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Halloween comes to Roves farm
7:00pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
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HALLOWEEN celebrations at Roves Farm kicked off at the weekend without a bang at a bonfire and firework party.
For the second year running, the working farm at Sevenhampton held a firework display on Saturday featuring strictly no bangs, as well as a bonfire that was set ablaze by longbow archers.
Around 1,200 people came along for the party.
After the fireworks at 7pm, youngsters danced their way into the night at a Teeny Pops disco and enjoyed the rides in the children’s play area.
Families could also enjoy a Roves Farm hotdog on entry to the party.
Pippa Burr, who helped organise the event, said: “It went really well and we were really lucky with the weather, because it didn’t start raining until 9pm and the fireworks were over well before that.
“We were really pleased with the turn out.
“The bonfire was huge, we have been collecting for it for six months “Longbow archers fired lit arrows into the bonfire which set it alight.”
The evening was part of a number of activities being held at Roves Farm during half term building up to Halloween on Thursday.
All week, visitors can buy a pumpkin and carve it at the farm, leaving the mess there and take part in a daily pumpkin carving competition.
On Thursday itself, children who come along can have a go on a spooky – but not scary – Halloween-themed free tractor ride around the farm.
Pippa said: “Hopefully it will go really well. It’s usually a busy half term depending on the weather but we have lots of indoor activities as well as outdoor activities.”
Roves Farm is a 166-hectare working, mixed, open farm that welcomes visitors throughout most of the year to enjoy the sights and smells of a working farm.
Visitors can have a go at feeding and handling the many animals, enjoy the outdoor and indoor playing areas and play on the bouncy castle, hay bale stack and in the under five’s area.
The farm is open daily from 10am to 5pm until November 29, when it will close over the winter.
Entry for adults costs £8 and children aged under-16 enter for £7, while concessions enter for £7.50 and under twos go free.
For more information, visit the website www.rovesfarm .co.uk
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