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Where to find the Best Pumpkin Patch in Somerset 2023

A Guide to the Best Pumpkin Patches in Somerset in 2023.

Now autumn is here and Halloween is just round the corner, it’s time to start thinking about where to get your pumpkins. Visiting a pumpkin patch has become more and more popular in recent years and there are new PYO pumpkin fields popping up all over Somerset every autumn. It’s becoming a tradition in our family, as it gets us all outside and it’s a fun thing to do with kids. Visiting your local pumpkin patch is a great activity to do with the kids in October Half Term. Each pumpkin patch in Somerset offers a different experience so if you’re wondering whether there is a pumpkin patch near you, then here is our top pumpkin picking places in Somerset in 2023.

Family Pumpkin picking in Somerset

Here’s where to go pumpkin picking in Somerset

Puxton Park Pumpkin Patch

Where: Cowslip Lane, Hewish, Weston-super-Mare, BS24 6AH

When:Opens 7th October 2023 from 10 am to 4 pm every weekend, and every day during October Half Term

Price: Free admission – You do not need to visit the main park in order to visit the Pumpkin Patch. Pay for what you pick, prices vary depending on size. Card/Cash accepted and no booking required.

PYO pumpkin from a choice of over 40,000! Grab a wheelbarrow, explore the patch and choose your perfect pumpkin. There are different varieties to choose from, and plenty of photo opportunities in the fields.

Dogs are welcome.

Puxton Park Pumpkin Patch

Parking is free and there is a great farm shop to visit. If you want to make a whole day of it, Puxton Adventure Park has animals, indoor play barn, restaurant, miniature train, tractor rides, activities like the high ropes, and bumper boats.

Farrington’s Farm

Where: Home Farm, Main Street, Farrington Gurney, Somerset, BS39 6UB

When: Opens from Friday 6th October 2023 every weekend, and every day during Half Term. Booking a time slot online is essential.

Price:£3/person (under 2’s free) plus £0.30 booking fee. Ticket includes entry into the Pumpkin Patch, displays, entry to the carving space and parking. Wheelbarrows are available to borrow.

Grab your wellies and head over to Farrington’s for some wholesome family fun. Choose from a huge variety including the classic orange carving pumpkins, white ‘ghost’ pumpkins, ‘Cinderella’ pumpkins, knobbly ‘knucklehead’ pumpkins and tasty crown prince!

Your ticket does not include a pumpkin, you can purchase as many pumpkins as you like from the Pumpkin Patch (cash or card).

Other activities at Farrington’s Farm (which may cost extra) are:

  • The Playbarn
  • Straw Pool (Free)
  • Pop up funfair
  • Farm shop, butcher and Deli
  • Toast marshmallows in Whinny the Witch’s cauldron at the Witches Wood
  • Carve your pumpkin in the carving marquee and leave ALL the mess behind (carving kit additional charge)

Dogs are welcome.

Pumpkin picking in Somerset

Frogmary Green Farm

Where: West Street, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5DJ.

When: 18th/19th October 2023 (Times, and more dates to be added)

Price: Entry is free and you’ll only pay if you pick any pumpkins. There’s no need to book, just turn up and enjoy!

Every year, the pumpkin patch is open for you to come and pick your own! Enjoy brunch, coffee and cake at the Farm and Field Café on site (as featured in the Sunday Times Magazine).

Dogs are allowed on leads.

Collecting pumpkins in a wheelbarrow

Avon Valley Adventure Park Pumpkin Patch

Where:Pixash Ln, Bath Rd, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1TP

When: Opens from 30th September 2023 every weekend, and every day during half term.

Price: £4.99/person – Pumpkins are not included in the event entry ticket. Pumpkins are priced depending on size and variety. Tickets to the Pumpkin Patch do not give you access to Avon Valley Park which is closed at this time. Booking (online) is essential.

Grab a wheelbarrow and roam through the massive home grown pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkin. If you don’t want to get muddy, choose a pumpkin from the event area, there are a huge selection of gourd-geous gourds and super squashes for you to choose from. There are lots of photo opportunities around the pumpkin patch.

