It’s that time of year again. Pick-your-own pumpkin season is upon us, and even Coronavirus isn’t going to stop us from getting excited about it this year. Grab the kids, grab the dog, maybe leave grandma at home as it’s getting a little nippy. Make sure you take your big coat, too, as you’ll be out in the beautiful fields full of great orange pumpkins, all waiting for you to take them home and carve into the whatever your heart desires. Will you go for the classic scary face, or maybe even a cheeky grin? Here’s our guide to the best pumpkin patches in Yorkshire.
1. Piglet’s Adventure Farm, York
Found in North Yorkshire, Piglet’s Adventure Farm will be allowing your little ones to pick their own pumpkins all the way up until the end of October – so make sure you venture down to one of their weekends sessions before it’s over for the season… Or, if you’re not too precious about Halloween, you can take advantage from the 24th to 1st November, when you’ll be able to go every day.
Their cute little farm makes for a great day out with the kids or the other half. Make some memories at this unique spot and have fun finding the perfect pumpkin to you. Find out more information here.
The event is each weekend in October and everyday from 24th Oct- 1st Nov.
2. Birchfield Farm, Harrogate
Near Harrogate, Birchfield Farm will run their pumpkin festival all throughout October with special COVID safety regulations in place to make sure that everyone has fun in a safe environment. As well as pumpkin picking, they’ll also have a spooky maze, outdoor animals and woodland den making – so make sure the little ones have their wellies with them as it may get a little muddy! For more information visit their website here.
The festival will be running on 3rd October to 31st October.
3. Farmer Copleys, Pontefract
Farmer Copleys in Pontefract currently holds the claim to ‘biggest pick your own pumpkin patch in the UK’ – and with over 130,000 pumpkins planted for this year, we can kind of see how. They have a huge variety of pumpkins available to choose from – including red, green, white, blue, black, yellow, mixed, warty and, of course, orange. With this many to choose from, we know you won’t leave empty-handed! You can visit every weekend during October. For more information click here.
Open every weekend in October 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, 17th to 31st.
4. Balloon Tree Farm Shop, Helmsley, York
Balloon Tree Farm Shop’s pumpkins are almost ready to be picked and the team at the farm is already excited for us all to get down and pick our favourite pumpkins to carve this Halloween. There are hundreds to choose from in the field, so we probably won’t be stopping at just one! For more information click here.
PYO is open Mon – Sun 10am – 4pm.
5. Spilman Farming, Thirsk
Spilmans is a pretty cool pumpkin patch, and this year, they’ll put COVID measures in place to keep picking your own as fun as possible. Their pumpkins are ready to be picked already and they’ll be opening in October especially for you wonderful people to go and collect yours ready to carve for Halloween! For more information visit their website here.
Taking online bookings soon.
6. Horsforth Pick Your Own, Leeds
Opening especially for PYO pumpkins, Horsforth’s PYO, which began in 1984, has this year planted over 37,000 pumpkins. You’ll be spoilt for choice as well, as they have up to 10 different varieties – from mini munchkins to jumbo-sized and warty, white, striped and, of course, classic orange ones. They re-open on the 3rd October, so visit their website here and get your tickets booked.
They will be doing PYO pumpkin 16th-31st October.
7. Bert’s Barrows, Leeds
Opening up on the 1st October, Bert’s Barrows is ready for your little ones to come and select their pumpkins for Halloween – so make sure you get down as soon as possible not to miss out on their beautiful pumpkins that are sure to make perfect pumpkin soups, or scary characters to light up on your mantelpiece. Find out more here.
PYO pumpkins will be open from October 1st.