As Halloween 2022 is creeping its way, many of us will rush to the nearest shop in quest of the perfect round pumpkin to carve to celebrate the scary night.
If you think picking out the greatest pumpkin from a giant box isn’t as fun, then why not head to a local pumpkin patch to do your picking while also supporting a local business.
You can make a day of it while you’re there too because most pumpkin farms now feature a variety of fun Halloween activities for kids to keep them entertained.
Here are some pumpkin farms and patches in and around Bristol where you may pick your own this time of year.
Where can I go pumpkin picking in Bristol?
Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park
Location: Pixash Lane, Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1TP
From October 1 to October 30, Avon Valley’s Pumpkin Patch celebration has added pumpkin picking to their already entertaining array of activities.
Guests are able to pick their perfect pumpkin with a wheelbarrow before blasting one of their giant pumpkin cannons or testing their aim with their Scarecrow Shoot’em.
The event features roving eerie actors and entertainers, fire displays, fair rides, Pumpkin PaintBall, Pumpkin Slingshot, Bottle Smash, and much more.
And from October 7 to 30, Avon Valley holds its Pumpkin Patch Nights events, which offer festival vibes with a pop up bar, firepits, performers and street food among others.
Book your tickets on Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park’s website.
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
Location: Clevedon Road, Wraxall, Bristol BS48 1PG
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is one of Bristol’s greatest family attractions. Not only can you go pumpkin hunting, but you can also visit the animals as it is home to approximately 100 distinct animal species.
Guests can visit their pumpkin patches from October 17 to November 6, before selecting one of their own to carve.
Children can also participate in the Great British Wildlife Maze, Top Trumps Trail, and Bug Talks at the farm. There will also be pumpkin-themed meals and goodies at the barn and farm shop.
Book your tickets on Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm’s website.
Farrington’s Farm Shop
Location: Farrington Gurney, Bristol, BS39 6UB
Farrington’s Farm has welcomed back guests for their Pick Your Own Pumpkin season, which began on October 1.
The patch has a wide range of sizes and colours to choose from, including their most popular white ghost pumpkins.
After you’ve chosen your perfect pumpkin, there are carving tables where you may carve it into whatever masterpiece you choose.
Guests will be able to run around with a wheelbarrow while picking their perfect pumpkins before eating some of the farm shop’s homemade pumpkin soup or a pumpkin spiced latte, as well as their famed fish and chips shop.
This event is only available in advance for £2.50 per person (under 2s are free) and does not include a pumpkin.
Book your tickets on Farrington’s Farm Shop’s website.
Location: Cowslip Lane, Hewish, Banwell, Weston-super-Mare BS24 6AH
Puxton Park, which is about half an-hour drive from Bristol, has opened its
pumpkin patch to the public from October 1.
With over 60,000 pumpkin seeds planted around the farm, you’ll have lots of options for finding the perfect round pumpkin to carve.
The pumpkin patch is free to enter, but there is a fee to take a pumpkin home, which varies according on size. During the October half-term, Puxton Park is open every weekend and every day.
Please visit Puxton Park’s website for more information.