Spookley Pumpkin Festival – 12-13, 19-20 & 25-31 Oct 2019
Join us at Apley Farm Shop’s Spookley Pumpkin Festival, 12-13, 19-20 & 25-31 Oct 2019. It’s the best non-scary Halloween festival for miles ! Ride the Pumpkin Express, hear the Spookley story & select your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Take it back to our carving caverns & make a lantern. If you’ve got a specific time & day in mind, book soon as Spookley is a very popular event !
Press release – Grab a place aboard the Pumpkin Express !
The Spookley Pumpkin Festival is back again at Apley Farm Shop this Autumn, with its underlying anti-bullying message for children. This year it runs 12-31 October 2019.
The festival provides a great, non-scary family day out. It’s perfect for all ages who are ready to get their wellies on & have some wholesome, earthy fun.
Lord Hamilton, Apley Estate owner, began “This year, due to the popularity of the event, we are offering a whopping 3000 places aboard the Pumpkin Express. Each Express trip has 20 places & it runs 15 times a day for 10 days, giving customers plenty of choice.“
There will be masses for everyone to do – ride the Pumpkin Express, listen to the Spookley story, select a pumpkin, carve it in our Carving Cavern, get your face painted & some glitter tattoos & walk the free pumpkin treasure hunt on the Skylark Nature Trail. If you’re peckish after all that, tuck into the daily pumpkin barbecue in the Apley Courtyard, taste pumpkin recipes in the Creamery Café & finally pick up a free, take-home pumpkin recipe card. Before heading home, pick up the Spookley book.
“Since we began Spookley 6 years ago in 2013, hundreds of children have come to us & had hours of non-scary, pumpkin family fun. The anti-bullying message comes from Spookley being a square pumpkin & when being different came in handy, he became the hero of the day“ explained John Wesley, General Manager.
Apley Farm Shop’s team will be dressed up to help you really get into the spirit of the pumpkin festival & we invite customers to do the same.
“The children love our Mrs Pumpkin who reads the Spookley story aboard the Pumpkin Express” added Sophie Ritchings of Pigg’s Playbarn.
Customers are encouraged to post photos of their fancy dress outfits & carved pumpkins on the Pigg’s Playbarn Facebook page to have a chance to win one of two Spookley Little Pigg’s hampers, each worth £65. The hampers includes a year’s membership for Pigg’s Playbarn for children over 1 OR under 1. The best fancy dress & best carved pumpkin winners will be selected & informed on Thursday 31 October 2019.
The Spookley event runs 9:30-5:30pm daily (Sunday 5pm) on 12-13, 19-20 & 25-31 October.
Booking is advisable, to avoid disappointment. To book, visit https://apleyfarmshop.digitickets.co.uk/tickets. Tickets start at £5. Alternatively, call 01952 581 002, text or call 07739 320 314. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.ApleyFarmShop.co.uk for full details.
There are Spooktacular tickets from £10, which include entry to Pigg’s Playbarn & Scotty’s Animal Park, the Pumpkin Express, storytelling, 2 pumpkins (one to take home), the carving cavern & a carving kit. The Spookley book is £5 from the Playbarn. Babies under the age of one can travel on the Pumpkin Express for free. Bushcraft activities are £8.50 per activity or £24 for three.
Apley Farm Shop is on the A442 between Bridgnorth & Telford. Open 7 days, it has a Food Hall, Playbarn, café, an animal park, pottery painting & craft studio, gift shop & plant centre.
Spookley – Questions & Answers
Qu 1: How long does the Spookley experience take ?
Approx 1.5hrs – 30 mins for tractor ride, 30 mins for choosing your pumpkin & 30 mins for carving your pumpkin
Qu 2: Does an adult have to accompany every child on the Pumpkin Express ?
Yes all children must be accompanied
Qu 3: How old can a baby be, sitting on an adult’s lap ?