Looking for a local pumpkin patch, maize maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Northwest England?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in Northwest England, sorted by county. Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands.  Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a maize maze, spook house, or hayride.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

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Updates for November 2020

Most pumpkin patches  and maize mazes usually open by late August, some earlier! Maize mazes usually open in July. You may also want to try the latest fun, Zombie Paintball, see this website!. The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here. You will find a local Christmas tree farm on this page. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

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Cheshire

  • Apple Jack's Adventure Farm - Massive Maize Maze, zip wires, jumping pillow, hayrides,
    Stretton Road, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 4NW. Phone: 01925 268 495 (during open hours). Email: [email protected]. Open: from mid-July. Many attractions, including: Jacks Ball Blast - Fire AJ's red balls at your friends and family but remember to duck if they fire them back; Adventure Hayride; Racing Ziplines; Roller rink; Jumping pillow
    Jump for joy on this huge inflatable trampoline. Fence maze - Find your way to the centre of our wooden maze and see if you can find the way back out! Adventure play area; Have fun digging in the sand with the mechanical and electric diggers. Haystack Mountain; Stilt walking. The Eliminators: Try to knock your opponent off. Drop Slides -
    Climb to the top and slide down at super speeds!
  • Church Farm Organics - pumpkins, tractor rides, ponies, farm animlas, barrel train,
    Church Lane, Thurstaston Wirral. Phone: 0151 648 7838. Email: [email protected]. Directions: A540 Chester to Heswall. Then Thurstaston 2nd L down Station Rd L at T-jn farm on RHS. (M53/J4 Clattacadge. Follow signs to Bamstage to next rbt. A540 to Heswall - continue A540 to Thurstaston.) Small 70 acre working farm with views over the Dee , excellent walking. Halloween Half term is a new farm attraction timetable running during half-term week, in addition to all the usual farm attractions. The whole farm will be spookily themed and we'll have a few extra things running all day too like the pumpkin games, pumpkin search and pumpkin carving. Ample parking, scenic walks/tractor rides, pub nearby, plants and shrubs for sale, fishing, boating, camping, farm animals, easy access for disabled, toilets. Children's farm parties offered.  Farm-grown Xmas trees.
  • Kenyon Hall - Pumpkins, Maize maze (corn maze), pedal karts, playground
    Winwick Lane, Croft, Warrington, WA3 7ED. Phone: 01925 763646. Alternate phone: 01925 763161. Email: [email protected]. We grow our own Halloween Pumpkins, Edible Pumpkins and Culinary Squash. We open up the fields in October for you to Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin. We plant thousands of Pumpkins and Squash each year so the choice of shape size colour and variety is endlessU-pick fruit, vegetables and flowers. The Pumpkin Patches and Corn Maze shop is after August for the summer and open again in the last week of October for Pumpkins and Squashes. We have a childrens play area, with a custom-made climbing frame, bale mountain and vintage tractor to play on. There is also an outdoor picnic area where the kids can enjoy eating their fruit in the outdoors, along with some delicious Cheshire dairy ice cream! In Autumn we will be holding the Kenyon Hall Farm Pumpkin Festival! Kids can pick pumpkins, carve pumpkins and even eat pumpkins, as well as lots more fun activities. Open from August to October we have a brilliant Maize Maze to lose the children in! This is a unique maze constructed out of the tall stalks of the maize crop that grow on the farm. Subject to availability, we also have toy pedal tractors for the kids to ride around an indoor track.
