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Pumpkin Picking: Best places to pick your own pumpkins near you in the UK

Posted 19 October 2021
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 Looking for pumpkin picking near me? A visit to a pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins is the perfect way to get into the autumn spirit, and it’s even better for that pre-Halloween fun! Pumpkin picking is becoming more popular each year, with all shapes, sizes and colours to be found.

Pumpkin picking is a fantastic family day out, and the fun continues all the way home when you get to carve it too. So what are you waiting for?
Here’s our biggest EVER guide to the 50 best places to go pumpkin picking near you:

London & South East | South West | Midlands | East of England | North West | North East | Wales | Yorkshire | Scotland

A girl smiling as she picks a pumpkin from a patch

Where to pick pumpkins in London & South East

  1. Millets Farm Centre, Oxfordshire
    25th - 31st October 2021
    Grab a wheelbarrow and head into the pumpkin patch at Millets Farm Centre to find loads of pumpkins to choose from! Open during October Half Term, it’s the perfect time to pick your perfect pumpkin for halloween.

  2. Crockford Bridge Farm, Surrey
    From 2nd October 2021

    Perfect for those looking for a pumpkin patch near West London, Crockford Bridge Farm has a choice of pumpkin fun this year. Head to the pumpkin field to pick a fresh pumpkin, or you can find plenty of pre-picked pumpkins in the shop too!

  3. Picking Patch, Hampshire & West Sussex
    From 9th October 2021
    The Picking Patch is back, with two sites in the South East this year. Entry for each is free and there are thousands of pumpkins to choose from - simply pay for the ones you pick! Visit Fordingbridge in Hampshire or Sompting in West Sussex.

  4. Foxes Farm Produce - The Pumpkin Patch - Basildon - Essex
    2nd - 31st October 2021
    Previously enjoyed by Stacey Solomon, Denise Van Houten, and cast members of TOWIE The Pumpkin Patch in Basildon is a popular destination for pumpkin picking. The pumpkin patch also featured on ITV’s This Morning, to showcase the impressive pumpkin produce at Foxes Farm.

  5. Lewis of London, Barnet
    16th - 31st October 2021
    Not just an ice cream farm, Lewis of London is back for another year of pumpkin picking! Perfect if you’re looking for a pumpkin patch near me in London, there’s plenty of giant orange vegetables to go around, and there’s even a special limited edition Halloween flavour ice cream for you to taste too!

  6. Stanhill Farm, Kent
    16th October - 27th October 2021

    There’s no need to pre-book a trip to Stanhill Farm, just turn up, grab a wheelbarrow and head into the field! With thousands of pumpkins planted this year, it’s a great spot for some family photos too.
  7. Pumpkin Picking Patch - Fordingbridge, Hampshire
    Throughout October 2021
    The Pumpkin Picking Patch venue in Fordingbridge, Hampshire offers pumpkin picking and a spooky ‘Halloween Maize Maze’. The maze is open day and night, for an extra-special spooktacular celebration! The maze opens every weekend from 9th October onwards and is available to visit in the week from 22nd - 31st October.

  8. Bocketts Farm, Surrey
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    The pumpkin village is just part of the fun at Bocketts Farm this year, there’s also an action-packed Wizards and Witches week perfect for half term. With trails, tractor rides, reptile roadshows and more, visit the pumpkin village and buy a homegrown pumpkin to take home.

  9. Pumpkin Moon, Kent 
    9th - 10th, 16th - 17th and 22nd - 31st October 2021
    There's hundreds of pumpkins to pick from at Pumpkin Moon in Kent! From big and round, to small and peculiar, whatever you're looking for you'll definitely find it here. Don't forget, to get into the Halloween spirit, fancy dress is encouraged too! 

Photos of families pumpkin picking

Where to pick pumpkins in the South West

  1. Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park, Bristol
    2nd October - 31st October 2021
    Run separately to the farm, Avon Valley is hosting its massive pumpkin patch festival that’s bigger and better than ever! Roam through the muddy field and find the perfect pumpkin, and keep your eyes peeled for the super special gold pumpkin for an extra-special prize...

