Now that we’re getting closer to Halloween, you might be wondering where you can pick your own pumpkins.
Whether it’s to carve for Halloween festivities or to make your own seasonal treats – YorkMix have got you covered.
We’ve put together a guide of all the Pick Your Own pumpkin patches in and around York.
This is such a fun activity to do with friends or family and is the perfect way to get into the seasonal mood.
Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch
New for 2021 – a pumpkin patch at Castle Howard. A great trip out for all the family: pick a pumpkin for carving or perhaps for a pie! Admission to the pumpkin patch is free and there’s no need to book – just grab a wheelbarrow and go.
- Castle Howard, Castle Howard Estate, York, YO60 7DA
- 9-31 October
- 01653 648333
Choose from thousands of pumpkins to find the perfect one! (Or several…) And once you’re done picking, reward your hard work with a delicious cake from the Pumpkin Cafe. Tickets must be booked online before arrival. Tickets cost £1 and are redeemable against your pumpkins.
- Cundall Lodge Farm, Boroughbridge Rd, Cundall, York YO61 2RN
- 16, 17, 21-31 October
- 01423 360203
Humble Bee Farm
Pick and carve your own pumpkin at Humble Bee Farm! There’s also a spooky Halloween trail to explore – if you dare…
Tickets must be booked before arrival. Tickets cost £8 per child which includes one pumpkin. Adult tickets are £5.
- Flixton, Scarborough YO11 3UJ
- 23-30 October
- 01723 890437
Spilmans Pumpkin Festival
There’s 80,000 pumpkins up for grabs at Spilmans this year…I think we’re going to need a bigger wheelbarrow! There’s also lots fun farm activities to get involved with too like the Carving Barn, Corn Cannon, Pumpkin Slingshot, Fairground Rides and more. Booking is essential and tickets cost £5.
- Church Farm, Sessay, Thirsk YO7 3NB
- 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22-31 October
- 07754 857284
Pop Up Patch
Pick your own giant pumpkins at the Pop Up Patch! Refreshments will also be available to warm up after all the pumpkin fun. Admission is free and there’s no need to book.
- Westfield farm, Sutton-on-the-Forest YO61 1EN York
- 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18-31 October
- 07943 748520
The Balloon Tree
Choose your own pumpkin at The Balloon Tree Farmshop and Cafe! Take your time walking around the patch to find the perfect one before relaxing in the cafe. There’ll be seasonal treats on the menu that will incorporate pumpkins and squashes – yum! There’s no need to book to visit the pumpkin patch.
- A166, Gate Helmsley, York, YO41 1NB
- 25 September – 31 October
- 01759 373023
Piglets Adventure Farm Pumpkin Festival
There’s so much to do at the Pumpkin Festival at Piglets Adventure Farm! Pick your own pumpkin – choose from Ghost Pumpkins, Atlantic Giant Pumpkins, and more and then take them to the Carving Tent. There’s also a Mysterious Maize and a magic show!
- Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Ln, Towthorpe, York YO32 9ST
- 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23-31 October
- 01904 499183
The Pumpkin Patch Produce
The Pumpkin Patch Produce are hosting several pick your own pumpkin events in 2021! But don’t worry if you can’t make one – there are also hundreds of pumpkins to choose from from the huge farm display. There will also be pizzas, cakes and hot beverages available.
- Homeland Farm, Catfoss Road, Bewholme, Driffield YO25 8DX
- 9, 10, 16, 17, 23-31 October
- 07890 346717
Kemps Farm at Barton-le-Street is open for pumpkin picking every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2nd October and then all half term week 25th-31st October. Lots of pumpkins to choose from, from mini munchkins to giant jumbos.
- Glebe Farm, Barton-le-Street, Malton YO17 6PP
- 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22-31 October
- 07798 937821