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Where to go Pumpkin Picking in the North of England

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 every year 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!)

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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.

Pumpkin Patch - 14th,15th,21st,22nd,28th,29th,30th,31st

No Tickets Needed

No Dogs please

Brockwell Farm , Durham Rd, Lanchester, DH7 0TQ

7th-31st October

Free entry into the field, pumpkin prices range from £3-£7

Car park on site

You can also find a lovely Greengrocers and some delicious cakes and bakes.

Whole Hogg Farm shop and Tea Room - Malton, North Yorkshire1hr 40min. No official opening date as of yet but the pumpkins are looking good!

Kinley Hill Pumpkin Patch, Hawthorn, Near Seaham 15m

30th,1st, 7th,8th,14th,15th, 23rd-31st

No booking required

Dogs welcome on a lead

Alpacas, donuts and lots of fun to be had.

Open 10-4

Spillman's Thirsk 1hr 4 min.

Opening 30th September

Booking is needed.

Brockbushes Farm Shop, Northumberland 41m

30th Sept & 1st Oct, 7 & 8 Oct, 14 & 15 Oct, then every day from 20-31 Oct

£2 entry pumpkins starting from £2

Booking is essential

Whitehouse farm Morpeth, 43m

28th Oct-5th Nov.

Booking is required as this is a full Halloween experience. One free pumpkin per paying child and you can purchase extras pumpkins

Hall Hill Farm, Durham. 46m

28th Oct-5th Nov

Booking is required

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

No dates as of yet.

Tweddle Farm, Near Hartlepool 25m

14th,15th,21st,22nd,28th-5th Nov

Included in admission.

Booking recommended

No dates as of yet

East Grange Farm, Durham. 30m

No dates yet

Down At The Farm, Sunderland. 14m

Pumpkin week is back and begins 21st-29th October

Lots of activities going on

Tickets are required

Newham Grange Farm, Middlesbrough 39m

14th-29th & 30th,31st

Normal admission applies

£3.50 per pumpkin


Tickets are required

Walby Farm Park, Carlisle 1hr 28m

1st - 31st October

Free Pumpkin for every paying child

Booking required

Adventure Valley, Durham 32m


Booking is required

Free pumpkin for every paying child

Balloon Tree Farmshop, York 1hr 35m

Opening Late September

Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley 1hr 51m

Opening from 14th Oct - 31st Oct

Tickets are a must.

Kids who pay entry get 1 free pumpkin

Lots going on

Farmer Copleys, Pumpkin Festival, Pontefract 1hr 37m

Opening from 23rd September - 31st October

Lots going on to enjoy.

Booking is a must

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

Opening 28th-31st October

Lots to enjoy.

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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