ALTHOUGH there are plenty of restrictions at the moment, including a Warrington ban on trick or treating, there is still lots of Halloween family fun to be had.

Here are some of the pumpkin picking events and attractions in the area.

There are numerous Covid-19 measures in place at all the sites such as hand sanitising stations, social distancing and facilities for sanitising wheelbarrows for pumpkins.


Halloween festivities at Spooky World in Stretton Road will still be going ahead this year.

The attraction has a range of coronavirus safety measures in place and is ready for its opening on Friday, October 9.

Ticket availability has been drastically reduced in comparison to previous years and visitor numbers will be strictly limited.

Time slots have been introduced to allow for social distancing and there will be a one-way system in place.

Face masks should be worn inside the scare attractions and hand sanitiser should be used.

Temperature checks will take place at the entrance.

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The Croft attraction has become one of the biggest pumpkin picking destinations in the north of England and the tradition continues this year but with limited numbers to allow for social distancing.

Pumpkin picking has already begun at Kenyon Hall Farm runs throughout the whole of October in the run up to Halloween.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, visitors to the pumpkin areas must book in advance. Entry is £1 or £2 depending on the date and is the same for adults and children.

It's been a bumper crop this year with more than 15,000 pumpkins ready to harvest.

There will also be some spooky backdrops for Halloween photos, pumpkin-themed food, drink and gift ideas.

Those wishing to carve their pumpkin at the farm can visit the carving den for £1 per person (carving kits are available for £2 or bring your own).

The farm shop, outdoor cafe, children's play area and toilets are all open and car parking is free.

Bookings close at 6pm for the day after and the restricted spaces are expected to fill up fast. Visit


The family-friendly venue in Bold Heath near Penketh also has a bumper crop this year.

Patches at The Hayloft extend to approximately 16 acres of pumpkins this year – about 10 full size football pitches of open space.

Warrington Guardian:

Pop your wellies on because pumpkin picking has begun and runs all month. You can also brave the spooky maze and then take a breather from the scares in the cafe.

A spokesman said: "Make the most of the quieter weekdays and after school pumpkin picking. Pumpkins that are picked now can be safely stored in a cool, dry place and will store beautifully until you're ready to carve them for Halloween."


The Lowton farm's pumpkin patch opens on Saturday with a crop of around 15,000.

Families will be spoilt for choice with more than 20 different varieties of all shapes, sizes and colours available.

But to help control numbers, Grange Farm has decided to make pumpkin picking a ticketed event

A spokesman said: It will be a total cost of £3 per family booking – this is to just cover the cost of our admin fees and will have three different time slots for each day."

You will still need to pay for what pick on the day.

Pumpkins range from £1 to £12 depending on size and special offers.

There will also be fairground rides, tractor rides (weather permitting), animal feeding and wood fire pizza and Halloween themed food available.

And the carving barn is available to all those who buy a carving kit on the day.



Gulliver's 'Spook Safari' is on from Saturday, October 24, to Sunday, November 1, and tickets are available now

Enjoy scary rides, themed attractions and the chance to meet pirates and witches at the Burtonwood theme park.

Warrington Guardian:

Spaces are limited due to coronavirus restrictions but if you book early online – at least two days in advance – there are savings to be made.

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Woolston Social Club in Manchester Road is creating a party for youngsters while keeping the venue 'covid secure' on October 31 between 5pm and 8pm.

As such, all the spooktacular games and activities will take place at table within people's bubbles.

There will also be prizes for the best costumes.

Tickets are £5 for children and £1 for adults.

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