Pumpkin Picking Patches In Manchester

two girls hugging next to pumpkins

With October literally around the corner, it’s time to start prepping for Halloween! First things first…you need a gourd-eous pumpkin! Whether it’s bright orange, gnarly green or mellow yellow – here are the best places for pumpkin picking in Manchester!

Our Top Tips for Pumpkin Picking in Manchester

We want to make your pumpkin-picking experience as easy as possible. Which is why we’re listing all our top tips, so you can have an enjoyable afternoon!

  • Visit a local pumpkin patch: If you want to support your local farms, check out our pumpkin picking finder to find the nearest to you!
  • Go early in the season: For the best pumpkin selection and to avoid the crowds, try to go pumpkin picking early in the season.
  • Check opening hours: Make sure to check the pumpkin patch’s opening hours and any special events they may have planned. Also, book your tickets in advance! You don’t want to be denied entry because you didn’t pre-book.
  • Dress up warm: We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Pumpkin patches can be muddy…and we don’t want any unhappy faces.
  • Bring Cash: Some pumpkin patches may not accept cards, so it’s a good idea to have cash on hand. And from personal experience, it’s always nice to treat yourself to some autumnal goodies that are on offer at the pumpkin patch!
  • Bring sturdy bags: Bring your own bags, baskets, or a wagon to carry your pumpkins. Some patches may provide these, but it’s best to be prepared, no one wants to lug a pumpkin around the whole day!
  • Make sure to check your pumpkins: Check each pumpkin for blemishes, soft spots, and other imperfections. We recommend picking pumpkins that are firm and free from rot – so they’ll last until Halloween!

Pumpkin Picking Manchester 2023

Pumpkin picking has become a beloved autumn tradition, and in 2023, there are plenty of pumpkin patches ready to welcome visitors. Whether you’re looking to find the perfect pumpkin for carving or simply enjoy a day surrounded by vibrant orange gourds, these patches have got you covered.

bunch of orange and white pumpkins and dunham massey

1. Dunham Pumpkin Patch, Dunham Massey

A popular choice that not only has a goardfull of pumpkins from all shapes and sizes, but also offers tractor rides through the fields! and a wide range of pumpkin varieties to choose from.

This season is set to be the biggest and most memorable yet! They’ve planted over 30,000 pumpkins ready for the picking! There’s also the bumpy wagon train ride and so many more autumnal activities to get stuck into.

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The Dunham Pumpkin Patch, Henshall Lane, Dunham Massey, WA145SN

Opening Times

Weekends in October. Daily from 23rd October 2023
10:00 - 17:00

Pricing

Standard £6.00

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two kids posing at the pumpkin patch

2. Kenyon Hall Farm, Warrington

Another family favourite is Kenyon Hall Farm! With over 15,000 pumpkins ready this year, it’s going to be a spectacular one!

Enjoy pumpkin picking, perfect photoshoots with all the orangey backdrops and even tractors too! You’ll find pumpkin displays of all shapes and sizes and a farm cafe to settle down in and grab a bite to eat. A sweet treat for younger visitors, there’s a farm shop stocked with autumn goodies!

It’s only 30 mins from Manchester!

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Kenyon Hall Farm, Winwick Ln, Croft, Warrington, WA3 7ED.

Opening Times

Weekdays in October until the 20th
Then 25th, 30th and 31st October 2023

Pricing

£2.95 (doesn't include a pumpkin)

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little girl pulling a scary face in a pumpkin patch

3. Cockfields Farm

This pumpkin-picking destination has a toddler-friendly, daytime visit and a spooky after-dark event too! From the GIANT pumpkin patch brimming with all sorts of pumpkins to a pumpkin carving competition!

There’s all sorts of family entertainment here too, from meeting all animals big and small to their BRAND NEW Halloween Hayride Tractor tour!

Not to mention the spooky express train at the after-dark event… Don’t forget the vintage tractors are perfect for photos, and a fancy dress competition for those feeling particularly spooky is a must.

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Lees Rd, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8AR

Opening Times

14th - 15th and 21st - 29th October 2023

Pricing

Adult £17.00
Child £22.00

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carving cavern at reddish vale farm

4. Reddish Vale Farm, Stockport

Head to the pumpkin-picking patch and grab a wheelbarrow – it’s time to pick your pumpkins! Visit the Halloween Village and snap some selfies! Then head to the carving station and craft your spooky masterpiece.

Afterwards, take a ride on the Spooky Express through the haunted woods and the gruesome graveyard. Take part in some tricky games and boo-gie on down with The Witches and Wizards Show and Dance!

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Country Park, Reddish Vale Rd, Stockport SK5 7HE

Opening Times

7th - 29th October 2023
10:00 - 16:00

Pricing

From £12.00

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5. Smithills Open Farm, Bolton

One of the best places for pumpkin picking in Manchester is Smithills Open Farm, located in Bolton. This family-friendly farm offers a delightful pumpkin-picking event making it the perfect destination for Halloween enthusiasts!

Immerse yourself in the Halloween spirit with their exciting Halloween celebrations. Join in the sweet hunt and search for delicious treats hidden throughout the farm. And if you’re feeling brave, don’t miss their fright night for a spine-chilling experience!

