If I’m being honest, Halloween is my favourite time of year.
I know, that may be a controversial statement considering Christmas is by far the most popular of seasons.
Christmas is fabulous, don’t get me wrong, but there is something about Halloween and autumn that fills my stomach with teeny-tiny butterflies.
Maybe it has something to do with the colours, the crisp air, the clear skies, the scary films, the abundance of chocolate and sweets.
The maze (Image: Red House Farm)
And what goes hand-in-hand with this wonderful season, you may ask? Pumpkin picking.
I’ve always dreamed of heading to an all-American small town and picking my own pumpkins from a local farm.
It’s something I’ve seen so often in films, but I never knew where I could go near Manchester to create the same experience.
Until I visited Red House Farm last year.
Located near Altrincham in the middle of the countryside, Red House Farm features plenty of things for kids and big-kids (me) alike.
There’s a massive play area and maze to entertain the kids, but, best of all, a huge pumpkin patch.
I finally found one!!
I didn’t realise how much this experience would stay with me, until I thought about going again this year. The pumpkins are a little bit pricier than if you go to a supermarket, but where’s the fun in that?!
It’s well, well worth it for the experience of choosing your own, surrounded by glorious countryside. I have zero regrets.
And trust me, you won’t either.
Pumpkins are ready for picking now, so go go go!
Feature Credit: Red House Farm