In preparation for stacks of Halloween fun for the whole of October Half Term week, Pumpkin Carving returns to Odds Farm Park this Saturday 3 October!

Taking place every weekend in October and daily during Half Term Week, children can choose their own pumpkin to carve for just £3 extra charge.  Pumpkin Carving is always popular as it enables children on a day out to get their hands dirty scooping out and carving their pumpkins, without making any mess at home!

Families on a day out will be interested to learn that Pumpkin carving being associated with Halloween comes from a method used by the Celts to ward off evil spirits during Samuin – a festival where many Halloween traditions come from.

The Celts would hollow out turnips, then carve faces in them and place candles inside. The turnips were then either placed in the windows, to keep evil spirits from entering a home, or carried around as lanterns. This tradition eventually mixed with the North American tradition of carving pumpkins and around the 19th Century became associated almost exclusively with Halloween.

In addition, every weekend in October an daily during Half Term children on a day can follow the Ghastly Ghost’s Trail to win a treat and brave the Boo Barn…if they dare!

Elsewhere at Odds Farm Park, expect more exciting Autumn activities – board Tractor & Trailer Rides+, race Go Karts and meet cute furry friends in the large Undercover Animal Barns.  Combined with a jam-packed Animal Activity and Demonstration Programme and Giant Indoor Playbarn, there’s so much to do!

Family day out favourite, Odds Farm Park is easily reached from Beaconsfield, Amersham, Chesham, Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe, Great Missenden and Wendover. For more information, directions and prices visit the family days out website