Where to Go Pumpkin Picking near Peterborough

With half term just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep the kids entertained. Pumpkin picking is a great activity for all the family, and there are plenty of places to choose from. Here is our roundup of where to take your family pumpkin picking this half term.

Hill Farm PYO

pumpkin picking

Pumpkin picking has already started at Hill Farm. They have been a popular venue for over 25 years so they know how to do it right.

Opening Times:

10-5 pm Tues-Sat
10-4 pm Sunday
Closed Mondays

We grow several different varieties ranging in size, colour, texture and taste. Big, small, orange, white, ribbed, smooth, and knobbly

Hill Farm PYO

Where: Oundle Road, Chesterton, Peterborough. PE7 3UA.

Sacrewell Farm

Sacrewell Farm Pumpkin Picking

Sacrewell Farm is holding its annual Halloween event, Scarewell, from the 22nd to the 30th October. It perfectly timed for the October half term.

Start your journey into the story of witches, ghouls and trolls at our spooky witches farm house…don’t worry about losing your way in the gloom as you may end up staying for story time fun. Escape the witches lair through the enchanted woodland and meet a ghost who can show you the magical art of wand crafting for you to treasure. Explore the pumpkin patch and select your favourite pumpkin to take with you to the Troll! Sneak along to the bridge…..Shhhhhhhh…..can you cross the bridge without waking the troll?….Oh no the Troll is awake!!! Quickly build a mini raft to make your getaway safely…then end your visit with a sweet treat around the woodland campfire.

But most importantly, don’t forget to dress up and be ready for a fun filled day at Scarewell, This truly is an event for all the family!


Where: Thornhaugh, Peterborough. PE8 6HJ.

The Decoy Farm

Pumpkin Picking

Come along and pick your own pumpkins at Decoy Farm.

Opening Times:

Saturday 22nd and 29th October – 1-4 pm

Sunday 23rd and 30th October – 1-4 pm

Where: Decoy Farm, Decoy Road, Peterborough. PE6 7QD.

Freshfields Farm

Back by popular demand is Pumpkin Picking at Freshfields. Entry is free and please note payment is via Cash Only. There will be a coffee van on site too. Sorry no dogs allowed.

Opening Times:

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October – 10 am – 5 pm

Friday 21st to Monday 31st October – 10 am – 5 pm

Where: Freshfields Farm Benwick Road, Ramsey Forty Foot, Cambridge. PE26 2XU.

Fotheringhay Pumpkin Patch

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Picking Your Own Pumpkins in Fotheringhay, near Oundle. There will be hot drinks and sweet treats available as well as children’s activities.

Guide dogs/assitance dogs welcome.

Free entry and free parking.

Opening Times:

15th and 16th October – 10 am – 4 pm

22nd and 23rd October – 10 am – 4 pm

27th to 30th October – 10 am – 4 pm

Where: Stonepit Lodge Farm, Fotheringhay, PE8 5HX

Milton Maze Pumpkin Patch

Milton Maze

Earlier this year, Farmer Rob planted over 30,000 pumpkin seeds! This should give you a choice of over 60,000 pumpkins! Booking is advisable.

This year we have hunted far and wide to bring you an even greater choice! Along with the usual orange pumpkin in a huge range of sizes, you will find white pumpkins, warty pumpkins, stripey pumpkins and even pink pumpkins!! We have once again planted dozens of types of gourds for you to add your own Pumpkin display at home.

Milton Maze

(*Pumpkins are chargeable as you leave and prices from 50p to £10)

Plus, also included in entry:

• Enjoy twice daily Halloween Spectacular Shows with popular entertainers
  (including the one and only, Jezo!)
• Visit the Field of Fun for stacks of adventure and play
• And of course, there will be a variety of Instagram opportunities around the site with our colourful displays of pumpkins and squash so you can get that special photo!

Opening Times:

15th and 16th October – 10 am – 4 pm

22nd to 30th October – 10 am – 4 pm

Where: Rectory Farm, A10 Milton Bypass, Milton, Cambridge. CB24 6AE.

Worzals of Wisbech – Rusty’s Great Pumpkin Patch


Rusty’s Great Pumpkin Patch at Worzals Farm Shop is returning for its second year, and it’s set to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever.

New for this year, we have an electric car track, treasure trail and Bertha’s Coffee and Creamery Kiosk serving yummy ice creams, waffles, hot drinks and alcoholic beverages.

