Farm fresh pumpkins
and christmas trees

homegrown right here at Rainfords

Merseyside's
only homegrown
Christmas Tree Farm

growing for over 40 years

Pumpkin Festival

pumpkins, picnics and spooky goings on

Christmas Trees

there's nothing like a real, handpicked spruce or fir

The Barn
at Rainfords

reopens Autumn 2024

WELCOME TO RAINFORDS Farm and Christmas Trees

🍂 Opening for the 2024 season in late September - join us at Rainfords Farm for an autumn season full of pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving, Spooky Picnics in the Trees, and a pumpkin spiced latte or two from our Après Tree Cafe. As we get closer to Halloween there'll be treats and tricks in store! Follow our socials for all the latest news and events happening this Autumn at the farm. It's going to be a spook-tacular Pumpkin Festival!

Then, as autumn turns to winter, Rainfords becomes magical as the time finally arrives for thousands of trees to be chosen, cut, and taken home to be admired; fulfilling their true Christmas tree destiny, all lit up and decorated. Over the years we have seen generations of family traditions being made with families visiting year after year, children growing up and continuing their traditions with their own little ones at Rainfords. It means everything to be a part of your family's Christmas traditions.  One of our favourite traditions at Rainfords is the gift of a baby Christmas tree to all the babies born since the previous Christmas. Seeing so many babies turn into grown-ups and saplings turn into trees over the years has been wonderful.

🌲This year will be no exception - with thousands of homegrown Christmas trees. Nordmann Firs, Norway Spruces, Fraser Firs, Noble Firs, Balsam Firs and beautiful Blue Spruces we have Christmas trees galore! We are a choose and cut farm, trees are homegrown and ready for their Christmas tree destiny.

With hot chocolates, fresh coffees and delicious food including hot breakfast barms using the best bacon and sausages from Cook's of Rainford. Mr Thompsons cakes and gingerbread, Blackburns pasties and pies at our Après Tree Cafe, all beside a roaring log fire. Birra Moretti, mulled wine, Baileys hot chocolates, and Lunetta Prosecco at the Apres Tree Bar.

A Spooky Trail, our Enchanted Picnic in the Trees, late nights. Plus our barn is stocked with beautiful Christmas tree decorations, twinkling lights and home decor. Freshly hand made wreaths, garlands and special floral grave pots for beloved lost ones, all in one festive farm.

Christmas starts at Rainfords! ✨

Limited time

Boo-k your spooky picnic in the trees

It's back, and its got a whole lot spookier! Our sell out Picnic in the Trees are back for 2024. Don't miss out!
Tickets released soon
Limited time

Book your enchanted picnic in the trees

Collect your picnic from the Après Tree Cafe in the barn and head out into the trees. Incredibly popular, don't miss out!
Tickets released soon

VISIT THE APRèS TREE CAFE IN THE BARN

Open daily throughout Autumn and the Christmas season. Serving hot drinks, delicious, locally sourced food and seasonal sweet treats. Proud to use a local butcher for our bacon and sausages, a local baker for our bread and pastries, and a local family owned bakery for cakes and gingerbread. Even our hot chocolate is sourced just 13 miles from the farm.

Five generations of farmers 🚜

The Rainford family have been at Catchdale Moss Farm since 1858. Farmers at heart, but diversification has always played a part in our business.

It was fifth generation farmer, Richard Rainford over 47 years ago, who had the idea to plant Christmas trees. Whilst we still farm the land, we now grow tens of thousands of Christmas trees of different varieties and are proud to be the largest home grown tree farm in Merseyside.

The Christmas tree farm has grown over the years. In 2016, the barn went up - Packed full of seasonal decorations, velvet pumpkins, christmas baubles and lights of every colour! The Apres Tree Cafe and Apres Tree Bar both followed. A hot chocolate on the Chesterfield has become a tradition for so many! Or a prosecco before heading out amongst the trees.

Diversifying again, pumpkins were planted on the farm. But with an unique selling point - instead of trapesing through muddy fields, pumpkins were harvested and cleaned and brought over to the picking fields for a unique family experience, without the mud!

2023 was the year we introduced Picnic in the Trees. A way to celebrate the opening of the new field to the public after a decade of growing and nurturing, and the response was absolutely phenomenal! Due to popular demand we're thrilled to be bringing Picnic in the Trees back this season. Keep an eye out for a spooky version this year too!

Christmas trees were interplanted for the very first time in Spring 2024. We are excited to be doing this year on year moving forward. For each tree that is cut, another will be planted the following Spring in its place.

As a family run farm work never stops. Preparing the trees for Christmas really is a year round job and we're always looking ahead to make it the best customer experience. We can't wait to open in the Autumn, 2024 will be the best season at Rainfords yet!