Are you looking for the best pumpkin picking in Cornwall? Read on!
Whether you live in or are holidaying in Cornwall this October half term, these places to go pumpkin picking in Cornwall are ideal for the spooky season.
All of these are great for families – but I drag my boyfriend to a pumpkin patch every year, so there’s no shame in going as an adult too!
Although Cornwall is most famous for its beaches, it also posts acres of countryside dotted with gorgeous farms, so there are plenty of locally-run spots to hit up this spooky season.
Whether you’re after a wonderful family day out, a spooky pumpkin trail or just an autumnal activity with your other half or group of friends, you need to read this list of pumpkin patches in Cornwall!
Best pumpkin patches in Cornwall
The best places for pumpkin picking in Cornwall, all open for 2023, include:
- Strawberry Fields Lifton Farm Shop
- Lobbs Farm Shop
- Smeaton Farm
- Healeys Cyder Farm
- Dairyland Farm World
- Trevaskis Farm
Strawberry Fields Lifton Farm Shop
Dates on: 21st – 29th October 2023
Lifton Farm Strawberry Fields pumpkin patch is technically over the border in Devon (Lifton sits very close to the Cornish town of Launceston).
But it’s easily accessible from lots of East Cornish destinations, so I thought it was worth putting on this list.
Normally, this farm boasts an abundance of fruit, hence the name. But one of their favourite activities is the October pumpkin fest!
The Strawberry Fields pumpkin fest boasts Magic Martin the entertainer, an amazing 10-acre patch and a maize maze.
Then there’s the amazing pumpkin patch, with pumpkins at an extra cost.
You can bring your furry friends too, as long as they’re on a short lead.
There’s also a lovely farm shop; Lifton Farm Shop and restaurant is well worth walking around as well!
Lobbs Farm Shop
Dates on: Sat 21st, Sun 22nd, Tue 24th, Wed 25th, Fri 27th & Sat 28th October 2023
Lobbs Farm Shop is located in Heligan (by the Lost Gardens!), and they have a seasonal pumpkin patch, which is an incredibly fun activity for families!
It costs £9.00 for a child ticket, and one adult gets free entry.
There are five time slots each day, from 9:30 am to the afternoon.
The tickets include a tractor drive from the farm shop to the pumpkin field and a pumpkin.
There’s also a photo opportunity spot, so you can get a picture taken in front of a hay bale.
Plus, you can pop into the farm shop for a complimentary slice of homemade traybake, and a 10% discount voucher.
Dates on: Sat 7th, Sun 8th, Sat 14th, Sun 15th and Sat 21st – Tues 31st October 2023
The Amazing Cornish Maize Maze is one of the most popular seasonal places to visit in Cornwall.
Situated on Smeaton Farm near Saltash, they have a few events throughout the year, including the Maze Maize and evenings when you can explore the farm area by torchlight.
But at the end of November, the Halloween-themed Maze and Pumpkin Picking opens on Saturday 7th October.
There’s also a maze of horrors on 28th October. Not for the faint-hearted, this costs £16.50 per person and includes live actors and other scary surprises!
It promises a spooktacular time!
There are also live performers outside of the maze and food is available.
This is something for adults or families with older kids!
Healeys Cyder Farm
Dates on: 21st to 31st October
This fun farm, set in beautiful countryside, is actually usually a cider orchard, but in October it becomes a spooktacular Halloween extravaganza!
Although there’s plenty for families here with adorable farm animals and a play area, the fact that there’s a cider bar makes it a great pumpkin patch for groups of adults or couples!
Not only can you learn all about how the cider is made, but you can also learn about locally-grown products like jams and cheeses.
For kids, see farm animals and take in a haunted tractor-trailer ride to the pumpkin patch where you can find your perfect squash!
There’s plenty more spooky entertainment throughout the season as well.
Dairyland Farm World
Dates on: 21st-29th October 2023
Dairyland Farm Park is one of the best things to do in Newquay for families year-round.
In October, “Dairyland becomes Scaryland” for a spooktacular week with tractor rides through a Witches Wood, a craft workshop, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, and pumpkin carving.
There’s plenty to sink your teeth into here, with thousands of pumpkins and lots of extra activities for kids of all ages.
Tickets start at £11 (it’s slightly more for a craft ticket) and you can book them here.
Dates on: Throughout October
Find your perfect pumpkin at Trevaskis Farm, which is situated in the Cornish countryside, located in Hayle near St Ives!
This is a smaller patch with pumpkin picking, but it has plenty of pumpkins ready for picking – which is really all that you need to prepare for spooky season!
Pumpkins just cost £1.95 to £3.50 for the larger varieties. The talented team are also happy to advise about how to store your pumpkin to keep it as fresh as possible.
Are you ready for pumpkin picking in Cornwall?
If you’re looking for an activity for kids in half term week, or want to find unusual varieities like ghost pumpkins or huge orange round gourds, then this list of pumpkin farms in Cornwall has got you covered!
Whether you fancy a spooky pumpkin trail, animal farms that are ideal for families or somewhere you can visit as a group of adults, there’s something for everyone in Halloween in Cornwall.