Halloween is almost upon us! Although Coronavirus means that traditional 'trick or treating' might not go ahead in the same way this year, there are still lots of spooky ways to celebrate - including carving your own pumpkin! Read on to discover where to pick your pumpkin this Halloween.
Cattows Farm, Swepstone Road, Heather, Leicestershire, LE67 2RF.
Pick your own pumpkins at the BIGGEST patch in the UK. Open from 1st October 2020, 7 days a week. You won't find a bigger selection or a more exciting day out than Cattows Farm in Leicestershire. At Cattows farm in Leicester, we will have over 170,000 pumpkins, squashes and ornamental gourds for you to choose from in 2020. Our selection includes many different varieties, such as our warty Goosebumps pumpkins, the white varieties called snowman, snowball and ghost and the ever popular mini Munchkins. We will have 40 different varieties growing in 2020. Visiting the farm and picking your own pumpkins is a fun day out for all the family. We also have lots of other things you can do at the farm. Check out our How it works page for more information on picking your own pumpkins.
Throughout October we have other activities planned such as our 3rd annual 5k charity pumpkin run, bounce to your hearts content in the inflatable fun zone, use the pedal tractors or climb bale mountain! When visiting you can meet and feed some of the animals, and finish your visit with a well earned stop in the very popular tea room or take away coffee bar. Head to the photo gallery to see our pumpkins for yourself. Cattows Farm is open 9am-5pm 7 days a week, we can’t wait to welcome you. www.pick-your-own-pumpkins.co.uk
ENTER THE 5K CHARITY PUMPKIN RUN
Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Matlock, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH
Saturday 24 October - Sunday 01 November. This half term will see an abundance of totally NEW FANG-TASTIC FUN in the glorious outdoors of Matlock Farm Park! Every day (weather permitting), there will be a SPOOKY TRAIL for you to follow in our ENCHANTED FOREST, where you will come across some spookily fun character sets - hmmmn, who will you find?
This year we will have a PUMPKIN PATCH, where you and your little one can select your own pumpkin and take it to our carving station. Children will also be able to make their own fabulous potions and spells with WITCH WANDA in her magic garden. Also new for October half term is our GREAT MUMMY WRAP SHUFFLE, a fun game for families to do with their little ones and sure to provide laughs. Every day over half term, there will be bungee trampolines, a Gruffolo Giant Slide (weather permitting) and other entertainments, provided by an independent company - small charges apply. On Halloween Weekend itself, we will also be joined by the popular There & Back Light Railway, providing lovely little steam train rides for a small charge.
Garden King, Swadlincote, Park Road, Newhall, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0TX.
NEW FOR 2020! Pick your own pumpkins from our decorated woodland walk and enjoy fun for the whole family in a safe open air environment. There'll be plenty of pumpkins to choose from, photo areas, quizzes and more!
Our woodland walk is FREE to enter with no booking, simply pay for your pumpkins at the end. Find us within Garden King, follow signs in store. No booking required. Our woodland walk is open from 1st-31st October, 9am-5pm Mon-Sat and 10am-4pm on Sundays. No booking required, simply turn up and enjoy! Please note: This is an outdoor woodland event, please wear suitable clothing and footwear. We regret that there is no pushchair or wheelchair access due to the woodland floor. A queue may be in operation if needed to assist with social distancing measures.
Alice is Editor of Raring2go! magazine for Burton and Ashby in the Midlands. She is a former journalist and freelance writer and has two young daughters.