A NEW Halloween inspired event in Cumbria will be taking place later this month.

‘Pumpkin Picking After Dark’ is the first of its kind in the destination and will see the attraction transformed into a 'rustic mini festival-style atmosphere' with an extra adventure element exclusively for grown-ups.

After the sun sets on Friday, October 20 and 27, Walby Farm Park will become a moonlit pumpkin paradise.

For two and a half hours from 6.30pm-9pm, grown-ups can forage through the illuminated pumpkin patch of thousands of homegrown pumpkins with further highlights including:

News and Star: The new activity is said to be perfect for 'big kids'.The new activity is said to be perfect for 'big kids'. (Image: Supplied)

A rustic festival vibe
Grab a seat on a hay bale and enjoy some live music and themed food and drink with everything from pumpkin soup, smoky burgers and loaded fries, to beers, wines, ciders, and soft drinks.

Take aim with the corn cannon
Compete with partners, family, or friends to see who has the best aim at hitting straw bale targets.

Strike a pose
Strike a pose with Walby’s very own original Chevrolet on the pumpkin patch for an Insta-worthy pic with this American classic.

Brave the Demon
Leave gravity behind to plummet 24-feet down the sheer vertical abyss of the demon drop slide. Who will be brave enough to give it a try?

Navigate the turrets and tunnels of a Roman Fort
As Walby Farm Park is located on the line of Hadrian’s Wall (between Milecastle 62 and Milecastle 63), it would be amiss not to have a Roman-themed adventure. Walby’s ‘Milecastle 62’ is a three-level Roman fort designed to test agility, balance, and co-ordination.

News and Star: The entrance to the Walby pumpkin picking patchThe entrance to the Walby pumpkin picking patch (Image: Supplied)

Katie Milbourn, owner of Walby Farm Park, said: “Pumpkin Picking After Dark isn’t your typical ordinary night out, but our adult visitors have always had a playful side, so we decided to treat them to an evening of spooky pumpkin fun!

"This is a first for Cumbria, and we can’t wait to welcome our evening guests to this exclusive event and provide them with a truly unique experience.”

Tickets are also available for the general ‘Pumpkin Picking on the Farm’ event, which runs daily during October.

There will be a wide range of Halloween-themed activities during half term and a chance to explore the huge Pumpkin Patch filled with eight different varieties grown on the farm – where vegetables and crops have been grown since 1928.

Pumpkin Picking After Dark: Dates: Friday, October 20 and 27, 6.30pm-9pm, Walby Farm Park, Walby, Carlisle

£6pp pre-bookable ticket* (Numbers limited). Annual pass holder tickets £5pp.