Going to a field and picking your own pumpkin is MUCH more fun than just popping into Morrisons to pick one up! 2020 has already been such a weird year, and I assume that’s going to continue. Trick or Treat is probably off the cards, but carving your own pumpkin is definitely still happening! If you’re looking for a pumpkin patch in Bucks, Beds, Oxon or Herts, here’s my guide on where you can pick you own.
Don’t want a pumpkin but still interested in Halloween activities? There are loads of October half term activities going on all over Bucks, Beds, Oxon and Herts. Attractions are still announcing their events and activities so I’ll keep this list updated as they announce their plans.
Don’t forget that this year, because of covid restrictions, most places will require pre-booking and for you to bring your own carving tools if they offer carving activities on-site. A pumpkin patch can be quite muddy so wellies are a must.
Pumpkin Patch and October half term activities in Bucks
The Patch MK, Milton Keynes. Open 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 21st to the 31st of October from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Tickets are priced at between £1.50 – £1.95 per person and under 2s are free. As well as the pumpkin patch there will be lots of other things to do. Have a look at what it was like when we visited their sunflower fields this summer. Book via their website.
Farmer Paul’s Pumpkins, Weedon, Aylesbury. Open from the 2nd October. Free entry, pumpkins start at 50p each. Website.
Green Dragon Eco Farm, Hogshaw. Halloween half term (Saturday 24th to Sunday 1st November 2020). Details TBC. Pre-booking essential. Read my review here.
Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Green nr High Wycombe. Halloween festival from 24th October – 1st November 2020. More details TBC.
Lillingstone Pick Your Own Pumpkins, nr Buckingham from 26th September. Entry £5 per car. Free tractor rides, maize maze and chargeable pony rides. Book here.
Thrift Farm is holding a Pumpkin Hocus Pocus week in October half term. There will be pumpkin carving, wand making and a pumpkin hunt, all included in the admission price. You can have a look at my review of Thrift farm here.
Pumpkin Patch and October half term activities in Herts
Willows Activity Farm, London Colney, Pumpkin Festival from 17th October – 1st November. Prices TBC.
Hitchin Lavender, Hitchin. Details TBC. Visit their website for more information.
The Pop-Up Farm, St Albans. Apparently they have the largest pumpkin festival in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and it opens on the 3rd October. Tickets go on the 20th September via their website.
Aldenham Country Park, Elstree. Spook-Fest from Friday 16th October to Sunday 1st November. Pre-booking essential. Hay ride, fairground rides and lots of other games. £5.50 children, £6.50 adults. Book here.
Pumpkin Patch and October Half Term activities in Oxon
Rectory Farm PYO, nr Oxford. They’ll be selling pumpkins but I’m waiting to find out if they’ll be in the shop or in the fields. Find out more here.
Waterperry Gardens nr Wheatley. Halloween Bat Hunt throughout the October half term from 24th October to 1st November. Find the bats hidden around the gardens and collect a prize at the end! £2.50 per child. For my full review of Waterperry Gardens click here.
Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire usually run various events in October half term but the details haven’t been announced yet. I’ll update this page when they do. In the mean time have a look at my review by clicking here.
Pumpkin Patch and October half term activities in Beds
Windy’s Pumpkin Patch at The Windy Willows Christmas Tree Yard, Houghton Regis. Open 7 days from 17th October – Halloween 31st October. More details here.
Grove Farm, Ivinghoe. Free entry. Pumpkins in season now. £4 each. No pre-booking is required. You can read my review of our fruit picking here.
Mead Open Farm freaky fun fest. 21st October – 1st November. 4 walk-through spooky attractions, tractor rides, shows, magic show. For booking and details click here. You can read my review of Mead Open Farm here.
We all know that October half term 2020 in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire is going to be a little bit different!! A lot of places that normally run events may not be holding them this year or may be delaying making any announcements. I’ll keep this list of pumpkin patches in Bucks, Beds, Oxon and Herts updated with as things are announced.
Hi, I’m Vicky. My husband and I live in Aylesbury with out three children; a 10 year old son, an 8 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. I (mostly) love spending time together as a family. We visit all kinds of places and we’re quite happy to drive a fair distance for a decent day out. A few years ago I decided to set up Free Time with the Kids as a way to share our experiences of these family days out. You know, the essential information you need to know before your visit that can be surprisingly hard to find out. Where do I park? How much will it cost me to get in? Are there any discounts available? Are there loos? Can I take a picnic or get food? My aim is to be your go-to guide for all your free and cheap family days out across Bucks, Beds, Oxon, Herts & slightly beyond. I really hope you find the reviews helpful. If there’s anywhere that you’d recommend please get in touch email@example.com or get in touch via Facebook