Pumpkin Picking Patches 2022

A fun family activity for all ages out in the fresh autumnal air.

Pick your own pumpkins is so much more than picking a pumpkin – although that definitely is a key element to it! I love it! (and cannot wait to try lots of these places out – keep an eye on socials for pics and reels) Getting outside for the day and having fun with pumpkins of all different shapes and sizes 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.

There are now so many pick-your-own pumpkin patches in Devon, aren’t we lucky! So scroll on and look for one that takes your fancy.

Please do tag me on instagram with your gorgeous pics – I can’t wait to see them (and it also shows the businesses that you found them through me and then they kindly give me discounts to pass onto you! Win win!).

Orway Porch Farm

Orway Porch Farm, Kentisbeare, Cullompton, EX15 2EY
Sat 15th & Sun 16th, Saturday 22nd daily through to Sun 30th  
10 – 4pm
No booking or entry fee, Pumpkins start from 50p
Orway Porch Farm website

This year is set to be our biggest and best PYO Pumpkin season EVER!
With eight-thousand seeds planted of fifteen varieties, whatever your pumpkin requirements this October, we have you covered.

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.

Pennywell Farm Pumpkin Patch

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

Little Devon Discount: Use code LDPP22 at checkout to receive a FREE Pumpkin with every full paying child ticket.

Here’s what they say:

Pumpkin Patch @ Pennywell

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!

  • Follow the Pumpkin trail around the farm to win a prize!
  • Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch – entry included in ticket price!
  • Scarecrow Dress-Up Competition – come dressed up to earn a treat on arrival!
  • Spot the Golden Pumpkin to earn a mystery prize!
  • 4 stickers to earn and collect
  • Join in with the Pumpkin Village games – fun for all the family!
  • Experience the Giant Chair, the Pumpkin Photo Booth and countless more photo opportunities around the farm – enter our Photo Competition too!
  • Warm up with some seasonal treats
  • Spot the Pumpkins from the Rainbow Railway
  • Paddy Pumpkins Colouring Competition – one to do after your visit!
  • With all this PLUS 4 complimentary rides, animal feeding, piggy cuddles, goat walking and SO MUCH MORE, you don’t want to miss out!

Strawberry Fields: Pumpkin Fest 2021

Lifton Farm Shop, Lifton, PL16 0DE
Saturday 16th October to Sunday 31st October
Price: £2.50 per 1 ticket = 1 person (under 1s go FREE) Discounted Halloween Maize Maze tickets £4.00 per person normally £5.00 (under 1’s go FREE). Card only.
Prebook here

Here’s what they say:

Strawberry Fields Lifton this year will produce 50,000 pumpkins across 12 acres for the event.

The Pumpkin Farm is no ordinary ‘Patch’, with many iconic homemade photo opportunities (it’s an Instagram dream), thousands of homegrown pumpkins of different colours, sizes, and shapes. There is one to suit everyone!

Award-winning magician Magic Martin returns with a fun-packed show full of magic and mayhem throughout each day of the event.

Why not take a pit stop in the brand new food barn providing many of Strawberry Fields’ tasty homemade treats and award-winning beef burgers or NEW for 2022 – donuts!

In addition to the Pumpkin Fest, there is a spooktacular magic potion Maize Maze! Make your way around the maze and help Wilma the Witch complete her potion recipe, keep a close lookout for mythical creatures, ghosts, witches, and magical spells as you get lost in our maze…wands at the ready!

Devon Pumpkin Picking

Devon Pumpkin Picking, Bickington, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6LH
Sat 15th & Sun 16th, Saturday 22nd daily through to Sun 30th 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. Plus, family photoshoots in the fields available from Emily Fleur Photography! 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 site in October!

Richard & Emily

Dart’s Farm: Pick your own Pumpkins

Dart Farm Village, Topsham, Clyst St George, Exeter 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 down to the gazebo by The Hen House on the front field, wait for a member of the team to give you instructions and head out on to the pumpkin patch! 

