Pumpkin picking has really taken off in the UK for Halloween, with patches and pick your own farms springing up all over the place. There are few things quite as much fun in Autumn time as supporting your local farmers by picking a fresh pumpkin from the farm where they actually grew. Here are some local PYO farms & pumpkin patches that are opening their gates to pumpkin pickers this year. If you know of any other local pumpkin patches please do drop us a line so that we can update the list.
Please remember to check on venue websites and social media ahead of visiting for the most up to date details.
🎃 Peterley Manor Farm 🎃
A lovely family run farm in Great Missenden. The Brill family have been farming at Peterley for over 30 years and have gradually built what is today a thriving Farm Shop, Pick Your Own, Cafe, Nursery and Christmas tree farm.
The Pumpkin Patch for pick your own pumpkins opens Saturday 15th October and on certain dates and times in October, check Peterley Manor website for exact dates/times, they will also have homegrown ready-picked pumpkins for sale throughout October.
Address: Peterley Ln, Prestwood, Great Missenden HP16 0HH
🎃 Farmer Paul’s Pumpkin Patch 🎃
Farmer Paul’s pumpkins are nurtured by hand from little seeds in their greenhouses until they are large enough to be planted out in the field. A lot of time, sweat and love go into growing their fabulous pumpkins which not only look fantastic when carved in to Halloween lanterns but are delicious to eat as well.
They specialise in Giant Pumpkins as well as a large selection of the classic orange jack-o-lantern. They also have a huge variety of unusual gourds and funky pumpkins in many different shapes and sizes.
The pumpkins will be on sale from Saturday 8th October. They are displayed in ‘The Pumpkin Barn’ at Weedon Hill Farm off the Buckingham Road, HP22 4DP, just outside Aylesbury. The Pumpkin Barn is the perfect space for choosing your pumpkin as they are undercover you keep dry when it rains! There is plenty of room for parking so just pop in and Farmer Paul or one of his team will be able to help you. At the farmyard they accept cash and card.
Address: The Pumpkin Barn at Weedon Hill Farm, Buckingham Road, Aylesbury. HP22 4DP
🎃 The Pop Up Farm 🎃
The Pop Up Farm is a family run, seasonal pick your own experience farm! Start a new family tradition or relive childhood memories by getting outside and enjoying the crisp autumn air while you pick your own pumpkins and squashes at The Pop-Up Farm. Grab a wheelbarrow and explore the patch to find your perfect pumpkin. They have so many different varieties to choose from! They will be open in October dates will be posted in due course so keep an eye on their website and social media pages. Please note – entrance is by ticket only (to be purchased online in advance).
Address: M1 Junction 9, St Albans AL3 8HT (Sat Nav reference is: AL3 8HT)
🎃 The Patch MK 🎃
Come and join The Patch MK for pick your own PUMPKINS this October, opening dates – 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th and 21st – 30th daily. Tickets are now on sale, so get booking!
They have 10’000’s pumpkins and squashes to choose from and so many different varieties, whoppers to munchkins, warty to stripy.
A FANG-TASTIC day out to not only pick your PURR-FECT Halloween pumpkin but also get some amazing photographs and let the LIL’ MOSTERS run WILD in their play areas. Grab some freshly prepared food, mulled apple juice, barista coffee and delicious cake from the PARANORMAL Patch Pantry – housed this year in their new enclosed marquee so you can shelter and warm yourselves up! The Patch this year has been planted in a grid system with large grass rides allowing for all corners to be reached more easily!
Tickets allow for controlled entry to the site so as to avoid overcrowding and keep everyone safe and happy, toilets (Inc. disabled) and parking no matter what the British weather throws at us! Open 9:30 AM – 5 PM Book tickets here
New for 2022 – Nights at The Patch – with bar, music, food and pumpkins all lit up to make a night out with a difference. Opening Friday 14th & 21st October, 6pm – 9.30pm, bring your torch to search for your perfect pumpkin then retire to the bar and fire for a drink and marshmallow!
Address: The Patch MK, Mount Mill Farm, Milton Keynes, MK19 6DG
🎃 Pumpkin Patch & Trail @ Magnolia Park 🎃
Come down to Magnolia Parks first annual Pumpkin Patch! Open 29th & 30th October, 12pm – 6pm, there will be a range of pumpkins to choose from and unlimited rides for only £7.50 each. In addition, there will be a spooktacular trick or treat trail with a gift for each child – pre-book only, £3.50 per child. Book your tickets here
Address: Magnolia Park, Valley Road, High Wycombe, HP14 4LA
🎃 The Pumpkin Patch @ Rectory Farm 🎃
Enjoy a fun day out this half term at Rectory Farm Pumpkin Patch. Meet the friendly farm characters, pick and choose your own pumpkin, jump on a tractor ride, have fun with some pumpkin crafts and garden games and enjoy a warming harvest lunch at The Tractor Shack cafe. Festivities kick off on Thursday 20th October and draw to a close on Sunday 30th October, tickets are prices at £3 per person. Book your tickets via the website.
Address: Rectory Farm, Stanton St. John, Oxford, OX33 1HF
🎃 Church Farm Pick Your Own Pumpkins 🎃
Church Farm invites you to their pick-your-own Pumpkin Patch, open weekends from 8th October to 30th October 2022! Explore the patch to find your perfect pumpkin and enjoy a day out in the fresh air. The pumpkin patch offer thousands of pumpkins, gourds and squashes, face painting, Bale maze, photographer, food and drinks vans. Please note that this is an outdoor activity and the weather can be unreliable, suitable footwear and a coat are strongly recommended. Sorry, no dogs allowed in the pumpkin patch.
Address: The Pumpkin Patch, World’s End Lane, Weston Turville, HP22 5PS
🎃 The Pop Up Pumpkin Farm 🎃
Back for 2022, the Pop Up Pumpkin Farm is a pop up farm that’s based in the Grounds of The Bucks Goat Centre, with thousands of pumpkins for you to enjoy and choose from!
Open from 15th October all the through to 31st October, it’s a FANG-tastic day out to not only pick your perfect Halloween pumpkin but also an opportunity to grab some amazing photos! This is a ticketed event, you can book your tickets via the website, it’s £1 per ticket (children under 3 go free) but you will receive a voucher at the entry of the patch to redeem this of your pumpkin price costs. Tickets can be booked here.
Address: The Bucks Goat Centre, Layby Farm, Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville, HP22 5XJ