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Pumpkin Picking In The Midlands 2023

One cherished autumn tradition that delights young and old alike is pumpkin picking. There are lots of family farms that offer pumpkin picking in the Midlands just in time for Halloween, allowing you to hand-select the perfect pumpkin for your autumn creations. Whether you'd like larger pumpkins or mini pumpkins, these beautiful farms have lots of different varieties of pumpkin.


As well as the opportunity to pick pumpkins, some of the farms also offer carving facilities on site (so no more pumpkin mess at home), Halloween trails, maize mazes, play areas, fancy dress competitions, delicious food and drink facilities (nothing can beat a warm hot chocolate or homemade pumpkin soup on a cold, autumnal day), and much more to entertain you and your little ones this spooky season!


In this blog post, we'll take you on a virtual tour of some of the best places for pumpkin picking in the Midlands in 2023. From Severn Valley Cottage to Lower Drayton Farm, here's your ultimate guide to the Midland's pumpkin patches, complete with prices and addresses, and organised by region.


If you'd like to visit events with other Halloween activities that don't just involve pyo pumpkins, check out my Best Halloween Events in the Midlands in 2023 blog.


Just a note: All information is correct at the time of posting (10.08.2023). The Pumpkin Picking Midlands 2023 guide will be updated as more farms across the West and East Midlands announce their pumpkin picking and Halloween events and their dates and prices, so please check back regularly. Happy Pumpkin Picking!





Where are the best places to go pumpkin picking in the Midlands 2023?

Some of the best places for pumpkin picking in the Midlands (and my personal favourites) are Lower Drayton Farm, Lichfield Maize Maze, National Forest Adventure Farm, and Severn Valley Cottage Pumpkin Patch. These farms offer fields full of pumpkins to choose from, along with some fun Halloween activities for the whole family to enjoy.


Pumpkin Picking in Worcestershire this October


1. Severn Valley Cottage

Halloween events near Stourbridge -  Severn Valley Cottage in Worcestershire

With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, visitors of all ages can enjoy selecting their perfect pumpkins while taking in the scenic beauty of the countryside. Whether you're searching for the ideal canvas for your carving masterpiece or a pumpkin to grace your autumn décor, Severn Valley Cottage's Pumpkin Patch provides a serene and festive setting for a memorable family outing!


Last year, there was a tea cup ride, hook-a-duck stall, and a food van - hopefully, they will be returning again this year! There was such a variety of pumpkins available from massive pumpkins, white pumpkins, pumpkins of all different colours, and the gruesome knobbly variety.


Severn Valley Cottage is a real hidden gem! Not many people know about the pumpkin patch, but it's the best pumpkin field we've been to so far with lots of pumpkins to choose from! We will be visiting again this year.


When? Keep an eye out on Severn Valley Cottage's Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.

How much? Free entry, pay for what you pick.

Where? Arley, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1SU.


2. Clive's Fruit Farm


Pumpkin Picking West Midlands - Clive's Fruit Farm basket of pumpkins
Photo Credit: Clive's Fruit Farm

Whether you fancy picking your own or buying a pumpkin from the farm shop, Clive’s Fruit Farm has got you covered.


When? Starting Saturday 8th October 2023. Field open 10am – 4pm. Tuesday – Saturday ~ Last admission 3.30pm. Sunday ~ Last admission 2.30pm.

How much? Admission charge of £2pp (under 3s free). Pay for what you pick. Pre-booking is not necessary.

Where? Upper Hook Road, Upton Upon Severn, Worcestershire, WR8 0SA.


3. Bells Farm Shop

When? TBA

How much? Free entry, pay for what you pick.

Where? Worcester Road (A4025) Hartlebury, near Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 9SA.


4. Top Barn Harvest Shop and Farm Park

pumpkin picking midlands 2023 Top Barn Farm Shop
Photo Credit: Top Barn Farm Shop

When? TBA

How much? Free entry, pay for what you pick.

Where? Top Barn Farm, Holt Heath, WR6 6NH.


5. Stanley's Farm Shop

When? TBA

How much? Free entry, pay for what you pick.

Where? Fishers Castle Farm, Sandy Lane, Harvington, Kidderminster DY10 4NF.


6. The Great Worcester Maize Maze

When? TBA

How much? TBA

Where? Upton Road, Powick, Worcester, WR2 4QZ.


7. Clive's of Cropthorne

When? TBA

How much? Free entry, pay for what you pick.

Where? Clive's Of Cropthorne, The Heath, Cropthorne WR10 3NE.


8. Churchfields Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin picking near me - Churchfields Farm

When? 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th-31st October.

How much? Prices vary depending on the date you visit, check out Churchfields website for more details.

Where? Salwarpe, Droitwich WR9 0AH.




