Hello, spooky season! Halloween is just around the corner, and picking your own pumpkin is a great way to spend time outdoors with the family. Here’s a selection of places in Wirral you can go pumpkin picking!
There is no better way to celebrate Halloween than to get yourself to a pumpkin patch and choose the perfect pumpkin for your autumn display. There are plenty of places in Wirral where you can pick your own pumpkins; we have tried and tested most of them over the last few years. So grab your wellies and prepare for autumn photo ops and pumpkin picking; here is a selection of places in Wirral where you can go pumpkin picking.
Pick your own pumpkins at Claremont Farm, Bebington
7th of October until they run out 2023 | Free entry | Photo opportunities
For classic orange pumpkins, ghost pumpkins, green pumpkins and photo opportunities galore. Their pumpkin field is open from the 7th of October 2023 until they run out of pumpkins. The pumpkin picking field is a little further from the farm and is signposted well with a large car park. You only pay for your pumpkin; there is no entry price, and you pay per kg. The price per kg is to be confirmed.
Claremont Farm has a great farm shop selling produce grown on the farm and in the surrounding area. They celebrate local produce by supporting a network of local producers, farmers, gamekeepers and artisans that supply this farm shop. They also have a beautiful cafe that takes local produce and creates delicious food.
Family Fright Festival and pick your own pumpkins at Church Farm Events Ltd, Thurstaston
30th of September – 29th of October 2023 | Ticketed event | Photo opportunities
The Family Fright Festival runs at Church Farm from the 30th of September to the 29th of October 2023. We love autumn and can’t think of anywhere more fun to celebrate this spooky season. Festival-goers can jump on the tractor rides, feed their animals, take part in the skull search 2023, and pick their own pumpkin to take home. It’s free for children under two; you can purchase full-day or part-day tickets. Pumpkin picking is only available as part of the Family Fright Festival ticket.
PYO Pumpkin Patch
They grow over 3000 pumpkins at Church Farm, and visitors can purchase one during their visit. Admission to the pumpkin patch is restricted to customers who hold Family Fright Festival tickets exclusively.
Pumpkins are not included in the price of admission but are priced individually and are available only while supplies last. As pumpkins may run out at some point, visitors who wish to pick pumpkins should consider booking one of the earlier dates.
Due to the pumpkin patch’s location, visitors can only access it during one of the scheduled tractor rides. Visitors should plan their visit accordingly, as tractor rides are only available at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm.
Pick your own pumpkins at Vineyard Farm and Shop, Bebington
Dates and details for 2023 to be confirmed
This working farm and farm shop are well established in Wirral; they have been there for over 60 years. They have a pumpkin washing station and a pumpkin photo booth too. Don’t fancy getting muddy? Don’t worry; they have ready-picked pumpkins by the shop. Dogs can join in with the fun if they are on a lead and well-behaved. Follow their Facebook page for more information.
Pick your own pumpkins at Benty Farm Tearooms, Thurstaston
1st of October until they run out 2023 | Free entry | Photo opportunities
Thurstaston is one of our favourite places to walk and explore in Wirral, and Benty Farm Tearooms is the perfect place to stop for a slice of cake and a warm drink after finding that perfect pumpkin to take home! They have indoor and outdoor seating available due to the showery weather.
Pumpkin patch trail at Gordale garden centre, South Wirral, Neston
Saturday 21st – Tuesday 31st October 2023 | £4 per child | Photo opportunities
Search for pumpkins hidden across their trail at Gordale garden centre. Can you find the secret code? Once you do, you will be granted access to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin. You don’t need to book this event in advance; turn up, and the price of £4 per child includes a trail sheet and one pumpkin. Don’t forget to dress up and share your photos on their social media pages for your chance to win a £10 Gordale Gift Card.
So get outdoors with your family or friends, pick pumpkins and enjoy some autumn fun! Which place is your favourite? Let me know in the comments; I love to hear your opinions.
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