Are you looking for places to go "pumpkin picking near me?" One of the best things to do to get you in the autumnal mood is to pick your very own pumpkins.
Carving pumpkins has long been a halloween tradition - although if you're as old as some of us here in Bump HQ you'll remember trying hopelessly to dig the tough flesh out of a turnip.
Thankfully these days pumpkins are far more accessible. You can pick up a Morrisons pumpkin or an Asda pumpkin with your weekly shop for just a couple of quid. But if you're looking to make more of an event of it then heading off to your local pumpkin farm and picking your own would be a fantastic idea. Not only will you have the satisfaction of knowing that you picked your own, but it also gives you a lovely day out with the kids.
Here is our guide on some of the best places to go pumpkin picking near you.
Pumpkin Picking in the South East
Crockford Bridge Farm, Surrey
New Haw Road, Addlestone, Nr. Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2BU/>
Every October the pumpkin festival opens at Crockford's corner. An American style pumpkin patch there are thousands of different sized pumpkins and squashes grown here on the farm and displayed for sale on tables and hay bales. Please note that pumpkin picking directly from the fields is not always necessary due to weather conditions.
Foxes Farm Produce Essex
Watch House Farm, Wash Road, SS15 4ER & Green Lane, Aldham, CO6 3PR
The pumpkin patch at Foxes Farm opens 30th September. Operating since 2015, Foxes Farm is the original, pumpkin picking patch in Essex. There are two locations to choose from: Basildon (Watch House Farm, Wash Road, SS15 4ER. Bus route 9 and 100), and Colchester (Green Lane, Aldham, CO6 3PR. Bus Route 88). Ticket booking opens soon so keep an eye on their website.
Pumpkin Picking in the South West of England
Thurloxton, Taunton, TA2 8RH
Located between Taunton & Bridgewater, this family run farm offers up a carving barn to stay dry in and they even use your pulp to and put it back onto the fields for fertilization. Fun & games are also included in a trip to Thurloxton including a spooky walk. Great day out for the full family.
Trevaskis Farm, Connor Downs, Hayle, TR27 5JQ
Set admist 28 acres of beautiful countryside Trevaskis farm is a wonderful place to visit for anyone hoping to pick their own fruit and vegetables. From late September pumpkins are available for picking with fields full of beautiful orange pumpkins in all shapes and sizes!
Pumpkin Picking in the Midlands
Maxeys Farm Shop & Kitchen
Hockerton Road, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire NG22 8PB
All pumpkins at Maxeys Farm are home grown from seed with three generations of the Maxey family involved from setting the seed, to planting out to harvesting. With plenty of activities, food and spooky gifts, Maxeys is well worth a trip for a fantastic pumpkin picking family day out.
Lower Drayton Farm
Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge, Stafford ST19 5RE
Staffordshire's biggest pumpkin patch, you will find every type of pumpkin ready to be picked! You can hop on a trailer ride (so much fun) to pick your own or if that's not your thing you can choose one from the pumpkin village. Then head inside to the carving barn to create your masterpiece. You can even pick your own carrots, potatoes & sweetcorn for some extra fun!
Pumpkin Picking in the North West
Kenyon Hall Farm, Cheshire
Kenyon Hall Farm, Winwick Lane, Croft, Warrington, WA3 7ED
With over 15,000 pumpkins and squashes of all colours, shapes and sizes available to pick at Kenyon Hall Farm this year's pick your own pumpkin festival is set to be it's biggest and best yet. Tickets go on sale late August.
Paul's Farm Pumpkin Patch, Lancashire
Paul's Farm, Dunkirk Ln PR26 7SY Leyland
With a spooky Haunted Hayloft, an exciting tractor ride to the field, and loads of fun pumpkin games to play, Paul's Farm is set to be a fabulous family day out this Halloween! There's also a wide range of delicious refreshments available.
Pumpkin Picking in Yorkshire
Piglets Adventure Farm, York
Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST
The pumpkin festival at Piglets Adventure Farm will be returning in Autumn 2023 with fun for the entire family. Further details will be released later in the summer but you can expect to enjoy pumpkin picking, corn cannons, a maize maze, and plenty of pizza!
