DORSET PUMPKIN PATCH

Visiting a Pumpkin Patch has become very popular and children of all ages will enjoy going out into the fields to pick their favourite to carve at home. Some farms will have sledges to take into the fields and some will have additional activities including arts and crafts.  To see what's on near you, please take a look at the list of PYO farms below.

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PARLEY PUMPKIN PATCH

30,000 pumpkins have been planted at Parley Pumpkin Patch and they can’t wait to welcome families into the field to choose their favourite ready for Halloween. Pull along sledges for the children and refreshments are available.

Baskets and Blooms Plant Centre, 392 Christchurch Road, West Parley, Dorset, BH22 8SW

For more information and dates, please visit Parley Pumpkin Patch on Facebook.

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DEWFLOCK FARM - DORCHESTER

Pumpkins are growing at Dewflock Farm this year and there’s going to be lots to choose from. Children can also enjoy fun in the barn on a bouncy castle, face painting and straw play. Try your hand at carving and feed the pigs your squelchy pumpkin pulp! Mini Landies are also coming out to play plus there’s refreshments, cakes and wood fired pizzas.

Dewflock Farm, Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8NP

For more information and dates, please visit Dewflock Farm on Facebook.

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CAT AND FIDDLE FARM - CHRISTCHURCH

The pumpkins are ready for picking and there’s a farm shop and cafĂ© serving refreshments and yummy cake.

Cat and Fiddle Farm, Lyndhurst Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7DS

For more information and opening dates, please visit the Cat and Fiddle Farm.

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SOPLEY FARM - CHRISTCHURCH

Pumpkins are ready to be picked and carts will be available for pumpkin pickers to head out in to the field.

Sopley Farm, Derritt Lane, Sopley, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7AZ

For more information and opening dates, please visit Sopley Farm.

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FARMER PALMERS - POOLE

If you’re planning a fun day at Farmer Palmers then you have the added bonus of booking for children to pick a pumpkin to take home.

Farmer Palmers, Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6EU

For more information and booking, please visit Farmer Palmers.

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PUMPKIN PASTURES - FORDINGBRIDGE

Pumpkin Pastures will be raising money for 2 local charities and will have giant games for children to play plus crafts, food and drink on offer, professional photoshoots and a wheelchair accessible Barrel Train.

Pumpkin Pastures, Ringwood Road, Slip Road, Fordingbridge SP6 1AN

For more information, please visit Pumpkin Pastures.

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PICKING PATCH - FORDINGBRIDGE

This year the 10 acre Picking Patch will be raising money for Great Ormond St. There will be a range of activities with crafts and a Halloween Maize Maze!

Bickton Manor Farm, Fordingbridge, SP6 2HA

For more information and to book the Maize Maze, please visit the Picking Patch.

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DORSET COUNTRY PUMPKINS - MILTON ABBAS

This year more pumpkins are growing, new varieties introduced and bigger and better decorations are on their way!

Dorset Country Pumpkins, Longclose Farm, Milton Abbas, Dorset, DT11 0BU

For more information, please visit Dorset Country Pumpkins.

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LENCTENBURY FARM - NORDEN

Lenctenbury PYO Farm have over 2000 pumpkins in the field this year and both pumpkins and autumn squash will also be available to purchase in the farm shop.

Lenctenbury Farm, Soldiers Road, Norden, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5DU

For more information and opening dates, please visit Lenctenbury Farm.

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BINCOMBE BUMPS PUMPKINS - WEYMOUTH

Pick your own pumpkin from the field, meander through the scarecrow maize trail and then head back to the straw barns for mulled cider, marshmallow toasting or coffee and cake.

West Farm, Bincombe, Dorset, DT3 5PS

For more information, please visit the Bincombe Bumps Pumpkins Facebook page.

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HALLOWEEN AND HALF TERM EVENTS

There's lots to look forward to this year with themed trails, discos, character appearances, arts & crafts, shows, workshops and even a spooktacular panto!

To find out what's on near you please see our list of Halloween and Half Term Events.

Dorsetmums has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this site and does not accept liability for any errors or omission. Please also note that an event or venue may cancel or close at any time and therefore you should consider contacting beforehand.