14 PYO Pumpkin Patches to go Pumpkin Picking in Yorkshire 2021

Last Updated on 26/10/2021

Wondering where to go pumpkin picking in Yorkshire? This guide details the 14 best pumpkin patches in Yorkshire for 2021. Keep reading to check them out!

In this guide you will find the details, addresses and links to buy tickets for the best pumpkin patches in Yorkshire. Pumpkin patches are organised by Yorkshire region so you can find the most convenient pumpkin patch for you. You’ll also find tips on what to take with you when pumpkin picking in Yorkshire!

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Where to go Pumpkin Picking in Yorkshire

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE pumpkins!

I’m not that fussed about eating them necessarily. But I love Halloween, so cracking out the pumpkin decor and carving a pumpkin are always my highlights of the autumn season.

And the good news is, pumpkin picking is fast growing in popularity across the UK! Not long ago, it was practically unheard of to pick your own pumpkin in the UK. In the last few years, there has been a huge boom in pumpkin patches right across the country, and Yorkshire is no exception.

Pumpkin picking is a great autumn activity for families and couples to do together. And the boom in pumpkin patches means you have plenty of choice to find the perfect pumpkin patch for you. So, to help you decide, here is my guide to 14 of the best pumpkin patches in Yorkshire to visit this autumn.

Pumpkin Picking in Yorkshire

What exactly is a Pumpkin Patch?

Before we delve into the list of pumpkin patches, let’s take a quick look at what pumpkin picking actually involves!

Being honest, until a couple of years ago, I’d never even heard of a pumpkin patch! But in the most basic terms, it is simply a field where you can go and pick your own (PYO) pumpkin.

There are two main varieties of pumpkin patch. A traditional pumpkin patch where the pumpkins are picked from the field they are grown in, usually on a farm.

Or, due to the increased demand in pumpkin picking, some places now order pumpkins in as opposed to growing them. They simply place the pumpkins around a field so you can choose your perfect pumpkin. The only main difference is that the latter option can be slightly less muddy.

No matter which venue you choose to pick your pumpkins, they are already moved from the stems. Don’t go packing any cutting equipment with you as it isn’t allowed in the pumpkin patches!

Many pumpkin patches set up fun photo displays and host several activities during pumpkin season. Pumpkin picking is fast becoming an annual autumn celebration in Yorkshire!

Pumpkin Picking in North Yorkshire

If you’re looking to go pumpkin picking in North Yorkshire, you’re going to be spoiled for choice! North Yorkshire is awash with pumpkin patches, from local farms shops to large pumpkin festivals! Here are the best places to go pumpkin picking in North Yorkshire.

Pumpkin Picking in Yorkshire

Spilman’s Pumpkin Festival in Thirsk

This 10-acre pumpkin patch sits on a family-run farm. The farm is open for pumpkin picking on limited days throughout October. It is a popular spot and gets booked up quickly!

The farm produces around 80,000 pumpkins each year as well as many squashes and gourds. As well as pumpkin picking, there is a carving barn, a pumpkin tent (for those who don’t want to get muddy!) and even a corn cannon to fire corn on the cob at straw bales! There are also tractor rides and fairground rides, plus a selection of spooky Halloween activities.

Tickets must be booked in advance. Get your tickets and full info on their website.

Address: Church Farm, Thirsk YO7 3NB

Piglets Adventure Farm in York

The pumpkin festival at Piglets Adventure Farm is designed with families in mind. If you’ve got young children who want to enjoy pumpkin picking and other seasonal activities, this is the ideal place!

Every paying child aged one and over gets their own pumpkin for free. They can then enjoy carving their pumpkin in the carving tent or racing through the spooky corn maze full of friendly ghosts! You can also meet the farmyard animals and enjoy shows by the guest magician.

Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. Find full details on their website.

Address: Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Ln, Towthorpe, York YO32 9ST

Birchfield Farm Pumpkin Festival in Harrogate

The Birchfield Farm Pumpkin Festival at Birchfield Family Dairies is the perfect place for pumpkin picking or a fun-filled family day out! You can either simply pick your pumpkin, or spend the whole day on the farm!

There is no admission for the pumpkin patch, simply pay for what you pick. However, for a small fee you can turn pumpkin picking into a day out! Admission includes visits to see the farm animals, maize maze, bouncy castles, go karts, woodland walk, pumpkin carving and more.

