Choose Great Pumpkin Patches This October
With the leaves changing colour and the air turning crisp, there’s never been a better time to get out and about in the great outdoors for pumpkin patch fun at a children’s farm near you.
Pumpkin Patches take many forms. Some farms let you explore acres and acres of pumpkins, some bring them all to one field for you to browse and select. Others provide mini wheel barrows (always a winner for Instagram) whilst others have pumpkin inspired photo props.
Pumpkin season has evolved at most farm attractions and some farm attractions now include Spooky Trails with witches and wizards or even enchanted Halloween Shows. Whatever your local Pumpkin Patch provides, you find plenty of family fun on the farm.
Here’s our pick of the crop to keep your little monsters entertained this Pumpkin Patch season.
Pumpkin Patches in Lincolnshire
Rand Farm Park
Halloween Pumpkin Festival | 23 October – 1 November
You won’t want to miss Halloween Pumpkin Festival at Rand Farm Park in Lincolnshire. This children’s farm park is packed full of spooky family fun. From meeting Mona and Maud the resident friendly witches to watching the Enchanted Pumpkin Show, don’t forget to pick up your free Pumpkin and carve it at the farm before you head home!
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Pumpkin Patches in Yorkshire
Pick Your Own Pumpkins | From 3 October
Are you ready to plan your perfect pumpkin picking visit? Located in beautiful Yorkshire, there’s over 40,000 pumpkins to choose from on this family run children’s farm. Choose from Gourds, White Pumpkins and Squashes before heading to the Carving Barn, next door to the Pumpkin Patch, to carve a spooky face. Plus, don’t miss the Singing Pumpkin Show, Maize Maze, Corn Cannon and more.
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Thornton Hall Country Park
Pumpkin Picking | 10 – 31 October
Grab your mini wheelbarrow and get stuck in pumpkin picking at Thornton Hall Country Park this spooky season. Watch out for the giant spider, Fred Web and spooky characters hiding amongst the pumpkins! After picking, head over to the show area for spooky demonstrations before meeting furry friends in the animal barn, all included in your pumpkin picking ticket. Don’t forget to visit Rooster’s Diner too, serving delicious homemade food!
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Pumpkin Patches in Oxfordshire
Family Friendly Halloween | 24 October – 1 November
Psst! We’ve heard there’s always magic happening in the land of fairy tales, and there’s no better time for little ones to solve a spooky Halloween mystery than the most magical month of the year, October! Venture down the Enchanted Walk to solve spooky riddles, visit the Pumpkin Patch to choose your free pumpkin and get carving in Jack’s Yard. Don’t forget to arrive in your best Halloween fancy dress for your chance to win a treat!
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Pumpkin Patches in Greater Manchester
Halloween On The Farm | 10 – 31 October
There’s lots of mischief and mayhem to discover at Lancaster Park this October Half Term, a children’s farm in Greater Manchester. Pick and carve a pumpkin from the giant Pumpkin Patch before entering the Haunted House and brave a spooky tale from the Wicked Witch. There’s even a chance to take some spooky snaps with Giant Spooky Halloween Friends across the farm. Don’t forget to say hello to adorable animals and explore the swings slides and ziplines outdoors too!
Pumpkin Patches in Northamptonshire
West Lodge Farm Park
Spooky Half Term Fun | 17 October – 1 November
Collect your Pumpkin Passport on arrival before heading to the Pumpkin Patch to choose your own pumpkin. Ready to carve a funny face? Head to the carving barn to scoop out the middle and the West Lodge team will carve your face ready to take home, complete with tea light! For budding wizards and witches, head to the Wand Making station and Daisy the Witches House, don’t forget to explore the Spooky Walkway there’s even the chanmce to book onto a Spooky Tractor Ride too.
Pumpkin Patches in Bedfordshire
Mead Open Farm
Pumpkin FunFest | 24- 31 October
Get ready for stacks of Spooktacular fun for the whole family at Leighton Buzzard based Mead Open Farm. With a free pumpkin per full paying child, little ones can choose there’s from the magical Pumpkin Patch before getting stuck in carving. Don’t miss the Trick or Treat Halloween Show & Tiny Terrors Tractor Ride. An Indoor Play slot, outdoor adventure and animal activities are all included too!
Pumpkin Patches in Northern Ireland
The Ark Open Farm
Halloween Pumpkin Patch | 17 Oct – 1 Nov
Grab a wheelbarrow and pick your own perfect pumpkin at this children’s farm, the Pumpkin Patch is brand new. Once you’ve chosen your Pumpkin, head to the carving area to scoop out the middle of your pumpkin and leave the messy bits to the team who will carve a design for you. Whilst you wait, explore the Halloween Trail around Fairytale Forest to earn a chocolate treat! The Halloween themed animal handling sessions and Tractor and Trailer rides as a must do too!
Pumpkin Patches in Staffordshire
National Forest Adventure Farm
Halloween Spooktacular | 10, 11, 17 – 31 October & 1 November
There’s lots of pumpkin fun at National Forest Adventure Farm this season! Children can pick their own pumpkin from the patch (1 pumpkin per child aged 2 years+) , learn to fly in Broomstick Training, brave the Haunted Mirror Maze, hunt the mummies in the maize maze and find the potion ingredients in the maze in Cauldron Chaos. The usual farm favourites will also be available including the huge outdoor adventure play areas with jumping pillows, go-karts, crazy golf and JCB dig zone, the barrel stampede, farmyard safari tractor ride, animal paddocks and animal barn. Online booking only.
Lower Drayton Farm
Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch | Weekends from 3 October & Daily from 20 October
Get spooky season off to a great start with a visit to the pick your own pumpkin patch at Lower Drayton Farm in Staffordshire. With over 30,000 homegrown pumpkins to choose from including monster pumpkins, you’ll be sure to find your ‘perfect pumpkin’ match. Once you’ve picked your pumpkin and popped in in your barrow, get creative in the pumpkin carving tent so there’s no mess to clean up at home! You can even upgrade your ticket to include the brand new indoor & outdoor farm attraction PLAY@ Lower Drayton Farm too!
Pumpkin Patches in Gloucestershire
Pumpkin Patch | 3 – 31 October
New for 2020, from Saturday 3rd October, Cattle Country’s Pumpkin Patch is home to thousands of home-grown pumpkins to pick! Entry is included in your entrance ticket, Graze & Play wristband or you can visit the Pumpkin Patch on it’s own for a small charge and pumpkins are priced by size. So grab your wellies and a wheelbarrow and pick your perfect pumpkin at Cattle Country. Don’t forget to check out the Pumpkin Patch photo booth for the ultimate autumn family photo!
Pumpkin Patches in Wiltshire
Pumpkin Field | From 10 October
From Saturday 10th October the Pumpkin Field opens at Lotmead Farm. Borrow a wheel barrow and walk down the spooky tunnel to the pumpkin patch to choose your pumpkin and take the perfect pumpkin photograph. With gourds, squashes and carving kits available to buy too, and dogs welcome, pumpkin pickers will even receive free entry to the play area, small animal enclosure and nature trail!