  • Malpas Pick Your Own Pumpkins & Halloween Spooktacular -
    Ivy House Farm, Dodds Lane, Malpas, Cheshire SY14 7JN. Phone: 07973919333. Alternate phone: 01948 860326. Email: [email protected]. We have a field full of pumpkins, small to large. Find the one you want and its yours, make soup, pie or just for carving! Enter the field through our monstrous maize maze! Choose your perfect pumpkin, but will you find your way out to our spooky goings on? Fancy dress is fun and welcome. BEST BRING YOUR WELLIES. Join us for our spooky field fun days everyday during half term (Friday October 24th to Friday October 31st) 10.00am to 6.00pm. Will you find the way out of our monstrous maze? Come in fancy dress. Children's crafts and games available at pocket money prices! Lucky dip, creepy crafts, revolting refreshments, scary sweeties, ghastly games! Click here for a link to our Facebook page
  • Redhouse Farm Maize Maze - cornfield maze
    Redhouse Farm, Redhouse Lane, Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5RL. Phone: 0161 941 3480. Email: [email protected]. Open: Check website for dates (usually open during August). Red House Farm is in the heart of the Greater Manchester countryside just outside of Altrincham in the village of Dunham Massey. Taking inspiration from the children's classic story Alice in Wonderland, the maze this year is designed around the 'White Rabbit'. But it is more than just a maze!. Alongside all our popular activities in the courtyard area such as pedal carts, bouncy castles, inflatable slide and barrel train rides, trampolines and farmers style 5-a-side football pitch. Other outdoor activities at the farm now include: Bouncy Castle, Big inflatable slide, Barrel Train - brilliant, simple fun for children of all ages as they sit in barrels to be driven around the field by the farmer on his tractor. Outdoor laser quest - brilliant for birthday parties! Seven metre high Social Climbing Wall - with amazing views from the top! Red House Farm Shop and tea rooms offers a big range range of hand made products, and has wide ranging menu to suit people of all ages. Sand pit and diggers, mini tractors, playhouses and swings and slides in our play area by the shop and tea rooms. 
  • Scarewood / Cacklewood - haunted house, haunted rides, haunted trail, Trick-or-treating event, concessions / refreshment stand
    Yarwood Heath Yarwood Lane, Altrincham, wa143SD. Phone: 0156565107. Email: [email protected]. Open: 19th - 28th October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Looking for Something to do this Halloween with the little Monsters? With face painting, slime making and street food (don’t forget the pumpkin soup) you are sure to be spellbound by your visit. As the sun begins to set join us for a lantern walk deeper into the woods for one final ghost story before tea time. (ADDED: July 30, 2018)
  • The Hayloft, Cheshire - pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
    Sandy Lane, Bold, Widnes, WA8 3XP. Phone: 01925 726220. Email: [email protected]. Open: BE SURE TO BOOK BEFORE YOU GO - pumpkin picking every day throughout October. 10am - 6pm weekdays, 9am - 5pm weekends. The coffee shop is open 10am - 5pm every day . Serving luxury hot drinks, delicious lunches, tasty cake and ice cream. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (ADDED: 18 October 2020, JBS)

