19 Best Pumpkin Patches in Norfolk

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close up of pumpkins in pumpkin patch

While you could simply grab a pumpkin from the supermarket, there’s something truly enchanting about venturing to a pumpkin patch. For our family, it’s become a cherished tradition, adding joy, laughter, and a sprinkle of adventure to our seasonal celebrations.

If you want to pick your own (PYO) pumpkin, here are the best pumpkin patches in Norfolk.

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selection of different pumpkins
You can choose from many different types of pumpkins at some of the Norfolk pumpkin patches.

Tips for Pumpkin Picking

Before we get into where to go pumpkin picking in Norfolk, I thought I should share a few tips that will make your outing more enjoyable:

  • Keep an eye on the weather. If it has rained recently, you will want to wear wellies since the pumpkin patch may be muddy.
  • Some farms charge based on the size or weight of the pumpkins. Larger ones are usually more expensive.
  • Most of the PYO pumpkins are not ideal for eating. If you need a pumpkin for a recipe, it’s best to ask for a cooking pumpkin. Sweet potatoes or butternut squash can be used as a substitute if needed.
  • Use the wheelbarrows at the pumpkin patches to transport your pumpkins. If they don’t have any, be sure to carry the pumpkin from the bottom and not by the stalk (as it is easy to break the stalk).
  • Don’t leave your pumpkin picking to the last minute, the best pumpkins will be gone!
  • If you plan on carving the pumpkin, you might find a kit like this helpful.
  • Check that the pumpkin patch is open before setting off. Open dates can change due to weather or availability of pumpkins.
pumpkins in a large wood box
You can find lots of pumpkins in Norfolk, as long as you don’t wait until the last minute.

Best Pumpkin Patches in Norfolk

You have quite a few pumpkin patches to choose from in Norfolk. As long as you don’t wait until the last minute, you are pretty much guaranteed to find a nice pumpkin at any of these. Just be sure to check with the venue to make sure they are still open, as there can be last minute changes due to weather or pumpkin stock.

Some Norfolk pumpkin patches require you to book tickets in advance, while others are free and you just have to pay for the pumpkin. All are family-friendly, so you definitely want to bring the kids.

When trying to decide which pumpkin farm to choose, consider the location and any other Halloween or autumn themed activities they offer.

You might also want to read about the best Halloweens events in Norfolk.

#1 Pumpkin House in Thursford

Postcode: NR21 0BD

2023 Open Dates: 14 – 15 & 21 – 29 October

the pumpkin house structure with hay behind it
The Pumpkin House is a unique type of pumpkin patch.

The Pumpkin House is not your typical pumpkin patch. It is handmade out of wood and decorated with over 1,000 pumpkins which are all for sale. Husband and wife team Henry and Victoria Cushing created the instagrammable structure on their family farm in North Norfolk.

While at the farm for this Halloween event, you can also enjoy haybale towers and hay play. They will also be selling a range of Halloween decorations along with pumpkins. Additionally, there will be a pop up cafe site selling hot drinks, homemade cakes, and pumpkin soup.

scarecrow with pumpkin on old tractor with sign about pumpkin house hours
You can enjoy the scenery and a few other activities at the Pumpkin House.

It is free to visit the Pumpkin House and see the vintage farm machinery. There are charges for the pumpkins, select other activities (i.e. wooded walk is £1), and cafe.

You don’t need to book in advance and there is plenty of free parking. Get more details here.

#2 Wroxham Barns

Postcode: NR12 8QU

2023 Open Dates: 21 – 29 October

During their Pumpkin Festival, kids can pick a pumpkin from their pumpkin patch and can carve it in their barn. There is also Wilma The Witch’s potion school and enjoy all the fun of the Junior Farm and the Fun Park at Wroxham Barns near Wroxham and Hoveton. They also have an after hour pumpkin picking experience on select nights.

