Pumpkin trail and treats a spooky Halloween success at Knebworth House

PUBLISHED: 11:48 01 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:01 01 November 2016

First prize on Thursday at the Pumpkin Trail at Knebworth House went to Madeira from Stevenage, and second prize went to Lucy from Welwyn, who also decorated the day’s prizewinning pumpkin.

First prize on Thursday at the Pumpkin Trail at Knebworth House went to Madeira from Stevenage, and second prize went to Lucy from Welwyn, who also decorated the day's prizewinning pumpkin.

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Pumpkins, spooky fancy dress and Halloween treats at a gothic Hertfordshire mansion thrilled youngsters during the half-term holiday.

Lucy from Welwyn wins the decorated pumpkin prizeLucy from Welwyn wins the decorated pumpkin prize

This year’s sold-out Pumpkin Trail and Treats at Knebworth House was a fantastic success, say organisers.

Families enjoyed playing games in the gardens of Knebworth House, such as Witch Hats Hoopla and exploring the Terror Tunnel, which the team had created in the pergola.

The daily fancy dress competition was one of the highlights of the event.

And this year there were some superb costumes from both children and adults.

Glenda Daniel, Knebworth’s newly-appointed education officer, officiated at the judging.

She said: “I was thrilled to play a part in this year’s judging of the decorated pumpkins and costumes.

“There was an incredible amount of effort put into the creation of costumes and there were some very original ideas.

“The standard was high which made choosing winners very difficult.”

First prize on Thursday went to Madeira from Stevenage, and second prize to Lucy from Welwyn, who also decorated the day’s prize-winning pumpkin.

• For more on events at Knebworth visit the House’s website at www.knebworthhouse.com

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