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Frightening family fun at Yeo Valley Woodland

[Wednesday 17 October 2012]

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Families can enjoy some spooky fun later this month at the annual Halloween event at Yeo Valley Community Woodland in Barnstaple.

North Devon Council and the Friends of Yeo Valley Community Woodland group are hosting a day of family fun on Wednesday 31 October. Activities will include:
  • pumpkin carving in the marquee, near the Silverwood Heights entrance between 1pm and 3pm
  • a spooky woodland walk, beginning near the Silverwood Heights entrance from 6pm to 8pm
  • a barbecue and fancy dress competition in the marquee following the walk
  • competitions, fun activities and a bouncy castle
Executive Member for Culture, Councillor Derrick Spear, says: "This is always a well attended event and it's something for all the family to enjoy. Everyone is welcome, so if you don't live in the Yeo Valley area and haven't visited the woodland before, this is a great opportunity to do so."

Local ward member, Councillor Lesley Brown, says: "If you want good family entertainment with a little bit of scary thrown in, visit Yeo Valley Woodland this Halloween."

The event is sponsored by Frankmarsh Stores. Pumpkin carving costs £1 and participants can take their pumpkins home after the spooky walk.

Children taking part in the events must be accompanied by an adult, and people taking part in the night walk are urged to dress warmly, wear sensible footwear and to bring a torch.

There is no parking at the woodland, but visitors coming by car are advised to park carefully in Derby Road and use the entrance beyond the Kingdom Hall.

For more information about the Halloween event, contact the North Devon Council Parks team on 01271 388326 or email:

Meanwhile, the Friends of Yeo Valley Community Woodland are now on Facebook. Search for "Yeo Valley Woodland" and 'like' their Facebook profile to be kept up-to-date of all their events.

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