Event: Odds Farm Park Pumpkin Carving

Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common
01 Oct 2017 – 29 Oct 2017
Every weekend in October you can head to Odds Farm Park to enjoy some pumpkin carving!
In preparation for Halloween Festival fun that will last the entire October Half Term week (21st to 31st October), pumpkin carving takes place on weekends at family day out favourite Odds Farm Park!
A much-loved event for those on family days out, children can choose their own pumpkin to carve for just £3 charge to cover the cost of the pumpkin. Pumpkin Carving is one of the most popular activities at this children’s farm as it enables children on a day out to get their hands dirty scooping out and shaping their pumpkins, without making any mess at home!
Families on a day out will be interested to learn that the link between Pumpkin carving and Halloween comes from a method used by the Celts to ward off evil spirits during Samuin – a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season.
The Celts would hollow out turnips, then carve grotesque faces in them and place candles inside. The turnips were then either placed on windowsills, to keep evil spirits from entering a home, or carried around as jack-o’-lanterns. This tradition eventually mixed with the North American tradition of carving pumpkins and around the 19th Century became associated almost exclusively with Halloween.
Elsewhere at Odds Farm Park, people on a day out can expect more exciting activities – board Tractor & Trailer Rides (until the end of October Half Term – weather permitting), race Go Karts and meet the Farmers and hand-feed furry friends in the large Undercover Animal Barns. Combined with a jam-packed Animal Activity and Demonstration Programme, there’s so much to do!
Family day out favourite, Odds Farm Park is easily reached from Beaconsfield, Amersham, Chesham, Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe, Great Missenden and Wendover. For more information, directions and prices visit the family days out website www.oddsfarm.co.uk