Cumbria

  • Lakeland Maize Maze - cornfield maze
    Raines Hall Farm, Sedgwick, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 0JH. Phone: 015395 61760. Email: [email protected].  Open: 16 July through 4 September, then weekends only in September. Lakeland Maze Farm Park won the Maize Maze of the year in 2011 and for the second time in 2013. Come and find out what makes the Lakeland Maze Farm Park an award winning visitor attraction for yourselves.

Lancashire

  • Bungalow Farms Carisbric - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand,
    Heatons Bridge Road, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk L40 8JQ. Phone: 07973 635111. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily, 10 am to 5pm. At the pumpkin patch we pride ourselves in Halloween pumpkins of all shapes and sizes and cater for all tastes from small to Atlantic giants, our farm shop is stocked with all your favourite produce grown directly on the farm. They have already picked pumpkins and squash and locally grown vegetables, accord potatoes, savoy, spring cabbage , savoy and leeks, plus pumpkin picking in the patch.  (ADDED: 18 October 2020, JBS)
  • Croston Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, cornfield maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand,
    Highcroft, Highfield Road, Croston, Leyland PR26 9HH. Phone: 01257451696. Open: normally every weekend throughout October, from 10am - 4pm, but unfortunately, Croston pumpkin patch will be closed after Saturday 24th October. They have had such a terrific amount of families visit us during the last few weekends that "our stock has gone a lot quicker than we thought.". Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (ADDED: October 22, 2020, JBS)
  • Greenbank Farm -  Raspberries, Redcurrants, Blackcurrants and Potatoes
    Over Kellet, Carnforth, Lancashire LA6 IBS UK. Phone: +44 (0)1524 733296. Email: [email protected]. Strawberries and Gooseberries in late June. Raspberries, Redcurrants, Blackcurrants and Potatoes will be ready in early July. Check back closer to the time for updates.
  • Mansergh Hall -  gooseberries and blackcurrants
    Kirkby Lonsdale, via Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 2EN. Phone: 015242 72219, Fax:+44  (0)15242 72219. Email: [email protected] Farm shop and pick-your-own. Directions: in the Lancashire village of Kirkby Lonsdale.  The fruit farm is well sign posted off the A65 and the B6254.(Click here for a Map) Open: PYO is open, weather permitting, from mid-June until August 10am to 7pm seven days per week. We have fantastic facilities including a children's play area and a wide range of refreshments. For crop information and opening hours please phone.
  • Old Holly Farm - pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
    Cabus Nook Lane, Garstang, Preston, PR3 1AA. Phone: 01524 791 200. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9am to 5pm daily, Food served from 9am to 3.30pm; Homemade cakes and drinks to 5pm. You must book to visit the farm, with three bookable sessions throughout the day. Tickets will only be available for up to five days in advance, with each ticket including a hot drink or ice cream. In 2020, £7 entry per person includes pick your own pumpkin, entry to the farm and a hot drink or ice cream for each ticket included (t&cs apply). The patch will be outdoors, please bring your wellies & waterproofs. Tickets will only be available to buy from the end of September.
  • Pumpkin Alley Pick Your Own - pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
    Ormskirk, L397JJ. Phone: 07851 271190. Open: FROM 1ST OCTOBER,  10am til 6pm to allow for after school visits, we advise you to do this if possible instead of coming on a weekend when it's very busy . You DONT need to book, and there is no admission fee.  You just need 1 postcode, L397JJ. We have two patches at this postcode this year. There will be our usual patch (behind the flower shop) and the pumpkins are £5 or 3 for £10. NEW FOR 2020.... We will have our amazing, organic, premier pick! We grow with seeds especially imported to grow consistently HUGE pumpkins!!! The pumpkins on this field are all £5 but they are monsters. IF YOU CROSS OVER A BRIDGE YOU ARE ON THE PREMIER PATCH WITH THE HUGE ONES, IF YOU DONT WANT HUGE ONES JUST STAY BEHIND THE FLOWER SHOP there is also white pumpkins on the organic patch. Friendly dogs on leads are welcome, just pick up after them please.  (ADDED: 18 October 2020, JBS)
  • Roby Mill Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
    Johnsons Farm, Lafford Ln, Up Holland, Skelmersdale WN8 0QY. Open: as of 22 October, Due to the huge amount of bookings we have recently received we are now FULLY BOOKED. Roby Mill Pumpkin Patch operates from a family run farm in Upholland. Come along, pick your own pumpkins, have fun and don't forget your wellies!
  • Windmill Animal Farm - maize maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, train rides, ice cream,
    Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancashire L40 1UQ. Phone: 01704 892282. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily, 10am-5pm. Every ticket includes full access to the open farm attraction, and also The Famous Pumpkin Picking Adventure. Each ticket purchased includes a pumpkin of your choice. You are welcome to purchase more pumpkins on the day.  The farm train runs to the Lake View Station starting at 11.00am, until 4.00pm. Come and meet our friendly Guinea Pigs and Rabbits up close and personal.  Bearded Dragons, Geckos, Pythons, a Salmon Boa Constrictor and a Chilli Rose Tarantula spider.  (ADDED: 16 October 2020, JBS)

