Something wicked this way comes at Halloween to London's oldest allotments

If you'd like to encounter witches and warlocks, spectres and skeletons, then put on your spookiest costume and head for Northfields Allotments in West Ealing on Saturday October 27. There, from 3pm to 7pm, you can join our Halloween Pumpkin Trail, all eerily lit by Jack-O'Lanterns.

Those wishing to get into the spirit will also find a barbecue, a bar serving beer and mulled wine, and tea and cakes.

This is the third year that plotholders have invited the local community to join them as darkness descends on London's oldest allotments. Don't forget to bring a torch - who knows what lurks in the bushes.

Entry is free, although donations are welcome. Onsite stalls will accept cash only.

Access to the site will be through the main gates on Northfield Avenue. Visitors will also be able to join the trail at the South gate on Occupation Road, or via Mattock Lane where the trail runs down Radbourne Walk to the East of the site.

Since the trail is narrow, visitors are asked where possible to leave buggies at home, although a buggy park will be accessible through the main gates. Dogs are welcome if kept on a lead.

Christina Fox, chair of the Ealing Dean Allotment Society said: "Northfields Allotments are hugely valued by the community here in Ealing and the popularity of our events underlines the importance of green spaces in this built-up part of West London. We are really excited to be inviting visitors back into the allotments again this Halloween."

 

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