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Pumpkins ready for the big carve-up at Freightliners farm

Paradise Park offers 'important space' for children

02 November, 2018 — By Emily Finch

Lyla, 20 months, busy doing the Halloween spadework at the farm

YOUNGSTERS enjoyed a spooky session of pumpkin carving at Freightliners City Farm in Paradise Park.

Dozens of children were busy creating creepy faces at Islington’s only city farm on Wednesday morning.

The farm hosts a wide variety of animals, from geese to cows, and even houses an educational space to teach children the ways of the farm.

Chief executive Liz McAllister said the last few weeks had been “extremely busy” because of the half-term break.

Youth and community worker Jane Gregory, left, and Liz McAllister

“I really enjoyed the pumpkin making today and the lantern making last week,” she said.

Childminder Danielle Cooper said Paradise Park offers an “important space” for children.

She said: “I’m a home-based child- minder and the park allows us to give children access to different experiences.

“It also helps out local communities with different activities.”

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