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Halloween 2023 - where to go pumpkin picking in Preston and surrounding areas

26 September 2023

Pumpkin field

Baby pumpkins, huge pumpkins, fancy pumpkins... Preston's pumpkin patches have it all this year. 

Pumpkin picking is a family-friendly, fun activity guaranteed to put a smile on kids' faces. Make a day of it with attractions available, or simply grab your pumpkin and go, there are a variety of locations and events where you can get picking this year - and with plenty time to spare before Halloween. 

With many places accepting bookings now, make sure to book your place early to avoid disappointment. Each venue advertised is located in Preston or nearby Lancashire locations.

Bradshaws Farm Shop and Garden Centre 

  • Location: Garstang
  • Dates: Every day in October (9 - 4pm Monday - Saturday, 9:30-3pm Sunday)
  • Price: Pay for what you pick
  • Booking required: Yes. Each booking made is per vehicle (not per person) and the £2.50 booking fee is also per vehicle

​​​​​Based on the A6 in Garstang, Bradshaws Farm Shop and Garden Centre are open for pumpkin picking every day in October. As always their Pumpkin Patch will be full of Pumpkins and Squash in a variety of sizes and colours.

For more information and how to book visit Bradshaws Farm Shop and Garden Centre - pumpkin picking 2023.

Croston Pumpkin Patch 

  • Location: Croston
  • Dates: Every weekend from 7 October (9am - 5pm), plus half term 23 to 29 October (9am - 5pm) 
  • Price: Pay for what you pick 
  • Booking required: No 

Croston Pumpkin Patch can be found at Culshaws Farm for 2023. Not only can you grab your pumpkin here, but the farm also has rides, food and drink stalls, and a maize maze. 

For more information visit Facebook - Croston Pumpkin Patch.

Paul's Farm Pumpkin Patch

  • Location: Leyland
  • Dates: 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 October (10am - 4pm)
  • Price: Pay for what you pick 
  • Booking required: No 

Enjoy a free tractor and trailer ride to the patch (departing approximately every 10 minutes), where you can pick your perfect pumpkin fresh from the field. There's lots of fun things to enjoy, including face painting, games, a spooky shop, photo opportunities and much more. Food drink will also be available to purchase from stalls on site, including On Taps Trailers, Flying Pig Pizza Company and Feisty Cow Ice Cream.

For more information visit Pumpkins Paul's Farm

Wrampool Pumpkin Patch

Situated on a family farm, Wrampool Pumpkin Patch makes for a truly authentic experience. Aside from pumpkins, they have a mini maize maze, pedal tractors, lots of photo opportunities, ice cream refreshments, gift stalls and much more.

For more information visit Facebook -Wrampool Pumpkin Patch.

Bowland Wild Boar Park

  • Location: Chipping
  • More information coming soon

Halloween preparations are underway at Bowland Wild Board Park with pumpkin picking and carving, fancy dress, scavenger hunt, colouring competition, face painting and more.

For more information visit Bowland Wild Boar Park - what's on.

Mrs Dowson's Farm Park pumpkin patch

  • Location: Clayton-le-Dale
  • Dates: 7 - 29 October
  • Price: Adult £11.95, Child £12.95
  • Booking required: Yes

Explore the Farm this October with Pumpkin Picking, including pumpkins grown on the farm. Get your hands and wellies dirty as you pick your perfect pumpkin. On your way to the pumpkin patch explore the barns and farmyard at Lancashire's Favourite Farm.

Each ticket includes a pumpkin, you can purchase more on the day. 

For more information and how to book visit Beyonk - Mrs Dowsons Farm Pumpkin Picking.

Pumpkin nights

Opening on the 15 October, Dowson's Farm is offering Pumpkin Nights (12 years old and over only). Start the experience with a hot chocolate with baileys and meander through their paddocks full of sleeping animals into the forest before stumbling across their homegrown pumpkin patch glowing by the light of the festoon. Grab your pumpkins before heading back to our courtyard, indulging in seasonal food and drink, watching the stars, toasting marshmallows by the fires and live music.

Each ticket includes a pumpkin. You can purchase more on the day.

For more information and how to book visit Beyonk - Pumpkin Nights.

Windmill Farm 

  • Location: Burscough
  • Dates: 7-29 October 2023 (10am - 5pm)
  • Price: £16.95 adult, Child 1-15 years (under 1s free), OAPs and carers £15.95
  • Booking required: Yes

Windmill Farm are back with their famous pumpkin picking adventure.This ticket includes full day access to Windmill Animal Farm attraction, the Runaway Farm Train and also The Famous Pumpkin Picking Adventure. Each ticket purchased also includes a single pumpkin of your choice. More pumpkins can be purchased on the day, with many varieties, shapes, and sizes to choose from. 

For more information and how to book visit Windmill Farm - Pumpkin Picking Adventure.

Holmeswood Pumpkin Place

  • Location: Ormskirk
  • Dates: Every weekend in October and all of half term
  • Price: Pay for what you pick
  • Booking required: No

Head to Holmeswood Pumpkin Place for a great selection of pumpkins, food, crafts, ice cream, mini fair and more. Dogs are also welcome.

For more information visit Facebook - Holmeswood Pumpkin Place.

Roby Mill Pumpkin Patch 

Food and Drinks will be available on certain days. Dogs are also welcome, provided they are kept on a lead and picked up after. 

For more information visit Farmer Teds  - Farmer Ted's Pumpkin Festival.

Farmer Teds Pumpkin Festival

Get ready for a bewitching adventure at the annual pumpkin festival. Expect a jurassic Halloween adventure, a dead scary sunflower maze, pumpkin carving zone and more. One free pumpkin per paying child.

For more information visit Farmer Teds.

Halloween events in and around Preston

To find out what else is taking place for Halloween in and around Preston see Halloween events.

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Map addresses for where to pick pumpkins in Preston 

Bradshaws Farm Shop and Garden Centre, Prospect Farm Garstang By Pass Road, Preston, PR3 0LP 
Croston Pumpkin Patch: Culshaws Farm, Holker Lane, Ulnes Walton, PR26 8LL
Paul's Farm Pumpkin Patch, 382 Dunkirk Ln, Leyland PR26 7SY
Wrampool Farm, Gulf Lane, Cockerham via Pilling, Preston, PR3 6AT
Bowland Wild Board Park, Chipping, Preston. PR3 2HB
Mrs Dowsons Farm Park, Hawkshaw Fold, Longsight Road, Blackburn BB2 7JA
Windmill Farm, Fish Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 1UQ
Holmeswood Pumpkin Place, Ormskirk, L40 1UA
Roby Mill Pumpkin Patch, Johnsons Farm, Lafford Lane, Up Holland, Skelmersdale, WN8 0QY
Farmer Teds Adventure Farm, Worrall House Farm Larder, Flatman's Lane, Ormskirk, L39