Pick your own pumpkins in Ickleton this Halloween

PUBLISHED: 13:04 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:13 17 October 2018

Pumpkin Jim's is open this half term to pick your own pumpkins. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Pumpkin Jim's is open this half term to pick your own pumpkins. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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Pumpkin Jim’s pick your own pumpkin patch in Ickleton is back for the second year running and is set to be bigger and better than last year.

Pumpkin Jim's is open this half term to pick your own pumpkins. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDPumpkin Jim's is open this half term to pick your own pumpkins. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

As well as picking pumpkins, local farmer Pumpkin Jim has laid on soft play, children’s tractor racing and a sandpit. Also, new for 2018, is the Pumpkin Gym which is an over 5s play area with trampolines, badminton, football and slackline.

For the grown-ups, Pumpkin Jim has provided a café with hot drinks, snacks and kids’ lunchboxes. There will also be local potatoes and onions for sale and an opportunity to order your Christmas turkey.

“Last year’s pick your own pumpkin patch was a roaring success with around 200 visitors every day,” Pumpkin Jim said. “I have planted a few different varieties of pumpkins this year for those who really want to get jazzy with their Halloween decorations and we have added the new gym which ought to keep the kids busy for hours. We’ve made this year’s event bigger and better than last year and hope to see lots of you down there over half term.”

The event is running from October 20-28 and Pumpkin Jim’s patch is based on Grange Road, Ickleton, CB10 1TA. It will be open from 10am to 3pm. Ickleton is five miles from Saffron Walden and 11 miles from Cambridge.

Follow Pumpkin Jim’s on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates @PumpkinJims.

Costs are £4 per wristband which allows unlimited access to the children’s play area of the whole day.

There is no charge to enter the patch and pick pumpkins - pumpkins will be charged according to weight.

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