Written by Becca Green

10 best UK pumpkin patches to visit this Halloween

Get in the mood for Halloween by visiting one of these enchanting UK pumpkin patches to pick your own to carve. Visiting pumpkin patches and picking your own pumpkin is one of the simple joys of Halloween. Whether you choose a perfectly round one or a quirky misshapen beauty, make sure to visit a patch this year and get in the spirit.

pumpkin picking in the uk: the best pumpkin patches to visit this halloween

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1. Foxes Farm in Basildon, Essex
Every weekend until 31 October

Foxes Farm has been harvesting pumpkins for over 10 years and they now open their gates to the public to come and pick their own perfect pumpkin. There is no need to book and no entrance fee, so you just need to bring your wellies and remember to pay for your chosen pumpkin at the end. See foxesfarmproduce.co.uk

2. Brookhill Farm in Thursford, Norfolk
22-31 October

The little wooden house in Thursford is stacked with over 1,000 pumpkins to choose from, take home and carve. You’ll also discover floral wreaths and wooden broomsticks to purchase from the on-site shop. See pumpkinhouse.co.uk

brookhillfarm pumpkin patch - 10 of the best pumpkin patches to visit this halloween

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3. Undley Farm, Suffolk
October half term and weekends until Halloween

Undley Farm’s pumpkin patch and maize maze will run throughout October. Pumpkin prices start from £1 to £6 for the various sizes. New for 2021, the organisers of this patch will be hiding a golden pumpkin in the field each day, and whoever manages to find it will win their entire wheelbarrow of pumpkins and gourds for free! See undleyfarmevents.co.uk

4. Cattows Farm, Leicestershire
1-31 October

With over 100,000 pumpkins, squashes and ornamental gourds for you to choose from, Cattows Farm is one of the biggest in the UK. There’s also a tea room and other Halloween-related activities for you and the family to enjoy. See thehalloweenfarm.co.uk

little girl picking her own pumpkin on a pumpkin patches

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5. Maxey’s Farm Shop in Kirklington, Nottinghamshire
9-31 October

Pick your own pumpkins straight from the field where they are grown. There are three generations of the Maxey family involved from setting the seed to planting out and harvesting. There are thousands to choose from and other activities to get your teeth stuck into. See pickupapumpkin.com

6. Avon Valley in Bristol
2-31 October

Avon Valley has been going for 30 years and to celebrate they are bringing ‘pick your own’ back to the farm! You can take a leisurely walk in their pumpkin patch situated alongside the park. They also have wheelbarrows on hand for the big ones! See avonvalley.co.uk

7. Arnprior Farm in Stirling, Scotland
12-31 October

Visit Arnprior farm where there are over 7,000 pumpkins to choose from. You can spend hours wandering around the farm to find your perfect one. Other activities include face painting, kale maze, chainsaw carving and lots of delicious food! See arnpriorfarm.com

8. Tulleys Farm in Crawley, West Sussex
Daily until 31 October

Open from 10am-5.30pm, Tulley’s Farm has an impressive 12 acres of pumpkins. Lace up your boots, slip on your gloves and head out armed with your trusty secateurs into the fields of rambling vines to pick the perfect pumpkin. See tulleysfarm.com

pumpkin field: where to pick your own pumpkin this halloween

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9. Swithens Farm in Rothwell, Leeds
23-31 October

If you’re based up north, enjoy a Halloween-themed tractor ride and go through the haunted woods to pick your pumpkin at Swithens Farm in Leeds. Prices are £15 per pumpkin including the tractor ride and pumpkin carving! See swithensfarm.co.uk

10. Pink pig farm in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
23-31 October

This year, Pink pig farm are putting on a Hogfarm Wizarding School where you can test out your broomstick racing skills and mix up potions with Windle the witch. You can get in the Halloween spirit by picking your own pumpkin from the patch and carving your own design into it, the spookier the better! See pinkpigfarm.co.uk

pumpkins on a pumpkin patch: where to pick your own pumpkin this halloween

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