Pumpkin Picking West Midlands - Birmingham, Sandwell, and Wolverhampton


1. Forge Mill Farm

pumpkin picking near me - Forge Mill Farm
Photo Credit: Forge Mill Farm / Sandwell Valley

When? Every weekend in October, including Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October.

How much? £4.50 per adult, £5.50 per child (2-14 years). Family tickets are available.

Where? Forge Lane, West Bromwich, B71 3SZ.


Essington Fruit Farm is one of the closest farms to go pumpkin picking near Birmingham. It has a 50-acre pick-your-own site!

When? TBA

How much? Free entry, pay for what you pick.

Where? Essington Fruit Farm, Bognop Road, Essington, Wolverhampton, WV11 2AZ.


3. Beech House Farm Pumpkins

Pumpkin Picking West Midlands Beech House Farm Pumpkins Poster

When? Oct 14-15, Oct 21-22, and Oct 27-31, from 10am to 4pm

How much? Free entry, pay for what you pick.

Where? Beech House Farm, Seisdon, Wolverhampton, WV5 7EP.


4. Woods Barn

When? From Saturday 14th October 2023 until Tuesday 31st October,

How much? Free entry, pay for what you pick.

Where? Woods Farm Christmas Trees, Bills Lane, Shirley, Solihull, B90 2PP.


When? TBA

How much? £12.50 per child (adults go free). Pumpkin included in ticket price.

Where? Becketts Farm, Heath Farm, Alcester Road, Wythall, Birmingham, B47 6AJ.

(Pumpkin Patch Birmingham)


6. The Pumpkin Paddock at Sedgley Adventure Centre

pumpkin picking near me - Pumpkin Paddock

When? Every day from 21st October to the 5th November.

How much? £15 per child and £3 per adult (under 1's go free). One pumpkin is included per child ticket. Pre-bookings only. You can message Sedgley Adventure Centre on Facebook to book.

Where? Sedgley Golf Club, Sandyfields Rd, Sedgley, Dudley DY3 3DL.





Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire


There will be family games alongside the Pumpkin Patch and plenty of fun Halloween photo opportunities for all the family. The farm's Maize Maze with be spookified, with a Witches & Wizards School, and a silent disco at the end to celebrate your graduation from Witches & Wizards School! This year there will also be firepits available for marshmallow toasting! Why not have a warm coffee and a cake at the farm's coffee shop that sits alongside the Trent and Mersey Canal?


When? 1st-31st October 2023.

How much? £4 per person, under 2s go free. Online booking will open on Monday 21st August at 10am.

Where? Mill Lane, Great Haywood, Staffordshire, ST18 0RQ.


2. Pick Your Own Pumpkins Bednall

When? TBA

How much? Free entry, pay for what you pick.

Where? Cock Lane, Stafford ST17 0SA.


3. Lichfield Maize Maze

Pumpkin Picking Midlands Pumpkin Patch at Lichfield Maize Maze

We had such a great time at Lichfield Maize Maze last year for their Halloween event. This year will bring two new Halloween trails in the maize mazes. You can choose a ready-picked pumpkin to take home, or grab a wheelbarrow or sledge, and take a walk through the spooky sunflower field up to our hidden pumpkin patch where you can pick your own perfect pumpkin!


When? TBA

How much? TBA

Where? Watling Street, Lichfield WS14 0AW.


4. Manor Farm Fruits Pumpkin Festival

There are lots of different Halloween events taking place at Manor Farm Fruits in 2023. These events have their own prices and dates, so please see the farm's website for more information.


When? See their website for more info.

How much? See their website for more info.

Where? Watling Street, Hints, Tamworth, B78 3DF.


5. National Forest Adventure Farm Spooktacular

National Forest Adventure Farm's Spooktacular Halloween event is a full day out rather than just pumpkin picking. Your day will involve seeing farm animals, a tractor ride, fun fair rides, spooky shows, and an outdoor adventure playground. We have been to National Forest Adventure Farm twice before and we definitely recommend a visit. You are guaranteed a fantastic time there! So, head down and pick your own pumpkin!


When? 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th October – 3rd November 2023.

How much? One pumpkin per child is included in the ticket price. See their website for more details.

Where? Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent, DE13 9SJ.


6. Lower Drayton Farm

Pumpkin Picking in the Midlands: Lower Drayton Farm Halloween Pumpkin Patch

Lower Drayton Farm is well-known for being one of the biggest pumpkin patches in the Midlands, with more than 125,000 pumpkin seeds planted over acres and acres each year. So, you have thousands of pumpkins to pick from in a variety of sizes! Here you can catch a trailer ride to the field to pick your favourite pumpkin and then carve it in the pumpkin carving tent (saves all the pumpkin mess at home).


