Thurloxton Pumpkin Patch

Open this October for a great day out

Now closed for the 2019 season.

Thank you for the wonderful support everyone gave to our new venture, it was great fun hosting you and seeing  all ages enter into the spirit of proper family fun. ( Despite a bit of mud at times.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Entry includes

Pumpkin picking.       

2 1/2 acres of pumpkins grown in the fields, everyone gets to choose their own

One pick your own pumpkin per ticket

(wheelbarrows supplied free, for big pumpkins)

Spooky walk……….scare yourself if you dare!

Carving barn…………make a mess with us and we will put the pulp back on the fields. Carving tools supplied.

Fun & games…….including the fabulous “Hit the Witch” giant apple catapult and lots of other games.

Tickets £8-75,  you only need a ticket if you want to pick a pumpkin and play.

Parents, Grandparents,  carers etc., free.

 

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

When do you open?

Pumpkin Patch: 2019 will be open October 22, 24, & 26-31

What are the opening times for the Pumpkin Patch?

Entry from  10:00am to 4:00pm most, but not all,  days,. See calendar for availability of tickets   https://thurloxton.com/events-calendar/

How can I find you?

For details on how to find us, please click here.

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.

P-P-P Pick up a pumpkin, one for everybody, choose the best one you can see.

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

 

Do you provide carrier bags?

We provide standard plastic carrier bags priced at 5p each. However, 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?

We have planted thousands of pumpkins, so we anticipate there will be plenty. 

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. You can hire the Pumpkin Patch for exclusive use out of hours for a fee of £30.00, for your photoshoot to take place. This would cover an hour and for us to pay staff and for the farm to remain open for longer.
Can I carve my pumpkin at the farm?

Yes, let us keep the mess (it will make a good compost for the fields) and we can lend you the tools.

Please use tools with care and all children must be supervised by an adult.

 

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

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

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

Please note:

Do not drop or throw the pumpkins as they may smash and will be 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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