  2. Bath Pumpkin Picking Patch, Bath 
    9th & 10th October, 16th & 17th October, 22nd - 31st October 2021 
    If you're in and around Bath and are looking to find a great pumpkin patch, head to the Pumpkin Picking Patch! There's plenty of different shades, sizes and colours to choose from, so you're bound to find your perfect pumpkin. 

  3. Thurloxton Farm, Taunton 
    20th - 31st October 2021 
    Head over to Thurloxton Farm in Taunton for all your pumpkin needs! Enjoy some fresh country air as you make your way into the fields to search for your perfect pumpkin, and just in time for Halloween too. 

  4. Cotswold Farm Park, Gloucestershire
    2nd October - 31st October 2021
    One of our favourite pumpkin patches in the South West, Cotswold Farm Park is back with more PYO pumpkins for 2021. With plenty of pumpkins ready to be picked and taken home plus you could even get a spooky face paint design too!

  5. Farrington’s Farm Shop, Bristol
    From 2nd October 2021
    Looking for pumpkin patches near me in Bristol? Farrington’s is a great spot for pumpkin picking this October. With around 100,000 pumpkins ready and waiting, this year's Pumpkin Festival at Farrington’s is bigger than ever!

  6. Strawberry Fields Lifton, Devon
    16th October - 31st October 2021
    They may be called Strawberry Fields, but come October, the fields are full of pumpkins instead! Available during Pumpkin Fest this October, there’s a whole 10 acre pumpkin patch to explore and find the perfect one!

  7. Cornish Maize Maze and Fun Farm, Cornwall 
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Looking for a place to go pumpkin picking in Cornwall? Not just a great place you can get lost in in the summer, Cornish Maize Maze and Fun Farm have been growing loads of special pumpkins, and there's even a pumpkin themed quiz too!

Photos of families picking their own pumpkins

Where to pick pumpkins in the Midlands

  1. Lower Drayton Farm, Staffordshire
    From 2nd October - 31st October 2021
    From giant pumpkins to mini pumpkins and even white pumpkins, Lower Drayton Farm have all the pumpkins you could need! Grab your wellies and get ready to head into the pumpkin patch to find your perfect pumpkin.

  2. Manor Farm Fruits, Staffordshire
    2nd October - 31st October 2021
    Found just 3 miles from Tamworth and 6 miles from Lichfield, Manor Farm Fruits will be home to Pumpkin Fest again this year. With over 60,000 pumpkins ready to be picked and 8 acres to roam around, this is one pumpkin patch you don’t want to miss!

  3. Hatton Adventure World, Warwickshire
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Hatton Adventure World will be awash with ghosts, ghouls, cobwebs and of course, pumpkins! Pick your own pumpkin, brave the haunted house and enjoy loads more spooky activities in this all-round great day out.

  4. West Lodge Rural Centre, Northamptonshire
    16th - 31st October 2021
    Looking for pumpkin picking near me in Northamptonshire? West Lodge Rural Centre are granting you access to the impressive pumpkin patch. Here, you’ve also got expert carvers on hand to help you carve the perfect face - ready for a tealight when you get home. There are loads more spooky activities to enjoy too.

  5. Pink Pig Farm, Lincolnshire
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    There’s a free pumpkin for every child over 2 years old at Pink Pig Farm’s Pumpkin Festival this year. With carving tables, the chance to visit Windle the Witch and a fun clue trail around the farm too, it’s a great day out for half term. 

  6. Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire
    2nd - 31st October 2021
    Deep in the grounds of Doddington Hall, you’ll find an explosion of orange colour - on the pumpkin patch of course! Follow the signs via the Kitchen Garden - it’s free to visit the patch, you just pay for what you pick. Remember, Halloween fancy dress is encouraged to really get into the spooky spirit!

