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Pumpkin picking

Pumpkin Picking

Spooky season has officially begun and that means one thing - pumpkin picking! We’re very lucky in Manchester to be surrounded by some wonderful venues that host this autumnal activity.

The Hayloft Cheshire will be holding their annual pumpkin picking event. They’re open every day from now until the 31st of October, and will be staying open until 7pm for after school twilight sessions. This event is perfect for families as it includes a spooky maze, miniature railway, tractor rides, and this year you can also pick your own corn!

This is a great pumpkin patch for convenience and ease as no bookings are required, pumpkins are pay as you pick. Activities vary in price.

The Dunham Pumpkin Patch comes highly recommended for adults that want a fun, foody day out, as their annual event now includes fresh wood fired pizza’s from Little Red Pizza Co and cider in the Dunham Apple Barn, made from apples picked at the farm.

Various weekday and weekend dates throughout October. Booking required. Tickets are £5 per car.

Lancaster Park and Animal Farm is another great event for younger children and families. Their event is a full day out with a busy itinerary, which includes pumpkin carving, a haunted house and a fancy dress competition. On top of this, there are all the usual farmyard activities, including animal petting and play park.

Various weekday and weekend dates throughout October. Booking required. Tickets from £6.50 to £12.50 pp.