August 2018

  1. Spookley Pumpkin Festival and the Great Pumpkin Smash!

    Join us this October Half-Term for pumpkin picking galore and more!

    In preparation for the autumn’s Spookley Pumpkin Festival over 40,000 pumpkin seeds have been planted across 7 acres! This year you will be able to choose from 12 varieties to pick in two fields that are expected to yield over 30,000 pumpkins.

    The pumpkin festival is our biggest event of the year;  visit us this autumn for pumpkin picking, tractor trailer rides and to hear the tale of Spookley the square pumpkin.

    This year we will be gearing up to provide more catering, better car parking facilities and even a new event for after Halloween… The Great Pumpkin Smash!

    The Pumpkin Smash does what it says on the tin… it’s the chance to squish and splatter all the leftover pumpkins! We will be putting on target games and some ‘smashing’ activities. We may even get the tractors involved!

    Although this may sound wasteful, it will be invaluable from a farming perspective as it will help the fields to recover faster – think of it as extreme composting!

    Find out all the details, including dates and opening hours, below, or click here to view this event on Facebook.



    Admission prices will be confirmed shortly. Activities included:

    – Access to over 6 acres of pumpkin fields for picking!
    – Carving kit and entry to the carving barn!
    – Tractor-trailer ride on the Pumpkin Express! (weather dependent)
    – Listen to the story of Spookley and watch the film!

    NB. Admission excludes the price of pumpkins. No advance tickets available, just pay on the day.



    Spookley Pumpkin Festival

    Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th October
    Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st October
    Saturday 27th – Wednesday 31st October

    The Great Pumpkin Smash

    Thursday 1st – Friday 2nd November

    NB. There will be no access to the pumpkin field mid-week outside of half-term week, or on the 3rd-4th November (last weekend of half-term).



    Gates will be open from 10am – 4pm daily with LAST ENTRY at 3pm. This is to allow visitors enough time to complete all available activities.