IT'S a popular place to visit as Halloween approaches.
But it can be pricey going to a pumpkin patch – especially if you've got a few children.
So it's no wonder that a pumpkin patch that's completely free entry for both kids and adults has been named the best in the UK.
You won't have to pay a penny to visit Doddington Hall's patch in Lincolnshire.
In fact, it'll only cost you what you take away with you in pumpkins, with prices starting from just £3 depending on the size of the ones you pick.
The pumpkin patch is open until 31st October, daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm, making it the perfect place to visit during the October half term.
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And this year there's even more fun to be had with Doddington Hall's golden bottoms game.
"To celebrate this year’s Christmas theme ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, we’ll be hiding 12 golden bottomed pumpkins in the patch throughout October," they wrote in a post on their Facebook page.
"If you find one you’ll win the pumpkin plus a family ticket to Christmas in the Hall and a 4ft homegrown Doddington Christmas tree so keep your eyes peeled!"
People in the comments section were quick to tag their friends to plan a trip to the pumpkin patch with the kids.
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Doddington Hall was named the UK's best pumpkin patch thanks to research conducted by OutdoorToys, scoring 8.31 out of 10.
Researchers analysed entry prices, location, social media popularity and Google search data to find the top pick.
"Scoring highly on social media, Doddington Hall has a total of 110,400 TikTok hashtag views, while there were also 188,900 annual searches for the popular patch in the last year, crowning Doddington Hall home to the best pumpkin patch in the UK 2023!" they said.
Tulleys Farm in West Sussex came in second place, with a score of 7.44 out of 10, followed by Garsons Farm in Surrey with 6.92.
Farmer Copleys in West Yorkshire, Trevaskis Farm in Cornwall and Tapnell Farm Park in Great Yarmouth, which also has free entry, came in joint fourth position – with 6.67 out of 10.
Gower Fresh Christmas Trees in West Glamorgan, Charleton Fruit Farm in Montrose and Broadslap Fruit Farm in Perth are three other UK pumpkin patches that also offer free entry.
Cannon Hill Farm in South Yorkshire is the UK’s most expensive patch, charging £13.95 entry for both adults and children.
But it's also the most Instagrammable patch, with a whopping 19.7K Instagram hashtags.
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