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Where to Find Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches

Where to Find Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches

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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Whether you are on holiday, recently moved to the region or like me live here and realise that there are great places a just few miles away that seem to have passed you by, then I hope you enjoy reading this.

27 Comments

  1. Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One

    A great selection there. Something we’ve never done, the downside to having a wholesale fruit and veg OH! #Countrykids

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  2. Alexandra

    Sounds like such a lovely way to spend an Autumn day 🙂

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  3. michelle twin mum

    There are loads of good ones about nowadays, we are lucky as we have loads growing here and can pick the ones we fancy. Mich x #CountryKids

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  4. Lynsey

    Thanks for this! My three would love to Go to a pyo pumpkin day! Plus A lot less messy than carving them at home

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  5. Typical Mummy

    I didn’t think that we had any Pumpkin patches near us but Caro has proved me wrong!! I’m glad I read this post…thank you!! #CountryKids

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  6. Hannah

    Aww this is a great idea! Thank you for the ideas for places as its aleays so hard to find them near you! I have always wanted to pumkin pick now I can!

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  7. Helena

    Love the idea of taking photos of the girls at pumpkin patch. I’m also wondering whether they will like the taste of it. #CountryKids

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  8. natalie williams

    What a brilliant guide, thanks for sharing. I’ve just moved to Somerset and have been searching for a local pumpkin patch, the children thoroughly enjoyed visiting Lifton Farm Shop last year. Such a fun and festive activity to do during Autumn.

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  9. Louise (Little Hearts, BIg Love)

    I have to admit I’ve never visited a pumpkin patch. This is such a useful guide though for finding one to visit. Thank you for sharing it with #CountryKids

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  10. Kids of the Wild

    Great job on compiling such a comprehensive list. Pumpkin picking is so much fun. Thanks for sharing with us at #CountryKids

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  11. Kids of the Wild

    Hi Clare, I’ve added a link for this post to my own from 2016 about PYO pumpkins. Happy Halloween!

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    • mm

      Thank you I’ve added yours in too.

      Reply
  12. RAchel

    Some great pumpkin events here! I’ve never been pumpkin picking but feel it’s something I should try! Love Trevaskis Farm – amazing PYO and selection of cakes!!

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  13. ERFmama

    We’ve never done a pick your own pumpkin! Thanks for highlighting it! I wasn’t even aware of it being a thing in England! Peterborough seems to be our closest one so I’ll take a look at that one. 😀

    #KCACOLS

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    • mm

      To be honest I was the same, sadly there’s nothing very close to us which is what i was hoping for when I started my research!

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  14. Lana

    I love pumpkin patches! One of my favorite things about Fall. #KCACOLS

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  15. Kate Eccles

    What a great idea for a post! We have never been Pumpkin picking but there is somewhere very close to us so maybe we will! Thank you for linking up with #KCACOLS we do hope you link up again next time. Kate x

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    • mm

      Thank you, I hope you get a chance to go.

      Reply
  16. Ashley Firth

    Thank you for this post – I had no clue PYO Pumpkin was even a thing in the UK 🙂

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  17. Jen Cannon

    I have tried to comment twice and it is showing an error. I love the post.

    #KCACOLS

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    • mm

      Hi, not sure what happened before – got this one. Thank you.

      Reply
  18. Carol Cameleon

    Wow, what a great little round-up of pumpkin patches. We’ve never been to one (I’m not into halloween to be honest but 8yo is so perhaps it’s time to dive in!). #kcacols

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    • mm

      I think Halloween is definitely something my girls have encouraged me to embrace!

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  19. Jo (arosetintedworld)

    A great post. Our local pumpkin patch is doing a roaring trade this week. It’s so much fun! #KCACOLS

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    • mm

      Thank you. It’s such a shame we’ve not got one near us.

      Reply

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