Pumpkin Picking in Devon 2023

Pick your own pumpkins is so much more than picking a pumpkin – it’s a whole day out! There are now so many Pumpkin Picking Patches in Devon, aren’t we lucky! So scroll on and look for one that takes your fancy.

I love it! Getting outside come mud, wind or shine, stomping along the patch to find the perfect pumpkin for your family right where they’ve been growing all year. There’s pumpkins (obvs!), wheelbarrows, fun photo opportunities, crisp autumnal air and often lots of mud! A great couple of hours of fun with your little ones (or even bigger ones) – so much more than just grabbing one off the super market shelves.

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Map of Pumpkin Picking Patches in Devon

Pennywell Farm Pumpkin Festival

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0LT
Everyday 30th September – 29th October 10-4:30pm
Book regular day tickets at pennywellfarm website

Little Devon Discount: Use code LFW23 at checkout to receive a FREE Pumpkin with every full paying child ticket.

My thoughts:

If you haven’t been to Pennywell – you’re in for a great treat. It’s such a glorious and jam packed day out for all the family and the Pumpkin Festival means there’s even more fun. The Festival Pumpkin Patch was glorious – live music, a cider in hand, sunshine and having a chill out before playing lots of pumpkin games – 3 in a row is my daughters at the moment, and obviously the youngest enjoyed filling and emptying the perfect toddler wheel barrows! Pennywell is my children’s favourite day out and has been for quite some time.

Here’s what they say:

There is something brand new and super exciting sprouting at Pennywell this October! With all your favourite activities PLUS the Pennywell Pumpkin Patch included in your ticket price, this event is a must-see for you and your family!

  • 🎃 Access to the Pumpkin Patch
  • 🍂  Fabulously Fun Pumpkin Trail
  • 🎶 Live Music*
  • 🔥 Marshmallow Toasting Experience*
  • 📸 Countless Instagrammable moments
  • 🕺 Paddy the Pumpkin’s Games
  • 👨🏼‍🌾 Scarecrow Dress-Up Competition
  • 🟡 Spot the Golden Pumpkin
  • 🚂 Spot the Pumpkins on the Rainbow Railway
  • 🌈 Pumpkin Colouring Competition
  • 🏆 4 Different Stickers to Earn & Collect!

*weekends and Oct half term only. Nominal extra charge for Marshmallow toasting.

Orway Porch Farm

Orway Porch Farm, Kentisbeare, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 2EY
What 3 words: signified.dragons.arrives
Sat 14th & Sun 15th, Saturday 21st – Sun 29th  
10 – 4pm
Disabled access (from parking the car, the picnic area and a part of the pumpkin patch there is hard easy access for those that need it.)
Dog area
No booking or entry fee
Orway Porch Farm website

Here’s what they say:

We cannot wait to open our pumpkin patch ready for the 2023 season.

Our simple and honest patch proved wonderfully popular last year and we have plans to keep it as fun and enjoyable as ever this autumn with more pumpkin varieties than ever before.

There are farm animals to see, tractors to play on and plenty of instagram perfect photo opportunities including our popular ‘Orway Tractor’, and as described by many last year as ‘the best hot chocolate ever’ from the coffee hatch (which serves hot and cold refreshments).

We have matting laid down for the parking, the walkway to the patch and the picnic bench area so you can come with the peace of mind you won’t get your car stuck.

Strawberry Fields: Pumpkin Fest

Lifton Farm Shop, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0DE
Saturday 7th October to Sunday 29th October
Price: £3.50 per 1 ticket = 1 person (under 1s go FREE) Discounted Halloween Maize Maze tickets booked at same time £4.00 per person normally. Card only.
Prebook here

Here’s what they say:

Experience our spectacular pumpkin patch with thousands of homegrown pumpkins for you to choose from – with different colours, sizes and shapes there is one to suit you all. We have so much more for you to see, do and enjoy… 

Revel in numerous photo-worthy moments, be dazzled by award-winning magician Magic Martin, mingle with charming pumpkin characters for memorable snapshots, embark on a barrel train adventure, navigate the Pirate Maize Maze, and immerse yourself in a world of whimsical scarecrows!

