If you’re looking for a family day out pumpkin picking, we’ve got the low down on where to go locally and further afield.
Pumpkin Picking at the Horsforth Pick Your Own
Choose your own pumpkin from 1000’s available on the pick your own site in Horsforth. There will also be the opportunity to carve your pumpkin onsite or take it home with you. Face painting will also be available.
Open daily from 19th -31st October, 10am- 5pm.
Horsforth Pick Your Own, West End Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5ES
Swithens Farm, Rothwell
Pumpkin picking and carving on the 21st and 22nd October and daily from the 26th to 31st October. Enjoy a ride on the ‘scary’ tractor and go through the haunted woods to pick your pumpkin. Pumpkin carving/decorating available in the picnic area. £6.00 per pumpkin including the tractor ride.
Swithens Farm, Rothwell, LS26 0BT.
Pick n’ Pimp Your Pumpkin Festival by Sneaky Experience at Kirkstall Abbey
The Sneaky Experience spooky characters will be on hand to help you choose your own pumpkin at Kirkstall Abbey. Once you’ve picked your precious pumpkin, take it off to the pimping station ready to paint, prettify and make perfect with all the marvellous crafty bits and bobs at your disposal.
Suitable for up to age 10.
Open 27th October, Sessions 9.00-10.30am and 10.30am-12pm. (Pre-booking required)
Piglets Adventure Farm Pumpkin Festival, York
There’s lots of spooky attractions and a free pumpkin for every child over 1 year old. Pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, take a tour of mischief manor, enjoy the Mad Hatter’s magic show, listen to the witches’ trick or treat tales and have a dance at the Boogie Bones end of day Laser Disco! Plus all the usual fun of the farm.
Open October weekends, plus daily 27th October – 4th November, 10am- 5.30pm.
Piglets Adventure Farm Park, Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST.
Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm, Harrogate
Pick a pumpkin from the Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm patch and carve it onsite. You can also enjoy the witch and wizard school, crazy scientist slime making and more spooky crafts! Plus all the usual fun of the farm.
Open 27th October – 4th November, 10am – 5pm.
Fiddlers Green, Harrogate.
Birchfield Pumpkin Festival, Harrogate
Head down to the farm and pick your perfect pumpkin from the patch, there are 1000s to choose from! Then head to the carving shed where you can get creative and design a spooky face.
Other activities include – Ride the ‘Grain Train’ through the corn maze and see what’s hiding, Corn Cannon, Pig Racing and the pumpkin express.
Open 6th – 31st October for pumpkin picking, 10am-4pm (The full festival will run on 13th and 14th October and daily 20th -31st October)
Birchfield Farm, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4JS.
Farmer Copley’s, Pontefract
There will be a rainbow of pumpkins to pick, carve and eat! The ‘Not So Wicked Witch’ is back and storytelling throughout the day with her fellow witches, and this year the Pumpkin Princess will be waiting to meet children. Other activities include The Tractor Barrel ride, Corn Cannon and Tea Cups!
Open 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th and daily from 20th – 31st October, 10am-4pm
Farmer Copleys, Pontefract Road, Pontefract, WF7 5AF.
Cannon Hall Farm Pumpkin Festival and Wizardry School, Barnsley
The pumpkin patch is returning for 2018 and with a new theme! Pick your own pumpkin and carvers will be on hand to help you make a spooky creation. In the Wizardry School young witches and wizards will be given their own spell book and have to complete the challenges in the Witches Wood. Tickets include all day admission to the farm.
Open 20th & 21st and daily 27th -31st October, 10.30am – 6.30pm
Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT.
Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven
NEW for 2018 – Pumpkin Picking* in the pumpkin patch!
Join the school of Wizards & Witches and complete the activities to pass your ‘Witch & Wizard’ exams! Also enjoy scary mazes, fearsome face painting, freaky animal petting, eerie egg collecting & much more fun on the farm!
Normal admission applies, * Additional charge for pumpkin picking and face painting.
Open daily 13th – 31st October, 10am – 4.30pm.
Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven, BD23 3TS.
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