One of the North’s most popular family attractions has added to its Halloween Adventure by creating a huge pumpkin patch for the first time this year to enable visitors to get spooktacularly crafty.
Stockeld Park near Wetherby has more than 9,000 pumpkins waiting to be picked and carved into jack-o’-lanterns.
Visitors can pick their own pumpkin before heading to the carving corner where Stockeld’s rangers will give youngsters a helping hand and the tools to sculpt their personalised ghoulish design.
Youngsters can enjoy everything from face painting, a Halloween costume catwalk show through to the Monster Mash panto and walks in the ghoulish maze. Meanwhile older kids and adults can dare to enter the haunted house, tackle the zombies in a laser showdown or don skates for the new Ice Fright disco with DJ Bloodbath on the ‘decks of death’.
Stockeld Park also switches on its epic Winter Illuminations – the country’s largest and most creative light displays – in time for Halloween. The award-winning Enchanted Forest in the historic grounds will transform after dusk with over 100,000 lights.
There will be a series of Halloween Adventures for young children over the autumn half term.
Over 7,000 pumpkins are available to be picked and carved into jack-o’-lanterns. Spooky entertainment for little ones includes Ghouls in the Maze, Witches in the Forest, and a Monster Mash Panto.
The Halloween Adventure, 26-31 October. To book or find out more visit https://stockeldpark.co.uk/events/season/halloween/
Pictures Gerard Binks