Pumpkin Patches Cumbria
October is a beautiful time of year here in Cumbria, the air is crisp, the nights are drawing in and the Lake District is ablaze with autumnal colour.
Pumpkin patches have witnessed a surge in popularity in recent years and can now be found dotted around the county. Many pumpkin patches also offer a variety of other activities to help keep visitors of all ages entertained, such as tractor rides, corn mazes, face painting and plentiful photo opportunities, what’s not to love. To make things easier, we’ve rounded up some of the best pumpkin patches here in Cumbria, so read on and enjoy!
Located in Crosby-on-Eden. This is a popular choice for families, with a large pumpkin patch, farm animals, and a variety of other attractions. The patch is open from the 30th September to the 31st October. New for 2023, Pumpkin Picking After Dark, advertised as something for the grown ups with live music, food and drinks.
Situated just outside of Kendal, the pumpkin patch/barn is open throughout October. Access to the pumpkin patch is included in farm park entry. This is a great place to spend a wet or dry autumnal day as the site includes a maize maze, indoor play area and petting barn.
Located near Barrow-in-Furness Page Bank (also known as George & Clemmie’s Farm) is a family-run farm with a great pumpkin patch, themed activities and mouth watering refreshments. A popular spot for all ages, wheelbarrows are provided to help you pick your pumpkins straight from the patch. Pre booking is advised (it’s free you just reserve a slot) and walks in without reserved slot are charged £2.
Held the last week of October to coincides with the school half term holiday. The festival offers pumpkin picking, face painting, live music and other seasonal activities. Keep an eye on their facebook page for the latest event updates.
Once you’ve picked your pumpkins, you can carve them, decorate them, or cook them. The options are endless.
For those looking to use their pumpkins to decorate, the good news is that pumpkins can last a month at room temperature and even longer if kept outside. So go wild with those autumnal displays! If looking to get creative and carve, don’t carve too early to ensure they make it to the 31st.
Looking to utilise your pumpkins post carving why not whip up a delicious autumnal pie, soup or stew. We’ve incuded a simple pumpkin soup, recipe here.
Pumpkin picking is a great way to get into the autumn spirit and enjoy some fun family time together. With so many pumpkin patches to choose from in Cumbria, you’re sure to find the perfect one for you.
Why not make the most of the season and enjoy a cosy cottage break here in the Lake District. We’ve a wonderful range of self-catering cottages sleeping 2-16, many of which are pet friendly and enjoy log fires. Hit the link below to view our collection.
Happy pumpkin picking folks!