11 Of The Best Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches To Visit In Yorkshire

11 Of The Best Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches To Visit In Yorkshire

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.

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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.

Posting to Instagram they wrote: “only 1 week until Pumpkin Festival begins, we can’t wait to welcome you and your little pumpkin pickers! Get ready for a FREE Pumpkin per paying child, Pumpkin Carving, Magic Hatter Shows, Mysterious Maze and more spooky fun. Every weekend in Oct & daily from 23rd – 31st Oct”.

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 and is the perfect place to make sure that everyone has fun in a safe environment.

Posting to Instagram they wrote:

“🎃Pumpkin Festival 2021🎃

With only 3 weeks to go Our Pumpkin festival will start on the 3rd October 2021 and run every day till the 31st. We are so excited for this year and the pumpkins are looking amazing. We have grown lots more pumpkins and varieties from the small to the extra large, from white to warty!”

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 thousands of pumpkins planted for this year, we can kind of see why. 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’re making 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. Make sure you book online via the link.

The wrote on Instagram saying “Starting Saturday 2nd October 2021 – Our Pumpkin Festival is BACK! Running selected dates throughout October. “

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.

Posting to Facebook they wrote: “It’s getting closer! We open for PYO Pumpkins on 8th October – lots of Halloween fun at Horsforth PYO.”

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.

Make sure you get down as when they’re gone they’re gone according to Facebook: “PYO Pumpkin patch opening 1st October open 9-4 Thursday – Sunday, no need to book tickets, just come on down. We have grown them all and once they are gone they are gone.”

PYO pumpkins will be open from October 1st.

8. Stockeld Park Pick Your Own Pumpkin

Pumpkin carving will be taking place in the marquee with our spooky Stockeld Rangers for an additional charge. Pumpkins can also be purchased on the day for those who don’t qualify for the free pumpkin or wish to buy additional ones.

You can pick your own pumkins from 23rd – 31st October 2021

9. Temple Newsam

During the half term, you can visit Temple Newsam for pumkin carving fun between 1pm – 3pm on the 27th October. If you’d like to find out more visit the website here.

10. Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

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Found in East Yorkshire near Pocklington, Allerthorpe Lakeland Park will have pumpkin and Halloween fun. Posting to Facebook they wrote: “OooohhOoh spooky times ahead 🧟‍♀️🧛‍♂️ Book some pumpkin fun at the park 🎃🎃🎃 £10 per child.Price is per child for all Halloween activities.”

All you need is for this pumpkin patches In Yorkshire is included in ticket price. Must be pre-booked online with admission here.

11. Yorkshire Pumkins, Lodge Farm

The Yorkshire Pumpkin Farm near York is doing a pre-ticketed event, so make sure you get your tickets here. They have thousands of pumpkins for you to choose from with prices starting at just £! Dates & Times they’re open are 16th & 17th October then every day from 21st – 31st October, 10-4 every day

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