Get picking at these autumnal pumpkin patches.
Autumn is here, which means seasonal events like Halloween and Bonfire Night are creeping our way, plus the huge countdown to Christmas. But first on the agenda for autumn has to be Halloween. Whether you’re doing it for the ‘gram or just absolutely love getting your carve on, here’s our pick of the best pumpkin patches near Bristol to visit this autumn.
Avon Valley’s event Pumpkin Patch festival kicks off from October 2 until October 31, adding pumpkin picking to their already fun list of activities. Guests will be able to grab a wheel barrow and pick their perfect pumpkin, before firing one of their massive pumpkin cannons or testing your aim with their Scarecrow Shoot’em. The event in Keynsham, south east of Bristol, will also have a roaming spooky actors and performers, fire shows, fair rides, Pumpkin PaintBall, Pumpkin Slingshot, Bottle Smash and much more! There will be delicious street food available and you can warm up with a mug of hot chocolate or spiced pumpkin latte. Plus, Avon Valley will be hosting their Pumpkin Patch Nights events once again from October 8-27, which will feature festival vibes with a pop up bar, firepits, street food, performers, spectacular seasonal entertainment and beautiful lighting.
Pixash Lane, Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1TP
Open from October 2, Farrington’s Farm is ready to welcome back guests for their PYO Pumpkin season, with around 100,000 pumpkins grown this year so there should be plenty available to pick. The patch is pretty spectacular, too, with a variety of sizes and colours to choose from, including their most popular white ghost pumpkins. Once you have picked your perfect pumpkin there are carving tables for you to carve them into any creation you wish. Guests will get to run about with a wheelbarrow while picking their perfect pumpkins, before enjoying some of the farm shop’s homemade pumpkin soup or a pumpkin spiced latte, plus their popular fish and chips shop will be open for the occasion.
Farrington Gurney, Bristol, BS39 6UB
Located near Bath, the Pumpkin Picking Patch is back for 2021 – and it’s perfect for families to enjoy. This year they’re really getting into the Halloween spirit! From October 9 onwards, this pumpkin patch will be opening its eight-acre field and offering activities such as pumpkin decorating, photo shoots (Halloween costume optional) and of course, pumpkin picking. You can even take refuge in the Pumpkin house decorated with different varieties of pumpkins on the outside. Plus, if that’s not enough, The Tin Can Coffee team will be bringing their lovely coffee, cakes, hot chocolate and other autumnal goodies to help keep you warm and cosy for your pumpkin picking.
The Globe Roundabout, A4, Newton St Loe, Bath BA2 9BB
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is one of Bristol’s best activities for families. Not only do you get to hunt around for a pumpkin you can visit the animals there too! This zoo has over 100 different species of animal, from gentle giraffes to carnivorous African lions, from fluffy rabbits to giant African elephants. Throughout October, guests can check out their pumpkin patches, before choosing one of their own to carve. Children can take part in the farm’s Pumpkin Mystery trail with the chance to win some prizes.
Clevedon Road, Wraxall, Bristol, BS48 1PG