WAHOOO! It’s time to dust off your wellies ready for the annual Pumpkin Picking Festival at Farrington's Farm... The biggest pumpkin patch near Bristol and Bath! Farmer Ross planted thousands of pumpkin seeds back in the spring and the pumpkin patch is now covered in pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colours. We are VERY excited to welcome you to pick-your-own pumpkins... We have a huge variety including your classic orange ‘Cinderella’ pumpkins, white ‘ghost’ pumpkins, knobbly ‘knucklehead’ pumpkins, tasty crown prince and lots more... Grab a wheelbarrow to explore our 12-acre Pumpkin Patch this October (yes, it's big!)
This event is advance tickets only. Tickets are £3.00 per person, under 2s are free. This includes entrance to the Pumpkin Patch, displays, entrance to the carving space and parking.
Please note that your ticket does NOT include a pumpkin. You can purchase as many pumpkins as you like on the day. Please make sure you book the right date/time, as we DO NOT offer refunds or transfers.
ALSO AT FARRINGTON'S
In addition to the HUGE pumpkin patch and fun displays, we have plenty of other things here at Farrington's when you visit...
Our big carving marquee will be open for business so you can carve your pumpkins with spooky faces and leave the mess behind!
£2.50 to purchase a carving kit
In proper farm style, Farmer Andy has built the ever-popular Straw Pool which is open for kids to play and jump around in
Free of charge
The pop-up funfair will be with us throughout October to keep the kids entertained with fun rides and fairground games
Charged separately by fairground operator
Whinny the Witch of Farrington Gurney will be in the Witches Wood. Toast some marshmallows in her cauldron but be careful she doesn't cast a spell on you...
£1.50 for stick of marshmallows
The Playbarn will be open as normal for playtime! No need to book but bear in mind there may be a time limit should the Playbarn be busy
Entry fees can be found on the Playbarn page of our website
Our Farm Shop, Deli & Butchery is stocked with lovely products from Farrington's Farm Kitchen and other local suppliers, plus our homegrown organic veggies! Pop in to pick up a few special bits.
The Shopping Village hosts a variety of other independent businesses you can visit including beauty and hair salons, book shop and gift shop.
FOOD & DRINK
An important part of your day aside from all the pumpkins! There will be plenty of food & drink choices available so you can stay fuelled while at the farm...
For table service, then we welcome you to take a seat in our cosy Café. We have a delicious autumnal menu on offer, making use of seasonal farm produce and local ingredients. Try our popular pumpkin soup or sip on a warming pumpkin-spiced latte
The Fish & Chip Shop will be open as usual serving our Thatcher's-battered fish and homegrown triple-cooked chips
When you venture into the Playbarn, the Playbarn Café will be serving light meals and snacks plus hot and cold drinks
The Garden Shed will be serving takeaway food and drinks with plenty of undercover seating in the garden to rest weary legs
There will be other catering options in the garden providing hot and cold fresh, delicious food to suit all tastes...
The Farm Shop & Deli will be open every day. Our deli has an array of homemade grab-and-go delights, like our famous scotch eggs, flavoured sausage rolls and deep filled pork pies. If you have a sweet tooth, our homemade Malteser Square traybake is a firm favourite!
Some useful things to note ahead of your visit to the Farrington's:
The Pumpkin Patch is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs
Wheelbarrows will be available for you to borrow on the day (subject to availability)
Our pumpkins are not sprayed for weeds so there aren't just pumpkin plants in the field! This is normal, but please wear long trousers, long-sleeved tops and wellies to protect yourselves. Please do not pick anything that isn't a pumpkin and supervise children at all times.
We welcome well-behaved dogs on leads in the Pumpkin Patch. Please make sure you pick up after them and put waste in the bins provided
This is an all-weather event (although it's usually quite muddy after rain!). Please dress appropriately for the weather on the day
Smoking is not permitted in the Pumpkin Patch
Can I bring my pushchair?
We HIGHLY recommend that you avoid bringing a pushchair into the Pumpkin Patch, you will be entering a field which is not a suitable surface for them. The rest of the site is pushchair accessible once you have picked your pumpkins.
How much are the pumpkins?
Pumpkin prices are based on the size of the pumpkin. They start from £1 and go up to £12+ for the extra large MONSTERS. If you choose a white one, it's £1 extra for any size.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome into the Pumpkin Patch, but please make sure you pick up after them.
Who needs a ticket?
EVERYONE needs a ticket to enter the Pumpkin Patch except babies under 2 years old and dogs!
When is the best time to visit?
You will get the best selection of pumpkins the earlier you visit, however, if you choose to carve your pumpkins too early, they are unlikely to last until Halloween
Can I swap my ticket to another day?
Sorry, we are unable to transfer tickets to another day but you are welcome to give your tickets to someone else, provided they have your ticket information.
Can I have a refund on my ticket?
Sorry, we do not offer refunds on tickets, but you are welcome to give your tickets to someone else, provided they have your ticket information.
Can I pay for things by card?
Yes, we do take card payments for everything on site. However, we do highly recommend you bring cash along with you, in the event our card machines are on go-slow. We are in the countryside and connections aren’t always the quickest!
What if it is raining on the day I have booked?
We will be running the event whatever the weather. Bring wellies and a rain jacket for picking your pumpkins, we have undercover areas for carving and eating!
What shall I wear to the event?
We recommend wellies and a rain jacket, you can never predict British weather in October! The Pumpkin Patch can get very muddy. Please don't wear your best white trainers!
How do your time slots work?
You will have booked your hour time slot, this means you can arrive any time within your time slot. You can stay in the field for as long as you want (until the field closes for the day), your arrival time slot helps us to stagger entry throughout the day to avoid queues! Please note, if you book for the last time slot of the day, we aim to close the field 30 minutes after the last entry (i.e. if the last slot is 3pm-4pm, we will close the field at 4.30pm), so it's worth arriving at the start of your time slot.
What dates are you open?
Our Pumpkin Patch is open on the 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 19th-29th October 2023