Where to go pumpkin picking in Oxfordshire in 2021

Pick your own pumpkins in Oxfordshire

Where to go pumpkin picking in Oxfordshire in 2021.

Fortunately, there are a few pick your own pumpkin patches in Oxfordshire to choose from. Put on your boots, and head to one of these pick your own PYO pumpkin patches in Oxfordshire and beyond.

Millets Farm, Frilford, Abingdon

Millets Farm has been nurturing a large number of pumpkins in their fields, and this year they have 3 different picking areas for you to choose from. The pumpkin patches are open weekends from 25 September and daily from 18 to 31 October 2021. The patch costs £1.00 to enter, and then you pay for what you pick. Pumpkin prices vary depending on size.

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Rectory Farm, Stanton St John, Oxford

Rectory Farm has planted their first-ever Pumpkin Patch, and it’ll be open to the public daily from Friday 08 October to Sunday 31 October. Pick from the large Renegade pumpkins to mid-sized Racer pumpkins and the smaller Harvest Moon variety. They will also have Crown Prince squash: dark grey bluish in colour and super tasty, and a selection of colourful gourds for picking.

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Hadsham Farm, Horley, Banbury

Put on your boots and head to the new pop-up pumpkin picking event for 2021 at Hadsham Farm near Banbury. Collect a sledge and head to the pumpkin patch, where you can choose your perfect pumpkin. There are a variety of sizes which are priced between £3.00 and £10.00 each. Take your pumpkin back to the barns, where you will be given a carving kit to transform your pumpkins.

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Pumpkin picking in Oxfordshire and beyond
Pumpkin picking just beyond Oxfordshire

Other pumpkin picking experiences just beyond Oxfordshire, but close enough...

Cotswold Farm Park, Guilting Power, Cheltenham

Founded by Joe Henson in 1971 - to help protect some rare breed farm animals - Cotswold Farm Park is about an hour’s drive from Oxford and even closer from Chipping Norton. Wrap up warm and head over to the field. Explore the pumpkin trail and choose a spooky face paint design. Then grab yourself a plump pumpkin to take home for crafts and pies. The pumpkin patch is open from 22 to 31 October (October weekends and throughout the half-term).

Weedon Hill Farm, Aylesbury

Farmer Paul at Weedon Hill Farm - about half an hour from Bicester - has been nurturing beautiful pumpkins on his predominately beef and arable farm. As well as the classic orange Jack-o-lantern pumpkin, which look fantastic when carved, you can get your hands on a whole gaggle of gourds that are delicious to eat as well. The pumpkins are displayed in ‘The Pumpkin Barn’ to keep them dry when it rains. No need to book. Free entry into the barn. Open Thursday to Sunday until 31 October plus every day during half term.

Bucks Goat Centre, Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury

The Bucks Goat Centre is a friendly open farm situated in Stoke Mandeville (some 40 minutes from Bicester). They have a pop-up pumpkin farm with over 2,000 pumpkins to choose from. They’ll also have pumpkin carving on-site at £1.00 per kit. Due to huge demand, you’ll need to book tickets for your prefered 90-minute time slot.

Roves Farm, Sevenhampton, Swindon

Roves Farm is a brilliant day out for all ages. Visit the Pumpkin Barn to choose your pumpkin. Then get creative carving your design. Bonus for the grown-ups – you get to leave the mess behind! Extra charge applies, and it’s subject to availability. Pre-booking is essential. Over the October half term they will be hosting a range of events and activities to run alongside the pumpkin carving event. You’ll find further details on their website.

Glebe Farm, Lower Brailes near Shipston-on-Stour

It’s the first time for PYO pumpkins at Glebe Farm in Lower Brailes (OX15 5HR) - about 10 miles north of Chipping Norton. We’re told the pumpkins are growing well for their first pumpkin picking event, and they’ve enjoyed watching them grow. There will be a booking system in place, so please keep an eye on their Facebook page for details and pricing.

Need more spooky activity inspiration? See our list of brilliant half term & Halloween activities in Oxfordshire.