Scottish Pumpkin Patches 2019

Saturday, 28 September 2019
A comprehensive roundup of the best places to pick pumpkins in Scotland this Halloween 2019. Fun for all the family at locations in Aberdeenshire, Fife, Angus, Perthshire, the Lothians, Inverness-shire and Stirling. Keep with tradition and choose a neep, get lost in a maze, meet farm animals, dig tatties, clamber on bales and lots more. Grab your wellies and warm clothes this Autumn and experience a Scottish Pumpkin Patch.





Halloween has changed a lot since I was wee. Then it was all about homemade costumes, neeps, apple dooking, guising and not a mention of trick or treating and pumpkins. You had to do a proper turn to get your sweetie. A joke would have had the door slammed on your face. However in recent years I too have turned to the dark side and officially become obsessed with all things pumpkin, fall, autumnal, thanksgiving and pumpkin spice!



I do still however bow down before anyone who attempts to carve a neep. Those bad boys are seriously hard work. Simplistic carving is the order of the day and it takes time and dedication to create a neepie lantern. Saying that, the smell of a stubby candle burning the inside of a neep is a childhood memory I would rather forget. 


Are you #TeamTurnip or #TeamPumpkin 



Whilst its great to keep Scottish traditions alive, over the past few years homegrown Pumpkins have been popping up all across the length and breadth of Scotland! However we need to realise that pumpkins are a valuable source of food and not just for decoration. There’s more than enough flesh to do both. Cut the top off your pumpkin then scoop out the innards (but keep the seeds). Removing as much of the flesh as you can will give you plenty to cook with and will also make carving so much easier as the walls will be thinner. A win win situation! I've found that the easiest way to extract the flesh is to use a melon baller. A grapefruit knife also works well as does a pumpkin scraper or if nothing else is available a large spoon or sharp knife will do the job.

I've done a bit of investigating to try and track down as many Pumpkin Patches across Scotland as I can, so no matter where you are you can pick up a pumpkin (or neep) 
Please do let me know of any others and I'll add them to the list. 

*** PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE double check dates/times/availability and exactly what is on offer to avoid any disappointment ***

Wellies and Warm Clothes advised for all!


Arnprior Pumpkins, Arnprior Farm, Stirling, FK8 3HA
(Stirling 12 Miles, Glasgow 40 miles)

BOOKING ESSENTIAL if travelling by car, parking voucher redeemable against a small pumpkin (or £5 off a larger pumpkin) One ticket per car, not per person. 
12th - 27th October

  • Pumpkins cost between £3 and £10 depending on size
  • PYO Pumpkins - 7000+ pumpkins!
  • PYO Neeps and Tatties
  • Wellie Boot Hire
  • Toilets
  • Photo Opportunities
  • Pizza
  • Face painting
  • Freshly ground coffee
  • Gin cocktails
  • Burgers & Stovies
  • Pop up photographer
  • Chainsaw carving
  • Quad pods
  • Kale maze






ABERDEENSHIRE



Udny Pumpkins, Udny, Ellon, AB41 6SP 

19th - 27th October (closed 21st and 24th)
BOOKING ESSENTIAL - redeemable towards purchase of pumpkins
Pick your pumpkin for Halloween, visit friendly animals, take part in a colouring competition, play on hay bales, spend time with baby chicks... and lots more!
Pumpkins cost between £3 and £12 depending on weight 
Liberty Kitchen Food Truck
Toilet
CASH OR CARD
NO DOGS



The Fairy Woods at Fedderate, Mains of Fedderate, New Deer, AB42 4QF 

Pumpkin Patch from Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th October (ASN sessions Friday 18th)

£15 per child, grown ups free. 

Suitable for children from 20 months to 12 years. (Babies in carriers/buggies free)

Fairy Finding and Orienteering. 

Hot dogs, hot chocolate, toasted marshmallows, goody bags

Pick a pumpkin to take home. 

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Westerton Farmers, Cairnton, Fordoun, Laurencekirk, AB30 1SN
Autumn Harvest Market
10am - 4pm, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October
BOOKING NOT REQUIRED
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Neeps
  • Local traders
  • Meet the calves
  • Pop Up Cafe
  • Kids activities - bouncy castle, face painting
  • Bale art
  • Photo opportunities
  • Spud Hut farm shop
  • Photography sessions
  • Halloween fun!

NO DOGS
CASH ONLY








HIGHLANDS


Loch Ness PumpkinsCorrimony, Glenurquhart, Inverness, IV63 6TW
Saturday 19th October & Sunday 20th October
Tuesday 22nd October - Thursday 24th October
Saturday 26th October & Sunday 27th October
Pick your own pumpkin from the first ever Highland pick your own pumpkin patch. 
Lots of fun activities for children and adults alike, with food and drinks available. 
Ticket price of £3 covers 1 car entry to the car park, all money raised from tickets will be given to charity. 
All pumpkins are paid for on the day, prices start at £4 - CASH ONLY
NO DOGS


PERTHSHIRE

Broadslap Fruit Farm, Dunning, PH2 0QL
PYO Pumpkins
19th - 27th October
FREE BUT TICKETED 
Pumpkins priced from £5


South Ardbennie Farm, Crief, PH7 3PT 
18th, 19th & 20th October
24th, 25th, 26th & 27th October
Opening Times : 11am - 5pm
Voucher redeemable against a small pumpkin (or £5 off a larger pumpkin) 
One ticket per car, not per person. 
Pumpkins are priced according to weight and range from £2-£10.
CASH OR CARD
There will be a converted vintage horsebox selling wood fired pizzas as well as other fun and games at the patch.



FIFE 

Cairnie Fruit Farm, Cairnie, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4QD
PYO Pumpkin Patch from 5th October 
Celebrating 20 years of Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Cairnie
NO PRE BOOKING REQUIRED
Free parking and free entry to the pick your own area, simply pay for the pumpkins by size
Halloween Torchlight Maze 31st October, 1st & 2nd November

Homegrown Pumpkins for sale 


ANGUS 

Cononsyth Farms, Arbroath 
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October 10am-2pm
Ticket required for car parking - redeemable towards purchase of pumpkins 
Only 1 ticket per car is required, purchase as many pumpkins as you like once into the patch.
Pumpkins priced from £5 -£10 according to size


House of Horror and Pumpkins for sale 
10am-4pm until 31st October 


LOTHIAN 

Narrowboat Farm, Linlithgo, EH49 6QY
19/20th and 26/27th October 10am until 4pm
BOOKING NOT REQUIRED - no entry fee 
Pumpkins cost £3(small) £5(medium) £7(large) £9(XL) with any ‘monsters’ priced by weight. 
Free carving workshops for pumpkins purchased on site - book in advance. 
CASH OR CARD
Halloween Pumpkin Cruise with Linlithgow Canal Centre 


Craigies Farm Shop & Cafe, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9AR 
PYO Pumpkins


Kilduff Farm, Athelstaneford, North Berwick, EH39 5BD
Friday 18th - Monday 21st: 10am – 4pm
Friday 25th - Sunday 27th: 10am – 4pm
BOOKING NOT REQUIRED - no entry fee 
Pumpkins priced from £2-£10 according to weight
CASH OR CARD
Straw bale maze
Toilets
Hot Drinks & Tasty Treats from Sinclair & Rice 
NO DOGS



*** PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE double check dates/times/availability and exactly what is on offer to avoid any disappointment ***

Wellies and Warm Clothes advised for all!

πŸŽƒ Happy Pumpkin Picking πŸŽƒ



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