The gourd, the bad and the ugly: Children hunt for the perfect Halloween pumpkin

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 young girl jumps between pumpkins at Tulleys farm - Dan Kitwood /Getty
young girl jumps between pumpkins at Tulleys farm - Dan Kitwood /Getty

Each autumn, Tulleys farm features over 60 acres of speckled orange fields for toddlers to play in.

The Sussex farm hosts one of the season's most popular activities, picking pumpkins, both small and overwhelmingly large.

A boy fills up his wheelbarrow - Dan Kitwood
A boy fills up his wheelbarrow - Dan Kitwood
Big push, one girl takes to pushing the wheelbarrow herself - Dan Kitwood
Big push, one girl takes to pushing the wheelbarrow herself - Dan Kitwood

Not that the size of some of the enormous winter squashes has stopped excited children from heaving them onto wheelbarrows to be taken home and turned into Jack-o-Lanterns.

Others can be seen tip-toeing over the vegetables in their wellies with one little visitor donning her costume early, an appropriately chosen pumpkin, complete with a lid as a hat.

A aerial view of the farm
A aerial view of the farm
'To me, to you!' Two boys help each other lift a giant pumpkin - Dan Kitwood
'To me, to you!' Two boys help each other lift a giant pumpkin - Dan Kitwood

But those looking to take home one of the approximately 450,000 ghoulish vegetables better hurry. With Hallowe'en just around the corner, the farm can attract quite the crowd.

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