For us visiting a pumpkin patch and picking our own pumpkins to carve is an essential part of October. I’m always so surprised when people tell me they’ve never been to a PYO patch, especially since Norfolk has so many lovely ones! Here’s a few of our favourites, all a bit different and all worth a visit for different reasons. We’ll probably aim to visit them all over the month!
If you know of any more pumpkin patches around Norfolk/Suffolk that we should visit then let me know in the comments, and if you take a visit to any of the ones listed below we’d love to see some photos and hear what you thought. Don’t forget to let the farms know where you heard about them, and most importantly don’t forget to take wellies as you’ll be getting muddy picking a pumpkin straight from the field!
Check out our Instagram page to keep up with our pumpkin patch adventures, and tag us in your PYO pumpkin photos. I’ll update this page with more recent pictures as we visit!
Undley Pumpkin Patch, Suffolk
Undley is way more than a pumpkin patch. It’s a little outside of Norfolk, about an hour from Norwich, but it’s definitely worth the drive. There are 100s of pumpkins to choose from, but as well as that there are bouncy castles (even a pumpkin shaped one!), hay bales to climb, donkey rides, a maize maze, face painting and a crafting corner. So. Much. Fun.
Undley is open every weekend in October, Saturday and Sunday 10-5pm, plus all half term and Monday 30th/Tuesday 31st. It’s free entry although there is a charge for some of the attractions and it can be a full day out. They serve hot drinks, BBQ food, doughnuts and milkshakes. Pumpkins are £1 to £6 depending on size, decorative gourds are 50p each or 5 for £2. The site is cash only but this year they have brought in a cash machine – yay!
White House Farm, Blue Boar Lane
White House Farm is a lovely PYO (pick your own) site, with a farm shop, cafe and butcher attached. During October they have a large field full of pumpkins ready for you to pick.
The farm is open 10-5 Tuesday to Saturday and 10-4 Sunday (closed Mondays). Take a look at this pumpkin patch review from Adventures and Play to see what you can expect.
Pumpkins will be ready from Saturday 14th October, £1-6 depending on the size you choose. You can pay by cash or card. Watch their Facebook page for pumpkin updates.
Hill Farm Farm Shop, Crostwick
Hill Farm is a small family run PYO just off the Norwich Road, and a great place to go for loads of lovely local produce. They are open Monday – Friday 8:30-4 and Saturday 8:30-12, but will be open weekends in October from the 21st for extra pumpkin picking.
Their pumpkins are ready now, and are priced between 50p and £5, cash only.
Algy’s Farm Shop, Bintree
Algy’s Farm Shop is another lovely family run farm, which also has a really beautiful farm shop full of so many goodies. It is also home to Algy’s Norfolk Popcorn which you absolutely must try if you go.
The farm shop is also near Foxley Woods which is a lovely place to explore before or after you pick your pumpkins.
The pumpkins are ready to be picked now, and are £1 – £9.50. You can visit Monday – Saturday 9-5, or Sunday 10-4 and can pay by cash or card.
Update: see more pictures from our visit to Algy’s Farm Shop