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

Stockeld Park in Wetherby

Stockeld Park have thousands of pumpkins in their meadow ready to be picked! Every child with a paid for ticket will get to choose their pumpkin for free. Additional pumpkins are available for £2.50 no matter the size.

Get the Halloween entry ticket to make the most out of your visit. As well as pumpkin picking, you can enjoy spooky Halloween activities. Track down skeletons on the skeleton trail, discover witches in the Enchanted Forest and more!

Book your tickets online. Get the most up to date details on their website.

Address: Wetherby Road, Wetherby, LS22 4AN

Yorkshire Pumpkins in York

Yorkshire pumpkins have thousands of pumpkins to choose from. They also have delicious refreshments for visitors to enjoy. You’ll find plenty of great photo opportunities too!

Tickets to this traditional pumpkin patch cost £1 per person. The ticket cost will be deducted from the price of your pumpkins.

Tickets must be booked online in advance. Get your ticket here.

Address: Lodge Farm, Church Lane, Cundall, York, YO61 2RN

Brymor Ice Cream Parlour in Masham

Brymor have crafted a pumpkin patch on the farm so you can find the perfect pumpkin. As well as pumpkin picking, they are hosting a fun Halloween trail. Perfect for tiring little ones out!

And while it might be autumn, you can’t leave without sampling the ice cream! Grab a hot drink and a cold treat to round of your visit!

Booking not required. Find full details on their website.

Address: High Jervaulx Farm, Jervaulx, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4PG

Monk Park Pumpkin Patch in Thirsk

Monk Park has had a spooky makeover for Halloween! Pick your pumpkin ready for painting or carving in their sessions. You can even enjoy the activities on a rainy day as the painting and carving is under cover!

As well as pumpkin picking, enjoy a scary barrel ride, spooky scarecrow trail, ghostly goat feeding and more!

Limited availability. Tickets must be booked via the website.

Address: Green Lane, Thirsk YO7 2AG

The Balloon Tree in York

Throughout the month of October, the pumpkin patch at The Balloon Tree is filled with pumpkins, just waiting to be picked!

The Balloon Tree is a thriving farm shop and cafe with 28 acres dedicated to growing fresh fruit and vegetables. As well as the pick your own pumpkin patch, you can pick up some of their other home-grown seasonal produce from the shop during your visit.

Advance booking is not required. Get full details on the website.

Address: Stamford Bridge Road, Gate Helmsley, York YO41 1NB

Where to go Pumpkin Picking in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire also has a broad selection of pumpkin patches and festivals. Including some of the biggest in the whole county! Here are the best places to go pumpkin picking in West Yorkshire.

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Father Copley’s in Pontefract

Father Copley’s annual pumpkin festival is eagerly awaited by many! This popular event has much more on offer than just pumpkin picking!

Each year Farmer Copley’s grow around 130,000 pumpkins in 27 varieties, making it one of the largest places for pumpkin picking in Yorkshire. As well as the pumpkins, you will find tractor rides, birds of prey displays, food stalls, and many insta-worthy photo spots!

Tickets must be booked in advance. Get full details on their website.

Address: Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Pontefract WF7 5AF

Horsforth Pick Your Own in Leeds

Horsforth Pick Your Own at Kemp’s Farm is a wonderful pumpkin patch with lots of varieties for you to choose from. Pick up your wheelbarrow at the entrance and choose the pumpkins that you want to take home. All pumpkins are priced based on their size.

Your ticket includes a tractor and trailer ride to the pumpkin fields. You can also enjoy many photo opportunities, face painting and refreshments throughout your visit.

Tickets must be booked in advance. Get yours here.

Address: West End Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5ES

Swithen’s Pumpkin Festival in Leeds

Swithen’s Farm is a second-generation family farm. Year round the doors are open to their petting farm, café, playbarn, butchers and gift shop.

Halloween is in full swing at Swithen’s Pumpkin Festival in Leeds. As well as pumpkin picking, you’ll find scary tractor rides, haunted woods, funfair rides, petting zoo and much more!

Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Buy them through their website.

Address: Swithen’s Lane, Rothwell, Leeds LS26 0BT

Where to go Pumpkin Picking in South Yorkshire

There aren’t that many pumpkin patches in South Yorkshire just yet. But don’t worry, if you are in the South Yorkshire region, you can still enjoy pumpkin picking! Here is where to go pumpkin picking in South Yorkshire.

Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley

The pumpkin patch at Cannon Hall farm is new for 2021. It is a perfect pumpkin patch for families as the pumpkins are laid out daily (a little less muddy!) and there are several family-friendly activities on the farm.

Cannon Hall Farm is the ideal pumpkin picking location if you want to enjoy a full day outing. The ticket price includes all day entry to the farm and a free pumpkin for every paying child. You can spend all day picking pumpkins, meeting the animals, and playing in the indoor and outdoor playgrounds!

Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Full details on their website.

Address: Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT

Where to go Pumpkin Picking in East Yorkshire

East Yorkshire also has a growing number of pumpkin patches springing up. Here’s your guide to where to go pumpkin picking in East Yorkshire.

The Pumpkin Patch Produce in Driffield

Want to avoid the mud? The Pumpkin Patch Produce have given you the option to skip the field entirely! You can either pick a pumpkin from the field on one of their pick your own days, or you can get a ready-picked one directly from the farm.

They’ve also got a selection of insta-worthy pumpkin displays not to be missed!

The Pumpkin Patch Produce don’t require you to book your pumpkin picking experience. However, they are only running on select dates. You will need to book tickets if you want to attend the pumpkin carving session.

Pre-booking not required. Select dates only. Full detail on the website.

Address: Homeland Farm, Catfoss Road, Bewholme, Driffield YO25 8DX

William’s Pumpkins in North Cave

William’s Pumpkins is an autumn event held by the popular children’s adventure park William’s Den. It is a family friendly event and an opportunity for families to make precious memories. William’s Pumpkins if the perfect place to pick a pumpkin and take plenty of photos!

As well as pumpkin picking, there are several Halloween activities taking place (tickets sold separately). You can also extend your day by booking a slot in the indoor and outdoor play areas (must be booked separately).

Pre-booking is required. Tickets and full info are available on their website.

Address: Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, HU15 2LS

What do I need to bring pumpkin picking in Yorkshire?

Fortunately, you don’t need any special equipment when you go pumpkin picking in Yorkshire. But there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.

Firstly, it will be VERY muddy! Wellies are an absolute must! You’ll want some clean shoes to change into for the journey home too.

Your pumpkin might also be muddy. You should bring a carrier bag to transport it home in to avoid a muddy car boot!

Plus, it can get very nippy on a Yorkshire pumpkin patch, so wrap up warm with a hat and scarf.

You’ll also be pumpkin picking at your allotted time no matter the weather. Make sure you wear something waterproof in case of showers.

Finally, don’t forget your pumpkin carving tools to design your pumpkin once you’ve picked it!

Pumpkin Picking in Yorkshire

So, here is the complete list of where to go pumpkin picking in Yorkshire. Which of these PYO pumpkin patches will you try first? Happy pumpkin picking!

And if you want to carry on the fun, why not check out these eerie Halloween events in Yorkshire?

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62 thoughts on “14 PYO Pumpkin Patches to go Pumpkin Picking in Yorkshire 2021”

  1. OK, I have a confession to make, I never realised pumpkin picking was such a big thing! Aside from enjoying pumpkin soup and carving a pumpkin every now and then I really haven’t been making the most of Halloween and Autumn!

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    • Pumpkin picking is definitely growing in popularity! I only went for the first time last year but it is so much fun! I hope you get a chance to try it!

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  2. What an amazing experience! I have never seen a pumpkin patch but it’s so lovely to see the pictures. Wow 27 varieties in one place, that’s awesome!

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    • I had no idea there were so many varieties of pumpkins! Pumpkin picking is fast becoming one of my favourite autumn traditions! I hope you get an opportunity to try it sometime!

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  3. What a great list of pumpkin patches! I really need to try to visit a pumpkin patch before spooky season is over. Although Yorkshire may be a bit far (haha), you’ve definitely inspired me to find a fun spot close to home! 🙂

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    • A day out at a pumpkin patch is so much fun! I hope you were able to track one down near you and enjoy pumpkin picking before the end of the season!

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  4. This is fantastic and so helpful for those who live in that area. Somehow I never associated England with having so much interest in Halloween and pumpkin-picking. Fantastic!

