Pick your own at these Autumnal pumpkin patches.
Autumn is in the air, and there’s nothing more that we love than the anticipation that the season brings. From Halloween and Bonfire Night, to the huge countdown to Christmas – the season is filled with happy occasions to share with your nearest and dearest. But first on the agenda = Halloween. Whether you’re doing it for the ‘gram or just absolutely love getting your carve on, we’ve rounded up the best pumpkin patches in Birmingham to pick your own this year.
Essington Farm in Wolverhampton has a 50-acre pick-your-own site growing about 30 different crops. Open every day from 1st October, Essington Farm is ready to welcome back guests for their PYO Pumpkin season, with over 40,000 pumpkins of 10 different varieties planted so there should be plenty available to pick this year. The patch is pretty spectacular, too, with a variety of sizes (starting from the size of a grapefruit) and colours to pick from including two white pumpkin varieties. Guests will be able to pick their perfect pumpkin which are priced from £2 to around £10 for the largest. Tickets are strictly limited, and will be £2 on peak days and £1 on off-peak days (3s and under will be free). This covers the additional cost in running the event with all of the extra restrictions the farm has to stick to. The farm shop also offers other fruit and veg, eggs, preserves and bread and there’s also a butchery and deli, plus Country Kitchen Restaurant.
Bognop Road, Essington, Wolverhampton, WV11 2AZ
2. Hatton Adventure World
Hatton Adventure World, near Warwick, is holding a Pumpkin Spooktacular from 24th October to 1st November. Hatton’s event kicks off over October half term, adding pumpkin picking to their already fun list of activities. Guests will be able to grab a wheel barrow and pick their perfect pumpkin, before creating a cool carving from it. The event in Warwick, will also have a haunted house, roaming spooky actors and performers in the ‘Zombie Marsh’, fun fair, a Halloween show, fancy dress competitions and much more! There are also a range of food and drink outlets available and you can warm up with a mug of hot chocolate at one of these. Hatton will once again be awash with ghosts, ghouls, cobwebs and pumpkins this Halloween.
Hatton Adventure World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 8XA
Pumpkins R Us in Coventry is offering Pick Your Own where you can walk round and choose your own pumpkin from 25 different varieties, between 10th and 31st October. Choose from a range of pumpkins in their pumpkin patches ranging in every size, colour, pattern and shape you can imagine. Once you’ve picked you pumpkin, you can enter their spooky shop which includes Halloween gifts, hats, jewellery, make-up kits, costumes, decorations and lights. Pumpkins R Us also have carved pumpkins for sale and if you’re feeling famished after wading through the pumpkin patches, you can tuck into a tasty treat in their on-site cafe. A menu of ‘Fright Bites’ featuring plenty of pumpkin will be on offer including warming soups, rolls and curries made by Wilda’s Jacket Potatoes.
Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2LG
Lower Drayton Farm is one of Stafford’s best pumpkin patches for families. Not only do you get to hunt around for a pumpkin you can visit the animals there too! Throughout October, guests can trundle on down to the pumpkin patch with a wheelbarrow, before choosing one and heading to the carving tent to carve a perfect pumpkin creation. There will also be a pumpkin photo booth where you can take a selfie of your creations and be in the chance of a winning a prize! social media carving competition for you to join in with at home. There will be hot food including hot dogs and home made pumpkin soup, made from those in the pumpkin patch at Lower Drayton Farm. The patch is open on weekends from 3rd October and every day from 19th October.
Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5RE
More pumpkin patches to explore this autumn:
Lower Clopton, Upper Quinton, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8LQ
Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9SJ
Mill Lane, Great Haywood, Staffordshire, ST18 0RQ