It’s time to go pumpkin picking! I used to think of this as an American tradition but it’s definitely gained more popularity in the UK during recent years. I’ve counted at least 7 Pembrokeshire pumpkin patches this year! I would have loved this experience when I was younger. I think it’s great that it gets kids outdoors and shows them how pumpkins and our food at local farms grows. On our last “half day Friday”, we popped along to see the Pumpkin Barn at Steynton Farm. Last year, they had a little pumpkin shed, but it’s bigger than ever this year (and some of the pumpkins are huge too!). Read on to find out about our time picking pumpkins at Steynton Farm:
Pumpkin Picking at Steynton Farm, Pembrokeshire
Steynton Farm can be found in Steynton , Milford Haven (Sat nav: SA73 2RA). There is a free small car park. There are usually spaces but if we see it’s busy when we pass, we either come back later or park further up the road and walk up to the farm.
Steynton Farm Shop
All year round Steynton Farm runs a farm shop, coffee shed and milkshake shed. Check the Steynton Farm Facebook page for their up-to-date opening days and hours. The quaint farm shop sells wonderful, farm-fresh vegetables, as well as local produce including chutneys and preserves from Sharon’s Kitchen, ice cream (using Steynton Farm milk) from Scoop, baked goods and flowers from The Woodland Farm. Then, of course, there are the seasonal goodies, such as Steynton Farm Sunflowers in the late summer and now their perfect pumpkins!
We went through the Farm Shop to the Pumpkin Reception/Shop. There are lots of pumpkins on display including the gigantic pumpkins that they’ve been growing! They welcomed us, gave us some information and led us through to the Pumpkin Barn. I’d expected there to be a long walk to the Pumpkin fields. However, this Pumpkin Barn is more accessible for all.
How Much are Pumpkins at Steynton Farm, Pembrokeshire?
Pumpkins at Steynton Farm vary in price (see the price list in the photo above). They start from £1 for the mini orange pumpkins (which I really love- they are so cute) to £4 (small), £6 (medium) and £8 (large) for the old-fashioned pumpkins. The XXL pumpkin comes in at £15 but you’ll get your pumpkins’ worth! The mini white pumpkins are gorgeous and cost from £4 – £6.
All the pumpkins sold are edible, meaning they were grown to eat. This means you’ll find more tasty flesh on them that the stringier pumpkins that are grown mainly for decoration.
As with all good pumpkin patches, there are free photo opportunities along the way, including this giant hay bale spider.
We made our way into the Pumpkin Barn to look for pumpkins.
Pick a Pumpkin
We had a look around the pumpkins. At first, I wasn’t sure about the sizes and therefore prices. You could bring a tape measure with you, or pieces of string cut to the sizing length to find the right-priced pumpkin for you. This is a good maths activity for younger children! Thankfully, they were very happy to help with pricing in the shop anyway.
It didn’t take Caitlyn long to find her perfect pumpkin. She found one shaped like a bum- a bum-kin! I love this photo where you can see the girls laughing at this oddly shaped pumpkin.
More Pumpkin Photo Opportunities
At the back of the pumpkin barn, there is a lovely haybale area to take some photos with your chosen pumpkins.
Nanny and Izzy and Cerys. Isn’t Izzy’s pumpkin cute?
As you can tell from her dress, Rebecca especially loves Halloween.
We’d been having more “sweet sixteen” celebrations at mums on Friday afternoon so Rebecca’s lovely friends could come to the Pumpkin Barn with us too, which was lovely for Becca.
Three lovely girls…and a pumpkin!
Izzy chose this small, gorgeous white pumpkin. I love how you can tell in the photo how precious it is to her. She really appreciates natural things.
The birthday girl with her chosen pumpkins. She has added them to a lovely display in her room.
So, if you fancy picking up some pumpkins while shopping for the weekly veg, and maybe treating yourself to a coffee or shake, then head down to Steynton Farm, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire. You could dress up and take some amazing Halloween Family photos!
Have you been pumpkin picking yet?