It’s not Halloween without the perfect pumpkin, so here’s where you can get yours…
Fat ones, thin ones, big ones, small ones, stripy ones or warty ones – however you like your pumpkins, you can find the pick of the patch at these PYO farms in Leeds and Yorkshire. Grab a wheelbarrow, explore the fields and harvest your favourites to take home or carve up on site. It’s the perfect Halloween activity to get you in the spooky spirit, so what are you waiting for? Grab your clippers and get ready to go pumpkin picking!
Horsforth Pick Your Own
It’s pumpkins galore at Horsforth Pick Your Own! They were planted earlier in the year, and now it’s time for you to harvest them. You can spend a good couple of hours exploring the patch at the heart of this working farm in Leeds, and you’ll need to because there are loads of different varieties to choose from. We’re talking miniature ones, striped ones and even warty ones. Entry comes with a tractor ride and you can get a carving kit from the shop. Tickets cost £2 on-peak and £1 off-peak, with pumpkin prices ranging from £1.50 to £7.50.
Horsforth Pick Your Own, West End Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5ES. Pumpkin picking opens from Friday 8th to Wednesday 27th October 2021. You need to pre-book tickets.
Pumpkin Picking at Stockeld Park
Stockeld Park is one of the city’s best family attractions. Every Halloween, you can visit their Enchanted Forest, explore the maze and pick your own pumpkin! Their patch stretches as far as the eye can see and it’s filled with thousands of pumpkins. Round up the kids and roam around until you find the most ghoulish base for your family carving fun. Entry is £15, but it includes access to all of Stockeld Park’s attractions, as well as a free pumpkin. If you need extras, they’re just £2.50.
Stockeld Park, Wetherby Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 4AN. Pumpkin picking opens from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st October 2021. You need to pre-book tickets.
Halloween Pumpkin Patch at Swithens Farm
Every year, Swithens Farm is taken over by ghosts and ghouls. You can take a spooky tractor ride, explore the haunted woods and meet their resident witch as they welcome you to their annual Pumpkin Festival. Tickets are £15 and include a pumpkin, so put your wellies on and prepare to pick the perfect winter squash. Want to carve it onsite? No problem, they’ll take care of the mess. Got time to feed the animals? Yeah you do! Quick trip to the play barn? Expect tuckered youngsters on the way home.
Swithens Farm, Swithen’s Lane, Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 0BT. Pumpkin picking is available on Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 31st October 2021. You need to pre-book tickets.
Farmer Copleys Pumpkin Festival
Farmer Copleys is home to one of the biggest and best pumpkin festivals in Yorkshire. With over 130,000 pumpkins spread across 20-acres of fields, you can spend hours exploring to find your perfect pumpkin. They’ve planted 20 different varieties and they come in every shape, size and colour – red, blue or black, warty, stripy or spotty, they have them all. Watch out for the wicked witch who’ll be up to some Halloween mischief around the farm. Tickets cost £4 on-peak and £2 off-peak, with pumpkin prices ranging from £1.50 to £12.
Farmer Copleys, Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 5AF. It’s open from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 31st October 2021. You need to pre-book tickets.
Bert’s Barrow Pumpkin Picking
Bert’s Barrow is a family run farm in Hillam, just 30 minutes outside of Leeds, and the perfect spot to go pumpkin picking. The patch is free to enter (you just pay for what you pick), but they also have an activity barn, where for just £3.50 per child, you can carve or paint your pumpkin. They’ve got everything you need to create your perfect jack o’ lantern, as well as food, drink and a mini fairground, so you can make a day of it and really get into the Halloween spirit. Don’t miss the scarecrow trail!
Bert’s Barrow, Austfield Lane, Hillam, Selby, North Yorkshire, LS25 5NQ. Pumpkin picking opens on Saturday 1st October 2021, then runs from Thursday to Sunday until they sell out. Walk ins are welcome.
The Pumpkin Festival at Birchfield Farm
A 6-acre field of pumpkins awaits you at Birchfield Farm’s Pumpkin Festival, so pull on your wellies, grab a wheelbarrow and get picking! The annual autumn event is always a hit and it’s easy to see why – from a maize maze to bouncy castles, go karts, sandpits and swings, it’s all going on. The pumpkin carving barn offers fun aplenty and you can even feed your leftovers to the pigs. Tickets are £5 and include all the activities. Pumpkins cost between £1 and £12 depending on their size.
