Pumpkin fun back on for another year at M&Ds

The Pumpkin Festival is returning to M&D’s theme park and all activities will take place outdoors in a socially distanced fashion, say organisers.

Highlights will include storytelling from Folksy Theatre, the bash-a-pumpkin game and a new pumpkin treasure trail .

The event will be staged from Saturday October 10 until Sunday, October 18 - and from Saturday October 24, Saturday, October 25, Saturday, October 31 and will end on Sunday November 1

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Tickets must be booked online before arrival to ensure ample space for physical distancing for storytelling sessions and to ensure that everyone has enough time to enjoy each activity.

These are priced per person at £8.50 which includes a hot drink, and £10.50 which includes a pumpkin.

Matthew Taylor (junior), of M&D’s Theme Park, said: “This year we’ve had to adapt all events to ensure that they are in line with Scottish Government guidelines

“However we know how popular the Pumpkin Festival has been for the past two years, so although it will be slightly different, we have tried to keep the main elements the same for the whole family to enjoy a great day out.

“As we will have physical distancing measures in place, all tickets for the Pumpkin Festival must be booked online in advance to ensure that we can limit the number of people attending any one session. With the addition of the pumpkin treasure trail and the Pumpkin Express, we’re sure that there is something for kids of all ages to enjoy.”

For more information about the Halloween festivities and details on the different packages available, or any other activity on offer at M&D’s, call 01698 333 777 or visit