Halloween; the time of year it becomes acceptable to blast out Monster Mash, sneak pumpkin into near enough everything and cover a whole apple in toffee and still deem it one of your five a day.
From bingeing on the sweets that didn’t quite make it to the trick or treaters, to the moment you turn the big light off and light the candle in the pumpkin to illuminate your masterpiece, gore blimey it’s a good time of year. As you get older, the magic of these times of the year may slightly fade but one thing that has got better over the years is pumpkin carving. And to do that, you need a pumpkin. Yes it’s easier to pick one up from the supermarket but there’s nothing better than going to a farm, picking one yourself and making a day of it.
Here’s a round-up of some places to go pick it yourself:
Birchall’s Fresh Produce Pumpkin Picking
Benty Farm Tearooms
Kenyon Hall Farm
14-28th Oct 10am-4pm every day Free entry. Carving area and shop, eat and drink all things pumpkin!
Old Clatterbridge road
18th September onwards, 10am-4pm each day! If you fancy staying later Farm Yard Flicks will be screening some spooktacular films at the farm.
Church View Farm
Pumpkin patch photo shoots by New Mumma Photography.
The Pumpkin Patch Hightown
Orrell Hill Lane
29th Sept -31st Oct 10:00-5:00 daily
Giant pumpkins, different varieties of pumpkins and squashes. Photo shoots. 3 pumpkins for £10.
Family fright festival, spooky (but not too frightening), pumpkin picking, puppet shows, tractor rides etc. Tickets only, selected dates in October and November.