Where to pick your own pumpkins in Hampshire this Autumn? The countdown to Halloween is on!
I’ve taken my handy guide to the wonderful farms and fields across the county that I wrote in 2020 and updated it for 2021 with all the essential information you need to know where to go pumpkin picking…
Where to pick pumpkins in Hampshire
I’ve been going pumpkin picking since I was a child all over Hampshire and well, just never stopped! It’s a family tradition that I’ve never let go and I love it. It signals the start of Autumn, the pagan festivities of Halloween and brings those warm orange hues into the home.
Pumpkin carving, decorating and then cooking them up into curries, soup and pasta sauces and bakes. My favourite bit is roasting the seeds with smoked paprika – delicious!
Pick your own pumpkins
A few things to note before we get into it…
- The farms, shops and patches are in alphabetical order by location, so you can easily find somewhere to visit near you.
- Information is still being released for the farms, so I’ll keep updating this as information is released.
- Adverse weather warning – It’s worth noting that while I don’t think pumpkins have been effected, the poor weather has hit farms quite badly. Other crops like the strawberries and sunflowers were a bit late and badly effected this year.
If you’re a Pumpkin experience and would like to be added to this list of pumpkin patches in Hampshire, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Durleighmarsh Farm Shop, Petersfield
📆 Open now, dates for pumpkins TBC
⏰ 9am – 5pm all week, except Sundays 10am – 3pm. The PYO fields close 30 minutes before the closing times of the Farm Shop.
📍Durleighmarsh Farm, Rogate Road, Petersfield, GU31 5AX
☎️ 01730 821626
🎃 Ok, so not a great start, no pumpkin updates when this post was published but they did pumpkins last year and I’d lay money on them having this year! I will of course update this as soon as I see any announcements.
👻 Durleighmarsh Farm Shop Facebook Page
📸 Find Durleighmarsh on Instagram for updates
Fordingbridge Pumpkin Pastures, New Forest
📆 9 & 10 and every day from 16 to 31 October 2021
⏰ 9.30am – 4pm
📍 Ringwood Rd, Slip Road, Fordingbridge SP6 1AN
☎️ 07904 280832
🎃 25 varieties of pumpkin! Free parking, free entry and pumpkin crafts.
👻 Fordingbridge Pumpkin Pastures Facebook Page
📸 Find Fordingbridge Pumpkin Pastures on Instagram
Goodalls Strawberry Farm, Lymington
📆 22 – 30 October
📍 South Baddesley Rd, Lymington SO41 5SD
☎️ 07967 344008
📧 Contact through their online form
🎃 They will be opening for Pumpkins – details still to be confirmed
👻 Goodalls Facebook Page
📸 Find Goodalls on Instagram
Hollam Nurseries Pumpkin Fields, Titchfield
Take at my review of Hollam’s… PUMPKIN PICKING AT HOLLAM NURSERIES
Pickwell Farm Shop, Bursledon
📆 OPEN NOW
⏰ Mon – Sat : 9am to 5pm Sunday : 9am to 4pm.
📍Grange Road, Southampton, SO318GD
☎️ 023 8040 4616
🎃 Orange Pumpkins – £2.50 each, any size, all White Pumpkins – £3 each, any size.
🎟 No need to book, no entry fee, no car parking charge
👻 Pickwell’s Facebook Page
📸 Find Pickwell’s on Instagram
The Rogate Pumpkin Patch, Rogate Village
📆 9 & 10 and every day from 16 to 31 October 2021
⏰ 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
📍½ mile east of Rogate Village, A272, Rogate, GU31 5EG
☎️ 07570 017255
🎃 Ticket required: £4 per person Under 2s Free. Free Parking.
🧙♂️Explore Merlin’s Wood a new experience with gourds, squashes, and pumpkin scenes!
👻 Rogate’s Facebook Page
📸 Find Rogate on Instagram
Steve Harris Ltd Meon-Bye Farm, Titchfield
📆 15-31 October
📍 Meon-Bye Farm, Triangle Lane, Titchfield, PO14 4HB
☎️ 01329 843377
🎃 Confirmed that they are back in October for Pumpkins, keep your peeled for the opening date
👻 Steve Harris’ Facebook Page
📸 Find Steve Harris on Instagram
Stoke Fruit Farm, Hayling Island
📆 TBC – Mid-October – keep checking the website and social channels
⏰ Mon – Sat: 8.30am – 5.30pm, Sunday: 9.30am – 4pm
📍 77 Havant Rd, Hayling Island, PO11 0PT
☎️ 02392 463475
📧 Fill out the contact form
🎃 Awaiting confirmation on dates for pumpkins!
👻 Stoke Fruit Farm’s Facebook Page
📸 Find Stoke Fruit Farm on Instagram
Sunnyfields Farm, Totton
📆 Open from 2 October 2021
📍 Jacobs Gutter Lane, Totton, Southampton, SO40 9FX
☎️ 02380 861266
🎃 Tickets and time slots required, £3/4 depending on the date of your visit
👻 Sunnyfields Farm’s Facebook Page
📸 Find Sunnyfield’s on Instagram
Read my review of Sunnyfield’s after last year’s visit… PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKINS AT SUNNYFIELDS FARM
It will be a bit different this year as they’ve expanded the offering into a larger ‘Pumpkin Time’ experience. And, obviously we’re further out of lockdown/pandemic restrictions.
Essential pumpkin picking tips…
Here’s a list of items worth considering taking to pick your own pumpkins in Hampshire…
- Something waterproof
- A sheet to protect your car
- Sturdy shoes for the uneven farm land
- A camera or phone for some autumnal snaps
- Face masks and hand sanitiser – don’t make me say the C or P word!
Hampshire’s Pumpkin Patches
Pick your own pumpkins in Hampshire, a time honoured tradition, not just for children!
It’s such a magical time of the year, I love the changing colours and the tradition of going to pick a pumpkin. I hope these help you find your nearest pick your own experience to embrace the season.
I’ll be updating this post regularly as the rest of the farms release their information about pumpkin picking
If this guide has helped, let me know in the comments below or on Instagram.
If you liked this, take a look at these other great places to visit in Hampshire and things to do this Autumn…
- A GUIDE TO PUMPKIN PICKING IN HAMPSHIRE
- HOW TO MAKE FOLIAGE PUMPKINS FOR HALLOWEEN
- CONJURING UP THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT WITH M&S
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