Here’s where to pick a pump­kin this year

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Front Page - BY GEMMA JALEEL gemma.jaleel@trin­i­tymir­ @gem­ma­jaleel

WITH Hal­lowe’en just around the corner, it is only a mat­ter of time be­fore you’ll find your­self carv­ing pump­kins.

Whether you like to carve cute characters, scary faces, or eat the con­tents wouldn’t it be fun if you could choose it your­self?

This year, in­stead of go­ing to a su­per­mar­ket to pur­chase your pump­kin, why not put on your sen­si­ble shoes and warm clothes, and head down to a pump­kin patch to se­lect one for your­self?

Pick­ing them can pro­vide en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily, not to men­tion the fun chil­dren will have while carv­ing.

So, we have compiled a list of the venues in South­port and West Lan­cashire where you can pick your own pump­kin:

PO­PLAR FARM THIS road­side patch is now open from 10am to 5pm daily.

Grab a wheel­bar­row and ex­plore the patch for your perfect pump­kin.

You can choose any pump­kin, of any size, for £4 or three for £10. Don’t for­get to wear sen­si­ble footwear.

Last year, the farm grew a whop­ping 70,000 pump­kins and this year they had another two huge fields full of pump­kins.

A5147 Delf Lane, Down­hol­land, near Orms-kirk, L39 7JJ (be­tween the Kings Arms and Scaris­brick Arms).

CHURCH VIEW FARM YOU can pick your own pump­kin at Church View Farm on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14 at 9am un­til Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 31. Re­mem­ber to bring wellies, as it can be very muddy in the field.

Don’t for­get to look out for the Hal­lowe’en themed hay bales, in­clud­ing a Min­ion and Franken­stein.

Church View Farm Shop is also open 9am to 6pm, Mon­day to Satur­day ,and Sun­day, 10am to 5pm.

South­port Road, Ly­di­ate, L31 4HJ.

THE PUMP­KIN PATCH, HIGHTOWN HEAD to The Pump­kin Patch, in Hightown, for some pump­kin fun from Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7 to Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 31.

En­joy a fun day out with all the fam­ily and use the wheel­bar­rows to load up. There are gi­ant pump­kins, plus a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent sizes to choose from.

Any pump­kin costs £4 and three for £10.

Re­fresh­ments are also avail­able on site to warm you up.

Or­rell Hill Lane, Hightown, L38 5DA (near the Pheas­ant Pub and just off the Formby By­pass, the A565).

THE PUMP­KIN PATCH AT BUNGALOW FARM IF YOU look­ing for a “gi­ant” pump­kin, The Pump­kin Patch at Bungalow Farm spe­cialises in pro­duc­ing them.

They of­fer a va­ri­ety of pump­kins, in­clud­ing white ones, but, be­cause of the size and vol­ume of the pro­duce – cus­tomers are un­able to pick their own from the ground.

In­stead, vis­i­tors are taken into a pump­kin shop, where they can choose the pump­kin they would like.

The cheap­est is priced at just 50p, with the most ex­pen­sive (and the largest) cost­ing £40.

Bungalow Farm, Heatons Bridge Road, Scaris­brick, L40 8JQ.

Harry Houghton, nine, with a large pump­kin at the Pump­kin Patch, at Bungalow Farm, Heatons Bridge Lane, Scaris­brick

Edie Pope sur­rounded by pump­kins at Church View Farm, Ly­di­ate

One young­ster gets into the spirit of se­lec­tion at Po­plar Farm Pump­kin Patch; and, above, gi­ant pump­kins at The Pump­kin Patch, Hightown

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