Andover. An ever reliable fun place to go with the children, Finkley has both indoor and outdoor play areas, farmyard and events throughout the day including ‘Halloween Half Term’ with shows and pumpkin carving. Entrance fees apply


Cobbs Farm Hungerford , will have Pumpkin Carving 23rd – 29th October in their special carving tent. You just buy your pumpkin from their shop and head over for some carving creativity (and a special treat!). £3.50 carving tent entry.


Creation Station are taking over Newbury Rugby Club on 27th October 9.30-10.30 for some messy fun and Halloween crafts. Leave the mess behind! £7.50 per child, £5 siblings

creation Station

Newbury – Halloween Hunt 23-28th October. Ok, so there are no pumpkins as such, but if you are in town head to Parkway or the Kennet Centre’s Halloween Centre and you can pick up your treasure hunt forms for the chance to win prizes!


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