Follow the neighbourhood Pumpkin Trick or Treat Trail in Ripon
As we went into lockdown back in March, the Rainbow Trail was a brilliant idea, it gave us all something to do and an opportunity for children to explore their neighbourhood safely, spotting rainbows.
Now that we are back at school, a bit of normality has resumed but it’s still uncertain. And with more lockdown restrictions in place it struck me that Trick or Treating will likely be a bit different this year.
We usually love getting dressed up and the kids love Trick or Treating in our local area, and we usually do it with a group of friends too. So that’s definitely a no no! Plus the prospect of them dipping their hands in various buckets of sweets seems a bit unlikely. There are also going to be a lot more people who might not want people knocking on their doors randomly.
Doncaster Mumbler came up with the idea of a Pumpkin Trail and we think it’s brilliant! We obviously already have the fantastic Ripon Pumpkin Trail in and around the centre of Ripon (and we really hope it returns this year!)
This pumpkin trail will be one for you to take part it at home! Similar to the Rainbow Trail, Children can make a pumpkin picture and put it in their window. We can then see how many pumpkins children can spot as they go out over Halloween.
I’ve created a downloadable Pumpkin Trick or Treat Colouring sheet that you can print off.
For every pumpkin spotted, parents could put a sweetie in their childs Trick or Treat bag.
Children would be able to do the trail at any time.
This way they can Trick or Treat and get sweets, without knocking on doors and rummaging around in a pot of sweets.
Download you Trick or Treat Colouring sheet, we’ve even got one already coloured in if you’d prefer right here: