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 2019.
Penyfodau Fawr Farm Shop
At family run Hendrewennol which is located in Swansea is one of the biggest and most visited pick your own farms in South Wales. From orange to green and even white pumpkins, Penyfoday Fawr Farm Shop has more than 18 acres of land which is absolutely full of them.
Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4LN Phone: 01792 892845
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
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 over 15,000 pumpkins so you will not be short of one to choose from!
The fun doesn’t end with picking your own pumpkin, their themed pumpkin area will have retro fete games, music, entertainment, food and drink on hand to make it a real experience.
Opens selected dates between the 5th – 31st 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!
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.
Chapel Lane, Milford, GU8 5HU
Phone: 01483 520500
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,.
West End Lane, Esher, Surrey
Telephone: 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.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) from 12th to 31st October*. Open every day from 9am – 5.30pm.
Opens 5th October
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 and see the new skeleton stilt walkers – it’s packed full of spooky family fun.
Opens 26th October
Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST
Tel: 01904 499700
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.
Opens 12th October
Beluncle Farm Cottages, Stoke Rd, Rochester, Kent ME3 9LU
Tel: 07526 734293
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!
There are lots of activities during their Halloween Spectacular including Broomstick Training, Scare School, Mummy Maze Hunt, a NEW Wizard Academy and a Haunted House
Open: 19th October 10am – 6pm
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!
Open end of October
Stanhill Farm, Birchwood Road, Wilmington, Kent, DA2 7HD
Tel: 01322 669 711
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 is also a Halloween themed maize maze, LIVE magic shows by Wayne Goodman, an inflatable obstacle course and pumpkin shaped bouncy castle, plus more…Open Saturday & Sunday in October, daily during October half term 9am until 5pm
Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze, Undley Road, Beck Row, Suffolk, IP28 8BU
Barleylands Farm Park
At Barleylands Farm Park expect lots of fiendish fun this Halloween.
Taking place from Saturday 26th – 3rd November, Halloween Fest will see youngsters enjoy lots of fiendish fun including Halloween crafts, Spells and Potions in Cobweb Cabin, Halloween Games Plus every paying child receives a FREE pumpkin to take home!
Meanwhile, after dark, there’ll be more family friendly Halloween fun at Spooky Nights on the evenings of Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October.
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD
Tel: 01268 290229
Hatton Adventure World
The popular Pumpkin Week returns to Hatton Adventure World from 26 – 31 October. Children can visit the popular family attraction to pick their own FREE pumpkin, carve it in the spooky decorated Marquee and then enter the best carved pumpkin competition to win a host of prizes.
Pick your own FREE pumpkin, brave our Halloween Marquee and create a wonderful carving alongside a FULL programme of spooky activities.
Hatton Country World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick CV35 8XA
Tel: 01926 843411
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At Tulleys their daytime Halloween festival will be the biggest and best to date. Their Pumpkin Patch isn’t a Pumpkin, he’s just a very enthusiastic pumpkin grower! He has his own patch and will tell you all about how to grow pumpkins. He’s even got a song about it!
Other attractions include the brand new Terror Trail and the Twisted Fun House in addition to classic favourites such as The Horrid Hayride and The Creepy Cottage.
Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 4PE
Tel: 01342 710471
Hampshire and Sussex
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.
Opens 12-13 & 19-31 October 9.30 to 4
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(£), make your own scarecrow, creepy critter shows, BRAND NEW haunted fun house for 2019, barrel rides (£), mysterious magic shows , plus lots of outdoor play!
Open October Half term 26th – 31st October. 10am-4pm.
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 which opens 6th October 2018.
There are several different varieties of pumpkins to pick from their fields. Plus on the 27th, 28th, 29th and 31st of October there is face painting and Halloween displays and their Halloween Spooktacular Torchlight Maze which looks fantastic and scary (Recommended for 8+ years)
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.
West Craige Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9AR
0131 319 1048