Little Scare-lings get in the Halloween spirit at Swindon garden centre

By Barrie Hudson - 5 September 2023


Dobbies’ garden centre in Swindon's Hyde Road has announced a children’s pumpkin themed event.

The team are inviting children in Swindon to its great value Little Scare-lings event this Halloween, which it promises will get them feeling pumpkin-tastic with a treasure trove of family-friendly activities. 

Available in Dobbies’ Swindon store between 26 and 29 October, Little Scare-lings is billed as great for kids aged 3-10, action-packed and with something special for those hunting for the perfect pumpkin to take home and carve. 

Kids can also strut their spooky style and take part in the garden centre’s annual scare-a-thon to be in the chance of winning a prize for the best dressed. 

Little Scare-ling attendees will sink their fangs into Halloween treats, pumpkin-themed activities and games. 

Sarah Murray, who created this year’s event, loves Halloween and can’t wait to welcome Little Scare-lings along for the event. 

She said: “We’re really excited about this year’s Halloween event in Swindon and warmly welcome kids of all ages to get involved with our pumpkin extravaganza. 

"These events are always extremely popular with our regular Little Seedling Club attendees, so please book in advance to save any disappointment. It’s a fang-tastic way for families to get together this Halloween.” 

With plenty options for even the fussiest trick-or-treaters, children will have the choice of fish fingers, chicken nuggets or plant based goujons, served with chips and garden peas, or a cheese and tomato pizza with vegetable sticks. 

Adults can enjoy a selection of soup and sandwich pairings or a slice of cake, with choices including sticky chocolate orange, blueberry Victoria sponge or a nutty coffee and walnut cake. 

Families will be invited to visit Dobbies’ own miniature pumpkin patch. Here children can take a pumpkin home, carve it up using Dobbies’ guide and create their own personalised pumpkin for welcoming trick-or- treaters. 

Tickets for Little Scare-lings are now available for Dobbies’ Club Members, priced at £9.99 per child and from £3.95 for adult tickets, and also to the general public. 

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