  7. Cattows Farm, Leicestershire
    1st - 31st October 2021
    Cattows Farm is home to the biggest pumpkin patch in the UK, so you’ll really be spoilt for choice. Alongside the usual orange varieties, you’ll find warty Goosebumps pumpkins, white pumpkins and even mini Munchkins - in fact, there are over 200,000 big, orange pumpkins waiting to be picked!
  8. Northwood Pumpkin Patch, Welshampton, Shropshire
    1st - 31st October 2021
    Open everyday in October, The Northwood Pumpkin Patch experience involves pumpkin picking, free sweets for the kids, a craft fair and a scary stroll into the Witches Village...are you b-b-brave enough?

  9. Apley Farm, Shropshire
    9th - 31st October 2021
    Get ready for an epic pumpkin treat at Apley Farm this year! Listen to Spookley Story read by Mrs Pumpkin while onboard the Pumpkin Express on your way to the pumpkin patch, where you can choose and pick your own pumpkin! You can even book to visit the Carving Cavern and carve your own pumpkin there too.

  10. Bluebell Dairy, Derbyshire
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Ready for a spooktacular farm adventure? With a Muddy Monster Trail, fancy dress fun and a Ghoulish Play Barn, the pumpkin patch is just one of many fun activities to get involved with at Bluebell Dairy this half term and Halloween. Enjoy a free pumpkin with every full paying child ticket, but feel free to buy any additional ones on the day too. The farm is open to the public Friday to Monday each week from 10:00-17:00.

Children picking pumpkins in a field

Where to pick pumpkins in the East of England

  1. Cammas Hall Farm, Hertfordshire
    1st - 31st October 2021
    There’s Halloween fun, a maize maze and a whole PYO farm at Cammas Hall Farm this year. Visit this October to pick your own pumpkins and discover over 40 different varieties of pumpkins, along with sweetcorn and onions too!

  2. Willows Activity Farm, Hertfordshire
    16th - 31st October 2021
    There’s plenty of pumpkin-themed fun at Willows Activity Farm this year. Choose from 1000s of home grown pumpkins in the patch, before heading to the carving cavern to get it ready for Halloween, plus take part in the Pumpkin Hunt too for a chance to win a special prize!

  3. Skylark Maize Maze & Funyard, Cambridgeshire
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    There’s a whole week of wickedness at Skylark Maize Maze & Funyard this half term, with a huge pumpkin patch just part of the fun. Once you’ve picked your favourite, head to the marquee for some carving fun - they’re in charge of the tidying up!

  4. Foxes Farm Produce, Essex
    October 2021
    With locations in both Basildon and Colchester, this is a great chance to go pumpkin picking in Essex. They’ve got thousands of pumpkins to choose from - just remember your wellies as the fields can get muddy!

  5. Undley Pumpkin Patch, Suffolk
    From October 2021
    This patch has been running for over 20 years, and this year it’s back bigger and better than ever! Set across 75 acres, there’s plenty of room to find the perfect pumpkin, and don’t miss the spooky maize maze, too.

Families going pumpkin picking

Where to pick pumpkins in the North West

  1. Windmill Animal Farm, Lancashire
    9th - 31st October 2021
    The famous pumpkin picking adventure is back at Windmill Animal Farm this year! Choose from over 20,000 planted by Farmer Chris, with one pumpkin included in every pre-booked ticket. Each ticket also includes admission to the farm so you can make a real day of it.

  2. Church Farm, Merseyside
    2nd - 31st October 2021
    The pumpkin patch at Church Farm in the Wirral is part of a bigger Family Fright Festival that’s packed full of Halloween-themed fun. There are over 3,000 to choose from (whilst stocks last!),and other activities include a scarecrow trail, animal feeding and access to the farm park too.

  3. Dunham Massey Ice Cream Farm, Greater Manchester
    2nd October - 31st October 2021
    The Dunham Pumpkin Patch has taken over the ice cream farm this year, so you can treat the family to a scoop or two after your visit! There’s no need to book and you pay for what you pick, so it’s great for a more spontaneous day out idea.

