Pumpkin picking, a somewhat American concept, has really taken off in the UK during October/Halloween. As the vibrant greens of summer gradually give way to the warm hues of autumn with patches and pick your own farms springing up all over the place. Here are some PYO farms and pumpkin patches near Cardiff to create the perfect pumpkin for your autumn festivities
Due to the rural nature of these farms, you’re going to need a car to get to most of them… and wellies.
Cardiff Pumpkin Festival, Vale Of Glamorgan
Cardiff Pumpkin Festival is a new Halloween festival running from 14th – 31st October in Coedarhydyglyn Park . Featuring a Daytime Family Festival, Twilight Family Festival and our Scare Fest for strictly over 14’s. The festival promises to be a hauntingly good time with three distinct events tailored for different audiences. First up, the Daytime Family Festival, perfect for families with little ones looking for a spooky, but not-too-scary experience. For just £7.50 per car, you’ll gain access to a frightfully fun day filled with pumpkin picking, where you can choose from an astonishing selection of over 30,000 pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.
Vale Pick Your Own, Vale of Glamorgan
PYO Pumpkins. Offering not only the thrill of choosing your perfect pumpkin but also delightful extras like animal petting, hot food and drinks, and even marshmallow toasting, it’s the ultimate autumn destination. With free entry at Tycoch Farm, Pyle CF33 4RR, there’s no excuse not to make a day of it. Come experience the magic of this seasonal treasure, and let your autumn adventure begin!
Forage’s Pick Your Own Pumpkins– V
Scheduled across three enchanting weekends in October (14th-15th, 21st-22nd, and 26th-31st) at Penllyn Estate Farm. Explore our whimsical pumpkin patches, take tractor rides, conquer our maize maze, and meet friendly piglets and alpacas. Daytime tickets are just £8.50 per car. Create lasting memories in this enchanting autumn paradise!
Berry Hill Farm – Newport
Berry Hill Farm, on the old A48 between Newport and Cardiff, has a 4-acre pumpkin patch full of pumpkins that are ready to find a home. Guests are welcome to pick pumpkins and corn stalks, as well as purchase apples, honey, apple cider and even pet food. Admission to the farm is via a ticket which allows up to 6 people.
Clearwell Farm: Cardiff’s Pumpkin Paradise!
Discover Cardiff’s largest pumpkin field at Clearwell Farm, boasting 50 pumpkin varieties. Choose from pre-picked pumpkins in the barn or wander through the field. Encounter the Smoking Dragon and witches for fantastic photo opportunities. Don’t miss Julie’s famous pumpkin soup and homemade burgers. A perfect autumn outing!
Not so keen on the countryside? You can also get a selection of picked pumpkins from Pughes Garden Centre.