Park Hall Countryside Experience is preparing for its Halloween themed half term event with an order of 3000 pumpkins.

The farm attraction got through over 2300 last year, and they expect demand for their Pumpkinfest tickets to be higher than ever.

Every paying child will receive a free pumpkin to carve in the huge pumpkin shed, which they can take home at the end of the day.

The Halloween activities include Pumpkin Alley, The Witches Cavern, The Little Scare House and singing pumpkins. There will be lots of fun and games every day of the event, including ‘Pass the Pumpkin’ and wrapping Daddies in toilet roll to turn them in to spooky mummies!

There will be a daily Halloween fancy dress competition, so visitors are encouraged to come wearing their best costumes.

The event at the Oswestry attraction will run from the 15th to the 31st October, giving Shropshire families some entertainment over half term and Halloween. All tickets must be pre-booked so numbers on site can be limited to aid social distancing.

Richard Powell, joint owner – director at Park Hall, said, “We hope families will join us for some Halloween fun over the last two weeks of October. Our Pumpkinfest event aims to provide the perfect level of spookiness, that isn’t too scary for youngsters.

“Grown-ups can join in the fancy dress competition and lend a hand carving the pumpkins, and they can enjoy leaving all the mess behind for us to deal with!

“All of our usual farm activities are included in the ticket price. Meet the farm animals, explore all the play areas, ride on our barrel train, see the pig race, and lots more. We hope you will join us!”

Tickets for Pumpkinfest must be purchased in advance at