THE COUNTDOWN to Halloween is on – with a chance to pick your own pumpkins and support The Myton Hospices.

A bumper crop of some 10,000 pumpkins is now ready to harvest at Hilltop Farm in Hunningham.

From Saturday, October 19th to Thursday, October 31st (stock permitting) farm visitors will be able to take a vintage tractor ride to the pumpkin patch to pick their own fruit, before taking their pumpkins home to carve in time for All Hallow’s Eve.

Pumpkins will be sold by weight and a donation from every sale will be given to The Myton Hospices.

The pumpkin field will be open between 10am – 4pm each day, with tractor rides every 30 minutes.

“We have literally thousands of these little orange beauties, in a variety of sizes, just ripe for picking,” Lotte Ellis from Hilltop Farm says.

“We’re delighted to be supporting The Myton Hospices and will be donating 10p from every pumpkin sold, potentially raising up to £1,000. The more pumpkins picked, the better, so head on down for Halloween.”

Hilltop Farm is on the Fosse Way in Hunningham, just outside Leamington. As well as being a fourth generation working family farm, Hilltop is also home to an award-winning restaurant, farm shop and glampsite, with a children’s play area and friendly farm animals to meet and greet.

It’s the first year Hilltop has grown pumpkins, as farmer Ed Ellis says: “We saw an opportunity to expand the crops we grow on the farm, as Halloween gets bigger and bigger each year.  The farm continues to diversify away from traditional arable crops and this is the perfect fit for the business as people can come and pick a pumpkin and then enjoy some breakfast, lunch, tea or cake in the café.”

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