Where to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin in Yorkshire this Halloween
Pull on your wellies and grab a wheelbarrow, it's pumpkin season
Barton-le-Street Pick Your Own
The Kemp family have been growing fruit for the PYO season since 1984. With more than 70,000 pumpkins planted this year (and lots of different varieties), the choice is yours, and you can carve your pick in the pumpkin tipi. Visitors can also make the most of the tractor and trailer rides while face painters will be on hand to transform children into spooky characters. Witches and skeletons are dotted around the fields too.
Barton-le-Street YO17 6PP
Farmer Copley’s Pumpkin Festival
More than 250,000 pumpkins (of more than 40 different varieties) are scattered around Farmer Copley’s, including Blue Crown Princes, which we’re told are the best for eating. The Pumpkin Princess and ‘not so wicked’ Witch of the West will help you pick the perfect one. New for this year, a sheep show will be keeping visitors entertained, as well as tractor rides, archery, story times, a dog parade, Velcro the Scarecrow and a fancy dress competition. Photo opportunities are around every corner and, perfect for an after-school visit, the Pumpkin Nights events feature live music too.
Pontefract WF7 5AF
Piglets Adventure Farm Pumpkin Festival
21st, 22nd & Daily 28th–31st October
Take your pick at this homegrown pumpkin patch with 12,000 pumpkins of all different sizes and get carving at Piglets Adventure Farm. This year the Yorkshire Witch is setting children off on a quest to find the gruesome ghosts of York in her maze and there’ll be plenty of fun in Professor Dan’s Magic Show. Dress up to join the Bat Walk Fashion Parade (a sweet treat awaits all participants). There’s plenty to keep the kids busy all day.
York YO32 9ST
Stockeld Park Halloween Pumpkin Picking
There are thousands of pumpkins in Stockeld Park’s meadow this Halloween and all the pumpkin picking activities here are free with a Halloween entry ticket. That means visitors can also explore the Enchanted Forest, Magical Maze and Woodsands Cove as well as spending as long as they wish finding the perfect pumpkin.
Wetherby LS22 4AN
Sandy Bottom Farm Pumpkins
21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st October & 1st November
The Sandy Bottom Pumpkin Patch features a maize maze, pickable sunflowers, hot food and drinks, face painting and more than 75,000 pumpkins. Head to the Pumpkin House for the best photographs and paint your pumpkins in the craft tent. You can even pick your own corn on the cob whilst you’re there.
Hull HU12 8BB
Humble Bee Farm Pumpkin Patch
21st, 22nd, 25th, 28th October & 3rd, 4th November
Pick your own pumpkin at Humble Bee Farm and carve it undercover in the barn before following one of two spooky trails. While you’re there, don’t forget to meet the farm animals including Tilly the Shetland pony, donkeys, goats, alpacas, guinea pigs, hens and ducks. The farm is dog-friendly but all dogs must be kept on leads.
Scarborough YO11 3UJ
21st, 22nd & 26th–31st October
Whether you want a pumpkin for eating, carving or decorating, Yorkshire Pumpkins have thousands to choose from (in 30 varieties). All the pumpkins are grown on this family farm between Thirsk and Boroughbridge, where there’s also a huge bale mountain to climb to get the best view of the patch. Children can enjoy the rope maize, pumpkin wash, toy tractors and the pumpkin door too.
Cundall YO61 2RN
Spilman’s Pumpkin Festival
With a 10-acre patch and 125,000 pumpkins to be picked (as well as white pumpkins, gourds and squashes), Spilman’s Pumpkin Festival is one of the biggest in the county. As well as plenty of photo opportunities, Spilman’s are also offering visitors a new, family-friendly show and a £5 voucher per person to spend on pumpkins and/or Spilman’s activities. Late night picking is available, and don’t miss the Halloween Firework Extravaganza on 31st October featuring a pop-up bar, food stalls and a live orchestrated firework display.
The Balloon Tree Farm Shop
Every day throughout October
There are thousands of homegrown pumpkins at this pumpkin patch, and no pre-booking is needed to visit. Their traditional growing techniques mean the fruit and veg here has a unique and rich flavour. Wheelbarrows are available from the Wheelbarrow Park for carrying pumpkins (or tired children), then simply head to The Berry Barn or Farm Shop to purchase your pickings.
York YO41 1NB
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays throughout October
With a carving/activity barn, scarecrow trail, mini fairground rides and lots of photo opportunities, Bert’s Barrow is a great place to be this Halloween. Here you can pick pumpkins of all shapes, colours and sizes. There’s no need to book and well-behaved dogs are welcome on a lead. Join their pumpkin floral workshop on 27th October for more gourd fun.
Hillam LS25 5NQ
Birchfield Family Dairies Pumpkin Festival
Until 5th November
Explore Birchfield Farm’s Pumpkin Festival seven days a week. There are thousands of pumpkins to choose from in these fields from the classic orange to pink, white and warty. Once you’ve picked the best, head to the pumpkin hut, but don’t forget to make the most of the photo opportunities throughout the fields first.
Harrogate HG3 4JS