🎃 PUMPKIN PATCHES IN WARWICKSHIRE! 🎃
It feels like Halloween is becoming bigger each year here in the UK.
The shops start to fill up with fancy dress and sweeties in September, and get the kids on board early doors. Whether Halloween is your thing or not however, thanks to commercialism, the chances of ignoring its existence are low.
My kids are no exception. They love a bit of dress-up and a carved pumpkin, and are like moths to a flame in the supermarkets.
In general, I’ve never really gone in for this celebration, but because I enjoy being outdoors I’m all in for pumpkin patches. They seem to have caught on as the new darling of Halloween and I’m delighted!
Pumpkins really are the icon of Halloween. They add a great splash of colour to the season too. Even better, they are a nutritious ingredient for a whole range of comfort foods. Once you’ve carved them out therefore, you can use the flesh to make warming spiced pumpkin soup, roasted veggies, and of course, pumpkin pie. Mmm.
Why go to a pumpkin patch?
Reasons to head to a pumpkin patch include
- It gets the kids outdoors
- They will have a lot of fun finding the largest/smallest/dirtiest/funniest shaped pumpkins
- You’ll get amazing photos of your kids set against a backdrop of hundreds of the things
- There’s often other Halloween themed activities going on too
Don’t expect pumpkins to be cheaper if you pick your own, however. They are typically more expensive than supermarkets.
You’ll also need to be quick – they only stay open as long as they have stock!
Pumpkin patches in and around Warwickshire
Here’s a list of pumpkin patches that I’ve found around the county – many of which offer great fun for October half term.
Malt Kiln Farm Shop, Stretton Under Fosse (Rugby)
West Lodge Farm Park, Desborough (Kettering)
Hatton Country World, Hatton (Warwick)
Hilltop Farm Shop, Hunningham (Leamington Spa)
Lower Clopton Farm Shop and Cafe, Stratford upon Avon
Mini Meadows Farm, Welford (Northampton)
Farndon Fields Farm Shop, Market Harborough
And these few are not strictly pumpkin patches, but pumpkin themed activities:
National Trust – Charlecote Park, Charlecote (Warwick)
Friends of Spencer Park, Coventry