Thornton Hall Farm, Skipton
Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton BD23 3TS
Pumpkin picking at Thornton Hall Farm is a hugely popular family event, even more so because there's a MUD FREE pumpkin patch! Don’t forget to capture a hauntingly perfect Halloween photograph with one of our their many spooky props on site too, with there also being a fun soft play and role play area for your little ones.
Pumpkin Picking in the North East
Brockbushes Farm Shop, Northumberland
Brocksbushes Farm, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE43 7UB
With over 90,000 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, Brockbushes farm has plenty of pumpkins to go around. Tickets go on sale first week of September with booking essential as it is a sell out every year. You'll find plenty of photo opportunities as well as interactive games. Don't forget to book!
East Grange Farm, Durham
East Grange Farm, High Shincliffe, Durham, DH1 2TB
Last year, East Grange Farm grew over 70,000 pumpkins! They've not released their tickets yet but their enormous farm offers a plethora of wonderful Halloween activities each year, with reviews of their pumpkin picking events lauding East Grange Farm as a prime pumpkin patch - definitely keep an eye out for their event announcement for Halloween 2023.
Pumpkin Picking in Scotland
Craigies Farm, Edinburgh
West Craigie Farm, West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9AR
Welcoming 260,000 visitors every year, this family run farm is the perfect place to pick your own soft fruits in the summer and pumpkins in the autumn (don't forget the cooking apples too)! Bookings for PYO pumpkins will be relased late August / September so be sure to keep an eye on the website. Also worth checking out happy customer pics from last years autumn event.
Arnprior Farm, Stirling
Arnprior Farm, Stirling, FK8 3HA
Arnprior Farm hosts Scotland’s original Pumpkin festival, with over 20,000 pumpkins to choose from over 3 weeks in October. Their patch also welcomes your pet dogs! As well as pumpkins, they have a quad pod ride, pumpkin cannon, bale mountain, an indoor hay barn, face painting, bouncy castle, lots of photo opportunities and much more for you and your family to enjoy. That's before we even get onto the HUGE selection of food and drink available!
Pumpkin Picking in Wales
Picking Patch, Cardiff
Tycoch Farm, Pyle. Porthcawl, CF33 4RR
With over 20 varities of pumpkin to choose from at Picking Patch, there's plenty of choice PLUS you only pay for what you pick so no entry ticket required. There are pricing boxes near the til to determine what you pay. As well as picking your pumpkin, you can also be entertained in the Halloween Escape room and the spooky ghost train. Sounds great right?
Manorafon Farm Park, Conwy
Llanddulas Road, Abergele, Conwy, LL22 8ET
It’s Pumpkin madness at Manorafon Farm Park during October - we love that a standard pumpkin is included with each child ticket! You can then pop on over to the carving tent, saving yourself a mess at home. With new activites arranged for Halloween 2023, including creepy critters and their new Horrid Hollows challenge. On top of this, you can enjoy some scarily good food, including Loaded Fries, Mac n Cheese, Hot Dogs, and Toasted Marshmallows.
Pumpkin Picking in Northern Ireland
Streamvale Open Farm, Belfast
38 Ballyhanwood Road, Belfast, BT5 7SN
Tickets are on sale now for the Pumpkin Patch at Streamvale Open Farm, with thousands of pumpkins to choose from plus an army of carvers, there to help clear up the mess and ensure you take home a masterpiece. But the fun doesn't stop there, you can also enjoy a broomtastic disco, spooky maze and a ride on a tractor.
Fulton's Pumpkin Patch, Strabane
121 Berryhill Rd, Artigarvan
Grab a wheelbarrow and roam through the wonderful Pumpkin Patch at Fulton's! Their new attractions for 2023's Pumpkin event include an indoor spook tunnel, indoor animal corner, and a witch house, with refreshments available to buy and a picnic area for families to enjoy their own treats.
Important note - PLEASE TAKE CASH as you'll be unable to pay for anything on site with a credit or debit card.
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