ITS almost pumpkin season!

With October just around the corner, it will soon be time for Halloween once again.

It has become a tradition for many families across the UK to enjoy a spot of pumpkin picking ahead of the spooky celebration – be it for baking the perfect pumpkin pie or craving out a super scary jack-o-lantern.

A popular spot for getting some Wrexham-grown pumpkins in recent years has been Bellis Brothers Farm Shop & Garden Centre.

FAQs for pumpkin picking:

What are the ground conditions and what should I wear?

We are a working farm so the ground can be uneven and muddy. Sensible footwear is re-quired and wellies and raincoats are advised. The pumpkin plants can be prickly so children should have their legs and arms covered.

Is it accessible for prams/wheelchairs?

Visitors with very sturdy prams/wheelchairs have accessed our fields in previous years. However, we can’t promise that it will be possible as it depends on the conditions underfoot on the day.

Are their toilet facilities available?

Toilets will be located near the field but unfortunately baby change facilities are only availa-ble in the Garden Centre.

Will the pumpkins last until Halloween if bought early?

If you look after your pumpkin it will last for weeks UNCARVED. Store them somewhere frost free with plenty of fresh air e.g. a shed, garage or outside. Once carved your pumpkin will last 3-5 days outside.

Are dogs allowed?

Sorry no dogs are allowed on the pumpkin fields. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on the car park field.

Do you provide wheelbarrows?

Wheelbarrows will be available for your use on a first come first serve basis. We suggest you bring a large bag for life just in case all of our wheelbarrows are being used.

The Leader:

Not only will people have the chance to pick up the perfect pumpkin, there will be plenty to turn this into a fun-filled family day out!

On their website, A spokesman for the garden centre said: “Our pumpkin field is on our family run farm and all pumpkins are grown onsite.

“We have a Spooky Maize Maze for you to explore and Nightingale House Hospice will be joining us each weekend with fundraising activities for children.”

Everyone visiting this year will need to book in advance.

Tickets are free – and only one ticket is required per vehicle (not per person).

Proof of booking will be required on entry to the field.

The farm shop add that tickets will be released at 9am on Wednesday, September 29, for the first three weekends. Tickets for the half term week (from October 25 to 31) will be released closed to the time depending on availability.

Entry to the site is permitted within your half hour time slot. For example, if you have a 10am – 10.30am booking you can arrive at any time during that half hour.

There are no restrictions on the amount of time you can spend in the fields.

Prices start at £2.00 per pumpkin. You just pay for the pumpkins you pick.

Cash and card payments accepted for pumpkins.

Those braving the Spooky Maize Maze must pay £2.00 per person with brave under 3’s able to enter for free. It is cash only for the Maize Maze.

For full details, and how to book tickets, go to