Where to Find Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches

If you are looking for something to get outside this autumn 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.

This list was first compiled in 2019 and it is being updated as I find new information – please check each location as many require booking for 2020.

Pumpkin Patches in the South West

Devon

Lifton Farm Shop

Near the Devon and Cornwall border there is plenty going on at Lifton Farm this half term (24th – 1st Nov 2020). Head along for PYO pumpkins – more details to follow.  Launceston, PL16 0DE   Check what’s on via this link here.

 


Pips Pick Your Own

Near Plymouth this PYO will be open for a special pumpkin picking days from 2oth Oct 2020 –  Check here for more details. Kitley Farm, Nr Plymouth, PL8 2LT

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 and restaurant) usually holds a 2 day pumpkin festival.  Check back for details for 2020.



Halberton Court Farm Shop

Held PYO for the first time in 2019 – please check for 2020.  Halberton Court Farm Shop is near Tiverton,  Farm Shop closed Sundays.

Next door is cyclist and dog friendly Swan’s Neck Cafe which sounds great (open Tuesday to Saturday).  Also close by is the Grand Western Canal, ideal for a gentle walk all year round.


West Town Farm – Ide (near Exeter)

Pumpkin Picking Days – ticketed (timed) entry 29th, 30th and 31st Oct 2020. More details on Facebook and online here.


 

Terawhiti Farm, South Milton

Harvest your own pumpkin straight from the pumpkin patch at Terawhiti Farm, Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October from 10am till 4pm.
Big ones, small ones, warty ones and ghost pumpkins! No need to book, just turn up.

Wear wellies as it’s likely to be muddy! Free parking, prices from £1.00, Cash only, Dogs welcome

Check Terawhiti Farm facebook page for updates.  Terawhiti Farm, South Milton, Kingsbridge, TQ7 3JT


Riverford Organic   

Tucked away in deepest South Devon, Riverford is well known for is vegetable deliveries. No events planned for 2020.

Terawhiti Farm pumpkin patch

Jolly Pumpkin, Silverton, Exeter

Pick your own pumpkins this October at this great family event. Over 25 varieties of pumpkin, gourd and squash there is something for everyone.
Jolly Pumpkin the fun starts in October between 10am and 4pm on the following dates: Sat 10th & Sun 11th,  Sat 17th & Sun 18th, Fri 23rd daily through to Sat 31st October.

No need to book. Entry is FREE, pay for what you pick with prices starting from as little as £1. Both CASH and CARD payments excepted.

Jolly Pumpkin Field, Silverton, Exeter, EX5 4DU.    Further information: www.jollypumpkin.co.uk


Pick Your Own Pumpkins Exeter (Exminster)

New for 2020 this looks like a great addition to the Devon pumpkin picking scene. Based in Exminster it will open on the 24th October and last day will be 31st. 9am-5pm.
Carve your pumpkins on site (save on mess at home!) Enjoy some lunch or a coffee and home made cake. More details here.

Free entry. The Pumpkin Patch, Days Pottles Lane, Exminster, EX6 8BB


Royal Oak Farm Shop –  near Honiton

New owners at the Royal Oak have planted pumpkins for 2020. Check back to find out if this will be PYO.

Cornwall

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm near Newquay

This popular cider farm runs apple days, guided tours and Christmas Markets. No word yet on the Pumpkin Patch but check their website and social media for updates. 

Healeys Pumpkin Patch Cornwall

Trevaskis Farm

Near Halyle for Cornwall, Trevaskis Farm have confirmed they are opening their Pumpkin Patch this year. Enjoy a meal at their restaurant, browse the farm shop and take a wander round the seasonal pick your own area and visit the farm animals.  Here’s a review from Rachel who writes at The Little Pip – 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. 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”.

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

The Cat and Fiddle is open throughout October with late night opening on Thursdays to PYO or check.  Last year in half term there were special pumpkin activity days (tbc for 2020). Link to website here.

Here’s a 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

Somerset

Farrington’s Farm Shop

Located between Bristol and Shepton Mallet there are plenty of pumpkins to choose from – they have planted 40,000!

Pick your own from the 3rd – 31st October 2020. Booking essential. Tickets are £5 and include entry to the pumpkin field and any size pumpkin of your choice from the pumpkin field. One hour time slots (you can stay at the event for as long as you want this will just be your time slot for entry). Once you have picked your perfect pumpkin carving tables will be ready for you to carve them into any creation you wish. More details here.

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

Schmooks Pumpkin Patch – Ilminster

3.8 acres of pick your own pumpkins which will be open for business this autumn in time for half term and Halloween fun! Dates for 2020 tbc.  More details here.

Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park

Located between Bristol and Bath this extensive pumpkin patch is situated alongside the park with its own car park with wheelbarrows on hand for those absolute whoppers.  Open from 3 – 31st October 2020 with extra activities at weekends and half term. The themed pumpkin area has fete games, fair rides as well as food and drink.

Entrance is £3 per person with some activities charged as extra.  You need to book an entrance timed slot – more details here.

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.  Here are other pumpkin patches to visit with roughly defined locations and links to the reviews. Please note these are reviews from 2018 and earlier so do check they are opening and for new details.

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.)

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. 

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 this year.

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