WITH Halloween just around the corner, youngsters and their families have been heading to pumpkin patches during the Autumn half-term.

This week children from around Harwich and Manningtree have picked the perfect pumpkins to carve ahead of the spookiest day of the year.

Here is our selection of pictures residents have taken from their time filling wheelbarrows with pumpkins at Foxes Farm, in Aldham, growing them in their gardens, and carving them into faces back at home.