October 10, 2018
If you are visiting Northumberland this Autumn and want to find a place to pick up a pumpkin and maybe even have a creative carving competition with your friends and family, then below is our top 4 picks for the season.
While in the area, why not book a Grace Darling holiday cottage to enjoy a really comfortable stay. You can get last minute availability for the October half term if you are quick!
#1 Alnwick Garden Pumpkin Carving and Pumpkin Parade
Where: The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1YU.
Opening hours: Find a pumpkin, carve it and see how you fair against others! Why don’t you carve a scary face? Or perhaps you are adventurous and can carve something a little more creative?
You will also receive a free ticket into The Garden for the 31st October from 5:30pm onwards, to join in with the pumpkin parade at 6.00pm. There is also a lot going on in Halloween this year. Why not come dressed up in your favourite fancy dress and post your photos on their social media using the hashtag #GiantHalloween to win prizes! Little ones can enjoy dressing as a ghost, skeleton or monster this season!
#2 The Greatest Pumpkin Show on Earth 2018
Where: Brocksbushes Farm, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE43 7UB
On: Saturday 20th October to Sunday 28th October, show times: 10am; 11.30am, 1pm & 2:30pm
Tickets: £7.50 - all entrants require a ticket. Kids are welcome but it is suitable for ages 2-7 year olds.
You will have a great time at this live circus themed show, with free pumpkin as well as magic dust. You can walk the pumpkin trail and take tractor rides too, making it a really memorable experience for all. This really summarises the Autumn season and is a perfect excuse to get out the wellies and enjoy some of the brisker cold weather. Remember that booking is essential!
#3 Whitehouse Farm
Whitehouse Farm Centre is Northumberland’s largest family run Farm attraction. It is a great place for families, as while you are there, you can handle and feed a wide variety of animals from a snake to a skunk!
On Tuesday 16 October 2018 you will find the Halloween party there which is one not to be missed and is designed for carers and Hay Club members to enjoy a feast and a day out. The schedule for the day includes:
10:30am - welcome hot drinks
11:00am - singer with music and dancing
12:00 - 2 course lunch served with drinks
Pre booking is essential, prices are £12.45 for care home residents/serviceusers/elderly and £5.50 for carers.
#4 Oxford Farm Shop
Where: Oxford Farm, Ancroft, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD152TA
Tel: 01289 387 253
Here you will find a small Farm shop with a big tea room to enjoy a cosy hot chocolate and a slice of cake if it is a little colder outside. In the shop they sell their own seasonal strawberries and raspberries, local, preserves, home baking, hampers, gift cards confectionery, and are very famous for their meringues! Throughout October you will find pumpkins which you can take home and carve to your heart’s content! How about using the insides of the pumpkin to prepare your own pumpkin soup at home.