Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn 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 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 April 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

Avon

  • Avon Valley 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: info@avonvalleycountrypark.com. 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 10, 2016) (ADDED: July 14, 2015, JBS)

Dorset

  • 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: sue@baileyridge.co.uk. 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, Visa/MasterCard. 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)  (UPDATED: October 25, 2013) (ADDED: October 23, 2012)
  • Great Dorset Maize Maze - cornfield maze
    Rodden Farm, Rodden, near Weymouth, Dorset, Phone: 01305 871281. Email: info@greatdorsetmaizemaze.com. Open: Check website for dates (usually open during August).

Somerset

  • Barleymow's Maize Maze - cornfield maze
    Barleymow’s Farm Shop & Restaurant, Snowdon Hill Farm, Chard, Somerset TA20 3PS. Phone: 01460 62130. Email: barleymows@btconnect.com. 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. (UPDATED: July 14, 2015, JBS)
  • 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. Email: info@courtfarmcountrypark.co.uk. 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. (UPDATED: July 14, 2015, JBS)
  • 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.
    Punkie Song:
    It's Punkie Night tonight!
    It's Punkie Night tonight!
    Adam and Eve would not believe
    It's Punkie Night tonight!
    Give me a candle
    Give me a light
    If you haven't got a candle
    A penny's all right.  (ADDED: July 15, 2015, JBS)
  • 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. (UPDATED: July 14, 2015, JBS)

Wiltshire

  • Braydon Maize Maze - Maize maze (corn maze), picnic area, porta potties
    Braydon Manor, Braydon, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 0AG. Phone: 01666 800 001. Email: info@braydonmaizemaze.co.uk. Open: from late July,
    Monday - 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! (ADDED: July 13, 2015, JBS)

 

 

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