Equestrians who love Halloween are in for a treat this spooky season, as equine charity Bransby Horses has opened its very own pumpkin picking patch.

Based at the sanctuary’s Lincolnshire base, the pumpkin patch returns this autumn, with all proceeds going towards the organisation’s vital work.

Pecan’s Pumpkin Patch will be open throughout October, where for £3 visitors can choose the perfect Halloween squash to take home with them. Those who attend can make a day of the trip by taking a walk around the 300-acre site which also has a visitor’s center, café, donated goods and gift shops and a children’s play park.

“We know how much our supporters love a pumpkin patch at this time of year and our Sponsorship Star, Pecan the Shetland pony, is hoping lots of children will come and visit his,” said Bransby Horses spokeswoman Maria Thompson.

“Just like the equines we care for our pumpkins come in all different shapes and sizes so choosing your favourite might be difficult but we charge a flat fee of just £3, for any size, which I’m sure people will agree, is pretty hard to beat.

“We can’t wait to celebrate autumn with everyone and hope to see some of you in your Halloween fancy dress.”

Bransby Horses is located a few miles north of Lincoln city centre and is one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities caring for over 1,000 equines alongside their daily rescue and educational work.

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