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The Best Pumpkin Picking Near You Across the UK

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Pumpkins ready to be picked

There’s nothing that screams autumn quite like the sight of a field full of ready-to-pick pumpkins. Whether you’re looking to carve a masterpiece or make a tasty and warming soup, visiting a pumpkin farm is a great way to support local businesses and enjoy some time in the outdoors. Here are our picking tips and recommendations of the best pumpkin farms across the UK.

Best pumpkin picking in the West Midlands

Pumpkins R Us, Kenilworth  

Pumpkins R Us, Southam 

Choose from pumpkins in all sizes and colours before visiting the spooky shop or enjoying delicious pumpkin-based meals in the café.

Nearest campsite: Kingsbury Water Park Club Site or Chipping Norton Club Site

Lower Clopton Farm Shop, Stratford-upon-Avon

Offering pick your own (PYO) year-round, Lower Clopton Farm Shop is making sure there are plenty of pumpkins come October. Pay a small entry free and roam the field to find your perfect pumpkin.

Nearest campsite: Winchcombe Club Site

The Pumpkin Patch, Hereford

Open all weekends in October, the pumpkin patch at New House Farm is a favourite with locals. There are usually food and drink suppliers there to warm your bones too.

Nearest campsite: Hereford Club Site

Clive’s Fruit Farm, Worcestershire

Pick your own pumpkins to get into the spirit of autumn or visit the farm shop to buy them ready-picked. Clive’s Fruit Farm has a coffee shop, butchery and much more to enjoy while visiting.

Nearest campsite: Blackmore Club Site

Best pumpkin picking in the South East

Pumpkin patch

Rectory Farm, Oxford

Rectory Farm offers pumpkin picking from September and puts on plenty of spooky fun for all.

Nearest campsite: Chipping Norton Club Site

Sunnyfields Farm, Southampton

Book in advance to visit Sunnyfields Farm during pumpkin picking season. During your visit, make sure you check out the farm shop to pick up tasty, local ingredients.

Nearest campsite: Verwood Club Site

Priory Farm, Surrey

Boarding a tractor to get to the pumpkin patch is all part of the experience at Priory Farm. The gift barn, farm shop and family nature trail are all added bonuses during your visit.

Nearest campsite: Horsley Club Site

Best pumpkin picking in the North West

Father and son pumpking picking

Walby Farm Park, Cumbria

Indoor and outdoor play areas, a corn cannon, cute farm animals, and so much more, including pumpkin picking, are ready for visitors come October.

Nearest campsite: Keswick Club Site

The Dunham Pumpkin Patch, Greater Manchester

Just under 30,000 pumpkins are grown every year here to celebrate the autumn season. Wood-fired pizzas and Dunham Massey apple juice and cider are the perfect way to

Nearest campsite: Delamere Forest Club Site

Windmill Animal Farm, Lancashire

Head to Windmill Animal Farm for a full day of family fun. 20,000 pumpkins are waiting to be picked, and the other farm attractions are included in your ticket price.

Nearest campsite: Clitheroe Club Site

Church View Farm, Merseyside

A small, family-run farm offering free entry for pumpkin picking.

Nearest campsite: Delamere Forest Club Site

Best pumpkin picking in the East of England

Family pumpkin picking

Secret Pumpkin, Bedfordshire

Five acres of pumpkins and 25 different varieties can be found here, that is, if you don’t get lost in the giant maze along the way.

Nearest campsite: St Neots Club Site

Pumpkin Jim’s, Essex

Pumpkin Jim’s is popular in the lead-up to Halloween with pumpkin picking, potato digging and much more available.

Nearest campsite: Cambridge Club Site

Hatter’s Farm, Essex

Daytime and spooky night-time pumpkin picking is available here as well as a maize maze and pumpkin cannons.

Nearest campsite: Kelvedon Hatch Club Site

Pumpkin House, Norfolk

Visit the Pumpkin House, which is exactly what it sounds like to select a pre-cut pumpkin. There’s plenty of other family fun to keep you occupied during your visit.

Nearest campsite: West Runton Club Site

Best pumpkin picking in the South West

A couple picking a pumpkin

Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park, Bristol

Pumpkin picking and so much more can be expected on a trip to Avon Valley. A licensed bar, spooky characters and fire shows are just a few things to expect.

Nearest campsite: Cheddar Club Site

Cornish Maize Maze & Fun Farm, Cornwall

The pumpkin patch and Halloween maze will be open through October for family fun, ideal for younger kids.

Nearest campsite: Tavistock Club Site

Devon Pumpkin Picking, Devon

Richard, the farmer here, prides himself on growing the most perfect pumpkins. Not only are you sure to find some beautiful pumpkins, the fields here are also ideal for autumn family photoshoots.

