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Pick your own pumpkin: the ultimate 2019 guide to Halloween fun - from Essex to Yorkshire

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Pick your own pumpkin: the ultimate 2019 guide to Halloween fun - from Essex to Yorkshire
The perfect pumpkin: hunt for your own in the fields this year Credit:  Amanda Tipton Photography/ Moment RF

Pumpkins are a member of the squash family (Curcubita). First cultivated across the Atlantic, they were brought to us by intrepid explorers.

Now, they’ve become synonymous with autumn and are grown all over the UK. Helpfully, we’ve scouted out the best places across Britain to pick one of your very own...

Yorkshire

Farmer Copley’s in West Yorkshire promises to present the UK’s largest pumpkin festival, from 5-31 October. There will be more than 120,000 pumpkins both ‘warty’ and smooth, in a rainbow of red, green, white, blue, black, yellow, mixed and, of course, orange. You can also take advantage of the Farm Shop and Moo Cafe.

Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Pontefract WF7 5AF;  farmercopleys.co.uk...

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