In the Junior Farm, you can meet friendly animals including chickens, donkeys, pigs, ponies, turkeys, ducks, alpacas, goats, lambs, and more. There is also a den building area, tree platform walkway, and guinea pig village.

At the Fun Park, you will find an 18 hole mini golf, Wroxham Barns train, pirate ship, toyset ride, go-karts, water wars, sand play, jumping frogs, and more. It’s all included with unlimited play! The maize maze is also back.

You should book your ticket in advance. Get details here.

#3 Hirsty’s Family Fun Park

Postcode: NR29 4NL

2023 Open Dates: 14 – 15 & 21 – 29 October

Pick your own pumpkin from the Hirsty’s pumpkin patch, navigate the maze, see the other crops and livestock, and enjoy their play equipment. They have a barrel train, bale mountain, zipwire, soft play, bouncy castles, go-karting, rope pyramid, trampolines, climbing frames, jumping pillows, and more!

This is a working farm, so it’s not open all year round, and there are only select dates for the Halloween Hoot. Entry price for children includes one pumpkin that can be carved onsite.

It’s best to book your tickets online in advance as the event does sell out. Get more information here.

#4 Algy’s Farm Shop

Postcode: NR20 5PW

2023 Open Dates: 30 September – 31 October

algy farm shop sign with pumpkin patch behind it
Algy Farm Shop runs a popular pumpkin patch.

Algy’s pumpkin patch has pumpkins of all sizes (which are priced from £2 – £14) and will also be serving hot and cold drinks, Halloween goodies, and their famous popcorn. They will have hot food (pizza, pulled pork, hog roast, hot dogs and bacon rolls) at certain times towards the end of October.

Dogs are welcome and they accept cash and card payments.

Get more details here.

#5 Alby Farms

Postcode: NR11 7HF

2023 Open Dates: 14 – 15, 21 – 27, and 28 – 29 October

At Alby Farms, you can choose from thousands of pumpkins and squash. They will also have local food and drink vendors serving tasty treats.

Unfortunately, due to unreliable WiFi, they cannot accept credit cards, so you will need to bring cash.

Find more information here.

#6 Hill Farm

Postcode: NR12 7BA

2023 Open Dates: 11 – 29 October

At Hill Farm just south of Horstead, they have a large pumpkin patch and on certain days they also have a professional photographer to help capture those special memories.

Keep in mind that in some years they have sold out of pumpkins early. Note that dogs are not allowed in the field and they ask that you park in the field on the left.

You can find out more through their Facebook page here.

#7 Haha Farm

Postcode: NR13 4AH

2023 Open Dates: 14-31 October

various pumpkins, one has the words HaHa Farm carved in it
We’ve visited Haha Farms a couple times and always enjoyed it.

The magnificent Pumpkin Patch at Ha Ha Farm is back for another year. Farmer Tom has planted 15 different pumpkin varieties and there is a board by the patch that gives more information about the different ones. Pumpkins are priced from £2 to £10 and they accept cash or card.

You can also enjoy delicious treats (i.e. scary cakes, biscuits, brownies and witches potions) and this year they will also have boozy hot chocolate.

Their Ghostly Woodland Scavenger Hunt will include spooky characters. They will also have pumpkin carving, face painting, cookie decorating, storytelling, and crafting in the barn for an additional charge.

When we visited they even had a live band.

Get more information here.

#8 Pettitts Adventure Park

Postcode: NR13 3UA

2023 Open Dates: 21 – 29 October

During the October half-term, children can pick their own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, put it in a wheelbarrow, and then carve a scary face. It’s all included (one pumpkin per child) with your admission to Pettitts.

You can save money booking your tickets in advance online here.

#9 Rookery Meadows

Postcode: NR17 1LB

2023 Open Dates: 14 – 15 and 21 – 29 October

Rookery Meadows has a variety of activities for you to enjoy along with pumpkin picking and carving. Tickets are £5.00 per person (free children aged 3 and under) and include parking. Each paid ticket will receive a pumpkin token which can be used against the purchase of pumpkins.

