M&D’s Theme Park in Motherwell is set to celebrate the arrival of the spooky season with the return of its Pumpkin Festival.

All activities will be outdoors within the grounds for the whole family to enjoy. 

The festival begins with storytelling from Folksy Theatre with guests then moves on to a firm family favourite – the bash-a-pumpkin game.

New for this year is a pumpkin treasure trail and the Pumpkin Express – to help those weary legs carry your pumpkin back from the pumpkin patch.

All activities will take place from Saturday, October 10, to Sunday,  October 18, and then again on Saturday, October 24; Sunday, October 25; Saturday, October 31; and Sunday, November 1.

 The first storytelling session begins at 11am each day and will run every 30 minutes until 4pm.

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.

Tickets 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 www.scotlandsthemepark.com.

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