Time travelling tardis and scary orange faces – welcome to Upton Country Park’s spooky extravaganza (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Time travelling tardis and scary orange faces – welcome to Upton Country Park’s spooky extravaganza
A TIME travelling Tardis and scary orange faces vied for attention at the annual Pumpkin Parade.
The walled garden at Upton Country Park filled with pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and characters as their artistic carvers, some clad in fancy dress, marked Halloween.
“Seeing the fantastic efforts that the children had carved really cheered me up on what was quite a dull aut-umn day,” said Cllr Judy Butt, Borough of Poole cabinet port-folio holder for public en-gagement and participation, who had the hard task of judging the tasty works of art.
“I was so impressed by the turnout and the pumpkins were truly fantastic. This is the second Pumpkin Parade at Upton Country Park and it’s our way of offering families a chance to celebrate a Happy Halloween in such a friendly and fun way.”
She added: “There were some brilliant ideas for the pumpkin designs; from the traditional carved faces to a Doctor Who Tardis; we have a lot of talented visitors.
“A big thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Halloween with us and well done on your fantastic pumpkins and costumes. They really were a treat and choosing the winners was wickedly difficult.”
Everyone who entered was rewarded with a chocolate pumpkin or ghost and the winners received a family size “trick or treat” selection of goodies and a coveted pumpkin trophy.
Visitors also enjoyed a Halloween Trail to find ‘potion’ ingredients hidden around the garden, face painting by Duke of Edinburgh volunteers and spooktacular treats in the tea rooms.
Over the Halloween half term other special events have included a bat walk with Dorset Bat Group, a Sumba festival and bat hat making with the RSPB.
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