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27 places to go Pumpkin Picking in the North of England

Updated: Sep 26, 2022

We have been going Pumpkin picking for years now and it is something we look forward to every year.

We do tend to head to one of these pick your own places from our list as we just love going, but this year we are thinking of trying a few different places. You see when it comes to Halloween we don't just do one pumpkin, we do lots. We don't just carve them and pop candles in we love to make Pumpkin Soup too, although the smaller ones are much tastier for this. Here is the recipe we swear by (I promise it is delicious!)

Bowl of homemade pumpkin soup
Delicious Pumpkin Soup

I have looked up how long each PYO will take if you are travelling from the city centre of Sunderland so please give or take some time depending on where you are located. To find out more just click on the name of the PYO farm below.

Please note, you may need to book for some of the PYO so please check before you visit.

Oxford Farm Pumpkin Patch, Berwick Upon Tweed

Pumpkin Patch - 22nd-31st Oct, 10am-3pm

No Tickets Needed

No Dogs please

Brockwell Farm , Durham Rd, Lanchester, DH7 0TQ

Pick Your Own Pumpkins Opens Sun 9th Oct - Sun 31st Free Entry, Free Parking No booking. Just pay for what you pick.

Whole Hogg Farm shop and Tea Room - Malton, North Yorkshire1hr 40min. No official opening date as of yet so please check back

This is actually our go to, we have been visiting every year for many years. We love the quality here and the selection. They have some of the biggest I have ever seen here and we may have purchased some in the past!

Kinley Hill Pumpkin Patch, Hawthorn, Near Seaham 15m

Open weekends in October plus every day during half term.

Free entry, no booking required. Just pay for what you pick. Meet the Alpacas too!

Spillman's Thirsk 1hr 4 min.

Opening 1st Oct, Booking is a must at £7.50 per person! This includes entry, the musical theatre show and £5 off your pumpkin of an activity.

Brockbushes Farm Shop, Northumberland 41m

Opening from 1st October until 31st Oct (check as dates vary) Booking is a must and tickets are £2 per person

Whitehouse farm Morpeth, 43m

Open from 22nd Oct- 30th Oct Free pumpkin for every full paying child. Family of 4 would be £51.45. Lots going on throughout half term

Hall Hill Farm, Durham. 46m

Opening from 15th-16th Oct and 22nd-30th Oct Normal admission applies, small fee for pumpkins

Various activities throughout Half Term.

Jacksons At Jedburgh, Jedburgh Scottish Borders. 1hr 50m

Booking is a must, Opening from 1st October. 2 Adults and up to 3 kids £35. Includes Halloween trail, broomstick making, pumpkin carving and animal feeding. Please not carvings are on certain dates please check.

Tweddle Farm, Near Hartlepool 25m

Included in admission. Pumpkins need to be added on booking page. Garden games, Face panting and funfair rides on site. Various dates

St. Abbs Pumpkin Patch

Free entry, no booking needed opening from 8th Oct - 29th Oct

Eyemouth. 2hr.

East Grange Farm, Durham. 30m

Tickets are now on sale!

Down At The Farm, Sunderland. 14m

Tickets are a must pumpkin week begins 22nd Oct - 30th Oct

Various activities throughout Half Term

Newham Grange Farm, Middlesbrough 39m

Trail, Giant creatures and lots more. Pumpkins are £3 each. Normal admission applies family 2+2 £17

Various activities throughout half term.

Greenlands Farm Village Pumpkin Patch, Carnforth 2hr

Three Halloween based events to choose from this year, booking is a must

Various activities throughout Half Term

Walby Farm Park, Carlisle 1hr 28m

Opening from 1st Oct-31st Oct, Free pumpkin for every full paying child, lots going on... carving, corn cannon, adventure play and lots lots more. Ticket from £13.95

Adventure Valley, Durham 32m

15, 16 & 22 - 30 October. The price of the ticket includes free admission to the park, the price of the pumpkin as well as entry to the daily shows and the spooky trail and corn cob catapult. From £14.25 per person

Atley Hill, Northallerton 58m

Opening from 8th October (check dates as the differ) Free entry, Free parking, no booking needed and pumpkins start from £1

Balloon Tree Farmshop, York 1hr 35m

No dates yet

Birchfield Family Dairies, Harrogate. 1hr 28m

No dates yet

Boston Farm, Doncaster. 1hr 56m

Opening from 15th Oct - 28th Oct

Carving, Maize maze, Make a lantern Tickets from £5 (Adults) £7 (kids) include entry to the farm, indoor & outdoor play areas. Booking is a must

Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley 1hr 51m

Opening from 15th Oct - 30th Oct

Tickets are a must. Kids who pay entry get 1 free pumpkin Tickets £13.95

Lots going on

Farmer Copleys, Pumpkin Festival, Pontefract 1hr 37m

Opening from 1st Oct - 30th Oct £5 entry, Lots going on to enjoy.

Booking is a must

Peacocks PYO, Bedale, North Yorkshire 58m

No dates yet

Piglets Adventure Farm, Towthorpe, North Yorkshire. 1hr 28m

Opening from 8th Oct (various dates please check) Booking is a must

Includes lots of activities, farm, maze and lots more Tickets from £11.95 includes free pumpkin for every full paying child

Scalby Grange, East Riding. 1hr 57m

No dates yet

Stockeld Park, Wetherby. 1hr 24m

Opening 22nd Oct - 30th Oct

All pumpkin picking activites free with Halloween entry ticket.

Lots to explore including the enchated forest, magical maze and lots more

Tickets start from £16 (lots of different options) Booking is a must

Thornton Hall, Skipton 1hr 59m

Opening from 8th Oct - 31st Oct

Pumpkins, soft play, animal farm and lots more

Tickets from £6.95 Booking is a must

Williams Pumpkins, Williams Den, East Riding. 1hr 59m

Opening 7th Oct - 30th Oct

Lots to enjoy.

Yorkshire Pumpkins, York. 1hr 3m

Opening from 8th Oct - 30th Oct (various dates please check)

Tickets cost just £1 which will be deducted from the cost of the pumpkin

There you go, let us know if you decide to head to one of the above. Don't forget to tag us in your pumpkin designs.

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