  4. Kenyon Hall Farm, Greater Manchester
    1st - 31st October 2021
    One of the biggest sites to pick your own pumpkins in the North West, Kenyon Hall Farm has over 15,000 this year in the outdoor patch - plus an indoor display of ready-picked pumpkins too! Tickets are expected to sell out, so make sure you book nice and early to avoid disappointment.

  5. Cockfields Farm Park, Greater Manchester
    1st - 31st October 2021
    Discover Cockfields Farm Park, a fantastic pumpkin patch near you in Manchester! Found on the border of Ashton Under Lyne and Oldham, the pumpkin festival at Cockfields Farm Park is perfect for families in Greater Manchester. Pick your own pumpkin, visit the carving cave, join the Halloween treasure hunt and more.

  6. Benty Farm Tearooms, Merseyside
    1st - 31st October 2021
    Accessible only by foot, this Wirral-based pumpkin patch at Benty Farm Tearooms is a must if you’re in the Merseyside area and looking for a pumpkin patch near me. The pumpkins were planted back in April and have been growing all this time, so by October they’ll be lovely and orange and ready for picking!

Two young kids picking pumpkins for Halloween

Where to pick pumpkins in the North East

  1. Adventure Valley, Durham
    16th - 17th & 23rd - 31st October 2021
    There’s a free pumpkin included with entry for every full paying child at Adventure Valley this year, plus a whole heap of other activities for a great autumn day out. This is an indoor ‘patch’ so perfect for any wayward weather, with carving, a corn cob catapult and spooky trail available too. There’s limited availability, so book now!

  2. East Grange Farm, Durham
    16th - 31st October 2021
    Over 30,000 pumpkins in 20 acres of space, including 17 varieties, 6 different colours and all sorts of sizes - East Grange sounds like a great spot for pumpkin picking in the North East! Entry is free, but you do need to book in advance, and you only pay for what you pick.

  3. Brocksbushes, Northumberland
    2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th - 31st October 2021
    Back bigger and better than ever, there will be loads more to choose from at Brocksbushes this year. Don’t forget, you can even visit the marquee too for a spot of pumpkin carving too!

Families enjoying pumpkin picking together

Where to pick pumpkins in Wales

  1. Pembrokeshire Pumpkins, Pembrokeshire
    2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th, 23rd - 31st October 2021
    Looking for pumpkin picking in South Wales? Pembrokeshire Pumpkins has a whole field of pumpkins ripening up nicely to be ready for October! With a spooky hay bale trail, a woodland play area, and loads more fun to be had, there’s plenty of exciting Halloween fun!

  2. Cantref Adventure Farm, Powys
    If there were awards for event names, this would definitely take the crown - introducing Harry Trotter and the Pumpkin Patch at Cantref Adventure Farm! With loads of wizard themed activities to enjoy, picking your pumpkin is just part of your fun day out. We’ve heard they’re doing pumpkin launching too - how far can you send yours?

  3. Picking Patch, Cardiff
    9th & 10th, 16th & 17th, 22nd - 31st October 2021
    This huge 20-acre site has a whopping 55,000 pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, making this a great place to visit for pumpkin picking in Wales - it’s just 15 minutes from the centre of Cardiff! With free entry and free parking, plus loads of other spooky fun activities.

  4. Penlyyn Estate, Llangdon
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    From tractor rides to tucking into some frightfully fantastic food, there's more than just pumpkins at Penlyyn Estate! Along with picking our your perfect halloween pumpkin, there's also plenty of fantastic things to do too, like spooky face painting and even exploring the maze of maize!

Young families going pumpkin picking

Where to pick pumpkins in Yorkshire

  1. Cannon Hall Farm, South Yorkshire
    Selected dates in October 2021
    There’s plenty of pumpkins to discover at Cannon Hall Farm this autumn, with amazing animal foot safaris, outdoor playgrounds and pumpkin picking too. There’s a pumpkin included with every kid's ticket, plus others available to buy on the day too.