There will also be delicious food and drinks, several Halloween themed craft and gift stalls, and face painting. In addition to their own farm shop, several local businesses will be showcasing their fabulous goods including candles, hair accessories, decorations, bath products, cakes, sweets and more.

Get more information and purchase tickets here.

#10 The Tacons

Postcode: NR29 5AJ

2023 Open Dates: Weekends in October, plus daily during October half-term

The Tacons is a popular farm shop with a PYO pumpkin field. In previous years, they have had pizza and a pumpkin trail.

Check their Facebook page here for the latest information.

#11 Delamore’s

Postcode: PE34 4PN

2023 Open Dates: Plan to be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October & the 23 – 29 October

Get into the Halloween spirit at Delamore’s Pumpkin Patch where you can pick your own pumpkins. They have pumpkins available at various price points. Don’t forget your camera, because there are plenty of photo ops too.

You can also bring your well-behaved fur babies, but please keep them on leads. Parking is free, but be sure to wear appropriate footwear because the ground will be uneven in places.

Get more information here.

#12 Mrs G’s Pumpkin Patch in Garboldisham near Diss

Postcode: IP22 2SJ

2023 Open Dates: 21 – 29 October

This pumpkin patch is back for its third year. In addition to the pumpkins, they will have refreshments from local vendors and many activities for the kids including straw pyramids and mini tractors.

You won’t need to book in advance but there is a small admission charge that can be paid by cash or card for those over 18. Parking is free.

Please note that dogs are not allowed in the pumpkin field.

Get more information here.

#13 Hillfield Nursery

Postcode: NR14 6PA

2023 Open Dates: 6 Oct until they sell out

Discover a selection of pumpkins and edible squash varieties at Hillfield Nursery. Prices start at just £1.99 and wheelbarrows are provided for your convenience. Whether you’re looking for a decorative accent or a carving centrepiece, the picturesque Norfolk countryside location offers a memorable pumpkin-picking experience.

Get more information here.

#14 Banham Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze

Postcode: NR16 2HE

2023 Open Dates: 14 -15 & 21 – 31 October

No booking required, just head to Banham Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze by simply following the pumpkin signs from Banham Zoo’s car park. You can choose from pumpkins ranging from £1 to £5, and pay by cash or card.

After pumpkin picking, enjoy numerous engaging activities, including the captivating maize maze. Wear sensible footwear for this outdoor field experience. Entry is just £2.50, granting access to the patch, maze, and other thrilling activities, with free entry for kids under 16. Refuel with refreshments from our food vendors.

Parking won’t be an issue, and there will be plenty of wheelbarrows for your use. Please remember that dogs, except for guide and assistant dogs, aren’t allowed on the patch.

Get more information here.

#15 Church Farm in Heacham

Postcode: PE31 7JA

2023 Open Dates: 14 – 31 October

Discover Church Farm’s first-ever pumpkin patch event in Heacham, where you’ll find a wide variety of pumpkins waiting to be picked. Prices are based on size, and you can pay with cash or card. They’ve got wheelbarrows for your convenience too.

Besides pumpkin picking, there are plenty of opportunities for seasonal photos and shopping. Feel free to bring your furry friends on leads—they’re welcome.

While you’re there, treat yourself to some delicious food. The Nest horsebox café serves up bacon rolls, bubble waffles, and autumn classics like pumpkin-spiced lattes and toffee apples every day. You can also find The Crafty Burger Company and Bordoli Pizzas offering more tasty options on select days.

Entry and parking are free. Get more information here.

#16 Crown Point Estate

Postcode: NR14 8RX

2023 Open Dates: 14 -15, 21 – 29 October

Don’t miss the Crown Point Estate’s first-ever pumpkin-picking event! Entry is free, but booking in advance is essential. It’s just a 10-minute drive from Norwich City Centre. Enjoy free parking, explore the fields to pick your pumpkins, and grab children’s carving kits. Warm up with hot drinks and treats from Baby Bean Coffee Co.

