Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in East Midlands, England? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of thoses in East Midlands, England, sorted by county. Some are
farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm
stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple
roadside stands. Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from. To really make it
fun for your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn
maze, spook house, or hayride. There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of
course, the more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free.
ALWAYS call before you go
to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the
information, please let me know!
If you are looking for
pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page!
Want to do a fundraiser selling
pumpkins? See this page!
Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and
their trips and activitites, so if you are looking for popcorn (many
types), coffee or to donate to both the Socuts and U.S. miltary troops,
click here and help the scouts!
Updates for March 2017
Although most pumpkin patches and corn mazes are now closed, it
is time to tag your Christmas tree at a
Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and
free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your
children to a free Easter egg hunt -
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt. In the
meantime, you may find a
local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!.
The world's best
pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the
crust recipe is here! And we have
canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes
and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site
search. If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me!
Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
- The CLA Game Fair at Belvoir
Castle - Faire
Grantham, Leicestershire, Phone: 0870 126 1751. Open: Check website for dates
(usually open during August). It looks like they have discontinued the maize
maze but restarted the country fair.
- The Wistow Maze - cornfield
The Estate Office, Wistow Hall, near Great Glen, Leicestershire, LE8 0QF,
Phone: 07884 403889. Open: Check website for dates (usually open 10am - 6pm
daily (last admission 4.30pm) 7 days a week from a Saturday in mid
July through the first Sunday in September;(then weekends only until Sunday
20th September). Enjoy a great day out exploring one of the country's
largest maize mazes, set in 8 acres of living maize and sunflower crop. It's
great exercise for mind and body! Perfect for all ages, with staff/office
outings even more popular than school trips! Refreshments, ice creams and
gifts are available in the FUNYARD. Opposite the maze is the Wistow Rural
Centre with a cafe/bistro, Mediterranean deli, garden centre, model village
(with trains), art gallery and a large variety of other shops (click on WRC
link for more details). Toilets on site. (UPDATED: July 13, 2015, JBS)
Maze In Maize - Maize maze (corn maze), haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale
maze, child-sized haybale maze, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours, events at your
location (call for info)
Sholtsgate Whaplode, Spalding, PE12 6T. Phone:
07774 764484. Fax: 01406 422351. Email:
Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in
July, August, September, October. Open: See our website for current hours:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Payment: Cash, only.
See this page
for special events. School visits and Corporate days, Starting in
September: Our famous NIGHT MAZE and BARBECUES events! - Corporate Night
Mazes catered for! Our public Night Mazes dates this year are: Saturday 3rd
and Saturday 10th October 2015 - 6.30pm till 10.30pm (UPDATED: July 13,
2015, JBS) (ADDED: January 24, 2009)
- pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tayberries
A52 Chapel St Leonards,
Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 5UB. Phone: 07771 696001. Email:
email@example.com. Directions: From Skegness take the A52
north towards Mablethorpe. We are situated approximately 1 mile
north of Ingoldmells just before reaching Chapel St Leonards. We are
open June, July, August. Our hours are: 7 Days a week, 9 am to 6
p.m. As well as PYO crops we always have ready picked fruit
available. We welcome orders for large quantities or special
occasions. In the farm shop we also sell our own grown new potatoes,
cauliflowers, cabbage, beetroot, carrots, peas, broad beans,
sweetcorn and salads and pumpkins (October time). Our farm shop will
be open from early June when we will have our first strawberries
available along with the new potatoes and fresh vegetables.
Raspberries and currants follow in early July. Our Sunday Car Boot
Sales start in June and if you want to come and stay at Willows Farm
we now have a small caravan site. (UPDATED: July 15, 2015, JBS)