10 Best Pumpkin Patches to Visit

It’s October which means Halloween is fast approaching! Plan some pumpkin picking fun with our list of the top pumpkin patches to visit across the UK. 🎃

The Halloween excitement is building! What better way to combine outdoor fun and Halloween than to head out pumpkin picking with your little explorers? Luckily, most patches are now open but booking is essential to make sure you and your little explorers don’t miss out this autumn.

Read on to discover the best places to pick pumpkins near you.

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1) Windmill Animal Farm, Ormskirk, Lancashire

From 9th to 31st October

Windmill Animal Farm is ideal for younger children to visit before Halloween. With twenty thousand pumpkins to choose from, your little monsters will surely find the perfect Halloween pumpkin. After picking, explore the animal farm or have a go at the Maize maze.

2) Undley Farm Events, Beck Row, Suffolk

Open weekends and half term in October

This fantastic farm offers the chance for you and your little ones to pick your pumpkin of choice direct from the vine. The fleet of wheelbarrows will be waiting for all the little pumpkin pickers to help them transport their pickings. Don’t miss the other fun attractions such as the Maize Maze, straw bale pyramid, pumpkin carving demonstrations and if you spot the golden pumpkin, you can win your wheelbarrow full of pumpkins and gourds for free!

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3) Pumpkin Pete’s, Ledbury

From 16th -17th October and 23rd – 31st October

Pumpkin Pete’s is a fourth generation, family run farm near Ledbury, Herefordshire. Head there with the family and stock up on pumpkins to take home and carve in time for Halloween.

4) Piglets Adventure Farm, Towthorpe Grange, York

Every weekend in October and every day from 23rd – 31st October

With over 10,000 to choose from, Piglets Adventure Farm is the perfect place to find your Halloween pumpkin. Every child that visits the farm will return home with a free pumpkin. Pumpkin picking is just one of the attractions alongside magic shows, pumpkin carving, the Mysterious Maze and more. Join in on the Halloween fun with lots of attractions and family-friendly activities.

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5) Bellis Brothers Farm Shop & Garden Centre, Wrexham, Wales

Every weekend in October from 9th and every day from 25th – 31st October

Choose your perfect Halloween pumpkin at this beautifully located farm in the north of Wales. Explore the pumpkin patch and the Spooky Maize Maze with your family, and find out who is the best pumpkin hunter!

6) Foxes Farm Produce, Essex (Aldham or Basildon)

Check website for opening times (subject to weather)

With thousands of pumpkins growing in the patch, your little pumpkin pickers will surely find THE perfect Halloween pumpkin. Make sure to put on your wellies as it can get very muddy and bring the whole family to have some pre-Halloween fun.

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7) Crockford Bridge Farm, Surrey

Pumpkin picking 2nd – 3rd October and 9th – 10th October

You can pick your own pumpkin on the first two weekends of October or head over to The Pumpkin Market (open from 2nd October) to choose from hundreds of pre-picked pumpkins ready to take away. During the last week of October, the Pumpkin Festival is in full swing – try your luck at the Pumpkin Shy plus lots of other games on site and enjoy refreshments at the tea shack and other street food stalls.

8) National Forest Adventure Farm, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

16th, 17th, 23rd – 31st October

Hop aboard the pumpkin wagon tractor at National Forest Adventure Farm and pick up a free pumpkin for your children. After finding the perfect pumpkin you can have a go at broomstick training, meet and feed the animals and explore the huge adventure play area.

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9) Strawberry Fields, Lifton, Devon

16th, 17th, 23rd – 31st October

Head to Strawberry Fields to pick your perfect Halloween pumpkin this year. There are lots of fun events such as daily magic shows, pumpkin carving or the maize maze to enjoy. Join the Pumpkin Fest and have a lovely family day out.

10) Cairnie Fruit Farm, Fife, Scotland

9th – 31st October

With over 12,000 pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colours, we’re sure you’ll find your ideal Halloween pumpkin. Under 3’s are free and do not require a ticket. Happy pumpkin picking!

If you are heading to a farm for pumpkins and family fun, make sure you bring a children’s waterproof jacket, warm hats and gloves and a pair of wellies.