BIG ones, small ones and misshapen ones - there’s a pumpkin for everyone this Halloween.

Dozens of children from Wigton Infants School had a special chance to pick pumpkins from a pumpkin patch.

The year two pupils were taken to a special allotment which had dozen of the spooky squashes growing.

The youngsters were all able to select one to take back to school where they have been able to decorate them and display them in the school.

Councillors Chris Stapley and Elaine Lynch welcomed the pupils from Wigton Infants School to the pumpkin patch on the new garden allotments.

Councillor Stapley has an allotment nearby, and grew the pumpkins from seed and planted them on an un-let allotment.

More than 30 pumpkins had matured and the children were invited along with Mr Norman the Headteacher and class teaching assistant Miss Neil, to come and harvest them for their classroom displays for Halloween.

Councillor Lynch said: “They were all very excited about selecting their pumpkins and carrying them back to school.

“It was great, some of the children had never been to a pumpkin patch and picked a pumpkin before. It was so nice to see.

“This year Halloween will be different but this way at least they will be able to have a little bit of fun.

“It was also important for the children to take part in some outdoor learning.”

The town has a number of allotments, many of which have people caring for them, however the town still has a few available.

Councillor Lynch added: “The garden allotments have proved very popular over the last few months during lockdown with only a couple still vacant.”

The sites offer a space for people to grow their own produce and spend time outside in nature.

If you are interested in renting an allotment, please get in touch with Wigton Town Council on 016973 44106 or