Pumpkin hunt at Knebworth House

CALLING all Halloween fans – Knebworth House and Gardens will host its second Pumpkin Trail and Treats event.

It takes place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week.

The treat trail will take in pumpkin rolling, pumpkin pot shot, pin the stem on the pumpkin, seek the hidden spider, helping make the witch’s brew, hunt the living dino, witchhats hoopla and discover the treasure in the maze.

A ‘Pumpkin Passport’ will be issued to children aged two and above, which will be stamped for every activity completed.

There will be a prize goody bag for those who complete six of the activities on the trail.


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Other pursuits on offer will include storytelling, hidden broomsticks in the garden, brass rubbing and pumpkin-shaped biscuit decoration (�1.50 per biscuit).

Children can enter best dressed pumpkin and best fancy dress competitions, which will be judged at 3.30pm.

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There will be refreshments in the Garden Terrace Room on the day.

Spooky decorations and staff in costume will complete the day, which will close with a twilight walk at 4pm.

Martha Lytton Cobbold, managing director of Lytton Enterprises, said: “We hosted this event for the first time in 2009 and it proved to be so popular that we now want to make it an annual favourite.

“Knebworth provides the perfect backdrop for these activities and families will be able to take part in an entertaining afternoon of fun and games.”

The event runs from noon until 4.30pm.

Tickets are limited, so it is recommended people book in advance.

The entrance cost is �2.50 for adults and �4.50 per child (two to 16). Under-twos are free. Parking is also free.

This is an out of season event and the house, park and playground will be closed.

For further information, call Charlotte Nichol on 01438 810931, fax 01438 811908, or email cnichol@knebworthhouse.com

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