The time is nearly here to head to the fields and pick your pumpkin. Over the last few years, it’s got very popular in the UK and is a perfect family outing for everyone. Here are a few of the best spots to go pumpkin picking in Cornwall and Devon. As well as Halloween activities for all.
(The list will get updated as more events are released)
Trevaskis Farm – Hayle, Cornwall
We absolutely love this place. You can spend a few hours here looking around the farm before picking your pumpkin from the field. There is a fantastic farm shop and restaurant as well. With a dessert counter to die for, trust me!
Find more info here: Trevaskis Farm
Trevaskis Farm, Connor Downs, Hayle, TR27 5JQ
Heligan Gardens Halloween – The good, the bad and the bugly
Adventure through the woods along the Creepy Creatures Trail, you never know who you might meet! At the Halloween Yurt you can meet the owls, creepy crawly creatures and learn about the animals that live in the garden at night. Halloween crafts and games in the Steward’s House and the chance to make your own creepy creature mask or dream pillow to take home.
Dates 19th October – 27th October
Find more info here: Heligan gardens
Heligan Gardens, Pentewan, St Austell, PL26 6EN
Halloweek at Camel Creek
Can you handle the scares? From the Witch’s grotto, to tricks and treats, there is something for everyone! They even have a REWARD up for grabs if you can help them catch the escaped prisoners around the park.
Also, Pumpkins are BACK!!! FREE pumpkins for every child who visits the Park with carving* and competitions available.
(*Pumpkins available while stocks last, and carving kits must be purchased. All rides will be open weather permitting.)
Dates: 19th – 31st October
Camel Creek Adventure Park, Tredinnick, Wadebridge, PL27 7RA
Pumpkin Patch at Healeys
Venture into the apple orchards with a trip on a pumpkin patch tractor ride. (pumpkin patch only accessible via a pumpkin patch tractor ride)
- Explore the pumpkin trail
- Guided tours
- Press your own apples
- Farm animals
Dates: 12th -31st October
Healeys Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro TR4 9LT
- Pumpkin Patch
- Pumpkin Carving
- The Witches Spooky Crafting Cave
- Tractor Ride through Witches Wood (additional £1.50)
- Selection of Halloween Themed Foods
Every paying child gets a free pumpkin and free craft.
Dates 19th October – 31st October 10 am – 5 pm
Dairyland Farm World, Summercourt. Newquay, TR8 5AA
£4 entry for the pumpkin hunt and children’s crafts. Prizes for the most imaginative witch and wizard costumes.
Date: 14:30-16:30 on the 27th October 2019
Trenance Cottages, Trenance Road, TR7 2HW
Pumpkin Carving at Trelissick
Pick a pumpkin, scoop out the middle and carve out your pumpkin. We will have some stencils for you to use or you can create your own design.
£3 per pumpkin
Admission charge applies, free to National Trust members
Dates: 21st October until 27th October 1130-1500
National Trust – Trelissick, Feock, Truro TR3 6QL
Strawberry Fields (Lifton Farm Shop) – Lifton, Devon
A wonderful spot to go and find your pumpkin. Lifton Farm shop also has a restaurant – popular for a Sunday carvery and an amazing shop to find the best local produce.
Events at Strawberry Fields:
Pumpkin Fest 19th Oct – 27th October 2019
- Pumpkin picking
- Tractor and trailer rides
- Pumpkin carving
- Face painting
- Maize maze
- Bouncy castle
Find more info here: Strawberry Fields
Strawberry Fields, Lifton, Devon PL16 0DE
Becky Falls Woodland Park – Newton Abbot
You can go and enjoy pumpkin carving, shows, and woodland walks
From Sat 19th Oct – Sunday 27th October 2019
Find more info here: Becky Falls Woodland Park
Manaton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9UG
- Pick your own pumpkin
- Pumpkin decorating
- Farm Walk and Quiz
Ages 4- 12 £9.95 per child – You need to book here
Dates: 22nd-24th October 2-4 pm
Darts Farm, Topsham, Devon, EX3 0QH
Pips Pick Your Own
Pick your own pumpkin
Opening times for picking:
Tuesday 22nd October – Thursday 31st October
10:30am – 5pm
- Small £3
- Medium – Large £4
- Exceptionally Large £5
Kitley Farm, Yealmpton, Plymouth, PL8 2LT
Shute Fruit and Produce
Pick your own pumpkins and squashes
Prices of pumpkins range from 50p up to £5 (cash only)
Open 11-5 pm until the end of October
Please check their Picking Today website before you head there to see what’s available.
Shute Fruit and Produce, Shute Farm, Bishopsteignton, Teignmouth, TQ14 9PN
Riverford Pumpkin Day
NOW SOLD OUT!
Children’s activities include pumpkin decorating, storytelling, and creativity area.
There will be live music from Banned on the Moor and Stompin Dave, and lots of organic food and drink.
Date – Saturday 26th October 11-4 pm
Riverford Organic Farmers, Wash Farm, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0JU
Thorne’s Farm Shop Pick your own Pumpkin Festival
Pick your own pumpkins and decorating activities.
All activities are free and the pumpkins generally range from £1-£4
Dates: Friday 25th & Saturday 26th October 10 – 5 pm
Hawthorn Gardens, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Crediton EX17 4BH
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I wish you and your family a Happy Halloween!