Derbyshire farm shop Croots has lined up some fun-filled children’s activities for Halloween. The events include spooky stories, crafts, pumpkin carving and a fancy dress competition.

Taking place in the ‘haunted barn’ at Croots Farm Shop, Wirksworth Road, near Duffield, the half-term activities will be held on Friday October 28th and Saturday October 29th.

Children are invited to Halloween craft activities sessions at 11am, where they’ll be making spooky masks and lanterns.

Then at 1.15pm there will be scary story telling for the fives and under, followed by scary story telling for ages six and above at 1.30pm.

Halloween pumpkin carving takes place at 2pm, with a Halloween fancy dress competition at 3pm.

Story sessions and the fancy dress competition are free. Craft sessions cost £1.50 and pumpkin carving £2 (including a pumpkin).

“There will be a ghoulish atmosphere in the haunted barn, with a few surprises and lots of fun activities for children to get involved in,” said Steve Croot, who runs Croots Farm Shop, based at Farnah House Farm.

Croots Farm Shop and Kitchen is open Sundays from 10am to 4pm (café until 3.45pm), and from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm (café until 4.30pm). It is closed on Mondays.

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