Pumpkin Picking at SpilmansThirsk, North Yorkshire
When the leaves start to change their colours and the air turns crisp, there's one magical place that families flock to for an unforgettable Halloween adventure - Spilmans! Nestled in the heart of a picturesque countryside, this charming farm transforms into a pumpkin paradise every October, offering families an enchanting escape into the world of pumpkin picking and Halloween fun.
The Pumpkin Patch Extravaganza
As you drive up to Spilman's Farm, you're greeted by an array of vibrant orange pumpkins that seem to stretch for miles. The sight alone is enough to send any Halloween enthusiast into a state of sheer delight! The farm is a haven for families seeking their jack o'lantern pumpkins.
A Friendly, Family Farm
Spilmans isn't just any pumpkin patch; it's a family-owned gem that radiates warmth and genuine hospitality. From the moment you step onto the farm, you're welcomed by the Spilman family themselves. Their passion for pumpkins and all things Halloween is contagious, and they're always eager to share their love for this special season with visitors of all ages.
Spilmans Pumpkin Festival
This year is HUGE, with a pumpkin farm harbouring over 125,000 pumpkins!! Pumpkin picking at Spilman's Farm is an adventure that sparks the imagination of both young and old.
This pumpkin field is filled with rows upon rows of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, you'll feel like you've stumbled into the heart of a storybook pumpkin patch. Head to any crop of pumpkin and start searching for your perfect one! Whether you want the misshapen, knobbly green pumpkin, to the rounded and brightest!
You'll find an array of actual pumpkin patches with beautiful pumpkin displays. You're sure to discover your favourite pumpkin here!
You might even be able to find a grey pumpkin or a ghost pumpkin (those are the white pumpkins!).
Then head to the carving barn to get really messy and creative! What spooky design will you carve out? Or are you looking to get all goofy and carve a funny face?!
Fun for All Ages
One of the most enchanting aspects of Spilman's Farm is its appeal to all generations. It's a place where grandparents can share cherished memories with their grandchildren and where parents can capture those unforgettable moments on camera.
As you stroll through the pumpkin patch, you'll see children giddy with excitement as they make their selections and parents smiling from ear to ear. Pumpkin picking here is not just an activity; it's a family tradition that's passed down through the generations.
What else can you find here?
Spilams has lots of fun activities going on during their pumpkin festival! From settling down for some spooky stories with Pumpkinella to giant pipe rolling! Hop on the barrel train ride - The Flying Spilman, enjoy trailer and tractor rides and even the corn cannon!
Not to mention the pumpkin slingshot, where you can shoot pumpkins straight off the slingshot - will you reach the castle?
For those brave enough, why not embark on the spooky walk? It's said to be their scariest yet...
Last but not least, let the fun take over as you enjoy the fairground rides!!
The farm's picturesque surroundings add to the enchantment. Tall, swaying cornfields, rustic barns, and scenic hills create the perfect backdrop for your Halloween-themed family photos.
Don't forget to capture those candid shots of your little ones trying to carry a pumpkin that's twice their size – those moments are pure gold! Also, why not come to the farm in your costumes? Whether you come as your favourite spooky character or an adorable witch!
There's plenty of photo opportunities here. Just make sure you bring a waterproof jacket and shoes in case there's wet weather!
While the main attraction is pumpkin picking, Spilmans offers more than just pumpkins. You can also browse through their delightful assortment of farm-fresh produce, from crisp apples to colourful gourds. It's the perfect opportunity to stock up on seasonal goodies for your Halloween feast or to simply savour the flavours of autumn.
Food & Drink
All that pumpkin picking and decorating can work up quite an appetite!
Not to worry because Spilmans has you covered with a variety of sweet treats. You'll find an array of hot and cold food as well as cold and hot drinks. So, whether you need a pick me up, something to keep you warm or even to hydrate. Spilmans has you covered!
Plan Your Visit
Suitable for Kids and Adults too
Yes there is parking.