Where to Pick the Perfect Pumpkins Near Halifax and Calderdale
Pumpkin Picking near Halifax & Calderdale
Whether you like them in pies, soups or as decorations, nothing screams Halloween quite like a pumpkin (apart from maybe my kids yelling Trick or Treat!!).
Picking your own is loads of fun, especially when there is other spooky stuff thrown in.
Here’s our pick of what’s happening locally in October 2020, and within an hour of Halifax and Calderdale.
Please note: Where dates/plans haven’t yet been decided (some venues are offering reduced facilties due to COVID-19), I have added a note to check back soon.
Farmer Copleys Pumpkin Festival, Pontefract
Whichever colour is your jam, you’ll find it at Farmer Copleys; choose from red, green, white, blue, black, yellow and orange! The ‘Green Witch’, will be flying in, and there will be plenty of fun characters to see.
If all that pumpkin picking makes you hungry, refuel with toffee apples, cinnamon doughnuts, gelato, crepes or other yummy treats.
October 3, 4, 10, 11 & 17-31 2020
Prices: Off-peak £2, peak £4, plus price of pumpkin. Under 3’s go free.
Make your own lantern with one of the thousands of pumpkins available at Stockeld. Each child will get a pumpkin free with their Halloween Forest and Maze tickets (then it’s £2.50 for extras)
October 24-November 1, 2020
Shop and cafe
Free entrance to the park, then pay for activities
Spooky Maze & Witches in the Forest
Stockeld Park, Wetherby, LS22 4AN
Windle House Farm, Oxenhope
October 24 & 25 2020, 11am-4pm
Free pumpkin for each paying child, and the staff and animals will be in fancy dress (you’re encouraged to dress up too, but put something cosy on underneath!)
£4 per person, under 12 months free (no pumpkin). There will be no pumpkin carving onsite. Prebooking essential.
Windle House Farm, Lee Lane, Oxenhope, BD22 9RB. 07854 505471
Gordon Rigg Garden Home & Leisure, Todmorden
Visit the indoor pumpkin patch (£3.99 per pumpkin) and enjoy all the Halloween decorations!
Gordon Rigg Garden, Home & Leisure, Rochdale Road, Todmorden, OL14 7TJ
Pumpkin Picking, Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley
Pick a pumpkin and enjoy the animal foot safari to get close to the farm’s famous animals and field of fame (former sheep racing arena). You can play in the outdoor playground too. Tickets MUST be booked in advance online.
17- 31 October 2020. 10am – 6pm
Prices vary and include pumpkin (for children), access to the farm and outdoor adventure play.
Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT
Thornton Hall Country Park, near Skipton
Grab a wheelbarrow and pick a pumpkin from the patch while meeting Fred Web, the giant spider, and other spooky characters. You can see the animals and watch spooky demonstrations and shows too. Don’t forget your wellies!
October 10-31, 2020.
Outdoor play areas
Cafe and gift shop
Entry fees vary depending on the day and their are timed slots for arrival. Additional £3.50 per pumpkin/carving
Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornon-in-Craven, BD23 3TS
Pumpkin Trail at Bolton Abbey
Brave the giant spooky gates at the start of Strid Wood and follow the trail of over-sized pumpkins to discover mystery doors hidden among the trees.
Behind each door you’ll find a clue to help you unravel the witch’s magical spell and find a fun surprise at the end!
October 24-November 1, 2020, 10am-4pm
Free but estate admission fee applies
Park in the Riverside car park
Suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs
Dogs welcome on a lead
Pumpkin Picking at the Horsforth Pick Your Own
October 16-31, 2020
Choose your own pumpkin and carve onsite or take it home with you (carving kids available to buy)
Timed entry tickets (must be booked online in advance) and a one way system will be operating. There will be hand sanitiser, screens etc and we ask you respect the 2m rule at all times. Masks may be required for certain activities.
Price: Adults, £2. Children, £1. Children under 3 go free. Pumpkins priced between £1.50-£7.50
Free car parking
Straw bale mini maze
Wheelbarrow hire (free)
Tractor and trailer rides
Horsforth Pick Your Own. W End Lane, Horsforth, Leeds. LS18 5ES.
Birchfield Pumpkin Festival, Harrogate
October 3 onwards, 2020
Head down to the farm and find your perfect pumpkin. Get creative at the carving shed (and leave the slimy pumpkin insides for the pigs), meet the animals then check out the other activities, such as barrel rides, corn maize and the corn blaster. 10am-5pm. More details to follow on 2020 plans.
Fancy dress competition
Cash or card
Toilets and baby changing
Bring wellies or boots!
Birchfield Family Dairies, Oakmount House, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4JS.
Where is your favourite place to pick pumpkins?
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