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 November 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

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Aberdeen City and Shire (Grampian)

  • The Fairy Woods at Fedderate - pumpkins, Fairy Finding and Orienteering, Food/concessions
    Mains of Fedderate, New Deer, AB42 4QF. Phone: 0771143118.  Email: [email protected]. Open: Prebooking is required; Pumpkin Patch from Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th October (ASN sessions Friday 18th).  Note: This is most suited towards children from 20 months to 12 years. (Babies in carriers/buggies are free).Come and Explore to find the fairy houses or complete the orienteering course. Booking is essential, send me a message or phone or text Nikki on 07711431183 Staggered start times to ensure social distancing. £15 per child Adults free. A guided exploration to discover hidden fairy doors in a 7 acre sheltered woodland. Story telling, outdoor snack around a campfire and a forest play park. Run by a qualified nursery/primary teacher.  Food: Hot dogs, hot chocolate, toasted marshmallows, goody bags.
  • Udny Pumpkins - Pumpkin patch
    Woodlands Smithy, Udny, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland AB41 6SP. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE FOR 2020: **Tickets for 2020 now sold out**  To book tickets for the Pumpkin Patch please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/udny-pumpkins. Directions: We are located 9 miles north of Aberdeen, near the villages of Pitmedden and Udny Green. If driving along the B999 towards Pitmedden, take the turning on the left marked Millbank (just before the turning to Udny Station). We are just over a mile up that road. If using the sat nav, please use the postcode AB41 6SP. However, note this will take you to a farmhouse around the corner. With the farmhouse on your right, drive to the end of the road and Udny Pumpkins is first on the right.  In addition to traditional orange pumpkins we are growing white pumpkins, warty ones, small decorative ones, culinary pumpkins and others. We have a BBQ. This is new for 2020! We will be selling delicious sausages in buns made from our very own rare breed Tamworth pigs by award winning local butcher Ewan Morrice. These pigs have lived their entire lives outdoors, eating grass, clover and wildflowers. We don't think you can buy better quality meat from pigs that have lived happier lives! If you like the sausages as much as we expect you will, we will have packs of sausages available to buy from the freezer.  We will also have pumpkin soup made from our own pumpkins, to warm you up on a chilly autumn day.(ADDED: October 4, 2020, JBS)
  • Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm - PYO apples and other fruit
    Auldearn, Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland. Phone: 01309 641259.
    Email: [email protected]. 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.
  • Westerton Farmers - Pumpkin Patch, Cafe, bouncy castle, face painting
    Cairnton, Fordoun, Laurencekirk, AB30 1SN. Open: 10am - 4pm, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October 2020, No booking is needed. Payment: cash, only.
  • Wynford Farm Park - pumpkin patch, spooky activities for the kids.
    Wynford Farm, Kingswells, Aberdeen, Scotland AB15 8RQ. Phone:  01224 745411. Email: [email protected]. Open: Booking will be required,  HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR 10th-31st October, 10AM-5PM. Wicked Walk-Through, Cut-Throat Carving Kits, Devilish Decorations, Terrifying Treats, Pick a Pumpkin - £2 Upgrade, Standard Admission Prices - Vicious Value.

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, Scotland DD11 3SA. Phone: 07872500430. Email: [email protected]. Open: Pick Your Own pumpkin  Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October from 10am-2pm. Ticket required for car parking which is redeemable towards purchase of pumpkins Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cononsyth-farm-pick-your-own-pumpkin-patch-2019-tickets-67751162551. 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)
  • Charleton Farm - pumpkins, House of Horror , Red Raspberries, Yellow Raspberries, Purple Raspberries, White Currents, Black Currents,  Red Currents, Brambles, Tayberries, Gooseberries  (Green, Red and Yellow),
    On the hillside by Montrose, Angus. Phone: 01674 830226. Email: [email protected]. . Open: Pick Your Own from the end of June, daily from 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: 1 mile N of Montrose on LHS of A92. Click here for a map. Free range eggs - see the chickens alongside the farm shop - soft fruit, own preserves and other local foods. They have a Coffee shop with an imaginative menu, including fresh fruit and vegetables from the farm, an indoor and outdoor setting, gift shop local produce and somewhere for the kids to play. April starts with the home grown asparagus followed in June by ready picked strawberries which then leads us to July and August for the pick your own season. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: 11 July 2020, JBS)

