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)
Dunham Massey Farm Ice Cream Pumpkin Patch working with Red House Farm. All the pumpkins are organically grown and go brilliantly well with a scoop or two of Dunham Massey amazing ice cream or perhaps a hot chocolate. Open weekends and during October half term.
The Dunham Pumpkin Patch is running on weekends and through October half term. Take a walk through the Apple Orchard picking pumpkins as you go. Tickets must be booked in advance and don’t get mixed up with the other pumpkin patch at Dunham Massey Ice Cream Farm!
The Hayloft pumpkin patch is open from 3rd October everyday through to 31st October. There will also be a spooky maze and miniature railway.
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)
Pumpkin picking at Grange Farm also have the beautiful animals to feed, fair rides and catering vans . All COVID-19 restrictions and safety measures are in place. Entry is £3 per family (Lowton)
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