Where to Find Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches

If you are looking for something to get outside this half term that’s fun for all ages then why not head to a local pumpkin patch. It turns out that these places are fairly well spread out across he country. So I’ve hunted around to pull this list together for you as well as calling on the amazing resource of my fellow bloggers.  Take a look at this guide to see where to find pick your own pumpkin patches near you all across the UK.

For other ideas for what’s on over half term, have a look at my events guide for listings in the South West.

Pumpkin Patches in the South West

Devon

Lifton Farm Shop

Near the Devon and Cornwall border there is a lot going on at Lifton Farm this half term. Head along for PYO pumpkins, trailer rides, pumpkin carving and entertainment. Sat 20th – Sun 28th Oct  – Launceston, PL16 0DE  More here. 

Riverford Organic Pumpkin Day

Tucked away in deepest South Devon, Riverford is well known for is vegetable deliveries. Buy tickets in advance for this autumn festival at Riverford.  Children’s activities, farm tours, farmers market and the lovely Riverford Field Kitchen. Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0JU  More here.

Where to Find Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches Lifton Farm

Photo Credit Emily at A Slummy Mummy blog

Darts Farm

In Topsham near Exeter, Darts Farm (which is a fabulous farm shop) is holding a 2 day pumpkin festival.  Little ones can enjoy story time, pumpkin decorating, a farm walk and PYO pumkpin. Suitable for ages 4 – 12, £9.95 per child, pre-book tickets. Held on 23rd and 24th October.

Pips Pick Your Own

Near Plymouth this PYO is closed for the season now except for a special pumpkin picking day on 27th October. Check here for more details. Kitley farm, Nr Plymouth, PL8 2LT

Cornwall

Trevaskis Farm

I’ve found one farm near Halyle for Cornwall.  Take a look at the review from Rachel who writes at The Little Pip who last year visited Trevaskis Farm. 

Dorset

Dan Tanners PYO

This PYO near Christchurch in Dorset has two locations.  The Cat and Fiddle Farm (which also has a cafe) and Sopley Farm – this is what their website says “We have thousands of pumpkins for you to choose from again this year and the fleet of wheelbarrows and sledges will be back again to support pickers transport their pickings”.

You can go along before half term to PYO or check and call for more details about their and special pumpkin activity days. Link to website here.

Sopley Farm looks great fun – here is a review from Dorset based blogger Kara – Pumpkin Picking at Sopley Farm

Also see this review from a local blogger Sarah, at Digital Motherhood who visited the Cat and Fiddle site.

Where to Find Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches Sopley Farm

Photo credit Kara at Are We Nearly There Yet blog

North Dorset

Bailey Ridge Plants

This is more of a garden centre that sells pumpkins. My blogger friend Victoria is also a professional photographer so take a look at this for her lovely photos. Bailey Ridge near Sherborne review.

Somerset

Farringdon Farm Shop

This looks like a real day out for the family. Located between Bristol and Bath. Last year fellow blogger Jenny visited this Somerset farm shop with her gang. For just £3 they enjoyed the pumpkin patch, carving, carving kit, trailer ride,  Spookley story, film, face painting and more. The pumpkins to take home were priced by size.  Find out more about it here.

Where to Find Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches Lifton Farm PYO sign

Pumpkin Patches in England, Scotland and Wales

To find the best spots in the rest of the country I have turned to my fellow bloggers. I was amazed by the response. It’s quite a list!  So here are other pumpkin patches to visit with roughly defined locations and links to the reviews.

South of England

HampshirePickewell Farm review by Steph at Renovation Bay-Bee
SurreyCrockford Bridge Farm (Addlestone) review by Mum of Five Stay Sane (note opening times for the PYO are the first two weekends in October)

SurreyGarsons Farm (Esher) review by Elfa, Californian mum in London

West Midlands

Hatton Adventure World review by Rebecca from Here Come the Girls and also by Little Lilly Pad

Essington Farm Pumpkin Picking review by Emma from Life According to Mrs Shilts

East of England 

PeterboroughHill Farm PYO review by Naomi at Me Becoming Mum

Norfolk –  a round up of various places in Norfolk reviewed here by Lauren from Dilan and Me (fantastic photos  – one used for the header of this post.)

Bucks, Hertfordshire, Essex A great round up of pumpkin patches in the area and lovely photos by Jodie of Dear Little Daisy

Oxfordshire –  Millets Farm Centre near Abingdon – tips on PYO pumpkins, carving and more from Kids of the Wild

North East

A helpful North East round up by Jess from Nora & Co covering York, Maltby and Saltburn by the Sea.

LincolnshireBells Gardening Outlet near Boston review by Our Bucket List Lives

North West

Staffordshire –  Bednall Pumpkin Farm nr Stafford reviewed by Caro from The Twinkle Diaries

Warrington –  Kenyon Hall Farm review by Boo Berrit and also by Karen at Well I Guess This is Growing Up

Pumpkin display

Photo Credit Emily at A Slummy Mummy blog

Scotland

Craigies near Edinburgh – a review of the day in photos by My Little Wildings

A huge thank you to everyone who offered their posts for me to use.  Thank you also to Laura from Dilan and Me for the header photo as well as Kara (Are We Nearly There Yet) and Emily (A Slummy Mummy) for their pictures. This post has taken a lot longer then usual to write as I’ve been completely distracted reading everyone else’s blogs!

Please make sure that you check the details for these pumpkin patches, opening times etc, before making a journey as I have not been able to verify all the information for 2018.

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