Nearest campsite: California Cross Club Site

Thurloxton Pumpkin Patch, Somerset

Over two acres of pumpkins, a carving barn, a spooky walk and lots of family fun and games can be expected at Thurloxton Pumpkin Patch.

Nearest campsite: Cheddar Club Site

Best pumpkin picking in Yorkshire and the Humber

Hundreds of picked pumpkins in a field

Farmer Copleys Pumpkin Experience, West Yorkshire

Thousands of pumpkins to choose from, tractor rides, bird of prey shows, face painting and much more have become an annual tradition here.

Nearest campsite: Moreton Club Site

Birchfield Pumpkin Festival, North Yorkshire

Visit Birchfield Family Dairies in Harrogate on any day in October to enjoy the pumpkin patch.

Nearest campsite: Boroughbridge Club Site

The Whole Hogg Farm Shop & Tearoom, North Yorkshire

Receive a warm welcome at the traditional working farm shop and tearoom. Through October, there are 100 varieties of pumpkin to pick from.

Nearest campsite: Slingsby Club Site

Redhouse Farm, Lincolnshire

PYO pumpkins has been running at Redhouse Farm since 2017. Pay for what you pick and enjoy a hot drink and cake in the café.

Nearest campsite: Woodhall Spa Club Site

Best pumpkin picking in the East Midlands

Pumpkins being picked by mother and kids

Mr Pumpkin, Derby

Borrow a barrow and choose from thousands of pumpkins, brave the bouncy castle and enjoy hot and cold food and drinks.

Nearest campsite: Conkers Club Site

Blackbrook Farm Pumpkins, Leicestershire

In the heart of Leicestershire Blackbrook Farm pride themselves on growing the best pumpkins with 6,000 planted annually.

Nearest campsite: Conkers Club Site

Pumpkin Bumpkins, Lincolnshire

Just nine miles from Lincoln, head to Spridlington for autumn fun and pumpkin picking.

Nearest campsite: Woodhall Spa Club Site

Best pumpkin picking in the North East

Pumpkin patch and maize maze

Brocksbushes Pick Your Own Fruit Farm, Northumberland

Visit the family-owned farm shop in October for pumpkins, to enjoy the tea room and see what’s on offer in the farm shop.

Nearest campsite: Bellingham Club Site

East Grange Pumpkin Patch, Durham

Over 50,000 pumpkins are up for grabs at East Grange. Grab a wheelbarrow and dive right in.

Nearest campsite: Barnard Castle Club Site

Best pumpkin picking in Scotland

Wheelbarrow full of pumpkins

Loch Ness Pumpkins

The first Highland pumpkin picking patch was at Corrimony Farm. A maze made of kale, a train made of barrels and pumpkin-themed foods await.

Nearest campsite: Loch Ness Shores Club Site

Broadslap Fruit Farm, Perthshire

Enjoy picking from the large selection of pumpkins at Broadslap Fruit Farm and visit the other attractions while there.

Nearest campsite: Scone Club Site

Udny Pumpkins, Aberdeenshire

Visit friendly farm animals, play on hay bales and pick the perfect pumpkin.

Nearest campsite: Tarland by Deeside Club Site

Best pumpkin picking in Wales

Pumpkins waiting to be picked

Pembrokeshire Pumpkins

Don your wellies and head to this popular pumpkin farm. A woodland play area, a firepit with marshmallows, and plenty of other Halloween fun await.

Nearest campsite: Cardigan Bay Club Site

Porth Farm, Powys

A maize maze, pumpkin picking, and much more can be found at Porth Farm during the spooky season.

Nearest campsite: Wyeside Club Site

How to pick the perfect pumpkin

Take your time choosing which pumpkin to pick. The first decision to make is the colour you’re looking for. Pumpkins come in shades ranging from bright orange to beautiful white. Look at the flesh of your chosen pumpkin and check there are no imperfections like bruises or cracks. A fresh pumpkin will be firm, especially around the top and bottom. If you notice soft areas, it’s likely past it’s best. Like an apple, if you give your pumpkin a firm knock and it sounds hollow inside, you’re good to go.

The best time of year to pick pumpkins?

Pumpkins can last up to two months after picking when kept in dry, cool conditions. If you want a perfect pumpkin for Halloween, the best time to go pumpkin picking is in the first two weeks of October. Pumpkin farms have a limited supply, so make sure you get in there early for the best pickings.

Pumpkin picking tips

Couple picking pumpkins

  • Be prepared to get messy. While pumpkin picking may be Instagram-worthy, it can also be a muddy situation for all involved. Wear sturdy shoes, and if it’s been raining, prepare to get stuck in.
  • Dress for the weather which in the UK at the start of October could be anything!
  • Once you’ve picked your pumpkin, hold it with both hands, not by the stem. You don’t want it to fall on the floor and go to waste.
  • Bear in mind that most pumpkin farms will sell by weight or size and that the smaller ones make better eating.

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