Halloween is fast approaching and so is the return of pumpkin picking! Pumpkin picking is becoming more popular every year, with all shapes, colours, and sizes ready to be picked and carved. Even better, most places now provide you with the option to carve your pumpkin there, so you can leave your mess behind!

This year there’s lots of places across Lancashire offering Pumpkin picking, but booking is essential, and things are booking up quick. 

Book now to make sure you don’t miss out.

Windmill Animal Farm
Fish Lane, Burscough, L40 1UQ
7th – 29th October 

The famous Pumpkin Picking Adventure is back again for another year. Head to Windmill Animal Farm for a full day of Farmyard fun. Farmer Chris has planted over 20,000 pumpkins at Windmill Animal Farm ready to be picked this October.

Tickets to this event are limited and each year is a sellout. Each ticket includes a full day admission to Windmill Animal Farm, all animal interactions and interactions including the brand-new Runaway Farm Train. New for 2023 you can now experience The Runaway Farm Train and the new family of Maize Monsters.

The famous Pumpkin Picking Adventure is where all visitors get to pick their own pumpkin from the same field they are grown in.

One pumpkin is included per ticket, but if that’s not enough you are welcome to purchase more pumpkins on the day. Wheelbarrows will be provided but don’t forget your wellies!

Pumpkin Patch, Mrs Dowson's Farm Park
Hawkshaw Farm, Longsight Road, Clayton-le-Dale
7th – 29th October

Visit Mrs Dowson’s premium pumpkin patch this Halloween for a picture-perfect instagrammable adventure. Choose from 3 acres of homegrown pumpkins, including 12 rare, imported varieties. You can expect new characters, new autumn activities and much more.

The fun doesn’t have to stop at the pumpkin patch, your ticket also includes full farm admission, meaning you can go and explore some of the cute animals the farm park has to offer.

Pumpkin Picking on the Farm Greenlands Farm 
Tewitfield, Carnforth, LA6 1JH 
21st - 31st October

Grab a wheelbarrow and head onto the Pumpkin Patch and choose the perfect pumpkin for you from the thousands on offer. There are lots of photo opportunities around the farm for you to have with your pumpkin. Children can also build their own character this year by collecting everything you need on your way around the farm and then heading to the new Boo’s Basement to create.

Keep an eye on this page for more information.

Ridgeway Farm 5th Pumpkin Festival 
Peel Road, Blackpool, FY4 5JX 
15th October – 29th October

The Ridgeway Farm Pumpkin Festival is back for its 5th year and it is said to be bigger and better than before! Grab your wellies and come down to meet some of the friendly animals whilst you pick one of the amazing pumpkins. Even better, after picking your own pumpkin you can transport it (in one of the very stylish wheelbarrows) and decorate it.

Early bird tickets are on sale now for just £7.50 for adults and £8.95 for children, including both entry to the farm and a pumpkin.

Pumpkin Picking at Thornton Hall Farm
Thornton-in-Craven, BD23 3TS
7th – 29th October 2023.

There are some creepy goings on at Thornton Hall Farm this Halloween. A spook-tacular family day out, packed with magical adventures – perfect entertainment for the whole family.

Grab your wheelbarrow and pick the perfect pumpkin in the mud free pumpkin patch. Don’t forget to capture a hauntingly perfect Halloween photograph with one of the frightful photo opportunities. Then get creative and carve up the most chilling creation in the dedicated pumpkin carving area!

As well as all the usual farm animal encounters and indoor/outdoor play. 

Visit Thornton Hall Farm if you dare. Book your tickets …. before it’s too late!

Bowland Wild Boar Park
Chipping, Preston. PR3 2HB
More information coming soon

There’s plenty of Halloween activities taking place at Bowland Wild Boar Park this October including Pumpkin Picking and carving, fancy dress competitions, scavenger hunts and much more.

More information coming soon…

Pumpkins & Picnics
Ribble Valley Retreat
14th October – 28th October

Pumpkins & Picnics returns to Ribble Valley Retreat this autumn. Bring a picnic and head down to enjoy some seasonal family fun including Pumpkin Picking, crafts, carving and even a spooky trail. Tickets start from just £3!

If that's not enough to get you into the Halloween mood, check out more of the exciting Halloween events happening across Lancashire this October by clicking here. 


Windmill Animal Farm
Animal Collection
Windmill Animal Farm

Windmill Animal Farm is a great family day out, offering visitors the chance to experience the every day running of an actual working farm, while still having the chance to watch, feed and touch the animals.

Mrs Dowsons Farm Park
A ram greets and enthralls visitors at the farm.

At Mrs Dowsons Farm Park they are passionate about giving their visitors the opportunity to see, touch and engage with their friendly farm animals, explore the countryside and experience a real working farm.

Greenlands Farm Village
Greenlands Farm Village

​​​​​​​This is a real hands-on experience, loved by children and adults alike. Don't worry if it's raining there's lots undercover too and plenty of free parking. Come and meet the animals including pygmy goats, Kune-Kune pigs, reptiles, bunnies and guinea pigs, plus lots more.

Ridgeway Farm
Ridgeway Farm

Ridgway Farm is a place to learn about food, farming and the environment.  A working dairy farm set in a traditional orchard.

Thornton Hall Country Park
Thornton Hall Country Park

Set on the borders of Lancashire, Thornton Hall Country Park is an award-winning, family-run, working farm and leisure attraction.  Open year-round, the park offers enriching activities and entertainment for all ages and abilities, from babies to grandparents, providing a fun-filled day out.

Bowland Wild Boar Park
Animal Collection
Bowland Wild Boar Park

Visit Bowland Wild Boar Park, situated in the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Packed with adventure for the whole family. See the animals, explore their habitats and meet their smaller residents in the animal petting area.

Ribble Valley Retreat
Ribble Valley Retreat

If you are looking for luxury glamping with spectacular scenery in a great location, look no further.



  1. Mlweb
    There’s a pumpkin patch at Claughton as well. Open sat sun 10-4
  2. MrBreaker
    Yes, there is a pumpkin patch at Claughton in Lancaster. It is called Claughton Hall-O-Ween Pumpkins and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm throughout the month of October. No prebooking is required. You can pick your own pumpkins at "The Pumpkin Patch Hightown" near Claughton as well. Additionally, Claremont Farm also offers a pick-your-own pumpkin experience starting from Monday, October 14th. They are open daily from 10 am to 4 pm. Enjoy the Fall Family Fun at these pumpkin patches in Claughton!

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