We have been able to achieve rich pastures and thriving biodiversity through holistic land management and regenerative farming practices and we’re now growing more fruit and veg than ever… including our ‘perfect for carving’ pumpkins! 

Harvest Moon – small and deep in colour, the Harvest Moon variety is the most popular medium sized pumpkin.
Gladiator – Uniform in size and shape, these attractive, deep orange pumpkins have long, thick handles  and are a classic for carving!
Atlantic Giant – a ‘monster’ sized pumpkin! 
Racer – Not only perfect for carving with a great-looking rib and big, dark green handle… these pumpkins also have a sweet flesh that is fantastic for cooking! 
Magic Lantern –  A classic halloween pumpkin; dark orange in colour with medium ribbing and a good strong handle!

Photo: @Dart’s Farm

Thorne’s Farm Shop Pick your own Pumpkin Festival

Hawthorn Gardens, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Crediton EX17 4BH
Wednesday 26th – Saturday 29th 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, this year it’s all about the spookiness of wildlife, wonders of creepy crawlies that lie beneath the surface and those that fly above us. Lots of creepy crawlie crafts to make and plenty of pumpkins to choose from. £2 pp for the crafts with some of the proceeds going to Hospiscare

South Devon Pumpkin Patch, Terawhiti Farm

Terawhiti, South Milton, TQ7 3JT* (don’t follow Sat Nav – see below)
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October only

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

Here’s what they say:

Terawhiti is a small family run farm that primarily grows veg ! We have a passion for what we grow including the pumpkins which we nurture right from seed until the day you take them home,

So 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!

Traditional fun: There’s lots to do at the South Devon Pumpkin Patch ! From the traditional coconut shy to the Giant Striker and Mini Striker. To face painting, The Pumpkin Express ride for the little ones, Nerf Gun target shooting and the most popular of all, the Bale Run!

Rose Farm Hog Roasts: Rose Farm is always a firm favourite on Pumpkin Patch Weekend!  They offer a traditional slow cooked hog roast, bacon butties, chips, burgers, vegetarian options, and hot/cold drinks etc  There’s nothing  more welcome after a busy few hours pumpkin picking!

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.

Tel: The Wicked Witch on 07545650868

Shute Fruit and Produce: Pick your own Pumpkin

Shute Farm, Newton Road, Bishopsteignton, 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, PL8 2LT
Sunday 2nd – until the pumpkins have run out!
10 – 5 pm.
Price: Pumpkins from £3 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 will be stocked up with our farm’s incredible Honey and Honeycomb and at weekends and from 3pm each weekday the Kitley real pic company will be here to provide you with delicious food and refreshments. I also have available for you to pick a lot of fantastic apples, rainbow chard, spinach and different coloured carrots.

Dartington Trust: Pumpkin day

Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL
Saturday 22nd October
Free entry to the site
Pumpkin picking: 11am-3pm at Henri’s Field
Pumpkins priced depending on size at £1 – £3 each. Reserve your pumpkins on the website before.
Dartington website

Here’s what they say:

It’s Halloween, which means it’s time for that classic family activity – picking your own pumpkin!

We’ve got jack-o-lanterns in all shapes and sizes for you to choose from, courtesy of our growing teams at Schumacher College.  Our supply is limited, so please reserve your pumpkins on the website and make sure you turn up early on the day if you want the pick of the bunch!

Once you’ve made your selections, we’ll be serving piping hot pumpkin soup all day at the Cider Press Centre (from 10am-5pm) to help you warm up afterwards.  Teas, coffees, hot chocolates and a wide range of delicious hot and cold food options will also be available as usual from Bayards Kitchen.

Halberton Court Farm Shop

High Street, Halberton, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7AW
Open from 7th October
9am-5pm (not Sundays)
No booking and prices vary depending on size

Here’s what they say:

We are excited to announce that our pumpkin patch is open!

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.

Patches that won’t be hosting their Pumpkin picking events this year

Braunton Pumpkin Patch
West Town Farm: Pumpkin Picking On The Farm
Surfing Cow Pumpkin Patch

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