Autumn is here and that can only mean one thing - Halloween is only weeks away for those in Greenock and the rest of the country.

In recent years, the pumpkin has become synonymous with Halloween, having been adopted among many other older traditions.

As a result, pumpkins have become a must-have for those hoping to welcome guisers and listen to a joke or two.

The best pumpkin-picking patches around Greenock and Inverclyde

Here are the best pumpkin-picking spots near Greenock and Inverclyde for all your jack-o'-lantern needs ahead of Halloween.

Geilsland Estate

Location: Geilsland Estate, Geilsland Rd, Beith KA15 1HD

Available dates: October 28 and October 29

Rating: 4.6 out of 110 reviews

One visitor said: "Lovely area to go for a walk, rolling fields surrounding make for a really enjoyable day."

Find out more on the Geilsland Estate website.

East Yonderton Farm PYO

Location: Walkinshaw Rd, Renfrew, United Kingdom

Available dates: October 14 until Halloween

Rating: 4.6 out of 184 reviews

One visitor said: "Kids love it! Been here for strawberry picking and pumpkin picking, fun day out just wished there was more to spend a bit longer but great fun for all."

Find out more on the East Yonderton Farm PYO Facebook page.

The Manor House (Limited availability)

Find out more on The Manor House website.

Location: 25 Snowdon Terrace, Seamill, United Kingdom

Available dates: October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29.

Rating: 4.7 out of 19 reviews.

One visitor said: "Wonderful house, owned by wonderful people. We’ve been every year for the past few years at Christmas and Halloween."