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Halloween pumpkin fun at Delamere Forest

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The Forestry Commission is inviting families for a day of crafty Pumpkin Fun at Delamere Forest this Halloween.

Children will be given a pumpkin to design their own lantern and let their creative imagination run free at the event, held between 10am and 12.30pm on October 28.

There will also be various craft activities to take part in, along with a fun Halloween themed bat hunt in the forest, where kids can get out amongst the colourful autumn trees and find out more about these nocturnal creatures.

Helena Perry, education officer at Delamere, said:

“Delamere’s pumpkin events are always popular with children and families as it encourages them to get together and use their creative skills.

“The forest is a great place to be at this time of year with the autumn colours, which will make the bat hunt walk really atmospheric.”

Places, which cost £4.50 per child, are limited so bookings are advisable. People can book their place by calling Delamere Visitor Centre on 01606 889792.

For more information about Delamere Forest please visit

Notes to editors

The Forestry Commission is the largest provider of countryside recreation in Britain with responsibility for over one million hectares (2.4 million acres) of forest, woodlands and open countryside. The North West England Forest District covers the Lake District in Cumbria, the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The forests today are managed for conservation, wildlife, landscape and recreation as well as providing a valuable source of timber.


Helena Perry on 01606 884936 or Vernon Stockton on 07703211871