Get ready for Halloween and have a look at our selection of things to do in West Lancs:
Big Pumpkin Sale
October 27th 9:00am – 4:00pm
67 Moss Lane, Hesketh Bank,
Preston, Lancashire PR4 6AE
A range of BIG pumpkins and specialist squashes for sale.
Giant Pumpkins ~ Big Carving Pumpkins~ Mini Squashes ~ Eating Pumpkins & Winter Squashes
Half Term Pumpkin Fest at Martin Mere
October 21st – 31st
With pumpkin carving (extra charge), pumpkin hunt, broomstick flight training & swan spectacular, as well as all the usual family activities.
Normal admission applies.
Scarecrow Festival at Rufford Old Hall
October 21st – November 5th
See a wonderful display of scarecrows made by the staff, volunteers and local community of Rufford as part of the hall’s half term harvest event. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Spooktacular Halloweek at Farmer Teds
October 23rd – 28th
It all gets a bit spooky down at Farmer Ted’s in Halloweek. Carve a pumpkin, go through our child-friendly haunted adventure, see our magic wizard show, take part in our fancy dress competition and watch our haunted pantomime. So if you are feeling brave come and see us for a visit you’ll be frightened to forget. There’s no need to book, just come along and pay when you arrive!
Saturday 28 October at 10am Stanley Coronation Park, Skelmersdale
Richmond Park, Burscough at 2pm on the same day.
Another pumpkin carving session is planned at Coronation Park, Ormskirk at 2pm on Sunday 29 October. Booking is essential for the pumpkin carving. To reserve your place, please call 01695 570258 or 01695 622794.
The pumpkins produced at the carving sessions will then be dotted around Coronation Park, Ormskirk, on Halloween night. The best three pumpkins will be given a prize at the fantastic free Halloween event on Tuesday 31 October:
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Meet: Coronation Park, Bandstand
Time: Between 6.00pm and 8.00pm
Make sure you don’t miss the thrilling free Halloween extravaganza at Coronation Park. There are plenty of spooky goings on planned, including scary guided tours through the dark mysterious woodlands.
There will be prizes for the best fancy dress costumes so make sure that you are looking your most terrifying!
“The Doctors” will perform a range of themed music in the bandstand.
Pumpkins from the carving events will be dotted around the park and the best three will be given a prize on the night.
West Lancashire Light Railway
Sunday 29th October
Come along to West Lancs Light Railway for a scary ride – no need to book!
Special trains at 5.00, 5.30 & 6.00pm.
Fares for one return ride:
Adults £3.50, children £2.50, family £9, over 60s £3
Normal service from 11.30 to 4.30pm.
Look out for The Tarleton Terror, The Barmy Bishop of Becconsall, The Headless Horse Rider from Hundred End, The Girlie Ghoul from Hoole and The Hound from Hell !
Five unique scare attractions, movie-grade special effects and over 90 monsters are in this interactive horror experience.
Farmer Ted’s Farm Park, Flatmans Lane, Downholland, Ormskirk, Lancashire. L39 7HW. www.farmaggedon.co.uk
Who doesn’t love to pick their own pumpkins! Kids (and adults) of all ages will love to get involved.
Head on down to one of our local pumpkin patches:
This road-side patch is now open from 10am to 5pm daily from Saturday, September 23 .
Grab a wheel barrow and explore the patch for your perfect pumpkin.
You can choose any pumpkin, of any size, for £4 or 3 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 Ormskirk, L39 7JJ (in between the Kings Arms and Scarisbrick Arms)
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 due to the size and volume of the products they produce – customers are unable to pick their own from the ground.
Instead, visitors are taken into a pumpkin shop, they can choose the pumpkin they would like.
The cheapest pumpkin on sale is priced at just 50p, with the most expensive (and the largest) costs £40.
Bungalow Farm, Heatons Bridge Road, in Scarisbrick, L40 8JQ.