With Halloween soon upon us, a popular October tradition in the United States and Canada is picking your own pumpkin and its getting more and more popular in the UK each year.
Here’s some of the best pumpkin patches in the UK for 2020
Brookgrove is a family run farm just outside Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, West Wales and their popular Pumpkin Patch opens in October each year and is great fun for all ages. They have a huge range of pumpkins to pick all grow at the farm from big ones, little ones, orange ones and white ones – it’s quite a spectacle
Address: Brooksgrove Lane, Haverfordwest, SA61 1XR.
Avon Valley Adventure Park
This October you can pick your own pumpkin to take home and carve ready for Halloween! They will have a massive patch with a huge choice of pumpkins so you will not be short of one to choose from!
The fun doesn’t end with picking your own pumpkin, the following activities are also on offer – Pumpkin Slingshot // Pumpkin Paintball // Pumpkin Cannon // Pumpkin Tower // Glass Smash Stall // Dodgems & Kids Rides // Passion & Smoke Street Food // Seasonal Treats // Chance to Win an £800 Golden Pumpkin Necklace!
Web: View event website
Open: selected dates in October
Crockford Bridge Farm Shop
At Crockford Bridge Farm Shop you can choose from a huge selection of beautiful home grown pumpkins – all shapes and sizes!
Address: New Haw Road, Addlestone, Nr. Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2BU
Tel: 01932 853 886
Secretts Farm in Surrey is a sprawling farm growing an estimated 30,000 pumpkins in their fields. There are tractor and trailor rides to take you into the pumpkin fields ready for children to pick for Halloween.
As well as picking your own pumpkin during their pumpkin week there are a range of activities on offer from face painting, biscuit decorating, pumpkin themed sweet and savoury snacks and more.
Address: Chapel Lane, Milford, GU8 5HU
Tel: 01483 520500
Open: daily, 9am–4pm 24–31 October 2020
Garsons Esher is the largest pick your own farm in the UK offering more than 30 different crops grown over 150 acres, and in October its famous for it’s pumpkin fields,.
Address: West End Lane, Esher, Surrey
Tel: 01372 464389
Foxes Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maize
At Foxes Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maize they have two pumpkin patches in Essex for 2019 in Colchester and Basildon which open on the 28th September. They offer you the chance to visit their pumpkin patches and pick your own pumpkin direct from the field.
Address: Green Lane, Aldham (just off main road Halstead A1124) , Colchester , CO6 3PR
Wash Road, Noak Bridge , Basildon , Essex , SS15 4BP
Kenyon Hall Farm
Although there is no pumpkin picking this year they still have pumpkins to buy from 5th October and the pumpkin season will be fully running (with carving etc) runs to Sat 31st Oct. To keep everyone safe they are strictly limiting numbers and all visitors to their pumpkin areas must have pre-booked an entry slot in advance.
Address: Kenyon Hall, Winwick Lane, Croft, Warrington, WA3 7ED
Tel: 01925 763646
Piglets Adventure Farm
At Piglets Adventure Farm there is so much on offer for Halloween during their Pumpkin Festival. Pick your own free homegrown pumpkin for every full paying child aged 1 and over – it’s packed full of spooky family fun.
Address: Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST
Tel: 01904 499700
Open: Opens 26th October
At this pumpkin patch – a 30 minute drive from Leeds you will find a patch with over 20 different pumpkins to choose from. They are also running demonstrations with the farmers where they will show you how the pumpkins are grown
Address: Farmer Copleys, Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Pontefract WF7 5AF
Price: From £2, pumpkins from £1.50
Open: Open for peak and off-peak dates, 9am–4.30pm 3 October–11 November 2020
In October this family run farm open to the public and hold their annual pick your own pumpkin event. With an extensive range of pumpkins and squashes in many sizes and colours on offer which makes for a colourful Halloween.
Address: Beluncle Farm Cottages, Stoke Rd, Rochester, Kent ME3 9LU
Tel: 07526 734293
There are over 170,000 pumpkins to choose from across 40 different varieties at this popular patch including the unusual warty goosebump pumpkins and dinky munchkin pumpkins.
Address: Cattows Farm, Swepstone Road, Heather, Coalville LE67 2RF
Open: Open daily, 9am–5pm throughout October 2020
Price: Free entry, pumpkins cost from £1.50
National Forest Adventure Farm
The National Forest Adventure Farm is one of the most popular attractions in the local area for good reason offering exciting indoor fun, outdoor adventure and farm animals
But for Halloween it gets even better as you can take the tractor and trailer ride up to our pumpkin patch and select your perfect pumpkin to take home for free!
Address: Postern House Farm, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9SJ.
Tel: 01283 533933
At Stanhill Farm grab a wheelbarrow and head down to the patch where you will find a huge array of pumpkins in various different sizes. It is also a great chance for a photo opportunity, surrounded by a sea of autumnal, orange colour!
Address: Stanhill Farm, Birchwood Road, Wilmington, Kent, DA2 7HD
Tel: 01322 669 711
Open: Open end of October
Undley Pumpkin Patch
At Undley they have a fantastic crop of Pumpkins, Gourds and Squashes to choose from this year from their pumpkin patch. Collect your wheel-barrow on arrival and pick your pumpkins.
There’s also a maze made of maize with entry proceeds raising funds for the NHS.
Address: Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze, Undley Road, Beck Row, Suffolk, IP28 8BU
Open: Weekends throughout October 2020
Hatton Adventure World
The popular Pumpkin Week returns to Hatton Adventure World from 24 October – 1 November. Once again there will be ghosts, ghouls, cobwebs…and pumpkins! Pick your own free pumpkin, brave their Haunted House and create a spooktacular carving, dress up in your scary fancy dress outfit and join us with a FULL programme of spooky activities.
Address: Hatton Country World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick CV35 8XA
Tel: 01926 843411
Web: Visit their website
At Tulleys the have 20 acres of pumpkins, producing around 150,000 pumpkins! This year they are also offering PYO Pumpkins underneath the moonlit sky with their Pumpkin Nights.
Address: Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 4PE
Tel: 01342 710471
Hampshire, Sussex and South Wales
Pumpkin Picking Patch
At the pumpkin picking patch you will find over 32 varieties of pumpkins and gourds on 30 acres across their 4 sites Hampshire, London, Cardiff and Sussex.
There are wheelbarrows to push, Halloween crafts, fun activities, great food and if you are very lucky you may catch a glimpse of our friendly witch family.
Down at the farm
Bring your little horrors to our Halloween Spook-fest for some hair-raising half term fun. Visit their pumpkin patch and carve your pumpkin.
Address: Down at the Farm, Stoneygate Lane, Houghton Le Spring DH5 8JG
Tel: 0191 584 1873
Cairnie Fruit Farm & Mega Maze
Set in the beautiful Fife countryside Cairnie Fruit Farm & Mega Maze offers a brilliant fun filled day out for the whole family especially in October for Halloween.
They have over 12000 pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colours. All the pumpkins are great for carving or cooking with and will store for weeks in a cool spot
This pumpkin patch at Arnprior Farm is set in is beautiful region of Loch Lomond and less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow. They have more than 10,000 pumpkins can be picked over 12 acres, including giant Cinderella pumpkins.
Address: Arnprior Pumpkins, Arnprior, Stirling FK8 3HA
Price: From £6 per car
Open: Open daily, 9am–5.30pm 12–31 October 2020
A family favourite for families in Edinburgh and surrounding areas is Craigies where their pick your own pumpkins is just one of a long list of Halloween activities on offer.
Address: West Craige Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9AR
Tel: 0131 319 1048