Where to find the best pumpkin picking in Somerset

One of autumn’s most delightful activities, picking pumpkins, is fast becoming an October tradition in our family. Whether you’re doing it for the ‘gram, prefer plucking your own gourd fresh from the soil or just love getting into the spirit of Halloween, I’ve rounded up the best places to go pumpkin picking in Somerset.

Best places for pumpkin picking in South Somerset

The Trough Patch, pumpkin picking Yeovil

2023 dates: 21-22 October, 24-31 October, 10am – 4pm

Family-run farm shop and cafe on the edge of Yeovil, The Trough, has planted over 40,000 pumpkins for you to get your woollen mits on! Become the number 1 pumpkin picker in your family by selecting the ultimate jack-o-lantern, then refuel with hot dogs, burgers, cookies and drinks.

Fairfield Pumpkins, Yeovil

2023 dates: 7-8, 14-15, 21-30 October

Fairfield pumpkins’ 4-acre patch will be ripe for the pickin’ this October. Previous years have also included a barnful of activities, farm animals (they run a goat dairy and cow farm alongside), pop-up food stalls, crafts and woodwork, a spooky maize, and pumpkin carving demonstrations.

Free entry to the pumpkin patch.

Roth Bar and Grill Pumpkin Festival, Bruton

2023 dates: 29 October, 10am-4pm

Roth Bar and Grill’s annual Pumpkin Festival includes pumpkin carving competitions, scrummy food cooked over fire, family fun activities supported by their local charities and recipe cards to take home with your own pumpkin. 

After all the pumpkin fun, explore Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s ‘GRUPPENAUSTELLUNG’ exhibition and Oudolf Field in its autumn glory.

Hauser and Wirth in autumn
Piet Oudolf Garden, Hauser & Wirth

Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton

2023 pumpkin picking Somerset dates: 18-22, 25-29 October, Weds to Sat 9.30am – 4pm, Sun 9.30am – 2.30pm

This lovely farm with cafe/florist/wedding/events venue and lake are opening up their pumpkin patch in Somerset once again for some picturesque pumpkin patch picking ! Entry is FREE and you’ll only pay if you pick any pumpkins. Small – £2 Medium – £3  Large – £5.

Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, Somerset

Thistledown Farm pumpkin patch, Babcary

2023 dates: 7-8, 14-15, 21-19 October

Pumpkin picking in Somerset comes in all shapes and sizes at Thistledown Farm Babcary! Grab a ‘barrow and fill it with bulbous pumpkins with prices ranging from £2 for the teeniest ornamental nippers to £15 for the humongous kind. While you’re there, save yourself from the hassle and mess at home, and carve your own pumpkin for an extra £1/pumpkin (a particularly enticing offer for those with young kids…)

No booking required.

Pumpkin picking Farringtons Somerset
Pumpkin picking at Farrington’s Farm

Pumpkin Rolling, Forde Abbey

2023 dates: 21-31 October

Purchase a pumpkin grown and harvested from the Forde Abbey Patch, carry it to the top lawn and get rolling! Roll to your heart’s content, then take your bulbous ball of orange home for Halloween.

Forde Abbey Somerset
Forde Abbey near Chard

Kitchen Garden at Martock Workspace

2023 dates: open Tuesdays & Thursdays

Ugly scrubland just over a year ago, Lara (@wellywestcountry) has transformed this patch of nothingness at Martock Workspace into a thriving, vibrant kitchen garden using her no-dig, chemical-free green-fingered ways. If you’re in the area on a Tuesday or Thursday, pop in and grab yourself one of the gourd-geous gourds to autumnify your house.

Kitchen Garden at Martock Workspace pumpkin patch Somerset

Best pumpkin patches Somerset West

Thurloxton Farm, pumpkin picking Taunton

2023 dates: 14-15, 20-30 October

Thurloxton Pumpkin patch, on the Quick family’s Pick Your Own fruit-growing farm, sits at the foot of the Quantocks near Taunton. Take a spooky walk to the pumpkin fields to pluck your prize pumpkin, before taking it to the carving barn and getting involved with games such as “Hit the Witch” giant apple catapult.

Tickets £10, (under 3s free) for those that want to pick a pumpkin and play, accompanying pickers £3.

Pumpkins and gourds Somerset
Pumpkins and gourds in Somerset

Pitt Farm Pumpkins, Wellington

2023 dates: 7-8, 14-15, 21-29 October

Grab a wheelbarrow and go and pick your own pumpkin at Pitt Farm. There are over 30 different varieties of pumpkin, squash and gourd for the taking as well as a TRex maize maze, bale mountain, tractor to climb on and snacks and drinks on offer at the pop-up cafe.

If you’d like your pumpkin picking fun captured in gorgeous professional, autumnal family photos, @louisebodyphotography is offering 30-minute sessions – book in advance!

Pumpkin prices start from 2 for £1, and up to £15 for the whoppers.

Tickets: £1.50 Per Person (3 years and above, under 2s go free but require a ticket). 

