If you’re looking for a pumpkin patch near London then you’ll want to hear all about our trip to The Pop Up Farm’s Pumpkin Patch today! Over the Summer we visited The Pop Up Farms Sunflower Festival and we couldn’t wait to come back and visit their pumpkin patch. The PYO Pumpkin Patch opened today and we were delighted to visit ahead of a very busy October.
A wheelbarrow full of pumpkins from The Pop Up Farm
We had such a good experience at the Sunflower Festival that we knew what to expect at the Pumpkin Patch. As we entered the site we were directed to the free car park, parking near the entrance. We were greeted by a friendly member of staff who told us what to expect and where to go. The children couldn’t wait to explore the bale maze and spent some time jumping around and burning off some energy.
I couldn’t wait to visit the pumpkin patch though! We grabbed a wheel barrow from the wheel barrow park and familiarised ourselves with some of the 16 different varieties of pumpkin which were growing.
We spent a long time walking through the pumpkin patch. We last visited one 2 years ago when we were in Somerset and the weather was SO cold that we didn’t stay out too long.
The weather was warm enough today though that we spent about an hour exploring the pumpkin patch! It was huge and we followed the path around it, reading all the signs about pumpkins and squashes. The kids just loved it and it was a great experience for them to see the pumpkins growing.
We filled our wheel barrow with as many pumpkins as we wanted before heading to get them measured and pay. We also picked up a special sack to put them in (my husband is very precious about his new car!).
The kids were a bit tired after all the fresh air, and picking up some pretty big pumpkins, so we headed over to the little cafe to get some hot drinks and popcorn. There was just about enough time to play in the bale maze again before we headed home.
The Pop Up Farm is free to enter and there is a free car park
There are toilets
You can pay with cash or card
You can buy hot and cold drinks and popcorn
The Pop Up Farm Pumpkin Patch is open 12th-13th October and everyday from 19th-30th October
Find The Pop Up Farm at M1 Junction 9, St Albans, AL3 8HT, Hertfordshire