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Pumpkin Picking near Coventry

Halloween is just around the corner, and whilst it's easy to buy a pumpkin in the supermarket, it's great fun to pick your own! Pumpkin Picking is a great activity to do with the whole family, and there are lots of places around Coventry where you can pick the perfect pumpkin!

If you're looking for ideas for how to carve your pumpkin once it's picked, then scroll to the bottom of this guide for some of our favourites.

Why not browse the Coventry Rocks website for events and activities going on in October Half Term. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to discover things to do in the local area!

Pumpkin Picking near Coventry

Spooky Mazes & Pumpkins | Lichfield

Make your trip to pick a pumpkin really special with a trip to the Lichfield Maize Maze! Explore the amazing owl Maize Mazes, enjoy some spooky and silly family fun on the Spooky Sunflower Walk and pick a pumpkin from the Hidden Pumpkin Patch!


  • Open every weekend from Saturday 7th October - Sunday 5th November 2023
  • Open every day from Saturday 28th October - Sunday 5th November 2023

Address: Lichfield Maize Maze, Watling St, Lichfield WS14 0AW

Tickets: Find all the details here.

Ash End House Children's Farm | Near Tamworth

Ash End House Children's Farm is a gorgeous family farm near Tamworth - and they are getting SPOOKY this Halloween! Their SPOOKY FARM Halloween event includes unlimited time on the farm plus Pumpkin Picking and Carving, a Spooky Trail, Spooky Crafts and a sweety treat for every child!


  • Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd October 2023
  • Saturday 28th - Tuesday 31st October 2023

Address: Ash End House Children’s Farm, Middleton Lane, Tamworth, B78 2BL

Tickets: Find all the details here.

Lower Drayton Farm | Staffordshire

Massive pumpkins, mini pumpkins, perfectly formed pumpkins and white pumpkins – Lower Drayton Farm has got them all! With your ticket, you get to hop on the trailer ride to pick your pumpkin from the patch, carve it in the NEW pumpkin carving barn, visit the spooky walk, have fun in the outdoor play area, you get to meet the animals, and PYO carrots, potatoes and sweetcorn too! Use code CRPYO for 10% off tickets - online bookings only!


  • Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October 2023
  • Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October 2023
  • Daily from Saturday 14th – Tuesday 31st October 2023

Address: Lower Drayton Farm, Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5RE

Tickets: Find all the details here.

Halloween at The Barn at Berryfields | Meriden

Get ready to go pumpkin picking in the giant homegrown pumpkin patch featuring your classic, novelty and giant pumpkins. Enjoy the Eco-skating rink surrounded by twinkling lights and spooky faces. Finish off with The Barn at Berryfields' epic award-winning streetfood, including breakfast baps, stone-baked pizza, burgers and loaded chips perfectly paired with a cocktail, draught beer or soft & hot drinks from the fully stocked bar!

Dates: Friday 20th October - 31st October 2023

Address: The Barn at Berryfields, Meriden, CV7 7LB

Tickets: Find all the details here.

Pumpkins R Us | Southam

Booking is now live for Pumpkins R Us 2023 at Dallas Burton Polo Club near Southam! As well as the usual daily opening, they will also be running after-dark pumpkin picking parties on selected nights. Head to Pumpkins R Us to pick your pumpkin, find your Halloween decorations in the shop and tuck into a tasty treat in the on-site café.

Dates: Every day from Saturday 7th October - Tuesday 31st October 2023

Address: Dallas Burton Polo Club, Southam, CV47 2DL

Tickets: Find all the details here.

The Pumpkin Place | Wolston

The Pumpkin Place Wolston is a family run farm in Warwickshire, located between Coventry and Rugby. During October they are open for you to pick your own pumpkins from the field that the family has lovingly grown them in! During your visit you can explore the bale maze, sit on tractors, visit the witch's lair, and get some fun photos too. There's Halloween merchandise for sale and drinks and snacks too.


  • Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2023
  • From 14th until Tuesday 31st October 2023 (day-time picking)
  • From 12th on all Thursday's, Friday's and Saturdays, and also Monday 30th October (night-time picking)

Address: The Pumpkin Place Wolston, Coalpit Lane, Wolston, Coventry, CV8 3GB

Tickets: Find all the details here.

Thornstead Farm | Shipston on Stour

Please support this gorgeous event at Thornstead Farm, a picturesque farm set in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside. As well as lots of cool pumpkins there is so much going on at Thornstead Farm, including face painting, meet the farm animals, photo booth, and a name the piglets competition!

Dates: Saturday 21st & 28th October 2023

Address: Thornstead Farm, Shipston Fields, Shipston on Stour, CV36 5EJ

Info: Find all the details here.