Pumpkin picking near Bath

Palette and Pasture Frome

2023 dates: 7-8, 14-15, 19-29 October

Pumpkin picking near Frome happens at Palette and Pasture on rural Pyle Farm. Go pumpkin hunting and pick as many as you like during your 2-hour time slot. Pumpkins range from warty (£2.50) to whoppers (£12.50)! Be sure to bring cash for any extra pumpkins that catch your eye on the day as their card machine does not always work in the field.

There are also goats and sheep to meet and feed, pedal tractors, a digger pit and inflatable sessions for little ones (not available 8-9 October). PLUS an Ice Cream Parlour serving Palette and Pasture’s very own gelato, made from their dairy herd. Spooky-licious.

Entry Ticket to the Pumpkin Patch: 1 Person £1 / Group of 3 £3 / Group of 4 £3.80 / Group of r £4.50 / Group of 10 £8

Pumpkin picking Somerset

Bath Pumpkin Patch, Bath

2023 dates: Weekends from 30th September & throughout Half Term

There are 8 acres to scour to find the pumpkin of your dreams on this family-run farm, just 10-minutes from Bath (just round the corner from Avon Valley Adventure Park).

There’s lots of fun to be had inside, and the kiddos quickly got into it – welly wanging, an al fresco piano, hay bale spider, pumpkin-populated photo opps, storytime with a witch (by a gnarled and extremely fit for purpose ‘haunted tree’), plus Newton Farm food/drink kiosk, mask making and facepainting (the latter charged extra).

If you’re looking for a cheaper pumpkin patch experience, with gorgeous countryside views this could be for you!

Book free tickets in advance to secure your place.

Charlton Orchards pumpkin patch near Taunton

2023 dates: 21-31 Oct 2023 (including weekends)

Traditional apple specialists, Charlton Orchards also offer a range of other fruit and veg and open up during the last two weeks of October so you can get your hands on some gorgeous gourds! There are also a number of squash varieties available, including Crown Prince, Butterrnut, Kabocha and Little Gem Rolet. 

Look out for their Apple and Pumpkin Day event on 21 October 2023 when apple tasting, orchard walks and PYO Pumpkins will be on offer to the public and the Farm Shop will be open.

Check their Facebook page for pumpkin availability.

Pumpkin picking North Somerset

Avon Valley Pumpkin Patch

2023 dates: 30 September, 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22nd, 23-29 October.

If you’re after entertainment with your gourd-plucking, this is one of the best pumpkin patches around. Thousands of pumpkins are waiting to be turned into spooky jack-o-lanterns in this Somerset Pumpkin patch. Or if you don’t want to get muddy selecting your own, just opt for one from their gourd-geous selection (priced according to size). 

There’ll also be spooky characters pottering around the site, fairground rides (charged separately), Pumpkin Paintball, Fire shows, Scarecrow Shoot’em, apple canons (new), Pumpkin Slingshot, fun fair and lots more! A veritable pumpkin extravaganza!

Tickets for Pumpkin Patch: £4.99 per person (£6.99 for Pumpkin Nights) and rides/games are charged extra. Please note tickets to the Pumpkin Patch do not give you access to Avon Valley Park which is closed at this time.

Pumpkin Patch Nights at Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park

2023 dates: 6-7, 13-14, 20-30 October

Spice up October nights with Halloween fun at Avon Valley’s Pumpkin Patch Nights! Expect a pop-up bar, firepits, street food, performers, seasonal entertainment and festival vibes!

Tickets £6.99 per person.

Pumpkin festival at Farrington’s, Farrington Gurney (6-8, 14-15, 19-29 October)

Over 40,000 pumpkin seeds have been planted for Farrington’s pumpkin festival, so you can make it your mission to pick the best pumpkin in Somerset! Grab a wheelbarrow and trawl the field for an array of different varieties, including the ghoulish-white ghost pumpkins.

Farrington’s have made this pumpkinning a full day out, after collecting your treasures from the patch, toast marshmallows in Whinny the Witch’s cauldron (£1.50 for stick of marshmallows), jump in the straw pool, enjoy the pop-up funfair and ping about in the playbarn. There’s also a gorgeous farm shop brimming with fresh seasonal produce and an onsite cafe – perfect for a warming treat after your pumpkin-hunting extravaganza. Booking essential.

Farrington's Pumpkin fest, Somerset

Puxton Park Pumpkin picking (opens 7 October)

Pick the plumpest of pumpkins from the Puxton Park pumpkin patch, then zhuzh it up with a splash of paint!

Puxton pumpkin patch is FREE to enter but if you’d like to take one home, Puxton Park prices vary between £2-£12 depending on size. No need to pre-book, just arrive on the day.

If you want to make it a full day out, next door at the theme a Puxton Park Halloween disco (fancy dress encouraged), magic and comedy shows, face painting (extra charge), plus all the usual park rides and activities.

Noah’s Ark Pumpkinfest 2023

2023 dates: 9 October-5 November

Enjoy everything the zoo has to offer plus additional pumpkin-themed fun with gourds grown using their own rhino and elephant dung!. Take part in seasonal games, follow clues around the zoo to bust myths about a range of misunderstood animals and ;earn more about amazing owls in the Bird of Prey Display.

Where to find the best pumpkin picking in Somerset

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