It feels like we’re well and truly waving goodbye to Summer and welcoming in Autumn, so now is as good a time as any to start thinking about Halloween.
Family favourites across Northamptonshire will open again for you to go and pick your own pumpkins.
Some pick your own patches open as soon as the beginning of October so if you and your little ones want to get the pick of the bunch, now is the time to start making plans.
Booking sooner rather than later will help to avoid disappointment – as Halloween isn’t the same unless you’ve picked and carved a pumpkin, right?
Below are eight pumpkin patches around Northamptonshire, and some further afield, plus booking details and more information to help you have an amazing day out.
9. Saxby's Cider - Grange Farm
Starting from October 16, you can come along to Saxby's Cider at Grange Farm in Farndish to pick your own pumpkins. You can book your arrival time online and pay just £2.50 for one car and all of its occupants. Pumpkins are priced according to size. The Saxby’s Cider bar and shop will be open and there will be hot food and drinks for everyone to enjoy in a large open covered seating area after some hard pumpkin picking! This year, they have an apple launching trebuchet to fire apples at pumpkin targets and there will be lots of displays for creative photo opportunities. Address: Grange Farm, Irchester Rd, Wellingborough NN29 7HJ
Photo: Saxby's Cider
10. Cattows Farm
Based in Leicestershire, the Halloween Farm offers fun for all the family – they’re promising this Halloween will be bigger, better and spookier than ever before. You can choose from over 200,000 pumpkins of all colours, shapes and sizes. Their new attractions include ‘Halloween Fantasy Land’ with three family and child-friendly attractions, an interactive trick or treat street, a creepy maze trail, live music, and more. The ‘Halloween Farm’ tickets are £2 from Monday to Friday and £3 on the weekend for everyone aged one and over. ‘Halloween Fantasy Land’ tickets will give you access to some of their additional new attractions. You can find dates, times and bookings here. Address: Cattows Farm, Normanton Lane, Leicestershire, LE67 2TD.
Photo: Cattows Farm
11. The Sunshine Farm
The Sunshine Farm in Brixworth will be open on all weekends throughout October so people can pick their own pumpkins with free entry and no bookings required! You can also visit their petting farm to see and feed the animals for the cost of £3.50 for anyone over the age of two years. Feeding buckets are £2.00 per bucket. Lawn games will be set up for the children on the petting farm lawn which will be included in £3.50 entrance cost. Games include pumpkin golf, witch hat ring toss, Halloween bowling, ping pong, trick or treat straw hunt and more. Please note that dogs are not allowed on site. Orange and Black Coffee will be on hand to provide refreshments, including a Pumpkin and Squash soup made from Sunshine Farm's produce.
Photo: The Sunshine Farm