Manor Farm Fruits | Tamworth

As well as the pumpkins, Manor Farm Fruits have a wonderful Bounce & Climb, including Straw Pyramids, Mini-Mazes and Space Hoppers for the children to enjoy – it’s a great outdoor day out for all the family!

Address: Manor Farm Fruits, Manor Farm, Watling Street, Hints, Tamworth, B78 3DF

Smiths Garden Centre | Baginton Coventry

Head to Smiths Garden Centre this October Half Term and create your own spooktacular pumpkin without all the mess at home! The team will have all the tools and templates available to get you started as well as bins for all the mess.

Address: Smiths Nurseries & Garden Centre, Stoneleigh Road, Baginton, Coventry, CV8 3BA

Hatton Adventure World | Near Warwick

It’s that time of year when things get a little bit spooky at Hatton! Take a Bewitching Ride on a Trailer, with some fun surprises along the way! Pick your own Pumpkin* from the Pumpkin patch, brave the Haunted House, be thoroughly entertained at the Magic & Mayhem Illusion show.... and so much more!

Address: Hatton Country World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick, CV35 8XA

Mini Meadows Children's Farm | Northampton

Join Mini Meadows Farm in Northampton for some spooky fun this Halloween! Find your perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and say hello to all of the animals. After carving your fangtastic pumpkin, explore the “House of Spooks”! This event is designed with little ones in mind, so lots of spooky fun without any scary.

Address: Mini Meadows Farm, Naseby Road, Welford, Northants, NN6 6HZ

The Pumpkin Patch at Wolvey | Hinckley

The Pumpkin Patch at Wolvey, Leicestershire is a 10 acre field filled with pumpkins and squashes of all shapes, sizes and colours for you to choose from!

Address: Pumpkin Patch at Wolvey, Hinckley Road, Wolvey, Leicestershire, LE10 3HQ

Poplars Farm | Nuneaton

Poplars Farm and Shop is a family run farm, farming 500 acres in the Warwickshire countryside, 2.5 miles from Nuneaton Town centre. Poplars Farm have lots of parking and space to enable social distancing. There is no entry fee, and at the moment there is no booking requirement. Please ensure you visit the Facebook Page for updates before you visit.

Address: Poplars Farm, The Long Shoot, Nuneaton, CV11 6JG

Planter's Garden Centre | Tamworth

This Halloween event includes lots of family fun such as pumpkin picking, carving, games and more! Every child ticket includes picking a pumpkin, carving it and being able to take it home.

Address: Planter's Garden Centre, Woodlands Farm, Trinity Rd, Tamworth, B78 2EY

Malt Kiln Farm Shop | Rugby

The pumpkins at Malt Kiln Farm Shop have done exceptionally well this year and the patch looks fantastic! There's a large farm shop packed with lots of lovely produce, and a coffee shop serving delicious breakfasts and lunches.

Address: Malt Kiln Farm Shop, Main St, Stretton under Fosse, Rugby, CV23 0PE

Lower Clopton Farm Shop | Stratford-Upon-Avon

Lower Clopton Farm Shop and Cafe is a family run business situated near Stratford-upon-Avon on the border of The Cotswolds. No booking is required. Entry to the pumpkin patch will be £1.00 per person (babes in arms go free).

Address: Lower Clopton Farm Shop, Upper Quinton, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8LQ

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Pumpkin Carving is a must-do activity for Halloween, and it's something the whole family can get involved with! This year, why not push your creative limits and try something a bit different? Here are some of our favourites:

Toothpick pumpkin

If you're not advanced enough to carve out teeth, use toothpicks instead! Simple yet effective, and great for kids. Image credit

Boo! pumpkin

Simple, yet brilliantly eye catching! For kids, why not spell out their name or your initials? Yes, it might take a lot of pumpkins, but worth it for the impact! Image credit

Cat pumpkin

Because Halloween doesn't have to be scary, why not make a cute animal instead! Photo credit: Melissa Reynolds-James (

Nemo pumpkin

Speaking of cute, this Nemo design requires the minimum amount of carving, it's been painted instead! So adorable! Here's how to make it, image credit:

Cannibal pumpkin

This one is super cool for older kids - cute and evil at the same time! Photo credit: Melissa Reynolds-James (

Warning: Pumpkin carving involves using a sharp knife, so kids should get grown-ups to help!

We hope you have enjoyed reading about the places to go Pumpkin Picking near Coventry, and you find somewhere great to visit!

Why not browse the Coventry Rocks website for events and activities going on in October Half Term. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to discover things to do in the local area!