Pudsey Pumpkin Festival set to be spooktacular, despite social distancing

pudsey pumpkin festival 2020

Hallowe’en is one of my favourite times of the year, writes Dawn Seary.

I have always decorated our driveway and as my own kids have grown up and lost interest, it has always been a pleasure to meet the local neighbourhood kids and see the amazing costumes.

I was so disappointed this year when Covid-19 crept into September and Hallowe’en looked unlikely.  Hallowe’en will be different this year due to COVID-19. but the more I thought about it, with a little tweaking, we can still enjoy the season.

A lot like the rainbow trail where you walk from house to house and spot a rainbow, I thought why not something similar but with decorated houses and pumpkins?

My son who (started university this month) designed a map for us and hopefully it will help make Halloween a little more fun.

It’s a simple thing to do, you visit the website and add your name address and postcode. We then place a pumpkin on the Pudsey map showing your street has a decorated pumpkin or house to find.

The idea is you can walk as far or as little as you like to find decorated houses. We suggest that as kids find a pumpkin or see a house, their parents give them a treat to add to their bag.

But it’s really up to you what you do, all we ask is that you please follow the government advice regarding coronavirus while on the trail.

To get your pumpkin added to the map please visit the website below and fill in the form:

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