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Halloween Event, Wed 25 Oct 2017

Pumpkin Plod

Pumpkin Plod


If you head down to Hammond’s Pond this October you will certainly be in for a big surprise!

Ghosts and goblins, witches and wizards will be descending on the pond for a ghoulish day of fundraising in aid of Jigsaw, Cumbria's Children's Hospice. But will you be brave enough to join them!?

The Pumpkin Plod is the perfect Halloween event for the whole family with two hair-raising routes to choose from.

- Spooky Saunter for the older kids (1 lap of the pond) - Trick or Treat Toddle for the little kids (1 lap of the play park)

Each route will be packed with lots of spooky surprises, but will your little monsters be brave enough to search for hidden treats amongst the cob webs and slime?

What are you waiting for? Carve up your pumpkin, throw on your spookiest Halloween costumes and plod along to Hammond’s Pond for a spooktacular fundraising event in aid of your local children’s hospice.

All finishers will receive a ghoulish medal on the day.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Cafe open 12.00 to 16.00 weekends and school holidays.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 25 Oct 2017 15:00


Child: £3
Adult: free
Tickets can be purchased from Jigsaw Hospice website (see contact details).

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 25 Oct Pumpkin Plod


Blackwell Road,


Main entrance off Blackwell Road, Carlisle.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Carlisle station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Cafe open 12.00 to 16.00 weekends and school holidays.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair

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