There is only one way to start the Autumn Half Term holidays if you are in
the West Midlands and that is with a trip to the pumpkin patch at Hatton
Adventure World. To be honest, Hatton is a brilliant family day out at any
time of year, there is always something different to do and we have a
different experience every time we visit. However, Autumn is my favourite
and we’ve been going every year since the children were little.
During Pumpkin Week at Hatton, the whole adventure world gets a
spooky makeover. You can see a field of orange pumpkins from the car
park this year. There are pumpkins and spooky Halloween figures
everywhere around the park and you can follow a Halloween trail to win a
prize at the end of your visit.
We love to see all the animals and feed them and this year we were
delighted that there were so many little piglets. Pigs are Rose’s favourite
animals and she was thrilled to see these little cuties.
The girls always enjoy the rides. There is a good mix of funfair rides and
they don’t have an additional charge. This year the twins were brave
enough to go on the bouncy slide. They were so pleased to finally have
done it as it really is very high. There are also trampolines, two bouncy
castles, swings, ride on tractors, a large sandpit, zip wire, pony rides and
an assault course and that isn’t even including the indoor playpark.
During Pumpkin week you can go on a haunted tractor ride, see a funny
show, Jasper’s revenge and have a story from a witch. There are lots of
characters around the park to spot.
When you’ve had as much fun as possible then it’s time to head to the
pumpkin patch. This year the pumpkins are huge and look amazing.It was
really dry and not at all muddy.
Every child gets a free pumpkin and the best bit is you can choose your
We always spend a long time choosing our pumpkin – it’s a big decision!
The good thing is, if you get a little tired, there’s always a handy pumpkin
to sit down on and take a well-deserved rest.
Finally, the girls picked their favourite pumpkins.
For some reason, they always have to put a pumpkin on their head for a
photo. Don’t ask me why. Strange children.
We had a brilliant day at Hatton, getting outdoors in the fresh air, it really
couldn’t be better.