Pumpkin Picking is a fun and affordable outing for families at this time of year. It’s a good excuse to get outdoors and enjoy nature, while also choosing your pumpkin ready for Halloween. When I was younger it was more common to see turnip or swede Jack-o-Lanterns. By the time my kids were born, large “Halloween pumpkins” were increasingly popular but it wasn’t until 2014 that we finally became aware of a Pumpkin Patch local to us, so we could finally go Pumpkin Picking. Sadly, our original Pumpkin Patch at Brooksgrove Farm is no longer opening up a Pumpkin Patch as over the years it got too popular for their small farm, which had limited access. However, they really “carved” the way for Pumpkin Patches in Pembrokeshire and new ones now spring up all the time.
Take a look at five Pembrokeshire Pumpkin patches where you can pick your own pumpkins:
1. The Pumpkin Patch at Heatherton World of Adventures
This October, Heatherton World of Activities has its very first “pick your own” pumpkin patch.
Where: Find it at Heatherton World of Adventures, St Florence, near Tenby along the B4318. Sat Nav postcode: SA70 8RJ
𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 (𝟴𝘁𝗵, 𝟭𝟱𝘁𝗵 & 𝟮𝟮𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿)
2.00pm to 4.30pm
𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀, 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗳 𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺 (𝟮𝟯𝗿𝗱 – 𝟯𝟭𝘀𝘁):
10.30am to 12.00pm
12.30pm to 2.00pm
2.00pm to 4.30pm
How Much: Entry: £1 per person, Small pumpkins – £4 / Medium pumpkins – £6 / Large pumpkins – £8
Extras: They will be selling Halloween hot chocolate and treats soon. There will be extra activities during half-term, such as a Scarecrow Trail and a Mysterious Maze.
Facilities: Free car parking, toilets, Coffee Shop, Restaurant (check opening days before visit) and Sizzler BBQ.
How: Book online here: https://www.heatherton.co.uk/book-online/
2. Windsor Farm Pumpkin Patch
Windsor Farm is opening its Pumpkin Patch for the third year.
Where: Windsor Farm, Lamphey, Best Western, Lampheey Court Hotel and Spa, SA71 5NT. Follow signs from Lamphey Village.
When: Weekends throughout October and Half-Term, 10 am until 4 pm.
How much: Free entry, pumpkins from £1.
Extras: All-weather undercover pumpkin barn.
Facilities: Car parking on hard standing, toilet available, Pembrokeshire Coast Honey selling products, and Pembrokeshire Attractions selling refreshments.
How: No booking required.
3. Good Hook Pumpkins
Good Hook Pumpkins are a family-run dairy farm who have branched into growing pumpkins.
Where: Good Hook Farm, Narberth Road (just past Haverfordwest Golf Course), SA62 4PB.
When: Open every day in October. 10 am – dusk.
How much: Free entry. Pumpkins from £2.
Extras: Dog-friendly, Photography Sessions (at extra cost) available on certain dates.
Facilities: Hot drinks and cakes and snacks available, accepts cash and contactless payment.
How: No need to book.
Read more: Good Hook Pumpkin Farm Facebook Page
4. Greenacre Pumpkin Patch
Greenacre Market Garden is a great place for families to get into the Halloween spirit.
Where: Greenacre Market Garden, Old Amroth Road, Llanteg, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8QG
When: Opening Friday 8th October, open every day 10-5.15, some evening visits available.
How much: £4 ticket for ages 5 and over. The ticket includes a spending token worth £3 which can be spent on purchasing pumpkins, refreshments, or any other activities on site.
How: Book here
Extras: Fire pits for toasted marshmallows, Treat Time Snack Shack, Spider Laire, and Mini Maize Patch.
Facilities: Refreshments available.
5. Pembrokeshire Pumpkin Farm
Visit Pembrokeshire Pumpkin Farm – and pick your own pumpkin ready for Halloween.
Where: Pembrokeshire Pumpkin Farm, Trefaes Ganol, Moylgrove SA43 3PF
When: October weekends and half-term: 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th, 23rd – 31st October 2021, 10.30 am – 4.30 pm.
How much: Admission: £5 per car plus £0.98 booking free.
How: Book here.
Extras: Woodland Play area, Creepy Walk and Bale trail, Pumpkin Barn, Vintage funfair, fire pit, and refreshments.
Facilities: Food and drink.
Read more: https://pembrokeshirepumpkins.co.uk/
Pick Your Own Pumpkins in Pembrokeshire
Whichever Pembrokeshire pumpkin patch you decide to visit, remember to wrap up warm and ready for wet weather, wear wellies and bring a big bag ready to put the muddy pumpkins inside in the car.
Will you be pumpkin picking this year? Which pumpkin patch will you choose in your area?