Edinburgh and The Lothians

  • Kilduff Farm East Lothian Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch,
    Kilduff Farm, Near Athelstaneford, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland EH39 5BD. Phone: 07793 600 289. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE FOR 2020: Bookings are sold out for 2020; October, the last 3 Friday, Saturday and  Sunday in October.  Kilduff Farm is a working arable farm located in a secluded location in the heart of East Lothian between the towns of North Berwick and Haddington. With spectacular views south to the Lammermuir Hills and north to the Firth of Forth,There will be hot drinks and tasty treats available to buy, a straw bale maze to explore and lots of opportunities to take autumn themed family photos. There will be loos and a stretch tent for shelter too! We are introducing sessions for pumpkin picking in 2020 and tickets will be required. Sessions will be between 9am & 11am, 12pm & 2pm and 3pm & 5pm. Each person wishing to access The Patch will require a ticket.  In addition to growing traditional crops of wheat, oats and beans, here at Kilduff you will find pumpkin picking, a luxury self-catering holiday home, residential properties, storage options and filming and shoot locations.
    Established in 2018, The Patch at Kilduff is an exciting family experience in the heart of East Lothian. An opportunity for children, young and old, to pick their own pumpkins right from the field. As a result of a desire to engage children (our own included) with rural life and teach them where food comes from and how it is grown, we decided to develop The Patch. In 2019 we welcomed over 7,000 visitors to pick pumpkins over two weekends in October. We were absolutely delighted with the response and can’t wait to welcome visitors again when the Patch reopens in October. Directions: just outside Athelstaneford in East Lothian. The postcode for the farm is EH39 5BD. Access to The Patch is from the B1343. The Patch and parking will be clearly signposted so you won’t miss it! We are located three miles north east of Haddington and six miles south of North Berwick.   (ADDED: October 4, 2020, JBS)
  • 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, Scotland EH49 6QY. Phone: 07866776640. Email: [email protected]. Open: 19th - 31 October, 10am to dusk - call first - no events in 2020, just pumpkins for purchase. 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
    South Queensferry, Edinburgh, West Lothian, Scotland EH30 9TR. Phone: 0131 3191048. Email: [email protected]. 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)

Fife

  • Cairnie Mega Maze - cornfield maze, pumpkins
    Cairnie Farm, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4QD, Scotland. Phone: 01334 655610. Email: [email protected].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

Highlands

  • Loch Ness Pumpkins - pumpkin patch
    Corrimony, Glenurquhart, Inverness, IV63 6TW. Open: in 2020, Saturday 19th October & Sunday 20th October, Tuesday 22nd October - Thursday 24th October, Saturday 26th October & Sunday 27th October. Activities for children and adults. Food and drinks are available. Book tickets here Payment: Cash, only.

Orkney

Outer Hebrides

Perthshire, Tayside

  • Broadslap Fruit Farm - Strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants, pumpkins
    Dunning, Perthshire, Scotland. Phone: 01738 730242. Email: [email protected] 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)
  • South Ardbennie Farm -  pumpkin patch
    South Ardbennie, Madderty, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland PH7 3PT. Open: Book tickets here, Our pumpkin field will be opening on the following dates: 16th-18th October 2020; 23rd-25th October, 30th & 31st October. The event will be tickets only so that we are able to control numbers and ensure the safety of our visitors. We will be implementing social distancing measures and making sure the event is covid-secure for the safety of everyone on site.  South Ardbennie Farm first opened in 2019, with around 1500 pumpkins to pick from.

 

Shetland

Stirling, Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & The Forth Valley

  • Arnprior Farm - pumpkin patch, destination glamping site
    Arnprior Farm, A811, Stirling, Scotland FK8 3HA. Phone: 01786 870 481. Email [email protected].  Pick Your Own Pumpkin from over 10,000 pumpkins at Arnprior farm where you can pick your own pumpkin when you roam our 6-acre pumpkin patch in Stirlingshire. Scottish pumpkins come in every shape and size you can imagine, and make perfect pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, cool pumpkin centrepiece and of course, pumpkins are the hallmark of Halloween décor with pumpkin carving a must! We will have many exciting varieties of pumpkins too, from HUGE Cinderella orange pumpkins, to fabulous green warty pumpkins, beautiful white pumpkins and even funky stripy ones. We have a dig for tatties area, and you pull your own turnip too. Every year we also like to create an autumn festival vibe at our pumpkin patch with lots of free activities from face painting to quad bike rides and also our famous kids maze made of kale plus our all-weather haybale soft play area!  Arnprior Farm’s pumpkin patch is a fun day out for the whole family with lots to do, we will even have a photographer on site to capture a special memory of you and your family while you are on the farm. We will have a chainsaw carving show, flower arranging (in a pumpkin!) masterclasses, cooking with pumpkin demonstrations and lots more to see and do. Plus, brilliant local pop-up food trucks too with churros, home baked cakes, woodfired pizzas, artisan Scottish beef burgers plus a horsebox gin truck and freshly ground artisan coffee team too.  (ADDED: October 4, 2020, JBS)

The Scottish Borders

 

 

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