HALLOWEEN is just around the corner and with it the chance to visit a pumpkin patch in Worcestershire to pick one up ready for carving.

There are plenty of places in the county and the West Midlands to pick your own pumpkin which is a fun trip for the whole family.

Whether you like to carve a simple and traditional Jack o'Lantern face or like to get a bit more creative - here are the places to pick up the best pumpkins in Worcestershire and beyond.

Worcestershire Pumpkin Patches and when they open:


Salwarpe, Droitwich

Churchfields is holding its 2021 Pumpkin Festival from Saturday, October 9 and run weekends only until the Sunday, October 17.

After that, from Saturday, October 23 the Pumpkin Festival will be open every day until Halloween.

Families can pick their own pumpkin, wheelbarrow it to the outdoor carving barn and choose the spookiest face before leaving all the hard work to staff.

From the October 2 and 3, the pick your own pumpkin patch will be open for those looking to pick a pumpkin to take home.

This year, the pumpkin festival includes a pumpkin per paid child and entry to the carving barn as well as entry into the Scary Fairy Trail and the Maize Maze.

There will also be access to animal viewing platform, giant sand pit and go karts.

Families need to book the Pumpkin Festival pass online.

Pinewood Christmas Tree Plantation

Rectory Lane, Hartlebury

This is the first year the Christmas tree farm in Hartlebury has opened a pumpkin patch.

Pumpkins will be sold ten days from Friday, October 22 to Sunday, October 31 between 9am and 5pm.

A selection of pumpkins will be on offer ranging in size from small to large as well as a selection of different coloured pumpkins.

Children can also enjoy a scarecrow trail through the Christmas tree farm with the chance to win a 6ft Christmas tree and a £25 voucher to redeem in Pinewoods Christmas shop from November.

Adults can enjoy axe-throwing with TimberJacks on October 23 and 24 with tickets available through their website.

Stanley's Farm Shop

Harvington, Kidderminster

This year, Stanley's Farm Shop has extended its pumpkin patches with lots of variety, sizes and colours.

Pumpkins will be ready for picking from October.

They must be high quality as Stanleys pumpkins and squash have made an appearance at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Stanley's Farm Shop's 250-acre Fishers Castle Farm has been farmed by the Stanley family for over 75 years and today is run by David Stanley.

Attwell Farm Park

Seafield Lane, Redditch

Attwell Farm Park will be holding a Halloween Spooktacular which will run from Saturday, October 23 to the Sunday, October 31.

There will be the chance to take a stroll into the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin before taking it to the Ghastly Gazebo to gut and carve them.

Children can enjoy a ghastly ghost hunt and search for letters to solve a puzzle as well as explore Life in the Rainforest with explorer Paul Carpenter and his collection of creepy crawlies.

There will also be the Spooky House and rewards for the best fancy dress as well as full access to the farm park.

Book ahead to avoid disappointment.

The top five pumpkin patches to visit in the West Midlands, according to Instagram

If you fancy travelling further afield for a pumpkin this year DIYS.com has compiled a list of the most popular locations in the UK.

According to their research, the most regularly Instagrammed pumpkin patches in the West Midlands are:

  1. Hatton Country World, Warwickshire
  2. National Forest Adventure Farm Maize Maze, Staffordshire
  3. Pumpkins R Us, Warwickshire
  4. Canalside Farm, Staffordshire
  5. Essington Farm, Staffordshire