Once you’ve carved your crazy creations, see if you’re brave enough to take on the ‘spooky walk’, and snap some photos in the spooky Halloween photo booths. You’ll also get to pick your own carrots, potatoes and sweetcorn too!


The farm also has refreshments like hot food, hot drinks and soft drinks. When we visited last they had homemade pumpkin soup, hot dogs, and a lovely selection of sweet treats too. A lovely way to end an afternoon of pumpkin picking.


When? Saturday 30th & Sunday 1st October, Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October, Daily from Saturday 14th – Tuesday 31st October.

How much? If you book tickets online before 31st August, they are £10pp. £12pp on the gate. Under 2s go free. One pumpkin per person is included in the ticket price.

Where? Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5RE.


7. Amerton Farm

When? TBA

How much? Free entry, pay for what you pick.

Where? Stowe By Chartley, Staffordshire, ST18 0LA.


8. Tunstall Farm Park

pumpkin picking midlands 2023 Tunstall Farm Park Halloween Pumpkin Picking and Alpacas

When? 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th-31st October 2023.

How much? If you book tickets before August 31st, they are £10.50pp. If you book tickets after that date, they are £12.50pp, under 3s go free.

Where? Tunstall Farm Park, Woodseaves ST20 0NH.


9. Ryman’s Pumpkins

When? Open every day from October 7th - 31st.

How much? £3pp (under 3s go free). Pay for what you pick.

Where? Manor Farm, Wall Lane, Wall, Lichfield WS14 0AH.


10. Sheepwash Farm Pumpkin Patch

Event to be confirmed/announced for 2023 - More info coming soon!




Pumpkin Picking in Warwickshire


When? 10am-3pm on the 7th, 14th, 21st, 22nd, 26th-29th, 31st October 2023,

How much? £1 per person (under 1s go free). Pre-booking is not required.

Where? Lower Clopton, Upper Quinton CV37 8LQ.


2. Hatton Adventure World Pumpkin Spooktacular

Hatton pumpkin picking - Hatton Adventure World Halloween Spooktacular

You can have lots of outdoor fun at Hatton Adventure World in Warwickshire. Not forgetting their soft play area with huge drop slides!


When? Weekends from 14th October then 28th to 31st October 2023.

How much? TBA

Where? Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick CV35 8XA.


3. Glebe Farm

When? TBA

How much? TBA

Where? Glebe Farm, Butcher’s Lane, Lower Brailes Banbury, Warwickshire, OX15 5HR.


4. The Pumpkin Place Wolston

When? TBA

How much? TBA

Where? Coalpit Lane, Wolston, Coventry CV8 3GB.


5. Malt Kiln Farm Shop

When? TBA

How much? TBA

Where? Main Street (B4027), Stretton-under-Fosse Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 0PE.


Event to be confirmed/announced for 2023 - More info coming soon!

Where? Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2LG.






Pumpkin Picking in Nottinghamshire


1. Nottinghamshire Pick Your Own Pumpkins

When? TBA

How much? Free entry, pay for what you pick.

Where? Oaks Lane, Southwell NG25 0RH.


2. Maxey's Farm Shop

When? From 7th October 2023

How much? Admission £2 per person, under 16's free - 8th to 14th October (off peak). Admission £3 per person, under 16's free - 15th to 31st October (peak). Mini Squashes start from 50p! Pumpkins start from £2!

Where? Maxeys Farm Shop, Hockerton Road, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8PB.


3. School Farm

Event to be confirmed/announced for 2023 - More info coming soon!





Pumpkin Picking in Leicestershire


1. Halloween Farm


Pumpkin picking midlands - Cattows Farm

When? Starting 30th September 2023 and running until 5th November 2023.

How much? Entry starts from £3 per person (Children 12 months and under are free of charge) and includes access to Pumpkin Land, Halloween Funfair, Children’s Activity Play Area, Live Music & Food Village, Photo Opportunities, Pumpkin Express and free parking! Entry to premium attractions starts from £7 each.

Where? Swepstone Road, Heather, Coalville LE67 2RF.


2. Windmill Farm Park Halloween Spooktacular

When? 14th-31st October 2023.

How much? Non-members are £15 per child and £12 per adult. You can see more details here.

Where? Langton Rd, Kibworth Harcourt, Leicester LE8 0PR.


3. Kirby Pumpkin Patch

When? 7th, 8th, 14th-22nd, 28th-29th October 2023.

How much? Free entry. Pay for what you pick.

Where? Kirkby Lodge Farm, Leicester, LE9 7QN.


4. Manor Farm Park & Woodlands

When? 21st to 31st October 2023.