  2. Piglets Adventure Farm, North Yorkshire
    Every weekend in October and daily from 23rd - 31st October 2021
    Pick up a free homegrown pumpkin for every full-paying child at Piglets Adventure Farm. You’ll take a short walk to the field where there’s over 10,000 to choose from - all different shapes, sizes and colours! There’s a carving tent, a mysterious magic hatter and all the usual farm fun to enjoy too.

  3. Thornton Hall Country Park, North Yorkshire
    11th - 15th October & 18th - 22nd October 2021
    A visit to Thornton Hall this October is best for all the fun-themed activities. There’s spooky characters, animal demonstrations, spooky shows and more, and of course, plenty of pumpkins for you to find!

  4. Stockeld Park, West Yorkshire
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Every child with a paid-for ticket can pick up a free pumpkin at Stockeld Park this year, with extra available to buy for just £2.50 (whatever the size!). There are thousands to choose from in the meadow just waiting to be picked, so grab a wheelbarrow and get hunting!

  5. Birchfield Ice Cream, North Yorkshire
    2nd - 31st October 2021
    Explore 6 acres of pumpkins at Birchfield Ice Cream Farm, with loads of sizes and varieties to choose from. You can pick up a wheelbarrow when you arrive to help you carry your picks back to the car, and don’t forget your wellies. Pay a visit to the carving barn, farm maze and woodland walk too.

  6. Farmer Copleys, West Yorkshire
    October 2021
    Thousands of pumpkins are available at Farmer Copleys this year, and there are both peak and off-peak tickets available to pre-book depending on dates. Expect to find more than 20 varieties, corn cannons, pumpkin cookery demos, witches storytime and loads more - promising an action-packed, pumpkin-filled day out for the whole family!

  7. Spilmans Church Farm, North Yorkshire
    From 2nd October 2021
    Farmer Tom started growing pumpkins in 2014, and he’s been busy again this year getting thousands ready to be picked in October. Open every day for the month, on selected dates you’ll also find some extra spooky activities, like the carving barn, spooky cinema, spooky walks and more. Don’t miss tractor rides across the farm, a maize maze and a magical fairy tree to visit too.

  8. Yorkshire Pumpkins, North Yorkshire
    16th & 17th October, 21st - 31st October 2021
    The clue is in the name, if you’re looking for pumpkin picking in Yorkshire, you’ve come to the right place! Found at Lodge Farm in York, this patch has thousands to choose from. You will need to book in advance as entry is ticketed, so check their site for tickets.

Boys picking pumpkins from a pick your own farm

Where to pick pumpkins in Scotland

  1. Craigies Farm, Edinburgh
    From October 2021
    Craigie's Farm is a great place for picking your own fruit in the summer months, but come autumn, all attention turns to pumpkins! Perfect for carving or cooking, they’re experts in PYO so you’re guaranteed an authentic experience. Plus, it’s the season for apples too!

  2. Cairnie Fruit Farm, Fife
    From Saturday 9th October 2021
    Celebrating 21 years of pick your own pumpkins, Cairnie Fruit Farm was offering pumpkin picking long before Instagram made it a must-do autumn activity. Home to over 12,000 pumpkins, they’re great for carving and cooking - just make sure you don’t carve it too early! Online booking is required.

  3. Arnprior Farm, Stirling
    From October 2021
    There will be over 10,000 pumpkins at Arnprior Farm, from HUGE Cinderella orange pumpkins to green warty pumpkins, beautiful white pumpkins and even funky stripy ones! This year there’s also a chance to dig for tatties, pull your own turnip, plus local pop-up food trucks. Did we mention there’s a horsebox gin truck for the grown-ups too?

  4. Kilduff Farm, East Lothian
    16th - 31st October 2021
    Tickets are already on sale and selling fast for the pumpkin patch at Kilduff Farm. Initially launched to help engage children with rural life and teach them all about where food comes from, they want to share the message that pumpkins are not just for Halloween! This is the place to go if you’re looking for the best cooking varieties, alongside ones better suited to carving.

We hope this guide for where to go pumpkin picking near you has inspired a great family day out this autumn, but just in case you need even more ideas or inspiration, check out our related blogs below!

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