Thurloxton Pumpkin Patch

Open this October for a great day out

Pick Your Own Pumpkins

The Pumpkin Patch will be open again this year from October 14th

There are 2 1/2 acres of pumpkins growing in our fields. Every picker gets to choose their own unique pumpkin.

This year we are welcoming Fiamma Pizza, who will be serving delicious wood-fired pizzas every day.

 

     Entry includes

Pumpkin Picker Tickets Include:

  • One pumpkin – Any size, shape or colour from the field. Wheelbarrows provided.
  • Spooky walk – Scare yourself if you dare! 
  • Carving barn – Leave the mess with us and we’ll compost the pulp. Carving tools provided. 
  • Fun & games – Including the fabulous “Hit the Witch” giant apple catapult, and many other games.

Accompanying Tickets:

  • Entry to join in the fun and games!
  • For parents, friends etc.   
  • No pumpkin included

Under 3’s:

  • Free to enter, but no pumpkin included

 

 

Please see our FAQ section below, which you may find useful.

When do you open?

Pumpkin Patch: 2023 will be open for the weekend of October 14-15th, then from Friday 20th until Monday 30th.

What are the opening times for the Pumpkin Patch?

Entry from  10:00am to 4.00pm, changing to 3.00pm after the clocks change.

Are dogs allowed?

No, only assistance dogs are allowed in the areas where we pick pumpkins, fruit & sunflowers and where youngsters play.

Do you accept debit/credit cards?

We accept both debit and credit cards.

What should I wear?
We are a working farm and care should be taken on uneven surfaces. Please wear suitable footwear such as trainers or outdoor boots in dry conditions and wellington boots when it’s wet as the fields can be muddy. It is also advisable to wear gloves as the pumpkins are muddy and the stalks are prickly.
How does it work?

Show your prepaid ticket at the entry hut and take a (mildly) scary walk to the games.

Head to the pumpkin patch, if you borrow a wheelbarrow, please ensure you are careful as they can easily tip over.

Pick up a pumpkin, one for each picker ticket,  choose the best one you can find.

Take you prize pumpkin to the carving barn, where you can leave the mess with us and create a work of art to take home.

 

Do you provide carrier bags?

It is advisable to bring strong carrier bags with you to accommodate heavier pumpkins . Reusable supermarket bags (‘bags for life’) or strong recycling bags are ideal. Bin liners, however, are not strong enough to carry many pumpkins.

Are there lots of pumpkins available?

Plenty, but you will need a “pumpkin picker” ticket for each pumpkin.

Do you allow photoshoots on the Pumpkin Patch?

You are welcome to take some photos if you are buying pumpkins, however, we do not allow official photographers for photoshoots when the Pumpkin Patch is open to the public.  Please email us if you would like to book an out-of-hours shoot.

Can I carve my pumpkin at the farm?

Yes, we have a barn and tables set up for this,  tools provided, all included in ticket price, but adult supervision is required.

I am having a function/event - can you supply a large quantity of pumpkins?

No, we use them all for the event.

Can we walk anywhere on the crops?

No, for your health and safety please only stay in the areas you have been directed to for the Pumpkin Patch.

Do you have toilets?

Yes, in the traditional barn near the haunted oak tree.

Can I take a pram/wheelchair on the Pumpkin Patch?

We mulch the pumpkin patch with straw, so the ground is cleaner and more pleasant to walk on. However, since the weather is often rainy in October, the ground may be muddy and could be challenging for pram or wheelchair users.

Please note:

Do not drop or throw the pumpkins as they may smash and will not be in a sellable condition.

Children under the age of 16 must always be supervised by an adult.

All rubbish must be removed from the farm.

We reserve the right to refuse entry and to remove people from the farm.
Thieves will be prosecuted.

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