Pumpkin Patches in South Wales 2023


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Autumn, the season of cosy knit sweaters, hot chocolate and of course pumpkins. The popularity in pumpkin patches has grown year on year in South Wales and while there only use to be a few places you could pick your pumpkin off the vine, there are now plenty. Many also offer more than just pumpkin picking, such as corn mazes, spooky crafts and everything Halloween-themed. 

While of course there is nothing wrong with picking up a pumpkin from your local supermarket and having fun carving it at home, if you are keen to spend a few hours outdoors in nature and enjoy a bit of Halloween treat then here are the best pumpkin patches in South Wales.

Some of the patches below are offering more of an "experience" with additional things included in the ticket such as corn mazes and entertainment, while others are more traditional patches you can roam around and just pay for what you pick so there is something for every budget. 

Pumpkin Patches with free entry in Southern Wales 


The Picking Patch, Porthcawl - 7th-8th, 14th-15th, 20th-31st Oct

This pumpkin patch has free parking, free entry and no bookings required, making it a great option for those who don't want to do a whole "Halloween experience" and just want to focus on quality family time and good ol' pumpkin fun. 

There are food trucks serving up hot drinks, ice creams and marshmallows for toasting on offer. There are lots of photo opportunities in and around the Pumpkin field and there is also an undercover eating area with face painting and crafts (for a small additional fee). Pumpkins start at £1 and are measured in size. 

Bridgend PYO Pumpkins - open every weekend in October

Thousands of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes will be available to pick and no booking is required or entry fee. There are also plenty of photo opportunities, snacks and drinks available, there will be some farm animals and it's one of the few that is dog-friendly. Pumpkin prices start from £1 

Aberbran Fawr Farm, Brecon - opening Friday 13th (check Facebook page for daily times)

Free entry and free parking, there is also a maize maze to explore and there will be tea, coffee and cakes to purchase and toilets on site. Just bring yourself and your wellies.

Pwmpenni Plas Pumpkins, Carmarthen - Open weekends in October from 10:30am - 4pm

Free entry and no obligation to purchase, although with home-grown pumpkins starting from £1 you are sure to find one that takes your fancy. There is a beautifully decorated indoor barn perfect for photos and it's also suitable for prams & wheelchairs. Well behaved dogs on a lead are also welcome. 

Gower Fresh Christmas Trees  4th-27th PYO and  28th-31st for Halloween at Gower Fresh

From the 4th -27th October Gower Fresh Christmas Tress will have their PYO pumpkin field open to the public from 11am-7pm each day with parking and entry both being free, you just pay for what you pick. 

From the 27th you will need a site pass that costs £5 per car (up to 4 people) this will give you access to Pumpkin picking and Roly Poly's Ghostbusters Party in the barn where you can expect nightmarish music and dancing. You can also add on additional experiences such as a ticket to the pumpkin carving barn or the Mad Scientist Farm Lab interactive show. 

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Pumpkin Patches with Tickets required

Twilight Pumpkins, Abergavenny - Weekends in October 

Entry is £3 per car and there is no need to book, cash on entry is preferred.

The ticket will give you access to the two pumpkin patches with Scarecrows as well as a large maize trail for kids to explore. Coffee and doughnuts will also be available 

Ty Poeth Farm, Pontypool - open daily from Oct 1st - Oct 31st, 2023

Weekdays Adults £2, Children £1, Weekends Adults £3, Children £2 - booking advised

The ticket includes entry to the pumpkin field (pumpkins are sold separately) maize maze, sunflower field, farm animals and access to the onsite farm shop selling drinks, milkshakes and farm produce. Well-behaved dogs on leads can come along as well. 

Forage Farm Shop, Cowbridge - Oct 14th-31st

Forage's pumpkin picking experience is well known locally and is adding even more to this immersive farm experience. You can expect tractor rides, a maze of maize, hay bale tower, a pumpkin catapult as well as well as plenty of photo opportunities among the 20 different kinds of pumpkins they have grown this year. Younger kids will also delight in visiting the alpacas, piglets and pygmy goats.

They cater for every generation from young children to grandparents and there were also be delicious food and drink options to choose from.

This year they are running daytime sessions for £8.50 per car (pumpkins priced individually) as well as twilight picking sessions which are £5 per person. For more info click here

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Cardiff Pumpkin FestivalSt. Nicholas - Oct 14th-31st

Cardiff Pumpkin Festival is holding 3 different sessions - daytime, Twilight and Scare fest (14yrs+).

The daytime festival promises to be a lot of spooky fun with tens of thousands of pumpkins in every shape and size to pick from along with a maize trail, spider quest, Witches and Wizards academy, live entertainment and plenty of food options. 

As the sun sets the adventure continues with the Twilight festival experience, which will offer much of what the daytime does except you can roam through the pumpkin field which will be lit up, enjoy roasting marshmallows around fire pits, be amazed by fire shows and live performances as well as a few extra spooky surprises (family-friendly). 

On select nights they are also running Scare Fest which is suitable for 14yrs + and is promised to be a bone-chilling experience for those who dare to venture into the Scare mazes. 

Daytime £7.50 per car and Twilight £10 per car which includes entry, entertainment, maize and spider quest but does not include pumpkins (priced according to size) Witch & Wizard Academy, Pumpkin Carving, funfair & sideshows; food & drink
Scare Fest is £10 per person

Clearwell Farm, Michaelston-y-Fedw Cardiff, weekends in October

Over 20 varieties of pumpkins are grown at Clearwell and the farmyard will turn into a weatherproof Halloween-themed place with thousands of pumpkins in the farmyard and barn, which is great considering how unreliable the Welsh weather can be. You can also scoop and carve your pumpkin on-site. 

Tickets to the pumpkin patch and barn at £6.50 per car (up to 5 people). This is a fairly small family-run farm and tickets do sell out. 

Billy Bob's farm, Llangybi, Usk - weekends in October 

It is £10 (plus £1.55 eventbrite booking fee) per car - booking in advance is required.

This gives you access to the pumpkin picking field, scarecrow trail, games, colouring, maze, meeting the animals and plenty of photo opportunities. Food and drink will be available and you can do pumpkin carving on site for an additional fee. Well-behaved dogs are also allowed. 

Vale Pick You Own, Bonvilston - weekends in October 

Day time picking £6 per car, Twilight picking £9 per car

This year they are offering both Daytime and Twilighy picking sessions and with over 20 different kinds of pumpkin varieties you will be spoilt for choice. They will also be selling pumpkin-spiced lattes in their cafe. There are special guests on the opening weekend including Elsa and Spider-Gwen. 

St Fagans Musuem, Halloween Nights - 29th -31st October  

£14 for children and £11 per adult

While this isn't a pumpkin patch I thought I'd share as it sounds like a great event for ages 6-12yrs old.

A night full of Welsh folklore where each night the Wicker man burns and make a wish while the sparks fly high. There will be spooky stories from the haunted cottage of Nantwallter and around the witch's cauldron in Oakdale. 

As well as creepy craft workshops including lantern making, potion string and mini wicker man creating. There will also be plenty of food and drink on offer as well as a traditional fair and makers market.

The ticket includes drop-in workshop and craft activities, ghost stories, a display of over 50 beautifully carved Swedes, face painting, one rider per child at the fairground, Halloween character walkabout and performances, burning of the wicker man and free parking after 5pm. 


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing these, we visited Clearwell farm after reading this blog post. Thanks Kira


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