How much? £13.95 for kids tickets (2-17 years), and £12.45 per adult. A child ticket includes a token for Ghoul School & Pumpkin Carving.

Where? Manor Farm Park and Woodlands, Castle Hill, East Leake, Nr Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 6LU.


5. Farndon Fields Farm Shop

Event to be confirmed/announced for 2023 - More info coming soon!


6. March House Farm Shop Pumpkins

Event to be confirmed/announced for 2023 - More info coming soon!





Pumpkin Picking in Lincolnshire


1. Bell's Pumpkin Patch

Bell's Pumpkin Patch Halloween Event

When? 14th, 15th, 21st-29th October 2023.

How much? TBA.

Where? Low Field Road, Lincolnshire, PE22 0EE.


2. Doddington Hall Pick Your Own Pumpkins

When? Open 1-31st October 2023.

How much? Free entry, pay for what you pick (cash only).

Where? Main Street, Doddington, Lincoln, LN6 4RU.


3. Waddingworth PYO Pumpkins at Redhouse Farm

When? 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st-29th October 2023.

How much? Free entry, pay for what you pick.

Where? Waddingworth, Lincolnshire, LN10 5EE.


4. Pumpkin Bumpkins

When? 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st-29th October 2023.

How much? Free entry, pay for what you pick.

Where? Cliff Road, Spridlington, Lincolnshire. LN8 2DN.


5. Coleby PYO Pumpkins, Lincoln

When? 14th, 15th, 21st-29th October 2023.

How much? Entry for Pumpkin Patch ONLY is £2pp (under 2s go free).

Where? Coleby Lodge Farm, Heath Road, Coleby, Lincoln LN5 0AR.





Pumpkin Patches in Derbyshire


1. Snarestone Pumpkin Farm

How much? TBA

How much? TBA

Where? Lodge Farm, Snarestone, Swadlincote, DE12 7DA.


2. Mr Pumpkin

When? 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th - 31st October.

How much? TBA. Pre-booking essential.

Where? Lime Farm Mansfield Road, Derby, DE7 6JU.


3. Garden King Pumpkin Woods

Pumpkins are ready and available for you to select from the 300-metre autumnal woodland walk. All pumpkins, regardless of size, colour or shape, will be priced at £3.50 and you can buy as few or as many as you like!


When? 30th September - 31st October 2023.

How much? Children £3.00 each, adults £3.00 each, baby (3 months to 12 months) £1.00, under 3's go free. Pumpkins are £3.50 each.

Where? Garden King Garden Centre, Park Road, Newhall, Swadlincote DE11 0TX.


Pumpkin Patches in Herefordshire


1. Pumpkin Pete's

When? TBA

How much? TBA

Where? Moor Court Farm, Stretton Grandison, Ledbury HR8 2TP.


Pumpkin Patches in Shropshire


1. Little Wytheford Farm

When? TBA

How much? Free entry. Pay for what you pick.

Where? Little Wytheford Farm, Little Wytheford, Shawbury, Shrewsbury SY4 4JW.


2. The Ludlow Pumpkin Patch at Downton Hall Estate

The Ludlow Pumpkin Patch will have everything you need to bring your pumpkin to life, including pumpkin carving kits and templates.


When? 14th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st October.

How much? Parking costs £5 and must be purchased in advance, and there is no entry fee. The £5 parking charge is redeemable against the pumpkins you pick. Pumpkins, gourds, and squashes are available in various shapes and sizes, prices start at just £3

Where? Downton Hall, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 3DX.




When is the best time to go pumpkin picking?

The best time to go pumpkin picking in the Midlands is typically in the month of October. This is when pumpkins are fully ripe and ready to be harvested. However, it's always a good idea to check with local farms or pumpkin patches for specific dates and availability.


Top Tips For Pumpkin Picking

1. Stay Informed: Check the farms' Facebook pages before travelling to the farm. Sometimes during severe bad weather, farms may close. This is also a good place to check the pumpkin availability as generally the closer you visit to Halloween the fewer pumpkins there are to pick from.

2. Dress Comfortably: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for pumpkin picking (especially Wellington boots) due to uneven and muddy fields.

3. Take Gloves: Gloves are great for picking up the stems of pumpkins as they can be prickly.

4. Take Bin Liners: Bin liners or bin bags are great for popping your pumpkins in to carry and also prevent the boot of your car from getting muddy!

5. Take Plenty of Photos: Pumpkin season provides lots of autumnal photo opportunities, so make sure to take your cameras! Why not dress in pumpkin-themed or Halloween clothing?


I hope this pumpkin-picking guide has been handy for you in finding your local pumpkin patch! Autumn is my favourite time of year, so I love creating guides like these, including pumpkin picking and general Halloween events in the Midlands.


 

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