Birchfield Farm, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4JS. Pumpkin picking opens from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 31st October 2021. Walk-ins are welcome.
Pumpkin Picking at Cannon Hall Farm
Cannon Hall Farm is one of the best places to go pumpkin picking with the kids in Yorkshire. They’ve got mini wheelbarrows so the little ones can whizz around the field with their freshly picked pumpkins. Tickets are £10.95 for adults and £12.95 for kids, but that includes an entire day of fun, as well as a pumpkin for every child. Soft play, themed activities and pumpkin decorating are combined with all the cuteness of a farm visit. Need to load up on pumpkins for a spooktastic Halloween? They’re £3 each.
Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4AT. Pumpkin picking is available on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October 2021 and then from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st October 2021. You need to pre-book tickets.
Pumpkin Season at The Balloon Tree York
You can get the pick of the patch at The Balloon Tree York. They take pride in producing high-quality, home-grown veggies and their pumpkins are no different. There are hundreds for you to choose from, in all shapes and sizes. Go for a little one if you’re cooking or a large one if you’re carving a monstrous jack o’ lantern. If all that harvesting tires you out, you can re-fuel with light refreshments at the Berry Barn. There’s no entry price and you don’t need to book ahead, just take your pumpkins to the shop to pay.
The Balloon Tree York, Stamford Bridge Road, Gate Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO41 1NB. It’s open from Saturday 25th September to Sunday 31st October 2021.
Halloween Pumpkin Picking at Thornton Hall Country Park
Thornton Hall Country Park goes all out for their pumpkin picking event! There’s a haunted house, a ghost busting academy, Merlin’s magic show and spooky street theatre. Plus, you can visit the animals and even feed them, with llamas, donkeys, piglets and ponies all waiting to wow the kids. Spooky Fields tickets are £14.95 for kids, £12.95 for adults and £9.95 for kids under 2. Pumpkins cost an extra £3.75. Come in fancy dress for a chance to win great prizes.
Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS. Pumpkin picking opens every weekend from Saturday 9th to Saturday 31st October 2021. You need to pre-book tickets.
PYO at Eastfield Farm
Eastfield is usually a soft fruits farm, but every October their fields are full of pumpkins, primed and ready for you to pick. Entry to the South Yorkshire farm is free, so all you need to do is wrap up warm, pull on your wellies and bring along some cutters to harvest your favourite. A top tip from the farmers? The further you walk, the better the pumpkins. Why not take on the challenge of finding the biggest on the patch? You pay per pumpkin, depending on the size, and prices range from £1 to £7.
Eastfield Farm, Doncaster Road, Tickhill, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11 9JD. Pumpkin picking opens from Friday 1st October 2021. Walk ins are welcome.
Autumn Pumpkin Festival at Piglets Adventure Farm
Bring the whole brood to Piglets Adventure Farm for a pumpkin picking experience all the family will love. The kids get a pumpkin included with the £12.95 ticket (adult tickets are £10.95, but there’s no pumpkin for you). Once the little ones have made their pick, you can head to the carving tent to scoop out the flesh and turn it into a seriously spooky jack o’ lantern. But make sure you leave time for Mysterious Maize and The Magic Hatter Show. Best fancy dress wins a prize.
Piglets Adventure Farm, Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane, Towthorpe, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 9ST. It’s open from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st October 2021. You need to pre-book tickets.
Spilmans PYO Pumpkins
For a day of pumpkin picking and family-friendly fun, head to Spilmans. This Yorkshire farm has a 10-acre patch with over 80,000 ripe beauties ready for you to inspect. Just grab a wheelbarrow, choose your favourite, then carve it in the barn. There’s plenty to keep the little ones entertained too, with tractor rides, corn cannons and a huge hay bale mountain – clamber to the top for great views over the patch. Tickets are £5 per person, but can be converted into credits to spend at the farm when you arrive.
Spilmans, Church Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 3NB. It’s open from Saturday 2nd to Saturday 31st October 2021. You need to pre-book tickets.