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Get in the mood for Halloween by visiting one of these enchanting pumpkin farms to pick your own to carve.

Pumpkin Patch Opener

Image: Marius Ciocirlan 

Visiting a pumpkin patch and picking your own pumpkin is one of the simple joys of Halloween. Whether you choose a perfectly round one or a quirky mishapen beauty, make sure to visit a patch this year and get in the spirit. 

1. Foxes Farm - Basildon, Essex (28th September - 31st October)

Foxes Farm have 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.


2. Brookhill Farm - Thursford, Norfolk (19th - 31st October)

Brookhillfarm Pumpkin Patch

Image: Brookhill Farm

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.


3. Undley Farm - Suffolk (October half term and weekends)

Celebrating their 20th year, Undley Farm’s pumpkin patch and maize maze will run throughout October. Pumpkin prices start from £1 to £6 for the various sizes. Entry and parking to the site is free!


4. Cattows Farm - Leicestershire (1st - 31st October)

Patrick Fore Pumpkins

Image: Patrick Fore

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.


5. Avon Valley - Bristol (5th - 31st 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!


6. Maxey's Farm Shop - Kirklington, Nottinghamshire (5th - 31st 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.


7. Arnprior Farm - Stirling, Scotland (12th - 27th October)

Jamie Waynick Pumpkins

Image: Jamie Waynick

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


8. Tulleys Farm - Crawley, West Sussex (October half term and weekends)

Open from 10am – 5:30pm during the weekends and October half term, 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.


9. Swithens Farm - Rothwell, Leeds (19th - 31st October)

Pumpkin Patch Marius Ciocirlan

Image: Marius Ciocirlan 

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 £6 per pumpkin including the tractor ride and pumpkin carving!


10. Pink pig farm - Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire (19th - 31st October)

This year, Pink pig farm are putting on a Hogfarm Wizarding School where you can test out your broomstick racing skills, make your own spell-casting magic wand and compete in the best dressed. 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!


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