Wroxham Barns Pumpkin Festival

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The Wroxham Barns Pumpkin Festival 2020 is bigger and better than ever. What a difference a year makes and even in the midst of a global pandemic the team at Wroxham barns continue to deliver a relaxed and safe family day out.

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Pumpkins Everywhere

The farm is home to a jaw dropping patch of pumpkins which fill every inch of the enclosure. Collect your mini wheel- barrow and off you go to pick your pumpkin of choice. Each child gets a Pumpkin included in the very reasonable entry price and not only that there’s a lovely undercover area for you to carve in with all the necessary equipment. Meaning you can leave all the mess for someone else to deal with.

Photo Op

We enjoyed the photo opportunity stands especially the little shed in the pumpkin patch, very insta-grammable. Everywhere was decorated including the barns where you queue to collect your pumpkin if busy.

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Maggot Racing?

The limited entry numbers mean that even on a sell out day it never felt packed and we didn’t have to wait for anything. Wilba’s favourite activity was the potion making. She made goblin snot with Wilma the Witch, and shrieked with delight when she realised she could take it home along with her certificate. The Boy preferred the maggot racing thankfully they didn’t return with us.

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Farm Fun

We love looking round the farm, highlights are the very affectionate black pigs who love a good scratch and the not so affectionate but equally fun greedy goats. The largest managed to steal the broom hunt sheet out of Lucy’s hand and EAT it! Thankfully The Boy had already counted up the broomsticks around the farm so could collect his little reward at the gallery gift shop.

Food and Drink

We worked up an appetite so decided to plump for the pizza deal for £12.99 which comes with two soft drinks. If you prefer, you can bring a packed lunch. There’s some undercover seating and lots of picnic spots if the weathers fine. After lunch we went over to the Junior Fun Park to take advantage of the limitless rides, crazy golf and inflatable pillows. Waters Wars is also included and each child gets 5 balloons which is more than enough for a soaking!

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Covid Safe

Dave was on hand as usual (he’s part of the furniture) to ensure guests were well looked after and the rides are cleaned thoroughly in-between each go. Sanitiser stations are all around and this is one of the only places I’ve found to never run empty! The kids are the perfect age (4 and 8) for the rides. Older children will probably spend their time on the pillows, golf and water wars!

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A full Day Out

Wilba insisted on going back for another quick jaunt around the farm to see Cookie the pony before we hit the shops. I’m loving the changing pop up shop each time I visit and of course the Norfolk Cider. We left at 4pm after arriving at 10am and even then The Boy didn’t want to leave. Thankfully I softened the blow by telling him we were coming back soon for the no-bang firework show! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! or is that weeeeee!!!!


For a limited time only you can use code COOKIEWB to get you a further 10% off admission. To visit Wroxham Barns Pumpkin Festival Book here.

Have fun Crumblers!

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