Every year on our Autumn bucket list is Pumpkin picking. It is such a great seasonal activity to do and it is something we look forward to every Autumn, we love it. Luckily there are lost of places to go pumpkin picking. I have put together a list of the best places to go pumpkin picking in the North West.
Pick Your Own Pumpkin at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop.
Chester Road, Hawarden, CH5 3FB
Hawarden is one of our favourite places to go pumpkin picking. Not only can you pick your own pumpkin there is lots of opportunities to pick other fruits including apples, pears and raspberries. There is children’s wheel barrows that they can put in their chosen pumpkin. Hawarden Estate Farm is usually decorated and there are lots of great photo opportunities.
I have spoken about Hawarden Farm numerous times. It is such a lovely place to visit. After pumpkin picking your children to play on the adventure play ground or even treat yourself to some delicious food from Hawarden Farm Shop.
We tend to spend the whole afternoon there and we always have a great time. Tickets are not needed.
Find out more via their website https://www.hawardenestate.co.uk/
Pumpkin Picking at Church Farm
Church Lane, Thurstaston, Wirral, CH61 0HW
We are huge fans of Church Farm and we go there often. There is so much for children to do. Church Farm have lots of events throughout the year. During October and November they host a Family Fright Festival which included the opportunity to pick your own pumpkin. You do need tickets for this event and for a full day ticket (which is jam packed with activities) the price is £6.50 for children and £7.50 for adults (under 2’s are free!). You can also purchase a part day ticket which costs £5.50 for children and £6.50 for adults. There are Family tickets available also.
Tickets to the family fright festival are available here you do have to pay extra for the pumpkin.
We have never been pumpkin picking at Church Farm before but we often attend their Christmas event that we enjoy and is good value for money.
Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall, Chester CH3 9HQ
We have only recently discovered Bolesworth and we have had a great couple of days reviewing their Movies at Bolesworth and Sunflower Maze events. Bolesworth have a pumpkin picking and Halloween Maize Maze running from 8th October to the 30th October. There will be crafts, activities, trails and food stalls there to keep you entertained. If this is like the previous events that they have held then you will love it!
Tickets cost £8.50 for ages 2+ (under 2s go free) and there are also family tickets available. This includes access to the Halloween Maze, kids crafts, the picnic area, onsite food and drink facilities, plus free parking. The site opens at 9.15am, with last entry at 3pm. Pick your own pumpkins is free to visit, you pay for the pumpkins you choose.
Tickets are available from here
Kenyon Hall Farm
Winwick Lane, Croft, Warrington, WA3 7ED
Kenyon Hall Farm is great place to go pumpkin picking in Warrington, North West. I took Harri a couple of years ago and I remember there a huge field just full of pumpkins to pick. Small pumpkins, big, pumpkins, white pumpkins, green pumpkins the list goes on. There are huge wheel barrows available to collect your goodies in and of course get some fab pictures.
Kenyon Farm hosts a pumpkin festival throughout September and October. Tickets cost £2.50 (under 18 months go free). This does not include the cost of the pumpkin that you pick.
Tickets are available here
There is a farmshop, cafe and small children’s play area at Kenyon Farm.
Roby Mill Pumpkin Patch
Johnsons Farm, Lafford Lane, Wigan, WN8 0QY
If you are looking for pumpkin picking in Wigan this seems to be the perfect spot. Open as usual in October 2020. They have a huge variety of Pumpkins and Gourds to pick straight from our Pumpkin Patch. There will also be a spooky tent with knitted pumpkins, bunting, candles, decorations and children’s crafts available to buy.
Tickets are available here and they are free. You just pay for your pumpkin.