You’ll have the opportunity to take fun and quirky photos with their character billboards, creating lasting memories of your pumpkin-picking adventure.

After a day of pumpkin picking and Halloween excitement, treat yourself to some delicious ice cream made from the farm’s own cow’s milk. Indulge in a wide range of flavours while enjoying the picturesque surroundings of the farm.

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Smithills Dean Rd, Bolton BL1 7NS

Opening Times

21st - 31st October

Pricing

£15.00 per person

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Pumpkin patch

6. Pumpkin Festival, Grange Farm

Get ready for a spooktacular adventure at the Pumpkin Festival hosted by Grange Farm!

At the Pumpkin Festival, you and your family can enjoy a wide range of activities. Start by exploring the pumpkin patch and picking your own pumpkins. Whether you’re searching for the perfect pumpkin for carving or a unique one to decorate your home, Grange Farm has it all! Once you’ve found your pumpkin, head over to the carving barn where you can let your creativity shine and carve a masterpiece.

If you’re looking for a spooky adventure, get lost in the thrilling maize maze. With twists and turns at every corner, this spooky maze will give you a thrilling Halloween experience! For those who love face painting, there will be talented artists ready to transform you into your favourite character!

The Pumpkin Festival also offers fun fairground rides, from classic favourites to the new and modern! Not to mention you can meet their own herd of highland cows too!

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Stone Cross Ln S, Lowton, Warrington WA3 1JU

Opening Times

Saturday 7th - 8th, 14th - 15th and 21st - 31st October 2023

Pricing

£3.50 per person

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pumpkin patch at sunset

7. Lancaster Park and Animal Farm, Chadderton

Looking for a pumpkin-picking experience that offers more than just the basics? Look no further than Lancaster Park and Animal Farm! This charming farm is known for its extensive pumpkin patch and exciting Halloween activities.

Wander through the sprawling pumpkin patch and handpick your own perfect pumpkin. From orange pumpkins to knobbly ones, there’s a pumpkin for everyone. And the best part? You can carve your pumpkin right on-site. With a designated carving barn, you can let your creativity run wild and create a spooky masterpiece – without having to clean up the mess!

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Lancaster Park and Animal Farm go above and beyond to provide a truly thrilling Halloween experience. Step into the haunted house, where ghouls and ghosts await to give you a fright. If you’re in the mood for something less intense, gather around for a spine-chilling tale told by expert storytellers.

When it comes to pumpkin picking, carving, and Halloween fun, Lancaster Park and Animal Farm has it all. Don’t miss out on this fantastic fall adventure.

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Middleton Road West, Chadderton, Oldham OL1 2TG

Opening Times

7th - 8th, 14th - 15th and 20th - 29th October 2023

Pricing

Adult £11.00
Child (1-15) £14.00

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little girl carrying a pumpkin at tatton park

8. Tatton Park Pumpkin Patch

Every year, Tatton Park hosts the highly-anticipated Tatton Park Pumpkin Patch, a fantastic event for families to enjoy the autumn season! Located just a short 40-minute drive from Manchester, this pumpkin-picking extravaganza offers visitors the opportunity to select their own pumpkins straight from the patch.

Not only can you explore the giant pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin to take home, but you can also interact with friendly farm animals! Kids will love meeting the cows, pigs, sheep, and other adorable animals on the farm.

There are plenty of other attractions for you to enjoy this Halloween though! Take a stroll through the magnificent Mansion and admire its stunning architecture. Explore the beautifully manicured gardens and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that Tatton Park has to offer.

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Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

Opening Times

21st - 29th October 2023

Pricing

From £4.00

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a load of pumpkins ready to go home

9. Pumpkin Picking at Haigh Woodland Park

Head to Haigh Woodland Park for a fun-filled family day out this Halloween. Pick your own pumpkins from the large pumpkin patch and let your creative juices flow as you carve them into spooky characters. With plenty of space, you can take your time picking the perfect pumpkin for the big night.

Once you’ve found your pumpkin, take part in other exciting activities such as face painting, apple bobbing and a ghostly hunt. Or visit the onsite cafe for a tasty treat and relax in the picturesque woodland setting.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable Halloween experience near Manchester, Haigh Woodland Park is the perfect place to make memories with the whole family.

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School Ln, Wigan WN2 1PE

Opening Times

26th to 29th October 2023

Pricing

£5.00 per person

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10. Lymefield Pumpkin Patch, Hyde

Lymefield Pumpkin Patch has been a popular destination for pumpkin picking for years! The patch is hugeeee and has a wide and unique selection of pumpkins to choose from! Whether you’re itching to find a  traditional orange pumpkin or daring to try something new with the white and green pumpkins!

The patch also features a large greenhouse with a variety of activities for children to enjoy, such as pumpkin carving!

So, if you’re looking for an exciting day out this Halloween, be sure to check out Lymefield Pumpkin Patch in Hyde.

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Lymefield Garden Centre Ltd, Broadbottom, Cheshire, SK14 6AG

Opening Times

21st October 2023

Pricing

£9.50 per person (including one pumpkin)

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