Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Northeast England (Durham and Northumberland)?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in Northeast England (Durham and Northumberland), 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 August 2017

Although most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes are now closed,  it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local 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 pie crust recipe is here! And we have home 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


  • Crook Hall Halloween - Children's events
    Crook Hall & Gardens, Frankland Lane, Sidegate, Durham, DH1 5SZ. Phone:
    0191 384 8028. Email: We will be holding Halloween events for children on the 30th & 31st October from 11am – 3pm and our Grown up Halloween evening will be on the 31st October from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Pre-booking is essential for both events. (ADDED: July 15, 2015, JBS)


  • Alnwick Garden Pumpkin Carving and Pumpkin Parade - events and activities
    The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1YU. Phone: 01665 511350. Email: Open: from Monday 26/10/2015 to Saturday 31/10/2015. With the help of our resident witches, scoop and carve your own Halloween pumpkin friend to guide and protect you on the scariest night of the year. They also have a Pumpkin Parade. When you carve one of our pumpkins with our Budding Artists Team, you will receive a free ticket into The Garden for the 31st October from 5:30pm onwards, to join in with our pumpkin parade at 6.00pm. If you have your own pumpkin, you can also bring it along and join in the fun!  (ADDED: July 15, 2015, JBS)
  • Brocksbushes Fruit Farm - pumpkins, squash
    Corbridge, Phone: 01434 633400, 16m W of Newcastle-upon-Tyne . N side of Styford rndbt - Jn of A68/A69 - 2 miles E of Corbridge.  Halloween at Brocksbushes is on Saturday 24th October to Saturday 31st October. Back by popular demand, the field of screams!!!!  Get your pumpkins at the farm shop includes speciality & locally produced foods, plus soups and gourmet ready meals (fresh & frozen) made on the farm. Tea room with paved terrace opened 1995. . Farm shop: Orchard fruits, soft fruits, fresh & frozen vegetables, speciality vegetables, fresh herbs, cheese, dairy produce, free range eggs, farm-produced meat, poultry, fresh fish, locally baked bread, preserves, cakes, pastries, honey, fruit juices. Facilities: Ample parking, children's play area, picnic area, tea room, plants & shrubs for sale, easy access for disabled, toilets, facilities for disabled. Tea room open all year. Home made frozen meals, logs and kindling sticks and garden furniture also available. so,  raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants. (UPDATED: July 15, 2015, JBS)
  • Fishwick Mains Adventure Mega Maze - cornfield maze
    Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 1XQ, Scotland, Phone: 01289 386317. Closes early in the Fall. Their website is down in 2015, so the maze may have been discontinued.  Call before you go! (UPDATED: July 15, 2015, JBS)

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