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CarMats.co.uk looked for the best pumpkin patches in England. They found spooky patches all over the country.
Brockbushes Pick Your Own Fruit Farm (Northumberland)
Brockbushes Farm has over 20 varieties of pumpkins available in different sizes, shapes and colours.
There are photo opportunities, face painters, fun fair rides and food stalls on offer for pumpkin fans.
When: October 8-9, October 15-31
Reddish Vale Farm (Stockport, Greater Manchester)
Reddish Vale Farm is getting spooky with a Halloween Festival this October with plenty of pumpkins to pick.
There will also be a haunted children’s straw maze, monster ball and Halloween games including vampire archery.
Entry: £16.50 for children, £12 for adults
When: October 8-30
Lodge Farm (York)
Lodge Farm is hosting the Yorkshire Pumpkins Event during October for eager pumpkin pickers.
Entry: £1 per person and cost will be deducted from price of pumpkins
When: October 8-9, October 15-16 and October 20-30
Graves Park Animal Farm (Sheffield)
Graves Park Animal Park will be hosting a ‘Nightmare at the Farm’ event with over 2,000 pumpkins.
There’s also a woodland scare walk at the farm which is guaranteed to provide lots of spooky fun for little ones.
Entry: £5 per child (including cost of pumpkin) and free for adults
When: October 24-31
Becketts Farm (Birmingham)
Becketts Farm in Birmingham is hosting an incredible Pumpkin Extravaganza event with lots of thrills for children.The Farm will offer pumpkin picking, creepy carving and theatre events for all the family.
Entry: £7.50 per child (Free for adults)
When: October 24-31
Lower Drayton (Staffordshire)
Lower Drayton Farm has planted over 80,000 pumpkin seeds across 12 acres of land and is one of the biggest patches in Stafford.
Families and groups of friends can hunt for pumpkins or head to the photo booth for an autumn memento.
Entry: £9 online including a pumpkin. £10 on the door.
When: Every weekend in October and then from October 14-30.
Mr Pumpkin (Derby)
Just four miles outside Derby city centre, Mr Pumpkin will showcase almost 90,000 different pumpkins with 40 different varieties.
Entry: Adults (£2) children free
When: October 8-9 and October 15-31
Bell’s Pumpkin Patch (Boston, Lincolnshire)
Bell’s Pumpkin Patch is one of the UK’s biggest and also offers a maize maze and an assault course.
Visitors can also enjoy rides and see giant pumpkins at the huge event this October.
Entry: £6 single ticket, £22 for family of four
When: October 15-16, October 22-30
Pumpkin Market (Covent Garden, London)
Covent Garden will be showcasing an impressive display of pumpkins this autumn. Although people can’t pick pumpkins, they can purchase a special variety.
Adults can also have a drink on the ‘Bloody Bus’ which will serve cocktails throughout the autumn event.
When: October 29-31
Foxes Farm (Basildon and Colchester, Essex)
Foxes Farm will host pumpkin events at both of its Essex sites and will also offer bars, food stalls, face painting and photo opportunities.
Entry: Tickets range from £3.75-5 and must be pre-booked
When: October 15-16, October 17-31
Rogate Pumpkin Patch (West Sussex)
A local favourite, the family run pumpkin fan will offer a magical pumpkin-themed outdoors event.
Visitors will be able to pick pumpkins from a huge array of colours and sizes.
Entry: £5 per person, free for under 2s
When: October 14-30
Terawhiti Farm (South Milton, Devon)
Terawhiti Farm has thousands of pumpkins with 25 varieties on offer. Visitors can also enjoy the coconut shy and face painting.
Children can also take a trip on the Pumpkin Express ride or have a go at nerf gun target shooting.
When: October 8-9, October 15-16
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