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Pick your own pumpkins down on the farm!

Families looking to get ‘spooky season’ off to a great start can now pick their own pumpkin at Lower Drayton Farm near Penkridge. 

The Staffordshire pumpkin patch opens its gates on Saturday 3rd  and Sunday 4th October, and will welcome visitors every weekend throughout October and daily during Halloween half term.

In addition to heading out into the pumpkin patch to pick their own pumpkin, families can then trundle their pumpkins back across the field in a wheelbarrow and enjoy a pumpkin carving session in the on-site stretch tent.

Farmer Richard Bower says:

“We planted over 30,000 pumpkin seeds and we’ve got massive pumpkins, mini pumpkins, perfectly formed pumpkins, ‘monster’ pumpkins – even white pumpkins. You’ll literally be spoilt for choice! We are a working farm and the event is field-based, so we recommend wrapping up warm and wearing sturdy shoes, but it’s a great way to spend time in the fresh air as a family – and by carving your pumpkins on site you save any mess at home. All our pumpkins are also great for eating and, as all visitors get one pumpkin, families can choose to carve all of them or just a couple and take the rest home to enjoy as soup, roasted or in pumpkin pie!”

Families looking for a full day of adventure can also book tickets to the farm’s new PLAY@ attraction, with its huge indoor play, outdoor adventure play, friendly animals, maize trail, farm trailer ride and more. 

PYO Pumpkins @ Lower Drayton Farm runs on 3rd & 4th; 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th Oct then daily from Tuesday 20th – Sat 31st October (while pumpkins last!). Tickets are £6pp including one pumpkin each and can be bought at www.playatthefarm.co.uk/pumpkin-picking-patch/ where you’ll also find full details and tickets for the farm’s PLAY@ attraction.

IMAGE CAPTION: Team members Sarah Peacock & Charlotte Male in the pumpkin patch at Lower Drayton Farm…

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