Merseyside

  • Benty Farm - pumpkins, PreCut Christmas trees, Easter egg hunts
    3a School Lane, Thurstaston, CH61 0HH. Phone: 0151 648 2746.Email: [email protected]. Open: Go EARLY in October - they often sell out by mid-October. Christmas trees from the last Saturday in November, Christmas Tree shop will be OPEN! This year we have several varieties of trees including nordman, spruce, fraser and potted available from £30. We also have stands and a large variety of homemade wreaths.
    Pick Your Own Sunflowers (summer)
    Easter school holidays! We know it can be difficult to plan exciting activities to keep your little ones entertained over this time, but not to worry we have lots of exciting things going on here at Benty Farm! The first event we have running is the Easter Egg Hunt this will be running from 3rd April until Easter Monday. Bring your children along to take part in the egg hunt, all children will receive a chocolate egg or an Easter sticker book at the end of the hunt and this will be £5.00 per child. (ADDED: 16 October 2020, JBS)
  • Brimstage Maize Maze - Maize maze (corn maze)
    Behind Brimstage Hall Courtyard, Brimstage, Wirral CH63 6JA. Phone:  07709 339490. Email: [email protected]. Brimstage Maze offers a great day out packed with family friendly fun and adventure for all ages. In the summer the maize maze forms a interactive, three dimensional puzzle which takes between 60 and 90 minutes to complete. There are clues to discover and puzzles to solve as you find your way through the growing field of maize. Outside you will find loads of great play including two giant jumping pillows, agility trail, zip lines, giant sandpit, crazy golf and pedal go karts. There is also our outdoor Laser Battles arena and you can pan for gems in our gem mine. We also have fantastic indoor play facilities which makes Brimstage Maze a great family day out whatever the weather. There's Maizy Moo's Madhouse which is a fabulous soft play barn for 0-12 year olds featuring a giant 4 lane astra slide, football zone and separate toddler area. NEW for 2015 we have upgraded Bluebell's Barns with more pedal tractors, better undercover inflatables and a fab new ball and beach area. All activities are included in the entrance price with the exception of the gem mine for which there is a £2 charge. Church View Farm pumpkins
  • Church View Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fresh eggs, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food)
    Southport Road Lydiate, Liverpool, l314HJ. Phone: 0151 520 2673. Email: [email protected]. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Claremont Farm - currants (red and black), raspberries
    Old Clatterbridge Road, Wirral, bebington, Merseyside, CH 63 4 JB. Phone: 0151 334 1906. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: Junction4 M53, take the road to Bromborough. First right. . We are open June, July. Our hours are: Every Day 10pm-6pm
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  • Singleton Maize Maze - Maize maze (corn maze)
    Mount Farm, Carr Lane, Singleton, Nr Blackpool FY6 8LG. Phone: 07925 374024. Alternate phone: 01253 885670. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily from 24 July to 6 September from 10 am to 5:30 pm, then weekends through 27 September. The cob maize grows between 8 and 10 feet tall. The Singleton Maze also enjoys the benefits of large indoor and outdoor play areas with masses of space for pedal go-karts; football; netball; basketball; hoops; trampoline; pedal tractors; sand pit; wheelbarrows; buckets and spades; and lots more for the children. Once suitably 'tired' from your exertions in the maze relax and take advantage of our refreshment facilities where we offer hot and cold drinks, freshly made sandwiches, local award winning ice cream, sweets and much more. 
  • The Pumpkin Patch Hightown - pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
    Orrell Hill Lane, Hightown, Liverpool L38 5DA. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9am to 6pm daily. Family run farm with huge pumpkins. Refreshments are available. In 2020, ALL pumpkins are 3 for £10 or £4 each. We accept cash or contactless card. Dogs are welcome if kept on a short lead at all times & must be picked up after (bins provided). No booking necessary & we have plenty of off road safe car parking. (ADDED: 18 October 2020, JBS)

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