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Smashing pumpkins return to Stratford Park


Stroud Valleys Project’s popular Pumpkins in the Park is back at Stratford Park for another year of gourd fun.

The spooky carving competition sees children and families bring along their home-carved creations to the Museum on the Park, this time on Sunday 29 October, with a team of judges making the final call on which of the spectral sculptures comes out on top.

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Pumpkins in the Park has been running for over 10 years and is part of SVP’s Autumn Adventures, which also includes leaf craft sessions, a self-guided Tree Trail, and a torchlit tour of the Museum in the Park. The sessions don’t need to be booked; donations for the craft activities go towards supporting SVP’s community work in green spaces across the district.

To kick off the day, fungi fans of all ages can come along to a Fungi Treasure Hunt with local expert Tony Hardware from 11am – booking via SVP’s website is essential, with adult tickets costing £7 and children £3.

The event is part of SVP’s Garden Guardians project, which supports people to feel more connected with the natural world and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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