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Hallowe'en: Pick your own pumpkins at Wasing Estate near Aldermaston




Follow a magical trail through the woodland and encounter some enchanting creatures along the way.

Wasing Estate has cultivated a field of organic Jack O'Lantern pumpkins and to celebrate this new crop they are inviting visitors to a Hallowe'en event.

You can take part in some Hallowe'en-themed activities and pick your own pumpkin from October 22 to October 31, from 9am to 4pm.

Natterer's bat (Myotis nattereri) with distinctive white belly
Natterer's bat (Myotis nattereri) with distinctive white belly

Wasing is also home to the Myotis Nattereri, affectionately known as the Natterer's Bat. Despite its name, its movement is near silent, but they're easy to spot mid flight by their white underbellies.

This species is becoming scarce in the UK and is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, but it is so important to the Wasing Estate that it has insipired one of the woodland creatures that visitors will encounter along this year's Halloween trail.

Look out for giant spiders and webs too!

Hallowe'en at Wasing Park
Hallowe'en at Wasing Park

The leafy pathway leads to the pumpkin field where visitors can collect a wheelbarrow and pick their own organic pumpkins to take home and carve.

Visitors will also be joined in the field by Wasing's jolly scarecrows who are safeguarding the pumpkin crop from any hocus pocus.

Enjoy hot and cold refreshments at the end of the route including pizza and hot chocolate.

Wasing is a mixed organic farm and is home to our friendly, grass-fed herd of Sussex cattle. The estate also looks after around six miles of river frontage of the River Kennet and Enborne, which is home to 21 species of Dragonfly, Cranefly, the Whorl Snail and numerous farmland birds such as Yellowhammer, Skylarks, Linnet and Chaffinch.

Hallowe'en at Wasing Park
Hallowe'en at Wasing Park

Chief Executive Officer at Wasing Andrew Perkins said: “Wasing Farm is proud to be producing 100 per cent organic produce with sustainable provenance.

"This year, we are very excited to have grown our first ever crop of organic pumpkins to share this autumn. We are very much looking forward to welcoming visitors.”

Tickets are for timed entry slots and for more information and how to book visit www.wasing.co.uk/pumpkins

Natterer's bat (Myotis nattereri)
Natterer's bat (Myotis nattereri)


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