TAKING THE TOIL OUT THE SOIL AT HATTON ADVENTURE WORLD’S POTATO SHINDIG

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Hatton Adventure World is once again taking the toil out of the soil by inviting families to get involved in its annual potato shindig.

To celebrate another bountiful harvest, the adventure farm near Warwick is hosting its fifth annual event every weekend during the autumn.* Families are welcome to get their hands dirty and gather a free bag of farm-grown potatoes for their efforts.

With two acres of land cultivated for growing 50 tonnes of Picasso potatoes, Hatton is enjoying a bumper spud crop as well as strong visitor numbers this season. Adventure farm manager, Richard Craddock said: “The potato shindig is proving popular once again, as we are seeing in the visitor footfall through the farm, and the fact that the growing conditions have been perfect.”

Designed to help young children understand the added health benefits of eating potatoes and the link between field and fork, potato shindig is just one of the many agricultural programmes hosted on the farm that advance the youngsters’ awareness of where their food comes from.

Richard added: “These events are especially popular because the children get to put on their wellies and get out into the fresh air and experience something new.”