Halloween’s coming: pumpkin picking in Liverpool for all the family

Spooky season is creeping up on us and what better way to get into the spirit than to pick your own pumpkin.

Spooky season is creeping up on us and what better way to get into the spirit than to pick your own pumpkin.

Something for all the family to get involved with, from picking to carving and even cooking. So wrap up, pull on those wellies and head on down to the pumpkin patch.

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We’re filming at Church View Farm in Lydiate to get stuck into some Halloween fun.

All the pumpkin seeds are hand sown with each seedling is then planted into the field.

Pumpkin storage and tips

Pumpkins bruise very easily so it’s recommended that once picked that you try not to drop or bash them and they will last until Halloween.

Edie advises keeping them in a shed or garage until needed. After you carve them, they will only last a couple of days.

You can also make delicious recipes with pumpkin such as pie, curry or soup which Owner Edie makes herself.

Owner Edie Pope says “They’re a great all-rounder, you can eat every part of the pumpkin - even the seeds - if you sprinkle them with some paprika and roast them in the oven, they’re delicious.

“We’ve got little ghost pumpkins and smaller ornate pumpkins which take two minutes in the microwave to cook.”

Visiting advice

There’s no entry fee, you just pay for the pumpkins you pick.

Wheelbarrows are provided to help visitors carry the pumpkins back.

Find it: Southport Rd, Lydiate, Liverpool L31 4HJ (Google map)

About Church View Farm

Church View Farm is a small family run farm and shop that grows and sells fresh fruit and vegetables. 

Sourced locally from other farms, most of the produce they sell is picked from the field and on the shelf within 24 hours.

They also supply restaurants, pubs, sandwich shops and care homes with our produce.

Their vegatables can be seen on the TV, supplying veg plants for the film "Grow Your Own" which was released in 2007.