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Youngsters’ Halloween pumpkin trail and treats fun at Knebworth House

Chairman of North Herts district council John Bishop and Knebworth House operations manager Trish Washer with the pumpkin and Halloween costume winners at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Chairman of North Herts district council John Bishop and Knebworth House operations manager Trish Washer with the pumpkin and Halloween costume winners at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

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It wasn’t trick or treat but Pumpkin Trail & Treats for excited youngsters in fancy dress at historic Knebworth House.

Best pumpkin winner Alfie Hukin, four, with his winning pumpkin at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOBest pumpkin winner Alfie Hukin, four, with his winning pumpkin at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Children participating in the gothic mansion’s popular Halloween event could play a range of games in the gardens and earn stamps on their ‘Pumpkin Passport’ from the costumed staff on duty at each station.

Those who completed the passport could claim a goody bag from the Hertfordshire stately home’s gift shop.

Representatives from local councils and the Knebworth House team were on hand each day to judge the fancy dress and pre-decorated pumpkin competitions.

The pumpkin contest had one winner each day, and the fancy dress competition was separated into ‘under six’ and ‘six and over’ categories, with first, second and third places chosen for each.

Best pumpkin winner Alfie Hukin, four, with his winning pumpkin at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOBest pumpkin winner Alfie Hukin, four, with his winning pumpkin at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The winners received a ‘Loot Bag’ to take home.

“Congratulations once again to all the winners and thank you to everybody who took part in the competitions and the judging,” said Matt Smith, PR and marketing executive at Knebworth House.

Knebworth’s Pumpkin Trail & Treats has been shortlisted for an award with Day Out With the Kids East.

You can vote for Pumpkin Trail & Treats in the ‘Best event at an attraction’ category and enter a draw to win a £100 Amazon voucher.

Max Jacob, five, with his pumpkin entry at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOMax Jacob, five, with his pumpkin entry at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Voting closes November 2. To vote, visit https://awards.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/vote-east/

Chairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the pumpkin competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOChairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the pumpkin competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Chairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the pumpkin competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOChairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the pumpkin competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Chairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the pumpkin competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOChairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the pumpkin competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Chairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the pumpkin competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOChairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the pumpkin competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Chairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the pumpkin competition with Knebworth House operations manager Trish Washer at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOChairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the pumpkin competition with Knebworth House operations manager Trish Washer at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Chairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the pumpkin competition with Knebworth House operations manager Trish Washer at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOChairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the pumpkin competition with Knebworth House operations manager Trish Washer at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Chairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the pumpkin competition with Knebworth House operations manager Trish Washer at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOChairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the pumpkin competition with Knebworth House operations manager Trish Washer at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Pumpkins at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOPumpkins at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Pumpkins at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOPumpkins at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Pumpkins at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOPumpkins at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Best pumpkin and Halloween costume competitors at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOBest pumpkin and Halloween costume competitors at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

(L-R) Hannah Hayhurst, nine, Izzy Harvey, eight, Max Harvey, six, and Alfie Green, seven in their Halloween costumes at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO(L-R) Hannah Hayhurst, nine, Izzy Harvey, eight, Max Harvey, six, and Alfie Green, seven in their Halloween costumes at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Alfie Green, seven in his Halloween costume at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOAlfie Green, seven in his Halloween costume at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Alfie Green, seven in his Halloween costume at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOAlfie Green, seven in his Halloween costume at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Diane and Alfie Byatt, three with their pumpkin entry and costumes at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOODiane and Alfie Byatt, three with their pumpkin entry and costumes at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

A girl dressed up for the Halloween costume competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOA girl dressed up for the Halloween costume competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Girls dressed up for the Halloween costume competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOGirls dressed up for the Halloween costume competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Chairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the Halloween costume competition with Knebworth House operations manager Trish Washer at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOChairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the Halloween costume competition with Knebworth House operations manager Trish Washer at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

A girl dressed up for the Halloween costume competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOA girl dressed up for the Halloween costume competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Chairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the Halloween costume competition with Knebworth House operations manager Trish Washer at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOChairman of North Herts district council John Bishop judges the Halloween costume competition with Knebworth House operations manager Trish Washer at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Competitors dressed up for the Halloween costume competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOCompetitors dressed up for the Halloween costume competition at the Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail & Treats 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

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