With Halloween later this month, it is becoming increasingly common in the UK to ditch the supermarket hunt for a pumpkin in favour of selecting directly from a farm field. We’ve complied a guide to ‘pick your own’ pumpkin, where you can choose your perfect pumpkin for Halloween celebrations! Being such an iconic and striking vegetable for this time of the year, allows for some great photo opportunities 🙂

Farmer Paul’s Pumpkins – NOW SOLD OUT

Head along to Farmer Paul’s Pumpkin Barn from 3rd October where they have a huge variety of the classic Jack O’lantern pumpkins, along with some amazing squash and crazy looking gourds. A great opportunity to take some spooky Halloween pics!

They pick all their pumpkins from the field and display them in the Pumpkin Barn so you can choose your lovely pumpkins undercover which is ideal if the weather is wet. Entry to the Barn is FREE, they just ask you to purchase some pumpkins 🙂 Pumpkins start from as little as 50p. 

The Horseshoe Cafe will be available for refreshments and NEW for 2020 you can purchase tubs of Farmer Paul’s Pumpkin Spice ice cream to enjoy at home! 

For more info about Farmer Paul’s Pumpkin Barn along with their opening times and COVID safe procedures, please check out their website here.

Location: Weedon Hill Farm off the Buckingham Road, HP22 4DP, just outside Aylesbury

Website: https://www.farmerpaul.co.uk/

Green Dragon Eco Farm

At Green Dragon Eco Farm, The Messy Play Barn will be transformed into a spooky spectacular! Join the farm for their popular Pick Your Own Pumpkin & Decorating Experience. They have been busy growing monster pumpkins in the orchard so you’ll be able to ‘pick your own’, design and carve it, ready to take home for Halloween! This year, the Pumpkin Experience is INCLUDED in your Farm admission!

Location: Green Dragon Eco Farm, Claydon Road, Hogshaw MK18 3LA

Website: https://greendragonecofarm.co.uk/halloween2020/

Pumpkin Patch at Christmas Tree Farm, Chesham

Find your perfect pumpkin from Chesham’s Pumpkin Patch Farm. They will be selling their traditional Halloween pumpkins which are available in a range of sizes from the tiny munchkin variety to very impressive large ones and in a variety of colours. In addition, they also sell Rouge VIF D’Etampes, Baby Bear and Becky Pumpkins which make much better “eating”. The pumpkin patch will be open daily from Saturday 24th October, 10am until 4pm. 

Location: Christmas Tree Farm, Chesham, Amersham Road, Chesham, Bucks, Buckinghamshire. HP5 1NE.

Website: http://www.thepumpkinfarm.co.uk/

PYO Pumpkins at Peterley Manor Farm – NOW SOLD OUT

The pumpkin field at Peterley will be open again this October to PYO. The patch is free to enter and you do not need to book in advance. Pumpkins are priced according to their weight and are all grown on the farm. The patch is open in all weather, so dress appropriately – wellies and waterproofs are advised 🙂

The pumpkin patch will only be open on certain days, so please plan your visit in advance. Click here for opening days & times.

Peterley Manor Farm will also be running a number of SPOOKtacular workshops for kids including cupcake decorating, creepy cookie decorating and pumpkin decorating. Keep an eye on their website  for more details.

Location: Peterley Lane, Prestwood, Great Missenden, HP16 0HH

Website: www.peterleymanorfarm.co.uk

Pumpkin Patch at Odds Farm

From 24th October to 1st November, the Pumpkin Patch will be open to PYO pumpkin as well as all the usual fun animal and play activities at Odds Farm. Find out more and book your session here. 

Location: Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common, High Wycombe, HP10 0LX

Website: http://www.oddsfarm.co.uk/

PYO pumpkins at Millets Farm Centre

Open weekends from from 26th Sept then daily from 17th-31st October. Admission tickets are £1 per person and under 2’s are FOC, but still require a ticket. Pumpkin prices will depend on size and need to be paid for by contactless card payment at the exit. Although things will be slightly different, they’ll still have the wheelbarrows, some great photo opportunities and most of all over 100,000 pumpkins and squashes for you to choose from! Remember you must have pre-booked tickets to enter, don’t leave it to late or you will be disappointed!

Location: Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Rd, Abingdon OX13 5HB (Pick Your Own fields – Please park in the car parking next to Sprouts Play Barn)

Website: https://milletsfarmcentre.com/

Lillingstone Pick Your Own Pumpkins – NOW SOLD OUT

Pick your own pumpkins in the fields during October. This year they have expanded the patch and grown around 15,000 pumpkins and gourds of many different varieties in our 5 acre Pumpkin Patch!  Hop on their FREE tractor ride down to the Pumpkin Patch that is plentiful of pumpkins to find your perfect one! Ticket costs are £5 per vehicle.  This year the farm will be welcoming back the ponies from The Little Shetland Company where you can purchase pony rides and NEW for 2020, pony grooming sessions! (additional costs apply and terms and conditions)

The event is ticketed this year to ensure they can provide a safe, relaxed and fun environment.  Opening dates are: 26th & 27th Sept, 3rd & 4th Oct , 10th & 11th Oct, 17th & 18th Oct and 24th – 31st Oct. 

Location: Stockholt Farm, Lillingstone Dayrell, Buckingham, MK18 5AF (Located between Buckingham and Towcester on the A413.)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LillingstonePickYourOwn/

 

COVER PHOTO: Farmer Paul’s Pumpkins