Travel, Days Out & Events

Pumpkin Picking near Shropshire 2019

I’ll be honest, we’ve never been pumpkin picking before we’ve previously just chosen to pick up our pumpkins at the local supermarket. The kids get much more enjoyment carving them rather than displaying them so we can get through quite a few in a short period of time.

Last year I noticed a lot of friends and fellow bloggers headed out to various pumpkin fields in the UK, took some gorgeous photos and had a blast. This year I’m feeling a bit like I have a FOMO (fear of missing out) and I want to do what everyone else did, so I plan to take the kids to one of our local pick your own fields and pick some pumpkins!

Pumpkin Picking near Shropshire

I live in Shropshire, but pretty close to the Staffordshire border too so to help me choose the best place to go here are a couple I noticed that friends went to last year. If I miss any out please do comment and let us all know where you recommend!

Malpas Pick Your Own Pumpkins

  • Ivy House Farm, Malpas, SY13 4RA
  • Open between the 12th and 31st October, check their webpage for complete opening dates.
  • Pick your own pumpkins from the field, priced at £3.50 each
  • Free entry with various other activities to do whilst on site, including a maize maze, bouncy castle, Halloween shop and much more – all activities are priced (from about 50p up)
  • Check their facebook page for any further details.

Essington Farm

  • Essington Farm, Wolverhampton, WV11 2AZ
  • Open Weekends from the 5th October and then every day from the 19th October until the 31st October.
  • Pick your own pumpkins from the patch.
  • Enjoy a Tractor and Trailer ride to the pumpkin patch over the weekends of 5th-6th, 12th-13th, 19th-20th and then daily from 26th-31st October.
  • Other Activities taking place include face painting and on-site pumpkin carving demonstrations.
  • Check the webpage for any further details.

Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Bednall

  • Stafford, ST17 0SG
  • Open over the weekend of 19th and 20th October and then for the week of 26th October.
  • Pick Your Own Pumpkins from the field, priced at approximately £2 for a football-sized pumpkin.
  • Entry is free.
  • Activities include a buddy ride, straw castle and cakes, tea and coffee available on site.
  • Check the facebook page for any further details.
Your child pumpkin picking
Young Child Pumpkin Picking

Llynclys Hall Farm Shop

  • Oswestry, SY10 8AD
  • Opening Saturday 12th October.
  • Pick your own pumpkins.
  • Entry is free.
  • Wide variety of pumpkins available.
  • Check the webpage for any further details.

Holly Farm Garden Centre and Nursery

  • Prees, SY13 2DD
  • Pick your own Pumpkin Patch open daily throughout October.
  • Take a wheelbarrow, wander through the fields and pick your own pumpkins.
  • Check the webpage for any further details.

The Pumpkin Patch at Little Wytheford Farm

  • Shawbury, SY4 4JW
  • Collect Pumpkins from the shed or pick your own from the Pumpkin Patch.
  • Open from Sunday 13th October (10-4 pm) and then every Saturday and Sunday afterwards. Open every day over the half-term holiday.
  • Check out their Facebook Page for further details.

Apley Farm Shop

  • Norton, TF11 9EF
  • Join in the Spookley Pumpkin Festival on selected dates from 12th October to 31st October.
  • Ticketed event, which includes activities such as riding the pumpkin express, pumpkin carving, storytelling and play in the Pigg’s Playbarn.
  • Select a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch to take home with you.
  • Buy tickets in advance to take advantage of savings.

Northwood Pumpkin Patch

  • Northwood, SY4 5NN
  • Pick your own Pumpkin Patch will be open daily from 14th October until 31st October.
  • Free entry and sweets for the kids.
  • Large selection of pumpkins to choose from with over 15 varieties which range from traditional to unusual colours – prices start from £1.
  • Activities include witches village and spooky trail.
  • Check their facebook page for more details.

Have you been to any of these farms? I’d love to hear your experiences of your days out there! Please do leave me a comment below.

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