Pick your own pumpkins: We can’t wait to welcome you! Our pumpkin patch is an absolute marvel, housing thousands of our homegrown pumpkins in a dazzling array of colors, sizes, and shapes. There’s a pumpkin just waiting to be discovered that’s perfect for each and every one of you. Have a fantastic time searching for your ideal pumpkin!
Entertainment: We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Pumpkin Fest will be nothing short of magic! Get ready to be spellbound as we bring you a mesmerising magic show and a variety of captivating entertainment that will leave you enchanted.
Photo opportunities: While you wander through our pumpkin patch, prepare to encounter our creative pumpkin displays and eerie installations. Let the enchantment of Pumpkin Fest come alive as you and your family capture special moments with our one-of-a-kind pumpkin-themed photo opportunities and partake in delightful family activities! It’s the ideal outing for both fun-seekers and memory-makers alike.
Pirate Maize Maze: Set a course for adventure and sail straight into our Pirate Maize Maze as part of this years Pumpkin Fest! Each twist and turn leads you closer to the hidden treasure… Tread carefully, find the clues, and unlock the mysteries that lie within. Hoist the Jolly Roger and get ready to get lost – for an epic adventure awaits!
Food Barn: Take a pit stop and tuck into one of Strawberry Fields tasty homemade beef burgers, donuts, pizza to our famous pasties! Our takeaway kitchen will be serving hot food, creamy marshmallow hot chocolates and plenty of halloween treats! We will be back with plenty of our homemade ice cream, for those who like it cold!

Devon Pumpkin Picking

Devon Pumpkin Picking, Bickington, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6LH
Devon Pumpkin Picking, Brixham Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 7BQ
Sat 7th & Sun 8th, Sat 14th & Sun 15th, Saturday 21st daily through to Sun 39th October 10am-4pm.  

No booking Free entry
Devon Pumpkin Picking website

Here’s what they say:

If pumpkin picking is your thing, you’re in the right place. We’re sowing the seeds to grow beautifully plump pumpkins for you and your family to come and pick your own. Venture through the pumpkin patch and find your perfect pumpkin. Little Devon is hosting a fabulous Pumpkin Patch Photoshoot with Emily – click to read all about it.

Here at Devon Pumpkin Picking it is free entry and no booking is required. We have plenty of refreshments, pumpkins and wheelbarrows ready for you to enjoy. We accept card & cash. Our South Devon pick your own pumpkin site is in a field just off the A38 near Bickington with easy access, plenty of parking and refreshments on site. We’re passionate about making it a fun day out in Devon, so we have different activities to keep those of all ages entertained.

We look forward to welcoming you to our South Devon pumpkin picking sites in October!

Richard & Emily

Dart’s Farm: Pick your own Pumpkins

Dart Farm Village, Topsham, Clyst St George, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0QH
Wednesday 19th – Saturday 31st October 10-4:30pm
No need to prebook
Dart’s Farm website

Here’s what they say:

Come and join us outside on the farm for our Pumpkin Festival, where you can pick-your-own pumpkins to take home & carve!

Head to the Tipi’s on the front field, get your instructions from a member of our team & have fun picking your own pumpkins on our pumpkin patch! Please note, booking is not required and price will vary depending on the size of the pumpkins you pick.

Photo: @Dart’s Farm

Thorne’s Farm Shop Pick your own Pumpkin

Hawthorn Gardens, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Crediton, Devon, EX17 4BH
Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th October 10-4pm
No need to prebook
Thornes Farm Shop website
Pumpkin Festival facebook event

Here’s what they say:

Our PYO Pumpkin Festival is back.

South Devon Pumpkin Patch, Terawhiti Farm

Terawhiti, South Milton, Devon, TQ7 3JT* (don’t follow Sat Nav – see below)
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October only

From 10am till 4pm
No need to prebook
South Devon Pumpkin Patch

Here’s what they say:

Welcome to The South Devon Pumpkin Patch! There’s lots to do at the South Devon Pumpkin Patch – Let the fun begin!

Thousands and thousands of different pumpkins: Whether it’s big ones, small ones, warty ones, pumpkins with stripes or white ones we have it all! Thousands and thousands of pumpkins, and over twenty five varieties, are waiting in our patch to be chosen, carved or even eaten by you !
The Pumpkin Express: All aboard The Pumpkin Express ! Take a seat, strap your child in and away we go for a ride around the pumpkin patch! Always a bit hit with the little ones! Open to any age child as long as they can be strapped in, are happy to ride and can fit in the carriage! 
The Bale Run: Who doesn’t love a huge pile of bales ?!! Popular with children and adults, come and have some fun on our humongous bale run ! Wear the children out, let them run up and down and play hide and seek. Hours of entertainment, you may never get home!
Face Painting: Why not come to the South Devon Pumpkin Patch in a Halloween themed costume and let Leah compliment your outfit with a spooktacular face painted design of your child’s choice. 
The Rock Box: Run by our neighbouring farmer, The Rock Box is South Devon’s most favourite beach side eatery.  The Rock Box offers the most fabulous pulled pork burgers from their own farm reared pigs. But the menu is extensive from chicken burgers, classics, halloumi, pizzas and lots lots more. 
Nerf Gun Fun: Get ready …. aim …. fire !! Practice your nerf gun skills on our Monster targets ! We use Nerf Elite weapons and ample ammo to ensure you stand the best chance of attacking the Monster before he advances into your territory.  
Good old traditional fun: Try your strength on the High Striker ! Only the strongest will ring that bell ! And for the children, the Mini Striker and a prize every time ! 
The beach on your doorstep: This glorious stretch of beach, South Milton Sands, is just a 10-15 minute stroll from the South Devon Pumpkin Patch. Leave your car at the Patch and walk on down! Being dog friendly, it’s the perfect opportunity to let your furry friend burn off it’s excess energy or treat the children to an ice-cream or hot chocolate at The Beach House Cafe.

