Pumpkin Picking: The perfect patches to go near you
Pick your own pumpkin and make this Halloween one to remember. If you’re used to getting your pumpkin from the supermarket, then trust us when we say you’re missing out! Pumpkin picking is a fantastic family day out, and now is the perfect time to get out and pick one straight from the patch. With so many places across the UK, there are no excuses not to join in! This year ditch the supermarket, and discover with your little ones just how fun pumpkin picking can be.
Church Farm, Wirral14th, 15th and 21st-29th October
The Church Farm in Wirral is a great place to introduce your younger children to Halloween. With one of the smaller batches of two thousand pumpkins, your little monsters can search for their first pumpkin without feeling overwhelmed.
Sacrewell Farm, Cambridgeshire21st-29th October
At Sacrewell Farm, Cambridgeshire, you can pick a pumpkin and take it to a paint-a-pumpkin workshop. Instead of carving you can paint a spooky face - all the fun and none of the mess!
Sopley Farm, Dorset1st-31st October
Visit Sopley Farm, Dorset, and discover why our trusted explorer, Kara, had such an amazing time when she visited. Explore a farm just on the edge of the new forest, and pick your own pumpkin surrounded by beautiful scenery. For beginners, don’t miss Kara’s guide to picking the perfect pumpkin, as put to the test at Sopley this year.
Piglet’s Adventure Farm, York14th, 15th and 21st October-5th November
Every child that visits Piglet’s Adventure Farm will return home with a free pumpkin! Come and join in with a fantastic family day out picking pumpkins, and don’t forget to join in with the haunting Halloween activities they have on offer.
Cairnie Fruit Farm, Fife7th October-1st November
Grab a pumpkin trolley at Cairnie Fruit Farm and fill it up with your specially chosen pumpkins. Explore this award-winning farm with your family, and find out who is the best pumpkin hunter.
Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley21st-31st October
With over 10,000 pumpkins growing in the pumpkin patch, you’ll have a lot to choose from at Cannon Hall Farm. After picking your own make sure to visit their expert carvers, and learn how to craft the spookiest pumpkin.
Cholderton Charlies Farm, Salisbury23rd-31st October
From tiny pumpkins to gigantic pumpkins they’ve got them all at Cholderton Charlies. Make sure you attend wearing fancy dress, as if you do you will get half-price entry!
National Forest Adventure Farm, Burton upon Trent20th-29th October
Hop aboard the tractor and trailer ride at National Forest Adventure Farm, and pick up a free pumpkin for your family. After finding the perfect pumpkin you can transform it into a Jack O’Lantern with one of their pumpkin carving kits.
Windmill Animal Farm, Lancashire7th-31st October
Enjoy a not-so-spooky Halloween this year at Windmill Animal Farm, but still enjoy the crafts and fun associated with the holiday. Grab hold of one of their wheelbarrows and fill it with hand-picked orange, green or even white pumpkins.
Craigie’s, Edinburgh1st-31st October
Take a trip to Craigie’s, Edinburgh, and see if your family can find the ripest pumpkin at the pumpkin patch. When you arrive at the farm you will receive a map that will lead you to the pumpkin fields, and the rest is up to you…
If you're planning on letting your kids carve their own pumpkin this year check out our 5 easy pumpkin carving ideas to do with kids