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    • Halloween does seem to be growing in popularity in England and pumpkin patches are a fairly recent addition to Yorkshire! I’m so glad it is growing in popularity though, Halloween is one of my favourite holidays!

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  5. The fall season in England has always looked so beautiful, thank you for this great guide on where to get my pumpkins if I ever get the chance to spend autumn in Yorkshire!

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    • It is definitely a beautiful time of year, isn’t it? I hope you have an opportunity to experience autumn in Yorkshire at some point and try out some of these pumpkin patches!

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  6. I used to live in the pumpkin capitol of the US so I didn’t have far to go to get to a pumpkin patch. I was walking distance to acres of pumpkins! This guide is great for those not so fortunate.

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    • Ah what an amazing place to live! I had never even seen pumpkins in a field until I visited Washington a few years ago over Halloween and it was so exciting! I’m so glad that pumpkin picking is becoming more popular in the UK. We definitely have some great pumpkin patches in Yorkshire to choose from!

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  7. My daughters always to decorate outdoors with pumpkins in the fall as well as decorate the pumpkins themselves. I have been growing my own for the past couple of years. I have found that the white pumpkins grow really well.

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    • Ah how wonderful that you can grow your own pumpkins! We have tried in the past without much luck. Maybe we’ll give the white ones a try next year!

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    • Pumpkin picking is so much fun, isn’t it? I’m so pleased that we’ve got so many great pumpkin patches to choose from!

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    • We’re lucky to have so many great pumpkin patches in Yorkshire! They are a recent addition though, I don’t think we had any until a few years ago, and I’m sure I could only find three last year! Thanks for reading!

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  8. Wow, there really are a ton of different destinations for pumpkin picking. Such a comprehensive and detailed list of locations. Thanks for sharing!

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    • There are a lot more pumpkin patches in Yorkshire than I first thought! It is an autumn activity that is definitely growing in popularity! Thanks for reading!

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  9. I had no idea there were pumpkin patches like this in Yorkshire! I miss going pumpkin picking in Canada during the autumn, so I think I’ll plan a trip to one of these before the end of the month!

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    • It is surprising just how many pumpkin patches there are in Yorkshire! It’s such a fun autumn activity though, I hope you had chance to visit one!

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    • Pumpkin patches definitely seem to be a pretty new phenomenon in the UK. I know there are a handful that have been around for years but I only knew of pumpkin picking in the UK in the last couple of years. I hope you can track one down and try it out!

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  10. Really useful for Yorkshire locals! It’s becoming a ‘thing’ here in Cheshire too, mainly for Instagram I think haha.

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    • Haha I definitely think Instagram has been a big influence in the popularity of pumpkin patches! I’m glad though, it is such a fun autumn activity! I’m glad to hear you have some popping up nearby too!

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    • Thanks Jan, I’m so glad you like the guide! We’re lucky to have so many great pumpkin patches in Yorkshire!

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  11. Such beautiful autumn vibes! I am not sure if there’re pumpkin patches to go picking in Germany, but I’d love to try out some pumpkin recipes from the ones I “picked” from the supermarkets! 😀

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    • We’re lucky to have so many amazing pumpkin patches in Yorkshire! It is such a fun autumn activity! I definitely want to find some great pumpkin recipes for next year so none of the pumpkin goes to waste!

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  12. Wow, there are lots of nice places. I have never been pumpkin picking before but attended events where I could carve my own pumpkin. It was lots of fun.

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    • There are some great places to go pumpkin picking in Yorkshire! We’re very lucky! It is such a fun autumn activity for all ages!

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    • It does, doesn’t it! I didn’t realise we had so many pumpkin patches in Yorkshire! Thanks for reading!

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  13. It is that time of year where it is fun to see the fields filled with orange pumpkins. Great that there are so many great options in Yorkshire to find pumpkin patches. I would certainly check out a place that also offers ice cream. Or maybe a scary barrel ride! A great guide for people looking for seasonal fun in Yorkshire.

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    • I’m pleased that there are becoming more places to go pumpkin picking in Yorkshire. I don’t think we had any until a few years ago! It is such a fun autumn tradition though! I want to visit the one with ice cream too…pumpkin picking and ice cream sounds like my dream come true!

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    • Thanks Ashlee! I don’t think people realise just how many pumpkin patches in Yorkshire there are! I certainly didn’t! It is fast becoming a popular autumn tradition in the UK!