Do not use satnav and avoid Upton to avoid narrow lanes. Come via the A381 West Alvington to Salcombe stretch, taking the South Milton turn and drive through the village following the 20mph signs.

Shute Fruit and Produce: Pick your own Pumpkin

Shute Farm, Newton Road, Bishopsteignton, Devon, TQ14 0PN
From mid-October 11-4pm (Closed Mondays and Rainy days)
No need to prebook
Shute Fruit and Produce website

Shute Fruit and Produce is a family-run Pick Your Own farm. Their pumpkins and gourd-geous squashes are ready for picking generally by mid-October (date to be decided by the pumpkins).  Prices of pumpkins range from £1 – £5.  A range of squashes such as Harlequin, Crown Prince and Kabocha are also available. There are no buildings (including no toilets) available for the public to shelter from the wet- so come dressed for the weather (and with an empty bladder)!

There’s also lots of other pick your own available. Full list on the website but generally at this time of year runner beans, french beans, raspberries, etc.  For parents, we also sell sloes so they can make their own gin ready in time for Christmas.

Arguably, the prettiest pick your own in Devon, it boasts views of boats bobbing along the Teign estuary and you might even be fortunate enough to see the Flying Scotsman chugging past, all from the pick your own fields.

Pips pick your own: Pumpkin picking

Behind Ben’s Farm Shop, Yealmpton, Plymouth, Devon, PL8 2LT
Everyday from 1st October – until the pumpkins have run out!
10 – 5 pm.
Price: Pumpkins from 50p each
No need to prebook.
Pips pick your own website

Here’s what they say:

Just come along and have a fun time picking an excellent selection of pumpkins and amazing, colourful squash. Enjoy wheeling your chosen gourd round the farm in the wheelbarrows provided.

I have an extensive Halloween gift shop this year well stocked with everything from crochet Pumpkins to scary masks and rubber spiders. There is a spooky fun tunnel of horror with ball pit for the children to play in and adult and children’s wheelbarrows to use in the Pumpkin patches. The Real pig company will be joining us every weekend for great food and drink offerings except Sunday the 8th.

Halberton Court Farm Shop

High Street, Halberton, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7AW
Open TBC – watch facebook
9am-5pm (not Sundays)
No booking and prices vary depending on size

Here’s what they say:

Make sure to:

  • Bring wellies or appropriate footwear – it’s muddy!
  • Be gentle with the pumpkins (no throwing or squashing)
  • Please keep dogs off the patch – there are plenty of places they can be tied up nearby
  • Have fun!

The Swans Neck Cafe will open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm   Special Pumpkin Syrup will be available for your drinks.

Braunton Pumpkin Patch

Moor lane, Braunton, EX33 1HG
Sat 21st – Sat 28th October

We are open for pumpkin picking this year over the half term!

West Town Farm: Pumpkin Picking On The Farm

West Town Farm, Ide, Devon, EX2 9TG
Wednesday 25th-Saturday 28th October.

Pumpkin picking is back! Come and join us!

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Surfing Cow Pumpkin Patch

Surfing Cow Ice Cream, South Battisborough Farm, Plymouth, Devon, PL8 1JY
Saturday 7th & 8th October, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd!
No Booking required


Don’t miss out on our Torchlight Maize Maze sessions – stay late and explore our maze by torchlight (Saturdays 7th, 14th & 21st October, 5:30pm – 8:30pm)🔦🌽 BOOK TICKETS: £5 per person (+ 15p booking fee) trybooking.co.uk/CQUW🎟️

Our parlour will be open serving our full menu, including seasonal specials like Apple Pie, Cinnamon Swirl and Pumpkin Spiced Latté🍦PLUS we’ll be joined by @aunevalleyontheroad who will be serving food all day

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