We all love a good pumpkin for Halloween, and if you can pick your own then that’s the icing on the cake! Pumpkin patches are plentiful these days, so look out for one near to you. Here are our five top picks.

Apple and pumpkin day | Hulme Community garden Centre | Manchester, M15 5RG | Sun 27 Oct 11-4

Time for Hulme Garden Centre’s annual event celebrating all things apple and pumpkin related! Go on a pumpkin hunt and then carve what you catch. Eat apples, press apples, drink apple juice. there will be music, food and a bar along with crafts for all ages.

Dunham Pumpkin Patch | Dunham Massey | Altrincham WA14 5RN | Open each weekend 1-4 then daily from October 23 - 31

The Dunham Pumpkin Patch is back open this year, offering wood fired pizzas and a coffee van as well as a chance to pick your own. Visitors need to book a parking ticket, costing £5.62, then you can take a wheelbarrow out into the fields. Pumpkins are priced according to size.

Pumpkin Festival | Grange Farm | Lowton | Stone Cross Lane S, Lowton, Warrington WA3 1JU | Open now. festival from 16 Oct

Grange Farm is bringing a whole pumpkin festival to proceedings, with carving, animal feeding, face painting, fairground rides and lots more. For now, there’s pumpkin picking only and then the festival runs from October 16 to Halloween. Entry fee is £3 per car and pumpkins are available to buy from £2 each.

Reddish Vale Farm, Stockport | Country Park, Reddish Vale Rd, Stockport SK5 7HE | Until 31 Oct

There’s pumpkin picking at Reddish Vale this year along with all of the usual farm fun. You can pick your own pumpkin and take it there and then to a carving cavern, or take it home in one piece! The event’s running until Oct 31 and tickets –  £11.50 for adults and £16 for children with one pumpkin included – and can be prebooked.

Libby's Pumpkin Patch | Shellow Lane, Macclesfield SK11 9RS

Libby’s in Macclesfield is open now, but will get busier in the run up to Halloween so booking is recommended. It costs a very reasonable £2.50 per car, and refreshments are available, with pumpkin prices depending on their size, ranging from about £1 to £20.

Words:
Suzy Prince
Published on:
Tue 26 Oct 2021