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  14. I didn’t even know that you could pick pumpkins in Yorkshire! Hopefully I’ll be able to visit home in the UK again this time next year – I miss Halloween actually being in autumn! (So strange having it in springtime living in the southern hemisphere).

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    • The pumpkin patches in Yorkshire certainly seem to be a recent addition. I don’t think we had any until a couple of years ago! Oh it must mess with your head with the seasons being mixed up! I hope you get a chance to experience pumpkin picking in the UK next year!

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  15. oh wow! so many places to choose from! I guess I shouldnt be surprised, but over here in Northern California we don’t have nearly as many options. I would love to see some of these patches one day! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Oh I find that surprising that you don’t have many pumpkin patches in Northern California! Pumpkin picking has always seemed like such an American tradition to me and has only really become popular in the UK in the last few years. Before that I don’t think we really had any pumpkin patches at all! I hope you get a few more choices in the future, but if not, you’re always welcome to hop over to Yorkshire to try these ones out instead!

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  16. Such a great post! I know how popular it is for families to visit pumpkin patches to pick out the perfect pumpkin! I would like to choose one closest to the ice cream parlour!

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    • Haha I’m with you! Ice cream AND pumpkins!! What could be better? I’m glad pumpkin picking is becoming much more popular in the UK, it is a lovely tradition!

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  17. I didn’t realize pumpkin picking was ‘a thing;’ at least, it didn’t seem to be when I was living in the UK in the 1970s. While reading your post, I wondered if pumpkin picking and the trappings of Hallowe’en such as jack o’ lanterns, costumes, adult parties, and trick or treat activities have crossed from countries where they’re a prominent part of October 31 celebrations. This is an excellent resource for folks on the hunt for the perfect pumpkins. Thank you, Hannah.

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    • I agree! I think there have been a handful of pumpkin patch around for a few years but they weren’t very well known. They seemed to become incredible popular last year and I’m wondering if lockdown had something to do with it! I think they’ve definitely hopped their way ‘across the pond’ thanks to film, TV and social media! I’m glad though, it is a lovely tradition for couples and families and a great way to enjoy the autumn season! Thanks for reading!

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  18. Wow! So many pumpkin patches with so many fun options of things to do. I’ve never been to a pumpkin patch but it sounds like a ton of fun! I wish I was in Yorkshire so I could check out one of the places you recommend.

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    • There are so many pumpkin patches in Yorkshire now! They really seem to have grown in popularity over the last few years! It’s definitely a fun experience and is becoming one of my favourite autumn traditions!

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  19. Wait whaaaaat we have pumpkin patches in the UK now!? I had never heard of them until we moved to North America (we were really confused about what you do at a pumpkin patch when we first arrived here!)

    I saw photos of my sister taking her kids to one in the village where I grew up and now you have loooads in Yorkshire!? I love that the farms are setting these up so you can support local farmers directly. 😀

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    • Haha I was confused about the concept at first too! I didn’t know of any in the UK before last year (although there were a handful) but now they are everywhere! It’s a great concept though isn’t it? I’d rater go to the famr and have a fun day out than just pick up a pumpkin at the supermarket!

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  20. It wasn’t until I moved to Canada that I ever went to a pumpkin patch. I’d also never really heard of them as it just wasn’t a thing in the UK. Glad to see that’s changing. It’s one of my favourite autumn activities now. I had no idea there were so many places to go in the UK, especially since this is just in yorkshire.

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    • I was surprised to discover just how many places there are to go pumpkin picking in Yorkshire! It definitely seems to have boomed in interest in the last few years. I didn’t even know we had pumpkin patches until last year! I’m glad it has hopped across the pond too, it is a great fall activity to enjoy!

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    • There’s something so satisfying about carving a pumpkin you’ve picked yourself, isn’t there? I love choosing the perfect one! You’ll have to let me know your favourite pumpkin recipes for next year so I can put it to good use!

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  21. I would love to try pumpkin picking it looks so much fun! Unfortunately we don’t really do that in France. Thanks for sharing, at least now I know where I can do it in Yorkshire!

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    • Pumpkin picking is fun! I hope it is a tradition that works its way to France, it’s still quite a recent activity here in England, I didn’t even know we had pumpkin patches in England until last year! I’ll keep my fingers crossed it hops over the Channel!

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