Pick-your-own fun for all the family at Cardiff Pumpkin Picking Patch

EVERY MEMBER of the family can have plenty of fun in the great outdoors at Cardiff Pumpkin Picking Patch this October — and there will be lots of the Halloween favourites to go around, with thousands of pumpkins planted, incorporating 32 varieties, including Crown Prince, Cinderella Pumpkin, Casparitas, the small Munchkins, the warty Knucklehead and the big white Polar Bear.

At the Cardiff Pumpkin Picking Patch, located on the A48 between Culverhouse Cross and St Nicholas, and just a 15-minute drive from the centre of Cardiff (postcode CF5 6SF), visitors will find in excess of 55,000 awesome pumpkins ripe for the picking on a 13-acre site. Additionally, children (and adults, of course) can hunt for Toad, check out the amazing new photo opportunities and the famous pumpkin house. Also why not try making your own witch’s broom — for flying as opposed to brushing! — or craft your own magic wand, or tin can bat. Hot and cold snacks will be on sale.

The Cardiff Pumpkin Picking Patch will be open 10-11, 17-18 and 24-31 October, from 9.30am until 4pm. The site has a large car park and parking and entry is free — yes totally FREE!

Niall Smith, the ‘pumpkinologist’ who, along with his Dutch partner Suzanne Hennekens, is the driving force behind Pumpkin Picking Patches, comments: “Everyone who comes to our Pumpkin Picking Patches is guaranteed a great time. There are literally thousands of pumpkins at every site. People collect a wheelbarrow in which they can ‘round up’ their perfect pumpkins — all for an incredibly reasonable price. Our pumpkins, which come in a huge array of sizes, start at just £1. Our Pumpkin Picking Patches are the perfect places to get children away from their gadgets and let them run around in the fresh air. There aren’t many attractions these days that are free to enter, and after some cost-effective pumpkin picking fun, you drive home with your car boot full of these glorious fruits to craft and cook at home!”

Creative chefs or charities that provide cooked nutritious meals for the homeless or other groups are also being sought, as Niall and Suzanne, conscious that not all gourds will be picked by the end of October, will need them to go to a good home. Anyone interested is urged to get in touch regarding this wonderful cooking ingredient.

Yo can find the Pumpkin Patch on the edge of Cardiff.

A48, Culverhouse Cross, St Nicholas, Cardiff, CF5 6SF

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