The best patches to pick pumpkins in and around Leeds

Nothing says autumn like pumpkin picking – which is why we’ve gone and put together a list of some of the best pumpkin patches in and around Leeds and West Yorkshire.

Now October is finally upon us, it’s time to embrace those shades of burnt orange and brown as we enter into spooky season.

Before the nights start in the afternoon and it becomes too chilly outside, check out our favourite pumpkin patches to collect your Halloween pumpkins.

Bert’s Barrow

Austfield Lane, Hillam, Leeds, LS25 5NQ

Image: Bert’s Barrow

Bert’s Barrow has grown 30,000 pumpkins over the past few months and re-opened to the public yesterday. The dog-friendly farm is open to the public from 9 am until 4 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday but The LS25 farm are urging pumpkin pickers not to leave their trip too late in the year, so grab your pumpkins whilst you can this year.

No tickets are needed for this event. Bert’s Barrow is located in Hillam (LS25), which is around a twenty-five-minute drive from the city centre.

Find out more here.

Temple Newsam Pumpkin Carving

Temple Newsam Road, Leeds LS15 0AE

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Temple Newsam will running a pumpkin carving workshop 1-3pm on Tuesday 31 October 2022 to get all of the family into the Halloween spirit over half term. The event will run between 1 pm and 3 pm, but families are also invited to find the ghostly residents of Home Farm and Temple Newsam House throughout the week.

No tickets are needed for this event. Temple Newsam is on the outskirts of the city centre. The LS15 postcode is around a fifteen-minute drive from Leeds city centre.

Find out more here.

Horsforth Pick Your Own Pumpkins

West End Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5ES

Image: Kemps Farm

There’s far more than just grabbing your pumpkin for spooky season here. There’s 18 different varieties to choose from so grab your favourite white, blue, orange, green, warty big or small one and take a tractor ride through the picking fields. If that’s not enough, there’s plenty of photo ops here, an onsite cafe and even face painters to bring your spookiest ideas to life.

Find out more here.

Birchfield Farm

Oakmount House, Birchfield Farm, Summerbridge, Harrogate HG3 4JS

Image: Birchfield Ice Cream Farm

Birchfield Ice Cream Farm will be open from Thursday 6 October 10 am – 4pm every day until Halloween, but if you can hold out until half term, you can join the Pumpkin Festival activities. Tickets are free to attend but if you wish to join the additional activities, visit the farm animals, activities, maize maze and carving barn there’s a £5.95 charge per person. 

Farmer Copleys

Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Pontefract, WF7 5AF

It’s ‘go big or go home’ at Farmer Copleys. The Pontefract-based farm has planted over 200,000 pumpkins and claims to have the ‘biggest pick your own pumpkin patch’ in the UK. Take your pick of the rainbow and find your perfect pumpkin, in twenty different varieties. From traditional orange to green, blue and even white pumpkins, each pumpkin is unique and perfect for carving later in the month.

Redwood Farm

Tingley, Wakefield WF3 1EF

Image: Redwood Farm

Head to Redwood Farm‘s opening weekend event either on Saturday 14 and 21 October or Sunday 15 and 22 October or join the half-term family day-trippers from Saturday 26 October until Halloween.

There will be no bookings required and both cash and card are accepted on site. Redwood Farm is around thirty minutes from Leeds city centre, located near Wakefield.

Find out more here.

Yorkshire Pumpkins

Lodge Farm, Church Ln, Cundall, York YO61 2RN

Image: Yorkshire Pumpkins

Yorkshire Pumpkins open their fields to pumpkin pickers on weekends from Saturday 7 October for an early weekend pick before welcoming guests every day from Thursday 26 October until Sunday 30 October 2022. They recommend bringing wellies, gloves (pumpkin plants are covered in spikes), a camera and a very strong bag to carry your pumpkin home in.

Tickets cost £1.50 each and prebooking is required, but the value of the tickets is taken off your pumpkins.

Yorkshire Pumpkins is located in Lodge Farm, Cundall and is around a fifty-minute car journey from Leeds city centre. Due to the remote location, we would not recommend travelling by public transport.

Find out more here.

Spilman’s Pumpkin Festival

Church Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, YO7 3NB

Image: Spilman’s Farm

Having planted over 125,000 pumpkins, Spilman’s Farm has pumpkins for everyone across their twenty-five-acre plot. Located on a family-fun-farm, visitors have the choice of picking orange and white pumpkins, gourds and squashes before heading to the new ‘Last Pumpkin’ musical theatre show, which is included in the ticket price. Visitors will also be given a £5 voucher on arrival to spend on your pumpkins or Spilmans activities.

The Spilman’s Pumpkin Festival will be open every weekend in October, just remember to pre book a ticket to avoid disappointment. Spilman’s Farm is located north of York and takes around an hour to reach by car from Leeds city centre.

Find out more here.

Feature Image – Birchfield Farm

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