6 pick your own pumpkin patches in Gloucestershire

Packed with pumpkins for carving or baking in pies, discover the best pick your own pumpkin patches in Gloucestershire — just in time for Halloween 2022.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
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Pick your Halloween pumpkin from one of Gloucestershire's PYO pumpkin patches this October 2022.

Whether you're whipping up pumpkin pies or carving spooky jack-o'-lanterns, put Gloucestershire's homegrown gourds to good use this October, with pick your own pumpkin patches popping up all over the county.

Spanning family attractions to farm shops, SoGlos has picked 6 of the best pumpkin patches to visit this Halloween.

Pumpkin patch at Cattle Country Farm Park

With thousands of pumpkins to pick from — and wheelbarrows to help you cart a hefty haul — Berkeley-based family attraction Cattle Country Farm Park is opening its popular pumpkin patch on Friday 7 October 2022.

As well as pumpkin picking, families can snap a selfie among the gourds, get stuck in with carving and decorating, plus explore everything the farm park has to offer, with entry to the whole attraction included with pumpkin patch tickets. All pumpkins are priced by size, starting at £1.

Pumpkin patch at Cotswold Farm Park

Grab your wellies and squelch over to Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park, where there's a whole field of plump pumpkins to pick — with the attraction's pumpkin patch open on October weekends and throughout the half-term week, from Friday 7 October 2022.

Explore the pumpkin trail and pose for pictures at the selfie stands for some added autumnal fun, before picking the cream of the crop to take home. Entry to the pumpkin patch — plus a free pumpkin token — is included with general admission to Cotswold Farm Park. Pumpkin Field only tickets are available, too. 

Pumpkin patch at Over Farm

Welcoming pumpkin pickers from Saturday 1 October 2022, Over Farm in Gloucester has gourds of all shapes, sizes and colours — from classic orange to ghostly white — for families to pick from its pumpkin patch.

For added spookiness, the pumpkin patch is open after dark on selected evenings this year, with mulled wine and hot food on offer to make hunting for your perfect pumpkin all the more fun.

Pumpkin patch at Primrose Vale Farm Shop

With another healthy crop of pumpkins this year, Primrose Vale is opening for PYO pumpkins on Saturday 8 October 2022 and will be running its usual Halloween trail throughout the half-term week, too — with each activity available to book via its website.

Pickers will get to pluck their pumpkins straight from the place they grew, complete with straggly vines and soil. Some vines can be prickly, so it's recommended that you bring a pair of gloves.

Pumpkin patch at Hayles Fruit Farm

From summer strawberries to autumn apples, Hayles Fruit Farm offers 'pick your own' experiences all year round, with its popular pumpkin patch opening every October.

This year's pumpkin patch is opening on Saturday 15 October 2022, with no entrance fee to visit the field and no need to book in advance. Plus, those visiting from Wednesday 19 October 2022 can take part in Hayles's spooky Halloween trail, with a sweet treat waiting for them at the end.

Pumpkin patch at Country Pumpkins

Located just over the Herefordshire border near Ledbury, Lower House Farm is opening its pumpkin-picking attraction, Country Pumpkins, from Saturday 8 October 2022.

Encouraging Halloween enthusiasts to 'pick while stocks last', the farm recommends selecting your perfect pumpkin early to keep it out of the rain — meaning your pick of the bunch can be stored for much longer, right up to Halloween and beyond, for a lovely autumn display.

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