Hallowe’en fun at Weald and Downland

Jayden Wroth looking at the carved pumpkins at the Weald and Downland museum. C111688-2
Jayden Wroth looking at the carved pumpkins at the Weald and Downland museum. C111688-2

JAYDEN Wroth, three, meets a spooky pumpkin pal at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Singleton.

Youngsters have been busy on their half-term breaks bringing pumpkins to life as part of a number of fun activities.

The creatively-carved fruits have been on display at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Singleton, where families have also enjoyed traditional autumn games like conkers, and making lavender bags, candles, and a whole lot more.

Head of operations at the museum Henry Warner said there had been some imaginative pumpkin creations, including one shaped like a house.

“They really enjoy it,” he said.

“Some of them do some really excellent carvings.

“People can come in and get a list of things taking place, it’s aimed very much at children.”

He has also been playing conkers with visitors, something a lot of children haven’t had too much experience of as the game is banned in most schools.

He said: “A lot of them don’t know how to play it, they’re not allowed at school.”

The activities are still on offer today (Thursday, October 27), and tomorrow between 10.30am and 4pm.