Please note: No dogs allowed on the farm. Wheelbarrows are provided to make it easier to transport your pumpkins and there are convenient onsite toilets available.

Get more information here.

#17 Hockwold Pumpkins

Postcode: IP26 4JN

2023 Open Dates: 14, 15 ,20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 October

Introducing another new addition for 2023 – Hockwold Pumpkins! Discover a fantastic selection of pumpkins right from their family-friendly, enchanting spooky barn.

Select your very own farm-grown pumpkins amidst the rustic charm of their barn. They offer a variety of traditional pumpkins and squashes to choose from.

Satisfy your cravings with hot food and beverages, available at selected times courtesy of The Hungry Filly. And don’t forget to indulge in some spine-tingling sweet treats from Baker 39.

Admission is free!

Get more information here.

#18 Wizard Maze in Metton

Postcode: NR11 8QU

2023 Open Dates: 21 – 29 October

Prepare for a pumpkin-picking adventure at Wizard Maze in Metton! Choose from a variety of pumpkins and enjoy activities like naming scarecrows, apple bobbing, and a spooky maze. Weather permitting, catch a ride on a tractor.

They ask that each family or group purchase two pumpkins to help them distribute their large harvest. After you have had your fill of pumpkins, you can refuel at the café with treats like hot chocolate, pizzas, and Frankfurter rolls.

Get more information here.

#19 The Acorn Hut Farm Shop & Plant Centre

Postcode: NR20 3RJ

2023 Open Dates: Tuesday – Sundays in October

In Mattishall village, The Acorn Hut Farm Shop has been a community staple since 2019. With over 30 years of horticultural expertise, it offers fresh, locally sourced produce, with 80% from its shelves or nearby producers.

New for 2023, they have introduced a pumpkin patch. Throughout October, visitors can pick their own pumpkins, perfect for carving or decoration. From 26th to 29th October, they are hosting a Halloween Event for all ages, featuring pumpkin carving, a Halloween trail, visiting the witch, and treats. Admission is £12.50.

Get more information here.

Pumpkin Patches Near Norfolk

With all the pumpkin patches in Norfolk, you definitely don’t have to leave the county to find your pumpkin, but in case you wanted more options I thought I would share a couple of ideas of places that are not too far.

Undley Farms Pumpkin Patch near Bury St. Edmunds

Postcode: IP28 8BX

UPDATE: The Undley Farm Pumpkin Patch will not be open for 2023. Hopefully it will be back in 2024.

Typically Undley Farms has the largest pumpkin patch in the area along with a huge maize maze and other family friendly activities. They also have a good selection of food including some autumn-themed options.

It is free to visit Undley Farms but you will need to book in advance. There is a fee to do the maize and of course buy pumpkins.

Get more information here.

Wrentham Pumpkins

Postcode: NR34 7NB

Just a few miles south of the Norfolk border, you will find Wrentham Pumpkins. They have lots of different varieties and sizes available and can accept cash or card payment.

You don’t need to book in advance.

Find out more here.

Rusty’s Pumpkin Patch at Worzal’s in Wisbech

Postcode: PE14 7DA

Back for it’s third year, Rusty’s Great Pumpkin Patch at Worzals Farm Shop is completely undercover which makes it the ideal when the weather is not cooperating. It is also accessible for prams and wheelchairs.

You will find 40,000 homegrown pumpkins of all varieties and sizes plus lots of autumnal gifts and homeware. There are also sets inspired by TV and Film favourites for fun seasonal family photos.

This is a FREE event and no tickets are required. Get more information here.

Other PYO Opportunities in Norfolk

If you’re a fan of these pumpkin patches, don’t miss out on other pick-your-own opportunities in Norfolk. Consider visiting one of the apple orchards where you can hand-pick your very own crisp, succulent apples. During the summer months, you will want to try picking your own strawberries and sunflowers.

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