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11 places you can go pumpkin picking at across Liverpool this Halloween

2 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

11 places you can go pumpkin picking at across Liverpool this Halloween

It’s time to p-p-p-pick up a pumpkin!

Halloween is just around the corner and the spooky festival wouldn’t be the same without a glowing pumpkin to welcome trick-or-treaters, or decorate your home with devilishly fab designs.

You can carve a smiley face or create a gruesome grin – either way it’s good fun and a great way to get into the spirit of things!

There are pumpkin patches a-plenty across and around Liverpool, so pull on your wellies and get wading in to one of these perfect places…

Claremont Farm, Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington

They must have some cracking pumpkins down on Claremont Farm because they’ve got wheelbarrows ready to help haul them back to your car.

The Pumpkin Patch is open now between 10am to 4pm every day – and at weekends (and half term) they’ve even got a little fair. Each pumpkin is sold by weight with the average between £2-£4 but they have got some ‘gigantic’ ones this year, max £10. Pumpkins are on the PYO Strawberry Field (past farm shop, over the motorway bridge and first gate on the left) and for sale ‘until they’re gone’!

More info here.

Windmill Animal Farm, Fish Lane, Burscough

With thousands of pumpkins to choose from you can make a day of it at Windmill Animal Farm.

You need to book a ticket for their Pumpkin Picking Adventure, but this gives you full access to the open farm attraction, as well as pumpkin picking privileges. Each ticket purchased (priced from £15.95) includes a pumpkin of your choice, and you can buy more pumpkins on the day.

All pumpkins are grown on the farm, and there are many different varieties and sizes to choose from. It can be muddy so don’t forget your wellies – and book early, this tends to fill up quickly!

More info here.

Southport Pleasureland

The fair’s not open just yet but you can still have a thrilling time at Southport Pleasureland picking the perfect pumpkin.

You’ll be able to pick your own pumpkin from Pleasureland’s pumpkin patch from now until the end of October, but it’s only open to everyone between now and October 22 (1-6pm and there’s free parking). From October 23 onwards it will only be accessible to people visiting the park for its 9 Spooky Days of Fun.

More info here.

Rainfords, Catchdale Moss Lane, St Helens

The barn doors are open and the folk at Rainfords are waiting to welcome you and your little horrors to their fantastic pumpkin festival with hundreds of homegrown pumpkins.

They got little pumpkins and massive ones, starting from £1.50, plus everything you need to create the perfect design, like pumpkin carving kits, along with loads of other Halloween decorations to make your spooky events awfully fab.

More info here.

Little Al’s Urban Farm – Eastham Nurseries, New Chester Road, Birkenhead

There’s loads going on at Little Al’s Urban Farm between October 25-31, from Trick or Treating, Haunted House Fun, and Pumpkin Picking too.

Pumpkin Picking costs £6.50 per child, and you can phone 0151 328 0388 for more details, or go on their Facebook page.

You can even say hello to all the animals – the farm is free to enter, with animal feed to buy for a small fee from the Glitter Shack Coffee Shop which contributes to the animals’ care.

More info here.

Church Farm, Church Lane, Thurstaston

So how brave are you feeling? Church Farm has got tons of pumpkins to pick, but they’re only for those who book for their Family Fright Festival which is on between now and October 31.

There’s a scary Scarecrow Trail, Beastly Barrel Train Rides, Sheep Racing, and, of course, a PYO Pumpkin Patch.

There are still a few tickets left with full day family tickets at £24 (children £6; adults £6.50) and half day tickets £20 (£5; £5.50).

More info here.

The Pumpkin Patch, Orrell Hill Lane, Hightown

There’s premium pumpkin fun at the Pumpkin Patch in Hightown which says ‘we’re famous for our huge pumpkins, perfect pumpkins and fabulous varieties of pumpkins’. And we’re not going to argue.

It’s open from 9am until 6pm daily until October 31. There’s no booking needed and, as well as being free to go in and to park, they’ve cut a maze into five acres of their maize crop so you can test your navigational skills and set yourself a challenge to enjoy while picking your pumpkins.

Pumpkins are £4 each or three for £10 (under 32cm) and there are Giant Gladiator Pumpkins for £6 each or three for £15.

More info here.

Benty Farm Tearooms, School Lane, Thurstaston

Well who can refuse the chance to enjoy a cuppa and a scrumptious cake while they pick up their pumpkin? Benty Farm is open daily from 10am and it says it’s got plenty of pumpkins for you to pick.

And, as well as PYO Pumpkins, every Sunday this month it’s staging its very own Scavenger Hunt! You use a map provided to find all the hidden Halloween items around Thurstaston Woods. It costs £5 per child which includes a Spooky Hot Chocolate.

More info here.

Pumpkin Alley, Delf Lane, Ormskirk

The people at Pumpkin Alley say it’s back bigger and better than ever this year with tons of plump pumpkins to choose from.

It’s £6 for a family pass which also includes your first pumpkin picked, and they promise they won’t run out. You do have to book, but they promise loads of other fun activities like their pumpkin penalty shoot-out to make it a brill family day out.

More info here.

Church View Farm, Southport Road, Lydiate

There are more than 5,000 pumpkins waiting to be picked at this family-run farm in Lydiate.

There’s no booking needing or entry fee – you just pay for what you pick.

More info here.

The Pumpkin Patch at Bungalow Farm, Heatons Bridge Road, Scarisbrick

Bungalow Farm prides itself on Halloween pumpkins of all shapes and sizes from small to Atlantic giants and even white pumpkins.

There will be mini pumpkins just for kids, and they can have a play in the tractor barn too. It’s open daily between 10am to 5pm, and free with no need to book.

Light refreshments are also available and they’ve got frighteningly good Halloween sweets and treats.

More info here.


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