Looking for a local pumpkin patch, maize maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Scotland?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in Scotland, 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 maize 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!

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Updates for October 2020

Most pumpkin patches  and maize mazes usually open by late August, some earlier! Maize mazes usually open in July. You may also want to try the latest fun, Zombie Paintball, see this website!. The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here. You will find a local Christmas tree farm on this page. 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

Aberdeen City and Shire (Grampian)

  • Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm - PYO apples and other fruit
    Auldearn, Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland. Phone: 01309 641259.
    Email: james@hardmuir.com. Open: 18 July through 31 August, open weekends only throughout September. The farm shop opens from early June each year for the sale of rhubarb and early season strawberries produced from inside our polytunnels. As the season progresses raspberries, black, red and white current, logan and tayberries, brambles, bludeberries, apples and plums become available. Different grades of ready picked strawberries and raspberries are on sale, both dessert quality and those for jam making. The farm shop sells home-grown potatoes and a variety vegetables in season - beans, beetroots, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflowers, leeks, onions, parsnips, peas, sprouts, swedes and turnips. We also sell a range of locally produced foods including cheese, free range eggs, honey, ice-cream, meats, oat cakes as well as fresh home baking, jams, chutneys and much more. There is a picnic and play area for customers use.

Argyll and The Isles

Ayrshire and Arran

Dumfries and Galloway

  • South West Scotland Maize Maze - cornfield maze
    Carruthers Town, Dumfries, Scotland. Phone: 01387 840160. Open: late summer/early Fal. There is no current information available - they may have closed down. This page on Scotland.com still talks about it in the present tense, but there is no date on the information, so it may be years old.  Nice, how they do that, huh?

Dundee and Angus

  • Cononsyth Farm Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, Fresh eggs, face painting, farm animals, group reservations
    Cononsyth Farm, By Arbroath, DD11 3SA. Phone: 07872500430. Email: angus.dowell.2@gmail.com. Open: Pick Your Own pm;kin Saturday 20th October 10am to 2pm. Directions: Situated on the B961. Follow the pumpkin signs. 6.3 miles from Arbroath, 9.7 miles from Brechin, 11 miles from Forfar and 19 miles from Dundee (all mileages are approximate). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Please see below the link to purchase a car park admission voucher which is then redeemable against a pumpkin! Cash sales only on the day at the pumpkin patch! Click here for tickets Halloween Fancy Dress is optional! Come along & join in on the Halloween Fun. (ADDED: September 18, 2018)

Edinburgh and The Lothians

  • Narrowboat Farm - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow,
    Union Canal, Linlithgow, EH496QY. Phone: 07866776640. Email: info@narrowboatfarm.com. Open: 19th - 31 October, 10am to dusk. Directions: Narrowboat Farm is easy to find. It is 2 miles East of Linlithgow, a 30 minute walk/canoe or 10 minute cycle from Linlithgow train station. At the Park Bistro, you cross the canal bridge and take a sharp left along the B-road, past two small cottages and into the field with the polytunnel. EH49 6QY for your satnav (although that might take you to the Park Bistro). Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 12, 2018)
  • West Craigie Farm Shop - strawberries, raspberries, cherries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, brambles, tayberries and pumpkins, courgettes
    West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, West Lothian EH30 9TR. Phone: 0131 3191048. Email: john@craigies.co.uk. Open: daily, from 9 am to 5 pm. All fruits are available for PYO and ready-picked during the season at Craigie's. We also have most of the fruits available frozen in the Farm Shop throughout the year and make jams and chutneys from our fruit which are sold throughout Scotland under "The Jam Kitchen" name. Directions: visit our website. We operate a entry fee to our fields during the PYO season, refundable against fruit picked. Simply buy a West Craigie Farm Shop entry voucher online ahead of your visit to gain entry to the field. You can check out our availability report below to see what’s available prior to your visit. On arrival, show your entry voucher in exchange for a basket and a mapLINK and we will guide you to the best field depending on what you would like to pick. All you have to do is pick your own fruit, fill your basket then weigh and pay! Entry to the field is from a pre-purchased voucher (in 2020, £5 per Adult and £2.50 per child) which is redeemable against the fruit picked. We do not offer refunds where the fruit picked comes in under the cost of the voucher. When’s the fruit in season? It depends on the weather, but generally PYO strawberries start at the end of June and go on into August. Raspberries start mid July till mid August. We also have gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, Victoria plums, and big, beautiful sunflowers. See below for details (less fruit highlighted = less fruit, more highlighted = more fruit, no fruit highlighted = no fruit!). Register for our ‘e-newsletters’ and we’ll keep you up to date with what’s available when. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: 11 July 2020, JBS) (UPDATED: 04 April 2016, JBS)  (UPDATED: 23 July 2008)


  • Cairnie Mega Maze - cornfield maze, pumpkins
    Cairnie Farm, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4QD, Scotland. Phone: 01334 655610. Email: info@cairniefruitfarm.co.uk.Open: Daily, 6th March to 1st November from 10:00am to 6:00pm; picking stops at 4:30 pm - ALWAYS call or see their website BEFORE you go to check conditions and hours.   The Maze, sown in maize, grows to a height in excess of 8 feet. A Mega Maze ticket holder includes unlimited use of the Funyard which is packed with fun activities. Highlights include the go-cart track and the giant straw bale climbing fortress. There are also trampolines, a massive sand box, swings, slides, a “young farmers yard” with ride on peddle tractors, loaders & trailers, an XL bouncing pillow, 30m flying fox and other surprises. The 4wd ATV Barrel Bug ride is not to be missed! We also have a Halloween Pumpkin Festival on 31st-1st November. with Torch Light Maze Nights 30th & 31st October ....Prepare to be scared! PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKINS:
    The farm sows several different varieties of pumpkins and in 2014 we produced nearly three thousand pumpkins including some "designer" white and duck egg blue varieties which proved very popular. We offer a fun selection of shapes and sizes ( & colours too) to choose from! Picked pumpkins are available in the shop during the month of October. The Pumpkin Festival features;
    Torch Light Maze Nights
    PYO Pumpkins
    Pumpkin Carving demonstrations
    Face painting
    Fancy Dress competitions
    Kids Craft Table
    Apple Bobbing Barrels
    Lucky Dips
    Halloween Novelties & Gifts
    Autumn/Pumpkin inspired Menu
    Spooky Kids Menu.
     (UPDATED: 11 July 2020, JBS)

Greater Glasgow, Lanarkshire, The Clyde Valley



Outer Hebrides

Perthshire, Tayside

  • Broadslap Fruit Farm - Strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants, pumpkins
    Dunning, Perthshire. Phone: 01738 730242. Email: enquiries@broadslapfruitfarm.co.uk or Contact us. Open: Book your Pick Your Own time-slot now. Potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli are also all available from the farm shop. Directions: Broadslap is just off the A9 between Perth and Auchterarder on the B9141 midway between Dunning and the A9. When you visit Broadslap, you’ll see our delicious strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants, growing mostly under cover – too many wet summers! You will also be welcome to visit and browse through our amazing farm shop, cafe, powered caravan sites, and our latest addition to the farm, our new and spectacular ‘Childrens’ Outdoor/Indoor Playbarn’. Pop in for a peek, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  Click here for current Prices.  (UPDATED: 11 July 2020, JBS)


Stirling, Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & The Forth Valley

The Scottish Borders