Looking for a local pumpkin patch, maize maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Southwest England (Avon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire)? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of thoses in Southwest England (Avon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire), 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!
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the
information, please let me know!
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Updates for October 2018
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.
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Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
Adventure & Wildlife Park - NO PUMPKINS;
instead, from July through Spetember, we offer a Maize Maze, Outdoor Adventure Play
Area, The Big Red, Indoor Play Barn, Pre-school Play Areas, Sand Pit Area,
Train & Tractor Rides, Quad Bikes, Pedal Go Karts, Crazy Golf,
Boating & Fishing, Gift Shop
Pixash Lane, Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol,
BS31 1TP. Phone: (0117) 986 4929. Email:
[email protected]. Open: We are open all year round, but the Maize Maze is only open July to
September; 10am to 5.30pm daily (6pm in the
summer); The Play Barn closes half hour before closing time for cleaning and
maintenance; PLEASE NOTE: The park we will be closed Mondays except during
(Bristol & BANES) Bank Holidays and School Holidays; Open ALL WEEK long
during School holidays. Join us this Summer with so much to do, including;
our Riverside Walk where you can meet an array of animals from Rhea to Shire
Horses, have fun in our indoor and outdoor play, too. Our staff have a day
packed full of animal handling activities so join us for a day of fun and
adventure, whatever the weather! We have: The Village, Paddleboarding,
Battle Archery, Segway 4x4, Our Animals (Rare & Exotic), Pets Corner &
Animal Magic, Falconry Displays, Riverside Experience, Maize Maze, Outdoor
Adventure Play Area, The Big Red, Indoor Play Barn, Pre-school Play Areas,
Sand Pit Area, Train & Tractor Rides, Quad Bikes, Pedal Go
Karts, Crazy Golf, Boating & Fishing, Gift Shop. (UPDATED: October
- Bailey Ridge Plants - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand,
pumpkin patch-pick in the field, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, farm animals,
school tours, group reservations
Brackenheath, Bailey Ridge nr Leigh,
Sherborne, Dorset, dt9 6hu. Phone: 01963 210999. Email:
[email protected]. Open: every day throughout October on
Monday through Saturday from
9 am to 5 pm; and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. We also have a selection of Garden
Plants for sale as well as PYO Christmas Trees (please see separate listing
for these). (UPDATED: October 24, 2016)
Great Dorset Maize Maze
- cornfield maze
Rodden Farm, Rodden, near Weymouth, Dorset, Phone: 01305 871281. Email:
Open: Check website for dates (usually open during August).
Barleymow's Maize Maze -
Barleymow's Farm Shop & Restaurant, Snowdon Hill Farm, Chard, Somerset TA20
3PS. Phone: 01460 62130. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: Barleymow's is easy to find,
directly off the A30 half a mile west of Chard, we have ample free, level
parking with a spacious shop and restaurant that is wheelchair and pushchair
friendly. The patio and garden enjoy fantastic views and a children's play
area. During the summer school holidays our Maize Maze and Outdoor Activity
Field is open (entrance fee applies). Look out for our tempting ice-cream
shack during the warmer weather and Phil the Fish is resident in his Fish
Shack every Friday all year round. Barleymow's also has a campsite complete
with breathtaking views and electric hook ups and toilets too! The site is
open from Easter through to the Autumn (weather permitting). Well behaved
dogs are welcome and visitors can enjoy our children's play area.
Court Farm Country Park
- cornfield maze, farm animals, playgrounds, tractor rides, birthday parties
Court Farm Country Park, WolvershillRoad, Banwell, near Weston-Super-Mare,
Somerset, BS29 6DL. Phone: 01934 822383.
Open: end of July, phone for details. This year we hope to build a giant
Viewing platform right in the centre of the maze. The maze opens in time for
the summer hols when it is around 8 foot tall - it really is like walking
into a tropical rainforest. Now into our 25th year as a family run farm
attraction, all the animals and staff at Court Farm are looking forward to
welcoming hoards of children and their families for a fun packed summer of
fun. We have Indoor Play Barns, Outdoor Play, The Animal Barn, Free Tractor
Rides, Maize Maze, Safari Jeep, Ride on Tractors, Sandpits, Bale Mountain,
Beautiful Scenery, Carp Fishing. Birthday Parties - Yes mums - instead of a
house full of screaming kids, bring them to the farm and be a bit less
stressed. We will provide chairs, tables and tablecloths and the venue- you
provide the party food. Go on Safari: Travel around the farm in style ! A
firm favourite with younger kids. Its also a good chance to chat with
Farmers Ed and Peter as they drive you around the farm.
Punkie Night in
Hinton St George - event
Town Centre, Hinton St. George,
Somerset. Open: on the last Thursday in October. The town has a tradition of
pumpkin carving and night-time walk called Punkie Night. Children
carry "punkies" (lanterns which are traditionally carved from a large turnip
- Baldrick would be pleased - known as a mangel-wurzel - and stop on their
walk to sing the Punkie Song.
It's Punkie Night tonight!
It's Punkie Night tonight!
Adam and Eve would not believe
Give me a candle
Give me a light
If you haven't got
A penny's all right.
The Great Western Maze
- cornfield maze
Newton St. Loe, Bath, Bath & N. E. Somerset, Phone: 0775 870728. Open: Check
website for dates (usually open during August). Their website is down, so
they may have closed permanently.
Maize Maze - Maize maze (corn maze), picnic area, porta potties
Braydon Manor, Braydon, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 0AG. Phone: 01666
800 001. Email:
[email protected]. Open: from late July,
- Friday: 10am - 7pm; Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 6pm; Late night
openings on certain dates. A family run maize maze is a great day
out for all ages, come and see what awaits you all in our
a-maze-ing maize maze! Payment: cash, cheque, Visa, VPay,
MasterCard & Maestro.
Picnics & Refreshments: Come and relax
after your day of hunting through the maze at our picnic
area.With plenty of room, and a small refreshment shop offering
soft drinks, sweets, chocolate, ice cream and cakes, you'll be
spoilt for choice!