• Kelly

27 places to go Pumpkin Picking in the North of England

Updated: Sep 21, 2021

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.

Brockwell Farm , Durham Rd, Lanchester, DH7 0TQ

Pick Your Own Pumpkins Opens Sat 16th Oct - Sun 31st Oct 10am-3pm Free Entry, No booking.

Whole Hogg Farm shop and Tea Room - Malton, North Yorkshire1hr 40min.

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!

Spillman's Thirsk 1hr 4 min.

Spillman's is becoming so popular, they have some fantastic activities going on whilst you visit too.

Brockbushes Farm Shop, Northumberland 41m

Various events taking place throughout the year.

Whitehouse farm Morpeth, 43m

Various activities through Half Term.

Hall Hill Farm, Durham. 46m

Various activities throughout Half Term.

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

Various activities.

St. Abbs Pumpkin Patch, Eyemouth. 2hr.

East Grange Farm, Durham. 30m

Look out for the Sunflower trail dates too throughout September.

Down At The Farm, Sunderland. 14m

Various activities throughout Half Term

Newham Grange Farm, Middlesbrough 39m

Various activities throughout half term.

Greenlands Farm Village Pumpkin Patch, Carnforth 2hr

Various activities throughout Half Term

Walby Farm Park, Carlisle 1hr 28m

Various activities throughout half term

Laverock Hall Farm, Blyth 34m

Atley Hill, Northallerton 58m

Balloon Tree Farmshop, York 1hr 35m

Various activities.

Birchfield Family Dairies, Harrogate. 1hr 28m

Various activities.

Boston Farm, Doncaster. 1hr 56m

Various activities.

Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley 1hr 51m

Farmer Copleys, Pumpkin Experience, Pontefract 1hr 37m

Various activities.

Peacocks PYO, Bedale, North Yorkshire 58m

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

Various Activities.

Scalby Grange, East Riding. 1hr 57m

Stockeld Park, Wetherby. 1hr 24m

Various activities

Thornton Hall, Skipton 1hr 59m

Various activities

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

Various activities

Yorkshire Pumpkins, York. 1hr 3m

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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