Enjoy some spooky entertainment from theatrical performers, fire shows and a small fairground.

Dogs are welcome.

Somerset pumpkin patch

Palette and Pasture

Where:Pyle Farm, Trudoxhill, Frome, BA11 5DL

When: Open from 7th October 2023, 11 am to 4 pm.

Price: Entry is £1/person age 3 and over, for up to 2 hours. Booking is essential.

Pumpkin pricing: Small £3.50, Medium £5.50, Large £7, Whopper £12.50. Gourds (white and warted looking pumpkins) £2.50 each.

Wheelbarrows will be available for you to borrow on the day (subject to availability).

The Ice Cream Parlour will be providing refreshments alongside the Pumpkin Patch open times.

Inflatables will be open alongside the Pumpkin Patch open times (weather dependent).

Different varieties of pumpkin

Thurloxton Farm

Where: Thurloxton Farm, Keirles Farm, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8RH

When: Open from 14th – 15th October 2023 and 20th to 30th October 2023. From 10 am to 3 pm or 4 pm.

Price: £10/person age 3 years and over. Price includes a pumpkin of your choice, any size, shape or colour from the field. Accompanying adults and under 3’s are free but no pumpkin is included. Book an arrival time slot online.

Grab a wheelbarrow and explore the 2.5 acres to find your own unique pumpkin to take home. Then you have the option of heading to the carving barn to create your spooky jack-o-lantern.

Afterwards, go on a spooky walk and scare yourself if you dare!

Also included in your ticket are games like the fabulous “Hit the Witch” giant apple catapult, and loads of other games.

Fiamma Pizza will be in the field, serving delicious handmade wood-fired pizzas every day.

No dogs allowed except assistance dogs.

Pumpkins

The Pumpkin Patch at The Trough

Where: Stone Lane, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4NU

When: Open from 21st to 22nd, 24th to 29th and 31st October 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Price: Free to enter and pay for what you pick. Price depends on size, between £2 and £25.

A family-run restaurant, cafe, farm shop and new bakery, on the edge of Yeovil have opened a brand new pumpkin patch this year. Pick your perfect pumpkin surrounded by stunning countryside views. Afterwards, pop in for home-made pizza, cake and coffee, or a traditional afternoon tea.

Picking pumpkins

Fairfield Pumpkins

Where: Fairhouse Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9TL

When: Open from 7th October 2023, every weekend, and every day during half term from 10 am to 4 pm.

Price: Entry is free, pay for what you pick. Pumpkins will range from £2 – £10. No booking is required.

Before or after picking your pumpkin, head to the barn for some fun. Here, you’ll find lots of activities for free, from the giant chalk board and the witches spell, to the games and many photo opportunities. There may be some furry friends to meet too!

Before you leave explore the spooky maze trail (a small charge applies).

Refreshments are available on site.

No dogs allowed except assistance dogs.

Pumpkin

Pitt Farm Pumpkins

Where: West Buckland, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 9HX

When:Open from Saturday 7th October, every weekend, and every day in half term until Sunday 29th October 2023, from 10 am until 5 pm (last entry at 4 pm).

Price: Entry is £1.50/person age 3 and above. Pumpkin prices start from as little as 2 for £1, and up to £15 for the whoppers!! Card and cash payments accepted.

Booking is required and tickets will be released after 4pm on Wednesday 6th September 2023. Tickets include: entry to the Pumpkin Patch, Maize Maze, Bale Mountain and photos opportunities galore!

Come along, grab a wheelbarrow and walk amongst the rambling vines picking your favourite pumpkins, with over 30 different varieties of pumpkin, squash and gourd on offer.

Afterwards, grab refreshments from The Happy Cafe serving artisan coffee, tea and hot chocolate, along with cakes, cold drinks and other snacks.

No dogs allowed with the exception of guide dogs and medical assistance dogs.

