07 October to 31 October
About Pumpkin Picking at Rectory Farm PYO
Rectory Farm will have several pumpkin varieties for you to pick, from traditional orange Racers to tasty Crown Prince Squash and ornamental gourds for table and window displays.
Pop your pumpkins in one of their handy wheelbarrows to transport them easily from the field to the farm shop, and don’t forget to pose for a few snaps on their hay bales and with their photo stand-in boards before you go.
There will be Halloween-themed tricks and treats aplenty in the shop and cafe, from spooky iced biscuits to warming Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
When to pick
The pumpkin patch will be open in October for customers to pick their own orange, white, green, multi-coloured and dinky pumpkins. We will update this page when we know exact dates for the PYO.
Pumpkins will be available while stock lasts. There will be regular updates on their social media channels with the supply situation. We do suggest visiting earlier in October to avoid disappointment.
How to pick
The pumpkins will be snipped before your visit, so they are ready for you to pick off the ground. Fill your own wheelbarrow, and then pay for your pumpkins in the Farm Shop when you’re finished.
If picking is not for you, then they have a skilled team of professionals in the fields who pick our best every single day. You’ll find the ready-picked vegetables in the Farm Shop fridges.
What to expect
This year they’re growing Racer pumpkins: orange lanterns usually between 4kg to 6kg and Harvest Moon pumpkins: also orange but a little smaller at 4kg.
They are also planting the very large Renegade pumpkins, which come in at a whopping 8kg, and Crown Prince squash: dark grey bluish in colour and super tasty. They are also growing a selection of colourful gourds for picking.
Put postcode OX33 1HF in your Sat Nav then follow the road signs as you get closer. The farm shop, pick your own and cafe entrance is opposite to our main farm yard so you might even spot a tractor.
There’s plenty of free parking and disabled spaces near the top of the car park by the shop. When busy, please use the overflow car park in the grassy fields.
Visit the Rectory Farm website for more information to help you plan your visit to the Rectory Farm pick your own.