SWINDON children have carved up hundreds of pumpkins for Halloween, crafting impressive designs of everyone from Jack Skellington to Moana.

More than 700 youngsters flocked to Roves Farm, in Sevenhampton, near Highworth, between October 22 and 30 for the annual pumpkin-carving extravaganza.

During the four-hour sessions from 11am to 3pm children chose which pumpkin they wanted to work with then got cracking with their designs.

They then brought their ideas to life at the carving station benches, using an array of chopping tools.

Event organiser Ricky Bailey, 29, said: “We tend to cut the top off the pumpkin for them then leave them to it.

“They often put the gunk from the pumpkins coming out of the mouth and eyes.”

Disney-themed pumpkins have proved popular this year, with designs based on heroine Moana from the 2016 animated film, as well as Toy Story and PAW Patrol characters.

Oogie Boogie and Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas also inspired some of the children’s creations.

Ricky has dressed up as numerous characters to entertain farm visitors over the years, including Disney’s Peter Pan.

This year he even burst out of a portaloo dressed as Captain Underpants.

The farm has about 100 pumpkins left over from the festivities, which will be fed to the pigs.

“I imagine the soup of the day in November will be spiced pumpkin.” said Ricky.

“Sausages are going to have a pumpkinny flavour this year!”

Roves Farm is a popular attraction for families throughout the year.

More than 1,000 people flocked to the venue during Easter, where visitors were treated to tractor rides and animal races.

In August, children were invited to name a litter of guinea pigs given to the farm by Cheney Manor pet shop Paradise Pets.

They came up with Cookie, Carrot, Custard and Cocoa.

Visit rovesfarm.co.uk