Picking Pumpkins at Hatton Country World
Yesterday we spent the day picking pumpkins at one of our favourite places to visit, Hatton Country World. This half term is Pumpking Week but there's so much more to do than just picking pumpkins. As well as all the usual fun there's also some extra Halloween fun too.
There's always so much to do at Hatton, we have to spread our time out wisely to try and fit everything in. I wrote all about our last visit back in April, you can read the full review here. The animals are just too cute to resist so we had to stop by and have a hold. The kids love the Tails and Scales sessions too, this time we held a snake and a lizard.
We were on a mission to spend our day getting the most out of all the Pumpkin and Halloween activities that had been laid on especially for Pumpkin Week. There was a fun 'Back in Time' Tractor Ride which was so much fun, whilst riding around the fields on a magical journey back through the years we found ourselves being chased twice by scary costumed men. A Freddy Kruger type man popped out from behind a saloon bar and tried to grab us, the kids screamed in fright but it was all in good fun. Near the end of the trip a Zombie appeared from out of a broken down car and chased us all the way home.
Over at the Pumpkin Patch there was 100's of pumpkins to choose from. Who knew choosing the right pumpkin would be so much fun. Every child gets a voucher to exchange for a free pumpkin from the patch. The hard part is choosing the one you want. Chloe my eldest insisted on finding the biggest she could whilst Lily went for the biggest she could carry. Ryan went for a large one too although he had Daddy to help carry it. Upon entering the filed I had told them all, pick one you can carry! Well that rule went out the window.
Once we had our pumpkins we carried them over to the craving area where there was lots of picnic tables and seats along with spoons and knifes (for the adults to use only). We set to work carving our pumpkins into our Halloween lanterns, it was great fun. There was a 'Best Pumpkin' competition running so once you had finished carving your pumpkin you could choose to leave it behind to enter the competition or take it home with you. Lily chose to enter the competition so we placed it on a table outside along with her name tag. The rest of us wanted to keep our creations so we loaded them up into the car to take home.
We had a fantastic day out at hatton Country World yesterday, there's always so much to do and see. As well as all the pumpkin fun we had, we also enjoyed their spooky Haunted House, found gold and got a medal at the Gold Mine and bounced around on the bouncy castles and super slide. We played Welly Wanging and Frisbee Golf. We even played normally golf and draughts on a huge outside board. We had lots of fun doing the Pumpkin Treasure Hunt which earned us a spooky lollipop each for completing. The fun at Hatton is non stop from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.
If you're looking for a fun filled day out this Half Term, Hatton Country World is one to visit.
We can't wait to go back, we really do love going to Hatton. We saw lots of adverts about their Enchanted Christmas week so hopefully we'll go check that out this year.
Disclosure: We were given free tickets to go this time to do an honest review on Hatton's Pumpkin Week. All the opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.