Looking for a local pumpkin patch, maize maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in East Midlands, England?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in East Midlands, England, sorted by county. Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands.  Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a maize maze, spook house, or hayride.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

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Updates for September 2020

Most pumpkin patches  and maize mazes usually open by late August, some earlier! Maize mazes usually open in July. You may also want to try the latest fun, Zombie Paintball, see this website!. The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here. You will find a local Christmas tree farm on this page. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

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  • Mr Pumpkin - pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, corn maze, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, face painting, inflatables/bounce house
    Lime Farm Mansfield Road, Morley, DE7 6JU. Phone: 07967362215. Email: info@mrpumpkin.co.uk. Open: Our opening hours for 2019 are: Saturday / Sunday 12/13 October Saturday / Sunday 19/20 October Then from Thursday 24th October right through to Halloween on the 31st; We are open 10am until 4pm each day. Directions: We are located on the A608 between Derby and Heanor, approximately 4 miles from the centre of Derby. We are about 60 metres from Broomfield Hall on the opposite side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Free entry and free car parking You just pay for the pumpkins you pick which are priced depending upon size, from £2 each. There is also a charge for other activities (for example bouncy castle, face painting etc) We also have our Witches Kitchen serving hot and cold food and drinks. (ADDED: July 08, 2019)


  • The CLA Game Fair at Belvoir Castle - Faire
    Grantham, Leicestershire, Phone: 0870 126 1751. Open: Check website for dates (usually open during August). It looks like they have discontinued the maize maze  but restarted the country fair.
  • Heather Cattows PYO Fruit Farm - pumpkins, Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries, Red, White and Black Currants,
    The Cattows Farm Shop, Cattows Farm, Swepstone Road, Heather, Leicestershire LE67 2RF. Phone: (01530) 264200. Email: james@cattowsfarm.co.uk. Directions: On the main Measham to Heather Road, 10 mins from M (A) 42. Also, prepicked Broad Beans, New Potatoes. Asparagus cut to order April to June.  Open: Daily during the season, Mid June to August, 10am to 7pm. We now grow 10 acres of traditionally grown strawberries (8 different varieties), 3 acres of raspberries along with gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and blackberries. Broad beans and sunflowers are also available for pick your own. Pumpkins are available for pick your own from the beginning of October.n. A.k.a, Cattows Farm Shop.  (UPDATED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • The Wistow Maze - cornfield maze
    The Estate Office, Wistow Hall, near Great Glen, Leicestershire, LE8 0QF, Phone: 07884 403889. Open: Check website for dates (usually open 10am - 6pm daily (last admission 4.30pm) 7 days a week from a  Saturday in mid July through the first Sunday in September;(then weekends only until Sunday 20th September). Enjoy a great day out exploring one of the country's largest maize mazes, set in 8 acres of living maize and sunflower crop. It's great exercise for mind and body! Perfect for all ages, with staff/office outings even more popular than school trips! Refreshments, ice creams and gifts are available in the FUNYARD. Opposite the maze is the Wistow Rural Centre with a cafe/bistro, Mediterranean deli, garden centre, model village (with trains), art gallery and a large variety of other shops (click on WRC link for more details). Toilets on site.


  • Maze In Maize - Maize maze (corn maze), haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    Sholtsgate Whaplode, Spalding, PE12 6T. Phone: 07774 764484. Fax: 01406 422351. Email: info@mazeinmaize.co.uk. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Open: See our website for current hours: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Payment: Cash, only. See this page for special events. School visits and Corporate days, Starting in September: Our famous NIGHT MAZE and BARBECUES events! - Corporate Night Mazes catered for! Our public Night Mazes dates this year are: Saturday 3rd and Saturday 10th October 2015 - 6.30pm till 10.30pm
  • Willows Farm - pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tayberries
    A52 Chapel St Leonards, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 5UB. Phone: 07771 696001. Email: david@willows-farm.com. Directions: From Skegness take the A52 north towards Mablethorpe. We are situated approximately 1 mile north of Ingoldmells just before reaching Chapel St Leonards. We are open June, July, August. Our hours are: 7 Days a week, 9 am to 6 p.m. As well as PYO crops we always have ready picked fruit available. We welcome orders for large quantities or special occasions. In the farm shop we also sell our own grown new potatoes, cauliflowers, cabbage, beetroot, carrots, peas, broad beans, sweetcorn and salads and pumpkins (October time). Our farm shop will be open from early June when we will have our first strawberries available along with the new potatoes and fresh vegetables. Raspberries and currants follow in early July. Our Sunday Car Boot Sales start in June and if you want to come and stay at Willows Farm we now have a small caravan site.


  • Overstone Grange Farm - Sunflowers, tulips, pumpkins
    Overstone Grange Farm, Kettering Road, Northampton, NN3 7XA. Open: see their Facebook page; they have no published a phone number or even email, so Facebook is the only way to reach them. Pick your own sunflowers (summer), pumpkins (October) and tulips (Spring) on a family run farm near Moulton, Northants. Pumpkin patch coming October.  (ADDED: 31 August 2020 JBS)
  • Saxby's Cider and Grange Farm Pick Your Own Pumpkins - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
    Grange Farm, Farndish, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7HJ. Phone: 01933 353666. Email: info@saxbyscider.co.uk. Open: Monday, 28 October 2019 at 12 PM to 4 PM (possibly the 7 days leading up to Halloween - check their Facebook page. Come and pick your own pumpkins on our farm at Saxby's Cider one day in October. We’ll provide the wheelbarrows and buckets (or you can bring your own) and you might want to bring the wellies and coats.  FREE ENTRY. Pumpkins start from 50p. We have LOADS of traditional carving pumpkins and LOADS of gorgeous ornamental ones. All shapes and sizes!  Come to Grange Farm in Farndish NN29 7HJ and use the farm entrance on the road between Farndish and Wollaston. We’ll also be sampling and selling our amazing Saxby’s Cider Apple Juice. Afterwards you can pop into the cider shop on the yard too. Payment: cash and credit cards. 


  • Maxeys Farm Shop - pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, train rides, haunted trail, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    Hockerton Road, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8PB. Phone: 016368145<>66. Open: EVERY DAY 8;30am TO 6pm STARTS 7TH October 2017 UNTIL 31ST October 2017. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: August 04, 2017)
  • Nottinghamshire 'Pick Your Own' Pumpkins - pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, porta-potties
    Haywood Oaks Lane, Blidworth, Nottingham, NG21 0PE. Phone: 07872958253. Email: nottinghamshirepyopumpkins@gmail.com. Open: Open daily from early October; Times and date to be announced closer to the time. Directions: Just off the A614. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 07, 2019)
  • Saxby's Cider - pumpkins
    Grange Farm, Farndish Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7HJ.  Phone: 01933 353666. Email: info@saxbyscider.co.uk. Open: PYO pumpkin picking every day from 17th October to 31st October - o choose your own pumpkins, you can come on Saturday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm and Sunday afternoon from 12pm to 5pm and pick your own. (October 26th and 27th) - Shop hours are Monday to Saturday between 10 am and 2pm. HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS!! We have grown some beautiful pumpkins on the farm this year. You can buy them from our shop on the farm. Or if you’d like more of an adventure . We have traditional carving pumpkins and some gorgeous ornamental ones. All shapes and sizes!You bring your wellies - we'll provide the wheelbarrows. We'll be selling our cider and apple juice for you to take home too. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (ADDED: 31 August 2020 JBS)