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.
Roll on October for Pick Your Own Pumpkins – exact dates and details TBC. Stay tuned and keep an eye on their social media for further details.
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 the first weekend in 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. The pumpkins are priced according to their size and will start from as little as 50p. At the farmyard they accept cash and card. Dates for 2021 coming soon.
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 are now closed until they open for pumpkins in October 2021. Details will be posted in due course so keep an eye on their website and social media pages.
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. Tickets are now on sale, so get booking pronto.
They have over 80’000 pumpkins and squashes to choose from and so many different varieties, whoppers to munchkins, warty to stripy, white to ???
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
Address: The Patch MK, Mount Mill Farm, Milton Keynes, MK19 6DG
🎃 The Pumpkin Patch at Christmas Tree Farm Chesham 🎃
The Pumpkin Patch will be opening in the run up to Halloween and they will have their usual huge selection of traditional carving pumpkins, culinary squash and decorative gourds. All grown on the farm. Further details to be released soon
Address: Amersham Rd, Chesham HP5 1NE
🎃 The Pop Up Pumpkin Farm 🎃
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!
Due to the massive demand for the patch, they are now offering ticket entries. Each ticket is for one and half hours which will allow you and your family to have a great time! These ticket slots will allow them to manage the flow of customers and a continued reduced capacity to keep everyone safe and not over crowded. Tickets can be booked here. There is no charge – Pumpkin Carving will be charged on site with the purchase of the pumpkins (£1 per carving set) Please note that the ticket does not give you access to the Goat Centre only the Pumpkin Farm! Open from Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th October and then from Friday 22nd October every day up until Halloween, 9.30am to 4.30pm. Book tickets here.
Address: The Bucks Goat Centre, Layby Farm, Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville, HP22 5XJ