A FAMILY festival - which proved a success last year despite torrid weather and flooded fields - will return to south Cumbria this year looking to delight and entertain.

Troutbeck Pumpkin Festival will run for nine days later this month celebrating all things Halloween.

Complete with a licenced bar, live music, BBQ food, face painting, pumpkin carving tent, and an indoor section with games, the festival promises to be bigger than last year and have something for all.

Stephen Cook, a festival organiser, said: "We are gearing up for all eventualities but hopeful for better weather this time around.

"Last year, we were just really unlucky but it still made for a popular festival and people were asking us to bring it back.

"So we thought failure is the first attempt in learning and decided to come back. We will have a big tent for inclement weather and live music every single day."

The festival will kick off on October 22 and run through to October 31, open every day during this period.

Stephen said: "We are just hoping for a good time. As long as people come, it will be a success."