Families can expect lots of beautiful Autumnal photo opportunities and the chance to venture inside sets inspired by TV and Film favourites such as Stranger Things, Hocus Pocus, Trolls and Coco.

Forty thousand homegrown pumpkins of all varieties and sizes alongside an incredible range of Autumnal gifts and homeware.

The pumpkin patch is completely undercover, which makes it the ideal half-term activity without the rain, mud and mess! It is also accessible for prams and wheelchairs.

Opening Times:

Monday 3rd October to Monday 31st October – 9 am to 5.30 pm (10 am – 4 pm Sundays)

Thursday evenings, we are open late – until 8.00pm.

This is a FREE event and no tickets are required.


Pumpkin Jim’s Patch

Visit Pumpkin Jim at his patch in Ickleton, Cambridge, for a fun day out for the entire family.  You can spend the day picking your own pumpkins, digging for spuds, picking wildflowers and sampling delicious food from local food trucks.  Open during October half-term for the build-up to Halloween.

Book online before coming to the patch. Tickets for 2022 are now available to book! Thank you!

Opening Times:

22nd to 30th October – 10 am – 3 pm

Where: Ickleton, Saffron Walden CB10 1TA

Half-Term Activities

Skylark Events

Skylark Events

Venom has snuck in and taken over our Maize Maze! Put on your best Halloween costume and meet us in the Funyard for a ???????????? Half-Term with a Week of Wickeness!

Safari Play Peterborough

Get your fangs into this Halloween at Safari event with the following included!

  • Use of our 3-tier play frame throughout the whole 2-hour party
  • Halloween ‘disco’ party games with prizes
  • Halloween dinner table service for all the children
  • Juice station to keep the children hydrated
  • Halloween games with prizes
  • Face painting
  • Visit from our fabulous Mascot, Lenny the Lion
  • Prizes for best-dressed children AND adults – dressing up is fun but, of course, optional.
  • Candyfloss & popcorn are available to purchase to continue the party feel

Opening Times:

Daily from 9.30 pm to 6 pm

Where: 18 Coningsby Park, Bretton, Peterborough PE3 8SB.

Burghley House Halloween Trail

Halloween Trail

For a family-friendly Halloween activity, wind your way around the Halloween Trail in Burghley’s Sculpture Garden.

Crunch through the crispy Autumn leaves to find the hidden spooks in every creepy corner, uncover the clues and win a treat.

Opening Times:

20th – 28th October 2022

11 am – 5 pm (last admission 4.30 pm)

Price: Admission is free with House & Garden only tickets – also free to Friends of Burghley.

Where: Sculpture Garden at Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire. PE9 3JY.

St Michael and All Angels Church, Langtoft

Pumpkin Party: Crafts & Activities. Bring your carved pumpkin to enter the Carved Pumpkin Competition (no charge for entry). Come in fancy dress if you want.

Refreshments available – Sandwiches, Cakes, Tea and Coffee

Vine House Farm

Pumpkin Hunt in the Wildlife Garden during half-term – also tractor rides & delicious pumpkin-spiced hot chocolate.

Where: Vine House Farm Shop & Café, Deeping St Nicholas, Spalding PE11 3DG

Springfields Shopping Outlet – Adventure Land

Springfields Adventureland Halloween

Join us for a Spooktacular Halloween party on the 29th and 30th October.

  • Spooky Bingo
  • Halloween Twister
  • Scavenger Hunt – with a top prize of Annual Family Membership!
  • Best Fancy Dress Competition with prizes to be won
  • A spooky gift bag for all paying children that pre-book entry online
  • Plus all your favourite Adventure Land activities

Admission Prices – Please book online

Child (age 3-15 years)£8.00
Family (2+2)£23.00
Family (1+3)£27.00
Child Under 3FREE

Flag Fen

Pumpkin Picking and Halloween Fun

Awesome autumn activities that all the family can enjoy include pumpkin picking & carving, broomstick making, and spooky storytelling in the roundhouse.

Opening Times: 26th to 30th October 2022

10 am to 4 pm

Price: Adult £6.00 Child £6.00 Child (annual pass holder) £3.00 Adult (annual pass holder) £0.00

Where: Flag Fen, The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough, PE6 7QJ.

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7 thoughts on “Where to Go Pumpkin Picking near Peterborough”

  1. I have always wanted to go to a pumpkin patch and these sound great. I would love to check it out and experience some of the events this Fall season.

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