Pick your own at these Autumnal pumpkin patches.
Autumn is in the air, and there’s nothing more that we love than the anticipation that the season brings. From Halloween and Bonfire Night, to the huge countdown to Christmas – the season is filled with happy occasions to share with your nearest and dearest. But first on the agenda = Halloween. Whether you’re doing it for the ‘gram or just absolutely love getting your carve on, we’ve rounded up the best pumpkin patches in Liverpool to pick your own this year.
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. There will also be Halloween characters, carving inspiration and pumpkin-themed food, drink and gift ideas on offer. Pumpkins are priced between £1-£12 depending on size and you can also produce local produce from their farm shop too. The Warrington farm will be limiting numbers to make it safe and ensure plenty of space for social distancing. 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 3rd 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 per household 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. Dogs are welcome to tag along too as long as they are kept on the lead and you clean up after them. No ticket is required and no entry fee is charged, you just pay for the pumpkins that you pick, but you can also make a donation to Woodlands Hospice. 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 2020 – 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 3rd October to 1st November, 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. 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 pumpkins are priced at 3 for £10 or £4 each, regardless of size so you can get a whopper of a pumpkin at no extra cost.
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. The farm is hosting a series of spooky themed weekend events which include puppet shows 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
Malpas Road, Agden, Malpas, Cheshire, SY13 4RB
7. The Hayloft
Sandy Lane, Bold, Great Sankey, Widnes WA8 3XP
Heatons Bridge Road, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk L40 8JQ
Delf Lane, Downholland, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 7JJ