Spooky costumes and smiling faces on show at Brandon Country Park’s Pumpkin Fest

Halloween costumes and pumpkins at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. From left, Henr

Halloween costumes and pumpkins at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. From left, Henry Robotham, three; Megan James, eight; Harry James, six; and Maizie White, six. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Witches, a little skeleton and the Grinch were some of the many costumes on show as families took part in spooky activities at Brandon Country Park.

Halloween costumes and pumpkins at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. Seven-year-olds

Halloween costumes and pumpkins at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. Seven-year-olds spooky Louise Rooke, and witch Sophie Lankshear. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Excited children, and their parents, attended the third annual Pumpkin Fest at the park.

Among the trees of Thetford Forest was a Halloween haven for all ages to enjoy.

Halloween costumes and pumpkins at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. Witch, Sophie L

Halloween costumes and pumpkins at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. Witch, Sophie Lankshear, aged seven. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017


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There was pumpkin carving in the magical setting of the park's walled garden - with smiling faces as children worked on their designs.

For those that were brave enough there was a Halloween trail.

The Grinch, Ella-Shai Norman, six, and Reggie Dent, five, scoop out their pumpkins at the Pumpkin Fe

The Grinch, Ella-Shai Norman, six, and Reggie Dent, five, scoop out their pumpkins at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Entertainment came from Shoestring Theatre, MB Street Dance, face painting and some scary Halloween music.

Pirate Eden Byrne, seven with her carved pumpkin at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park

Pirate Eden Byrne, seven with her carved pumpkin at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The Festival was the idea of year 10 pupils from IES Breckland School after they planted a pumpkin patch at the park in 2015.

Graham Morgan from Shoestring Theatre Productions, and Hannah Scandrett, eight, in their halloween c

Graham Morgan from Shoestring Theatre Productions, and Hannah Scandrett, eight, in their halloween costumes at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

This year 250 pumpkins were donated by Tesco in Brandon.

Witches from Shoestring Theatre Productions at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. Fro

Witches from Shoestring Theatre Productions at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. From left, Jill Hopper, Kaitlyn Hunt, Chloe Harrington, and Chloe Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

From one pumpkin to another, one-year-old Ruby Robotham at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Count

From one pumpkin to another, one-year-old Ruby Robotham at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Halloween costumes and pumpkins at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. Spooky Louise R

Halloween costumes and pumpkins at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. Spooky Louise Rooke, seven. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The Grinch, Ella-Shai Norman, six, carves a pumpkin at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country P

The Grinch, Ella-Shai Norman, six, carves a pumpkin at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

One-year-old Annalise Chrystal ready to scoop her pumpkin at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Cou

One-year-old Annalise Chrystal ready to scoop her pumpkin at the Pumpkin Festival at the Brandon Country Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

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