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 2021
Greenacre Market Garden
Greenacre Market Garden is a great place for families to get into the Halloween spirit. From pick your own patches, great photo opportunities and fun activities, make sure not to miss this one out if you are in Pembrokeshire.
Address: Greenacre Market Garden Old Amroth Road Llanteg Pembrokeshire SA67 8QG
Web: Greenacre Market Garden
Gower Halloween at Poundffald Farm
At Gower Fresh they have prepared a week of fun and spooky celebrations for the whole family. This year they will be open for pumpkin picking on 8th of October, with the main Halloween events starting on the first Saturday of Half Term, 23rd October.
Address: Poundffald Farm, Three Crosses, Swansea SA4 3PB
Dates: October 23 – 31st
Tel: 01792 712071
Web: Gower Fresh
Vale of Glamorgan
Forage Farm at the Penllyn Estate
This is one of the new entries for pumpkin picking in South Wales at the stunning Penllyn Estate in the Vale of Glamorgan. Along with picking pumpkins, kids will also enjoy the tractor rides, face painting, maize maze and the delicious food on offer in their restaurant and farm food hall.
Dates: Saturday 23rd October – Sunday 31st October: 10am – 3.30pm
Price: £6.50 Early Bird – Limited Availability – Pumpkin Prices Start From £2!
Address:Penllyn Estate, Llwynhelig, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF71 7FF
Web: Forage Farm Shop
Vale Pick Your Own
Another favourite in the Vale of Glamorgan is Vale Pick Your Own. From white mini Casper pumpkins to pink Porcelain Dolls, there’s plenty of interesting varieties all nestled within 25 acres for you search for!
This Halloween, along with pumpkin picking, you can get lost in their Scarecrow Maze and lots more including Twilight pumpkin picking!
Dates: Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd, Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th, Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th, Saturday 23rd – Sunday 31st
Price: From £3.00 per car
Address: Greenland Farm. Bonvilston, Vale of Glamorgan
Web: Vale Pick Your Own
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!
Entertainment* –Theatrical Performers, Fire Shows, Fair Rides, Pumpkin Paintball, Bottle Smash and Pumpkin Slingshot. NEW for 2021 fire one of our Massive Pumpkin Canons or have a blast with our Scarecrow Shoot’em.
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! They are one of Surrey’s largest growers of Pumpkins and are renowned for the high quality of their crop which is painstakingly harvested by hand every year.
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.
Address: Chapel Lane, Milford, GU8 5HU
Tel: 01483 520500
Open: daily, 9am–4pm 23–30 October 2020
Garsons Esher is one of 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 2021 in Colchester and Basildon which open on the 25th 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
Their 2021 pumpkin picking season will run every day from 1st – 31st October where there will be 15,000 pumpkins available in their outdoor pumpkin patch. Pumpkin-tastic photo backdrops are also available.
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 and this year is bigger than ever before including Ghost Pumpkins and Atlantic Giant Pumpkins. Pick your own free homegrown pumpkin for every full paying child aged 1 and over – it’s packed full of spooky family fun. This year you can also find your way through the Mysterious Maize and enjoy spook-tacular fun at the Magic Hatter show.
Address: Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST
Tel: 01904 499700
Open: Opens 23rd October
At this pumpkin patch – a 30 minute drive from Leeds you will find a patch with over 130,000 pumpkins containing 27 different varieties to choose from. You can also enjoy a Tractor Ride, Bird of Prey Shows, Archery, Vintage Rides, Storytime, Magical Mr Zen, Face Painting, Riverside Paint A Pot, Daily Fancy Dress Competition, Photo Opportunities Galore, plus loads more. The Pumpkin Princess and ‘Not so wicked’ Witch of the West will be on hand to help you find your perfect pumpkin and the witch may even have a little prize for your best outfits.
Dates: October 3 – November 19
Times: 8.30am – 5.20pm Monday to Saturday – 8.30am – 4pm Sunday
Price: From £2.00 for entry – pumpkins from £1.50
Address: Farmer Copleys, Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Pontefract WF7 5AF
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.
Dates: Open daily, 9am–5pm throughout October 2020
Price: Free entry, pumpkins cost from £1.50
Address: Cattows Farm, Swepstone Road, Heather, Coalville LE67 2RF
Bells Pumpkin Patch
With nearly 1,000,000 pumpkins harvested each year all of which
are grown on this family farm in Lincolnshire. Bell’s is one of the UK’s biggest pumpkin patches. There is also a huge pumpkin cannon ‘Herald’ that is always a firm favourite, firing pumpkins across the fields at our 12ft target. The Bounce & Climb, exquisite displays and our vast variety of gourds and squashes are further examples of what is on offer.
Address: Lowfields Road, Benington, PE22 0EE
Open: 16-17 October and 23 – 31 October
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 will be an incredible 25 varieties of pumpkins and 36 different varieties of gourds to choose from, with picking direct from the vines.
Address: Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze, Undley Road, Beck Row, Suffolk, IP28 8BU
Open: Weekends and Half Term in October 2021
For 2021, Mr Pumpkin have planted almost 90,000 pumpkins with over 40 different varieties to choose from including the Crown Prince Blue squash and Polar Whites. You can borrow a barrow, and wander round selecting your chosen pumpkins to take home with you. Pumpkins are priced depending on size, from £2 each
Address: Lime Farm, Mansfield Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6JU
Tel: 07967 362215
Web: Visit their website
Hatton Adventure World
The popular Pumpkin Spooktacular returns to Hatton Adventure World from 23 October – 31 October. Pick your own Pumpkin* from our Pumpkin patch, brave the Haunted House, be thoroughly entertained at the Magic & Mayhem Illusion show.
Address: Hatton Country World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick CV35 8XA
Tel: 01926 843411
Web: Visit their website
At Tulleys the have 60 acres of pumpkins, producing around 450,000 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
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
Home to the biggest pumpkin from the 2020 World Championships which is displayed on the farm.
There will be thousands of pumpkins, squash and other cucurbits to pop into your wheelbarrow and purchase. You can then take them home to carve, paint, or decorate your home into an autumnal space!
If you desire that sundown Halloween twinkle amongst the atmospheric lights, we will be open ’til late!
Cammas Hall Farm
There are more than 40 varieties of pumpkin and squash to choose from at Cammas Hall including the Snowman pumpkin and the Knucklehead. Other activities include a maize maze, farm shop and meet the Halloween characters
Address: Cammas Hall Farm, Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak, Near Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
Web: Cammas Hall
Open: October 1 – 31 expect 5,12,19 October
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 orange 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.
Dates: October 8 -31
Times: 9am – 5pm everyday
Price: Adults £3-£4 – Children under 15 £1.50 – £2.00
Tel: 0131 319 1048
Address: West Craige Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9AR