Get picking at these autumnal pumpkin patches.
Autumn is here, which means seasonal events like Halloween and Bonfire Night are creeping our way, plus the huge countdown to Christmas. But first on the agenda for autumn has to be Halloween. Whether you’re doing it for the ‘gram or just absolutely love getting your carve on, here’s our pick of the best pumpkin patches near Liverpool to visit this autumn.
Kenyon Hall Farm has become one of the North West’s best pumpkin patches, having planted their first pumpkins more than 30 years ago. This year, guests are invited to pick their own down on the farm from the outdoor patch, with more than 15,000 pumpkins grown this year or a huge indoor display of ready-picked pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and colours. Throughout October, guests can check out their pumpkin patch, before choosing one of their own to carve. New for this year, you can create memories with Kenyon Hall Farm’s unique, pumpkin-tastic photo backdrops, so grab a wheelbarrow and pick out your pumpkin straight from the patch. Pumpkins are priced from £2 depending on size and you can also buy local produce from their farm shop too. Tickets have almost sold out but the farm hopes to release more slots and there may be some last minute availability, so look out!
Winwick Lane, Croft, Warrington, WA3 7ED
Open every day from 2nd October, Church View Farm is ready to welcome back guests for their PYO Pumpkin season, with over 5,000 pumpkins planted so there should be plenty available to pick this year. Guests will be able to grab a wheel barrow and pick their perfect pumpkin, before heading to the fairground or ice cream van. The event in Lydiate, north of Liverpool, will also have a photographer present (pre-booking required) where you can troll around the massive pumpkin patch whilst taking some seasonal snaps for the ‘gram, or a ghoulish greetings card, perhaps. There will be delicious hot food available and you can warm up with a mug of hot chocolate. No ticket is required and no entry fee is charged, you just pay for the pumpkins that you pick. Pumpkins are £4 each or 3 for £10, plus there are some tiny ones for 50p.
Southport Road, Lydiate, L31 4HJ
Located near Formby, the Pumpkin Patch in Hightown is back for 2021 – and it’s perfect for families to enjoy. Not only do you get to hunt around for a pumpkin there will be children’s entertainment there too! From 2nd October to 31st October, guests can check out their pumpkin patch, before choosing one of their own to carve. Children can take part in the farm’s Halloween costume competition with the chance to win some prizes. There will also be famous Formby coffee cart, Coffee with Squirrels, serving plenty of refreshments as well as a free maize maze across five acres for you to explore. The patch is pretty spectacular, too, with a variety of sizes and colours to pick from, including their most popular white ghost pumpkins and traditional Cinderella pumpkins. There will also be photographers available so you can get a perfect pic with your prized pumpkin. Admission is free and you can even head home with both pumpkins and sweetcorn in tow.
Orrell Hill Lane, Hightown, L38 5DA
4. Church Farm
Church Farm is one of Liverpool’s best activities for families. Not only do you get to hunt around for a pumpkin you can visit the animals there too! Guests will be able to grab a wheel barrow and pick their perfect pumpkin, before heading on the ‘Beastly Barrel’ train ride which features plenty of Halloween sounds and props. The event in Wirral will also have a Scarecrow trail that children can take part in and have the chance to win some prizes. There will be more than 3,000 pumpkins at Church Farm and you can choose one to buy on your visit to the Family Fright Festival taking place between 2nd and 31st October. The farm is hosting a series of spooky themed weekend events which include tractor rides and access to the farm park where there is a playground, go-karts and pedal boats. Pumpkins are not included in the admission price to the festival event but are priced at between £2 and £5. You must book tickets to the festival in advance and there are full day or part day tickets available.
Church Lane, Thurstaston, Wirral, CH61 0HW
More pumpkin patches to explore this autumn:
Fish Lane, Burscough, L40 1UQ
6. The Hayloft
Sandy Lane, Bold, Great Sankey, Widnes WA8 3XP
7. Benty Farm
3a School Lane, Thurstaston, CH61 0HH
Heatons Bridge Road, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk, L40 8JQ
Delf Lane, Downholland, Ormskirk, L39 7JJ
10. Claremont Farm
Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 4JB