WITH HALLOWEEN just around the corner, now is the perfect time to go pumpkin picking with the family.

It’s also a great activity to keep the kids occupied over the October half term.

While you could go to your local supermarket and pick up a pumpkin, there is nothing like scouring a muddy field and picking up a unique and quirky looking pumpkin that’s been lovingly grown by local farmers.

Here are some great pumpkin farms to visit in West Yorkshire:

Kemps Farm
W End Ln, Horsforth, Leeds 
Cost: Adults- £2
Children- £1
Under 3’s go free and ticket price doesn’t include the cost of pumpkins.

This farm is only a 22-minute drive from Bradford and it is home to more than 37,000 pumpkins.


If you’re looking for more than just a bog-standard orange pumpkin, make sure to visit Kemps Farm; mini pumpkins, jumbo-sized pumpkins and even warty pumpkins are at this farm.

To help keep people safe, there are a number of safety measures in place such as a one-way system and screens at the checkout.

Book your tickets online.

Swithens Farm
Adults and children over three- £10 (price includes a pumpkin and farm entry) or £6 (no pumpkin)
Children under three- £5 (price includes a pumpkin and farm entry).

Swithens Farm pumpkin patch is always a popular event in October.

After picking your own pumpkin make sure to explore the other events taking place on the farm.

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You can also explore the Halloween trail and find hidden clues in order to claim the prize.

Make sure to take a picture with Jules, the resident pumpkin patch witch.

You can’t leave the farm without meeting the animals- llamas, goats, alpacas, sheep, pigs meerkats and donkeys are waiting to meet you

Want to book a ticket? Book online.

Farmer Copley’s Farm Shop
Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road,

This place is a thirty minute drive from Bradford- but it is well worth the journey.

It’s the ideal place to visit if you want pumpkins in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes.


As well as the orange pumpkins we all recognise, there will also be red, green, white, blue, black and yellow pumpkins to choose from.

The ‘not so wicked witch’ may also be making an appearance as you scour the muddy fields for the perfect pumpkin.

Are you heading to a pumpkin farm this year? Let us know in the comments