Pumpkin picking at Pitt Farm in Wellington, Somerset

Bath Pumpkin Patch

Where:Bath – On the A4, just outside Newbridge, opposite Roots Allotments

When: 7th and 8th October, 14th & 15th October, 21st to 29th October 2023

  • 10 am – 4 pm

Price: Free entry but must book tickets online in advance

Come along and have some fun picking your Halloween pumpkins at this family-run farm, just 10-minutes from Bath. There’s something for everyone with so many different colours, shapes and sizes!

As well as a great selection of pumpkins ready to be picked, there’s also children’s crafts and activities, face painting, plenty of photo opportunities and tasty Newton Farm refreshments.

Thistledown Farm Pumpkin Patch

Babcary, Somerton, TA11 7DS

When:Open from 7th October every weekend, and every day during half term, between 10 am and 4 pm.

Price:Free to enter the patch, pay for what you pick: Ornamental Pumpkins – £2.50, Extra Small – £2, Small – £4, Medium – £6, Large – £8, X-Large – £10.

Grab a wheelbarrow, stack it high with pumpkins, there are all shapes and sizes, and even white pumpkins to choose from. Then, to save all the mess at home, you can even carve your pumpkin at the farm for an extra £1.50.

After all your hard work enjoy some yummy treats from Farmyard Coffee on site.

No booking is required and dogs on leads are welcome.

Picking pumpkins at a pumpkin patch in Somerset

Joe’s Farm

Kingston Seymour, North Somerset

When: 21st October to 29th October 2023

Price: Free entry, pumpkin prices start at £2

New for the 2023 season, Joe’s Farm has opened a pumpkin patch in the village of Kingston Seymour. Bring a picnic and the whole family and have some fun!

Pumpkin patch in Somerset

Charlton Orchards Pumpkin Patch

Where: Charlton Road, Creech St Michael, Taunton, TA3 5PF

When:Open from 21st October to 31st October 2023, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Price: Pumpkin prices start from £1, and is dependent on size

Pumpkin season starts at Charlton Orchards with Apple and Pumpkin Day on Saturday 21st October. This is an annual special event with Apple Tasting, Orchard Walks, PYO Pumpkins, and Apples, Pears, Pumpkins and Squash for sale. The Farm Shop is open and light refreshments available. As apple specialists, producing over 35 varieties, try the home-grown apple juice from the farm shop.

Pumpkin Patch in Somerset

Patch My Pumpkin Patch
Where: Kenmoor Road, Clevedon

When: Now

Price: Free Entry, pay for what you pick

Top Tips for visiting a Pumpkin Patch

  • This is an outdoor event so dress for the weather. Wellies are a good idea because the field can get muddy.
  • Wear long trousers and sleeves if you can. Most of the pumpkin patches are not sprayed so there will be insects and weeds.
  • The pumpkin stalks are prickly so wearing gloves may be a good idea.
  • Most pumpkin patches won’t be suitable for wheelchairs or buggys, check before you book/turn up.
  • Not all pumpkin patches allow dogs, check before you bring them. Also, some patches may require a ticket for them!
  • Many farms sell the pumpkins by size or weight, check before you let the kids loose!
  • Always double check the pumpkin patch website before you leave for opening times. Also, some require booking a time slot online beforehand.

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Please note, every effort has been made to ensure that all information is correct at the time of publishing this post, but please check the venues website before travelling, as events may be amended or cancelled at short notice. Many of these events need pre-booking.

If you have any more suggestions for PYO pumpkin patches in Somerset, we’d love to hear from you!

Happy Halloween!

For Halloween Events/Days out, and Things to do in October Half Term, check out:

Halloween Events and October Half Term in Somerset and Bristol 2023

For your local firework displays and bonfire night events near you, check out:

The Best Firework Displays and Bonfire Night Events in Somerset and Bristol 2023

The Best Firework Displays and Bonfire Night Events in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, 2023

If you’re looking ahead to Christmas events in Somerset and Bristol, check out:

The Best Christmas Light Trails in Somerset and Bristol 2023

Family Days Out at Christmas in Bristol, 2023

Family Days Out at Christmas in Somerset 2023

For pumpkin picking further afield, check out:

The Best Places to go Pumpkin Picking in the South East London area by Jemma

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