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Tour of the North: 4 x places to pick pumpkins this October

We've carved out a list of the best patches for pumpkin pickers in the North East this year.

Written by High Life North
Published 02.10.2020

East Grange 

Open every day from Friday 16 October – Saturday 31 October, 9am-3pm. 

This year, East Grange in Durham has grown over 20,000 pumpkins spread out over 8 acres. There will be 17 varieties, 6 different colours and sizes ranging from 500g all the way to 12kg. Don’t worry about carrying all those pumpkins as we will have plenty of wheelbarrows on hand to help (including some small wheels for little ones). 

Tickets are required in advance.

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Down at the Farm 

Every day from Saturday 24 October to 1 November.

Visitors will be able to enjoy picking pumpkins in the farm’s pumpkin patch, as well as carving lanterns, scarecrow making and playing with the animals. 

Booking essential.

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Brockbushes Pumpkin Picking

Brockbushes

Every weekend from 3 October – 31 October.

Pick Your Own Pumpkins is back at Brocksbushes in 2020 and will be bigger and better than ever.

They’ve been growing pumpkins on every spare inch of the farm after it was so popular last year. With loads of different pumpkin varieties be sure to put it in your diary.

Pre-booking will be essential so that they can control numbers for social distancing. Unfortunately, they can’t offer pumpkin carving this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, however there will be lots of other pumpkin fun to be had!

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Brockbushes Pumpkin Picking

Adventure Valley

17-18 October and 24 October – 1 November

FREE PUMPKIN WITH ENTRY – for every full-paying child aged 2 and over.

Head over to the Pumpkin Barn and collect your pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch, get creative with Pumpkin Carving (until 31st October), enjoy smashing fun with a Corn Cob Catapult, watch daily shows, and more!

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