Halloween 2021: Where to go pumpkin picking in Wales

By Kathryn Williams

We can't believe that the autumn fun of Halloween, Bonfire Night and more is almost upon us, and we'll be back out picking pumpkins before the kids set off trick or treating.

Here in Wales we have some fantastic outdoor farms and fields bursting with pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colours, ready for us to pick. If you want MORE Halloween fun, find out what's on our list for spooky activities in Wales for all ages, here.

Read more: The bright orange van that delivers pumpkins for Halloween

Some of them you have to pre-book, but others you can just turn up.

Keep in mind you may need to check with the individual venues to find out opening times and up-to-date information on activities and the like.

And if you have a pumpkin patch we've not seen, please do email kathryn.williams@walesonline.co.uk so we can add you in.

Forage Farm, Cowbridge

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A great day out for all the family in the Vale of Glamorgan, with lots to do, including a maize maze, tractor rides, a range of food vendors, face painting, crafts and animals to see.

The Halloween fun starts on Saturday, October 23 and runs until Halloween. You can book your tickets, here.

Where : Penllyn Estate, Llwynhelig CF71 7FF

Matthews Pumpkin Patch, Aberbran Fawr, Brecon

The farm has had PYO strawberries all summer, now it's pumpkin time.

It's free entry so you just pick your wheelbarrow up and off you go.

Keep an eye on Aberbran's Facebook page.

Where: Aberbran Fawr, Aberbran, Brecon LD3 9NG

Vale Pick Your Own, Vale of Glamorgan

At Greenland Farm they are planning on opening in October during half term and on the weekends.

They are still yet to announce specifics details of the pumpkin picking sessions. But keep your eye on their social media and website.

Where: Greenland Farm, Bonvilston

Powell's Farms, Radnorshire

It's Powell's Pumpkin Patch's second year of welcoming pickers and again they have multiple varieties of pumpkins and a spooky barn for spooky activities .

You'll have to prebook - here - and all activities will be subject to Covid-19 safety guidelines. Picking runs from October 9.

Where: Llanfihangel Nant Melan, near New Radnor, Radnorshire


Bellis Farm, Wrexham

As well as picking out your pumpkins you can enjoy a spooky maze at this Wrexham farm.

The farm is working to make the Halloween events as Covid-secure as possible.

Opening times are 10-5pm on weekends throughout October and they will open every day from Monday, October 25 to Sunday, October 31.

Where: Wrexham Road Farm, Wrexham Road, Holt Village, Wrexham, LL13 9YU

Info: Get the latest at Bellis' website

Pumpkin Picking Patch, Cardiff and Porthcawl

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These 20-acre (Cardiff) and eight-acre (Porthcawl) farms are free to park up and enter and then you pay per pumpkin depending on its size.

There's also a spooky maze at the sites.

They are both opening on October weekends from the 9th and then over half term from Friday, October 22.

Where: Coedarhydyglyn Park, Near Bonvilston, St Nicholas, Cardiff CF5/Tycoch Farm, Pyle, Porthcawl, CF33 4RR

Find out more here.

Pencoed Fach Farm, Blackwood

This organic farm in the Caerphilly borough is already getting their pumpkins ready. There'll be loads in the field and some pre-picked from the polytunnels.

Treat yourself to their fresh milkshakes, too!

The fun starts at Pencoed from October 15 and you can get your tickets from here, when they go on sale.

Where: Heol Y Cefn, Bedwellty Rd, Blackwood NP12 0BQ

Info: Keep up-to-date with Pencoed Fach's pumpkin events and book tickets, here

Gower Halloween at Poundffald Farm

Usually the sunflower picking farm and the Christmas tree farm, this Gower farm is providing some pumpkin Halloween fun this year after last year's break.

There'll be activities as well as the picking, and details will be announced soon, so follow the farm's Facebook.

Where : Poundffald Farm, Three Crosses, Swansea SA4 3PB

Info: Get the latest on the Gower Halloween events and book tickets here.

Rosedew Farm, Vale of Glamorgan

This gorgeous wedding venue and working farm are bringing the spooky this October half term as you can pick your own pumpkins, sweetcorn and there will be Halloween activities.

More information will be coming soon on the farm's Instagram but they have announced the pumpkin picking will take place from Saturday, October 23 until Sunday October 31.

Where: Rosedew Farm, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, CF61 1PZ

Info: For all the most up to date information please see the farm's Instagram or website.

Clearwell Farm

Clearwell Farm offers 30 different varieties of pumpkins to pick and choose from (David Phillips)

Clearwell Farm, between Cardiff and Newport, runs seasonal activities all year round, which you can read more about here including pumpkin picking.

Although they have not announced any details about their pumpkin picking this year they have said it will be happening that more information will be coming soon on their Facebook page.

Where: Pentrpoeth Road, Michaelston-y-Fedw, Cardiff, CF3 6XT

Info: For the most up to date information check out the farm's Facebook page.

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