The Big Neighbourhood Pumpkin Trail comes to Urmston!

The Big Neighbourhood Pumpkin Trail has take the country by storm with nearly 70,000 members and press coverage from The Times, BBC, The Evening Standard, Aldi and many many more!

With the usual Halloween celebrations of Trick or Treating and family parties being cancelled, it was clear that we needed something else for our little ones to do that was Covid safe but also affordable as 2020 has seen many of us financially affected by the Coronavirus crisis. Thus The Big Neighbourhood Pumpkin Trail was born! The idea is that as many houses as possible decorate their window with a pumpkin – as few or as many as you like! On Halloween or in the week leading up to Halloween, you take your little one for a walk around your local streets and every time they spot a pumpkin you can reward them with a treat. At ARTventurers, we have created several resources to help you, including pumpkin templates for the window and a trail map. You can find these on the main HQ website. If you head to my Facebook page or The Big Neighbourhood Pumpkin Trail group, there are lots of ideas for Halloween Crafts that we usually run in our baby, toddler and children’s art classes so you can really make this a family project!

In addition to this, I have set up our very own Pumpkin Trail in Urmston and Davyhulme. I have hidden 11 numbered pumpkins in shop windows and your little one needs to find the pumpkin and make a note of the number on the trail sheet, which can be printed here:

If you don’t have access to a printer, you can collect a trail sheet from:

  • Poppies 11
  • Elaine’s Creative Cakes
  • Little Yu Boutique
  • The Urmston Bookshop
  • Lockette’s Fashion
  • Thomas Carter Opticians or
  • Ixia Flowers.

You can then take your completed trail sheet back to one of these shops in exchange for your Halloween Treat – all completely FREE!

At the moment, with advice being not to travel out of the area – I don’t think you can have too many trails or walks to complete!

Take a look at this fab pumpkin cake as made the brilliant Elaine and Elaine’s Creative Cakes:

One pumpkin on The Big Urmston Pumpkin Trail made by Elaine at Elaine’s Creative Cakes

Please do share any pictures you have of your little ones taking part in the trails on Facebook – it so lovely to see everyone coming together yet staying apart to celebrate Halloween safely.

Thanks for your support and Happy Halloween!

Claire xx

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