Pumpkin patches have grown in popularity with an annual PYO pumpkin trip becoming a fun day out with the kids especially during October half term. Find lots of places in the North West to go pumpkin picking in our handy guide.
Pumpkin Picking in Cheshire, the Wirral & Greater Manchester
Church Farm – open weekends during October and all of October half term. As well as pumpkins priced between £2-£5 there a scarecrow trail and Halloween activities for the school holidays (Thurstaston, Wirral)
Kenyon Farm – pumpkin picking throughout October with final arrangements still being made. (Croft, near Warrington)
Malpas Pick Your Own Farm will have hundreds of pumpkins ready for picking in October plus fun half term activities (Malpas, near Whitchurch)
Libby’s Pumpkin Patch raising funds for East Cheshire Hospice and Gawsworth Primary School (Gawsworth)
The pumpkin patch at Tatton Park is back for 2020. Choose your own pumpkin, fresh from the field. (Knutsford)
Claremont Farm even have epic ghost pumpkins in their patch this year as well as a couple of spooky night time picking sessions in the field. (Bebington, Wirral)
Grab a wheelbarrow and pick your perfect pumpkin at Cockfields Farm (Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester). They even have a toddler pumpkin festival just for little ones for 10 days during term time.
Roby Mill Pumpkin Patch operates from a family run farm in Upholland. Come along, pick your own pumpkins, have fun and don’t forget your wellies! (Wigan)
Venture out a little further to the popular Windmill Animal Farm where the pumpkin picking adventure is included in your entry ticket. (Ormskirk, Lancashire)
Check out our top 10 pumpkin recipes.
Need some more inspiration for October half term? Check out the Red Kite Days guide to October half term activities for kids.
TBC Pumpkin Patches
Lancaster Park & Animal Farm (Oldham)
Grange Farm Country Store (Lowton)
Garswood Pumpkin Patch – due to the rapidly changing circumstances, they didn’t plant any pumpkins this year. There will be no PTO pumpkin picking this year but they will be back in 2021. (Wigan)
Brockholes Nature Reserve