Halloween fun in half term at the Donkey Sanctuary

PUBLISHED: 17:29 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:29 31 October 2018

Maisie Crouch with her dad John on the Trick or Treat Trail in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3639. Picture: Terry Ife

Maisie Crouch with her dad John on the Trick or Treat Trail in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3639. Picture: Terry Ife

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Kids and adults sharpened up on their finest carving skills at a pumpkin event.

Maisie Crouch at the pumpkin carving event in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3634. Picture: Terry IfeMaisie Crouch at the pumpkin carving event in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3634. Picture: Terry Ife

The Donkey Sanctuary opened its doors to the spookier side of life as they invited families to attend their pumpkin carving session this week.

For £3 per person, carvers could create their best pumpkin masterpiece to proudly display during the Halloween season.

After the pumpkin lids had been removed, the children were more than happy to dive in and help remove the seeds as they enjoyed their half term away from school.

The carved faces ranged from the scary to the silly as kids got into the spooky spirit.

Emily Mounoury at the pumpkin carving event in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3632. Picture: Terry IfeEmily Mounoury at the pumpkin carving event in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3632. Picture: Terry Ife

The event was part of the sanctuary’s half term tricks and treats schedule which also involved a trail through the site and a chance to learn more about the bats that call the nature centre home.

The fun will continue until next Wednesday (October 31) and the pumpkin carving finishes this Sunday.

Abigael Mounoury at the pumpkin carving event in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3631. Picture: Terry IfeAbigael Mounoury at the pumpkin carving event in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3631. Picture: Terry Ife

Alastair Mounoury at the pumpkin carving event in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3628. Picture: Terry IfeAlastair Mounoury at the pumpkin carving event in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3628. Picture: Terry Ife

The Rock's family at the pumpkin carving event in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3623. Picture: Terry IfeThe Rock's family at the pumpkin carving event in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3623. Picture: Terry Ife

Jo Totterdell and her daughter Maddison at the pumpkin carving event in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3621. Picture: Terry IfeJo Totterdell and her daughter Maddison at the pumpkin carving event in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3621. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sweetland family at the pumpkin carving event in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3617. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sweetland family at the pumpkin carving event in Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs 43 18TI 3617. Picture: Terry Ife

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