If you’re a fan of creepy crawlies, White Post farm in Farnsfield is the place to be this Halloween.
The farm are giving youngsters the chance to get up close and personal with scorpions, beetles, millipedes, cockroaches and snails as part of their Halloween festival.
Martin Vernon, reptile house manager, has been looking forward to meeting the host of insects, which arrived at the farm on Monday October 1.
He said: “I do like the insects, they look fierce and I think that’s why people might feel scared by them.
“The Rhino Beetles look quite scary but they’re harmless, and the adults only live for about three months.”
“Children do really like the creepy crawleys and they’re a big attraction for Halloween.
“The stick insects prove popular because you can handle them, and the beetles always draw a crowd.”
Rhinoceros beetles are one of the most impressive insects on display at the farm, because of their large size and the males’ large horns used for fighting
The creepy crawley club runs from October 27 to November 2, and children will have chance to hold some of the insects and learn about their habitats and diets.
Anthony Moore, marketing manager said: “Last year the creepy crawley club was surprisingly popular, and it’s back and better this year.
“It’s very educational as well, children do learn a lot about animals when they come here.
“Martin’s really upped the ante of the insects this year, and there’s plenty of other attractions if you don’t like insects!”
As well as the creepy crawley club, White Post Farm are offering youngsters the chance to ride a broomstick at broomstick club, get their hands dirty at slime workshops, watch some magic tricks and even pick and carve pumpkins.
If you’re not a fan of insects, the farm welcomed some new arrivals with two litters of week-old piglets that are proving to be very popular amongst visitors.
Anthony said: “We have twenty piglets in two litters at the moment, and it’s lovely to see them running around with mum.
“They’re very inquisitive and charging all over, it never gets old seeing them squabbling for space to feed!”
“There are also lambs due to be born at the end of next month, around November 23.
“I love Christmas lambing, it’s so nice and really adds to the festive atmosphere in our nativity stable.”
As well as the lambs, you can see reptiles, chicks, llamas, rabbits, cows, reindeer and pigs on the farm.
For the grown ups, there are also unique goat yoga sessions on offer.
For more information, or to buy tickets, visit: whitepostfarm.co.uk