If you’re looking for pumpkin picking in Bristol this October, whether you’re living in the South West city or are on holiday here, fear not.
I’ve put together this full list of the best pumpkin patches near Bristol for families, students, and groups of adults (because anyone can enjoy pumpkin picking over Halloween!).
While most Bristol pumpkin patches are located a short distance out of the city centre and require a short drive, I’ve detailed options that are easy to reach with public transport too!
Plus, I’ve detailed which are best for a complete family day and which you might want to visit if you don’t have kids!
Here’s all you need to know about Halloween pumpkin picking around Bristol.
Best pumpkin patches near Bristol
Farringtons Farm, Farrington Guerney
Dates on: 1st – 2nd, 8th – 9th, 14th -16th, 20th – 30th
One of my favourite pumpkin patches in Somerset, Farringtons is conveniently located between Bath and Bristol.
It’s in a small village called Farrington Gurney, which is around half an hour drive from the city centre.
It’s a working farm, but they set aside a small area each year for the annual pumpkin festival.
Pick your own from the pumpkin field (be prepared to get very muddy!), try their autumnal drink options at the bar (mulled cider, anyone?) and enjoy their entertainment which is geared toward young and old pumpkin pickers.
Try a tractor ride to learn more about the farm, or find Winnie the Witch in nearby Witches Wood!
There’s also an excellent farm shop on site, where you can stock up with locally made products. Hungry? the shop has a cafe, or you can enjoy fish and chips at the on-site chippy!
Alternatively, click here to book your admission ticket. Tickets cost 2.50 (which doesn’t include a pumpkin).
How to get there: You can either drive from Bath or Bristol, or take the Mendip Explorer bus which runs nearby (as Farrington Gurney is close to the Mendip Hills).
Be mindful of muddy boots if you’re getting a bus – it might be best to take a binbag to keep them and your pumpkin in until you get home!
Avon Valley Pumpkin Patch, Keynsham
Dates on: 1st – 2nd, 8th – 9th, 15th -16th, 20th – 21st, 22nd – 30th October.
Pack your wellies, because there are plenty of opportunities to get muddy at Avon Valley Adventure Park!
You can grab a wheelbarrow and negotiate the massive pick-your-own patch to find the ideal pumpkin for you. Perhaps you want to locate the biggest pumpkin of all, or find a gnarly-looking vegetable that’s perfect for carving a spooky face onto.
If you don’t want to get muddy, there are plenty of pre-picked, pre-cleaned pumpkins ready to be taken home in the event area.
And that’s right – at Avon Valley, there are plenty of events on every day it’s open. Adults and older kids will love pumpkin paintball and the fire an apple cannon, whereas little ones can look out for the Spooky Farm Family and enjoy the shows and music!
There’s plenty going on here during weekends in October and in half term. You can book tickets here, with an admission fee starting at just £2.50 for a day ticket (pumpkins are extra!).
How to get there: It’s around a 20-minute drive from central Bristol to Avon Valley, which is located in Keynsham. You can take the X39 bus there too – but do be mindful of taking the bus if you’re muddy and have pumpkins on the way back!
It’s also one of the nearest pumpkin patches to Bath!
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Nailsea
Dates on: 9th – 31st October 2022
Pumpkinfest is back!
It’s running throughout October, with a pick-your-own patch, where you can choose pumpkins of all sizes and different colours – perhaps you fancy a ghost-white pumpkin this year!
The pumpkins are grown using manure made from rhino and elephant poo, which means that they’ll all organic too!
Don’t worry – there’s not any dung on the pumpkins you’ll take home!
Pumpkin fest includes bug talks, where you can learn more about your favourite insects, or the Autumn trail where you can see all of your favourite animals.
How to get there: the farm is located in North Somerset, close to Nailsea. It’s a 25-minute drive from the centre, and there isnt’ really a public transport option.
Palette and Pasture, Frome
Dates on: October 1st-2nd, 8th-9th, 15th-16th, 21st-30th
A little further away than the rest of these Bristol pumpkin patches, Palette and Pasture has an authentic pumpkin patch.
With your ticket, you’ll have up to two hours in the patch and can pick as many pumpkins as you want – you pay for what you pick on the way out.
Entry fees are £1 per person, with cheaper rates available for groups. You can prebook advance tickets here.
There’s also an ice cream shop on site!
How to get there: It’s around an hour’s drive from central Bristol to Palette and Pasture, which is located in Frome, Somerset.
Over Farm, Gloucester
Dates on: October 1st-2nd, 8th-9th, 15th-16th, 19th-28th
If you’re living north of Bristol, then check out Over Farm in Gloucester.
Every October, this farm has a brilliant pumpkin picking patch, with plenty of family-friendly activities.
There’s an 8-acre pumpkin field with pumpkin displays, as well as a huge selection of ready-picked pumpkins for you.
You can wash off the mud in the dedicated wash area and enjoy a hot or cold drink after your hard work!
New for 2022, Over Farm is opening in the evenings! Enjoy a mug of mulled wine and some hot food as you find your ideal pumpkin in the dark – spooky!
On 15th-16th October and 22nd – 30th October, you can enjoy the Spookyard Farm Festival. This is a spooktastic fiesta with lots of Halloween activities for families!
Get lost in the maize maze, enjoy the animal trail, take part in pumpkin golf and taste lots of local products! You can book tickets by clicking here.
How to get there: it’s a 40 minute drive from Central Bristol to Over Farm.
Primrose Vale Farm Shop
Dates on: October 1st-2nd, 8th-9th, 15th-16th, 21st-30th
There’s a massive pumpkin patch at Primrose Vale each year, which also has a Halloween trail.
You can pick your own perfect pumpkin here!
How to get there: It’s a 35 minute drive from central Bristol to Primrose Vale, which is situated close to Cheltenham.
With thousands of pumpkins in the fields around Bristol, you can be sure that you’ll find your perfect one this Halloween.
Check out these pumpkin patches in Somerset and Gloucestershire and make your selection as soon as you can!