FARRINGTON'S PUMPKIN PICKING FESTIVAL
It’s time for our annual Pumpkin Picking Festival! It’s our favourite time of year and this year we have grown around 100,000 pumpkins, which is more than ever before!!
We have lots of different varieties of pumpkins including your classic ‘Cinderella’ orange pumpkins, white ‘Ghost’ pumpkins, ‘Knucklehead’ knobbly pumpkins and lots more.
Grab a wheelbarrow and explore our 12-acre Pumpkin Patch! We are open throughout October so there is plenty of time to pick your perfect pumpkin.
Tickets are £2.50 each person (under 2s free) - this includes entrance to the Pumpkin Patch, displays, entrance to the carving space and parking. PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE A PUMPKIN.
Please make sure you book the right date/time, as we DO NOT offer refunds or transfers.
What else is on?
We have a carving marquee so you can carve your pumpkins straight after picking. Parents will appreciate this as we clear up the mess, so you can keep your kitchens clean!
In addition to the enormous Pumpkin Patch and fun displays, we have lots more going on throughout October…
The Witch’s Wood will be open where you will find the crash site of our resident witch, Whinny. Toast some marshmallows (£1) in her cauldron to keep your energy levels up while you pick pumpkins!
Tractor Trailer rides will be running daily (£1), so climb aboard and hold on tight for a bumpy ride across the farm.*
The children’s funfair will be with us from the 8th October to keep the kids entertained with fun rides and fairground games.
In proper farm style, Farmer Andy has built the ever-popular Straw Pool which is open for kids to jump around in, keeping them entertained while you sip on a takeaway coffee from our food hub!
*Open weekends and the last week of October.
What food options are available?
Our food hub will be serving a range of takeaway meals food as well as hot and cold drinks to keep you going throughout the day.
If you want something lighter, The Snack Shack will be serving smaller snacks and takeaway drinks with plenty of undercover seating around to rest your tired legs.
Of course, our popular Fish and Chip shop will be open throughout the Pumpkin Festival.
If table service is more your style, 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 famous pumpkin soup or sip on a warming pumpkin spiced latte.
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!
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, dogs on leads are welcome into the Pumpkin Patch. Of course, you should pick-up after them.
Do I have to purchase a ticket for my baby?
No, under 2s are free and therefore do not require a ticket.
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 bring my pushchair?
Yes, we do have a track in the pumpkin field so a pushchair is doable. However, it will get muddy. You might opt to borrow a wheelbarrow instead.
Can I swap my ticket to another day?
Sorry, we are unable to process this request.
Can I have a refund on my ticket?
Sorry, we do not offer refunds on tickets.
Do adults have to purchase tickets as well as children?
Yes, everyone who enters the Pumpkin Patch will need a ticket (apart from under 2s).
How much are your pumpkins?
Pumpkin prices are priced based on the size of the pumpkin. They start from £3 and go up to £8.50 for a monster pumpkin.
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, then we have undercover areas for carving and eating!
What shall I wear to the event?
We recommend wellies, especially if it has been raining. The Pumpkin Patch can get very muddy.
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 at the event for as long as you want, your time slot is just to help us stagger entry.
What dates are you open?
Our Pumpkin Patch is open on the 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st - 31st.