Pick your own pumpkins down on the farm!

Girls picking pumpkins on patch at Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Staffordshire

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

This article is from 2020 – for information on this years PYO Pumpkin event CLICK HERE

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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This lucky teddy’s getting a sneak preview of our Teddy Bears’ Tea Party Time story, 📖 written especially for our May Half Term event.
Part of the Teddy Bears’ Tea Party 🧸 experience will see you snuggle down with your favourite bear to enjoy this story being read to you (that’s after you’ve enjoyed a magical make-believe picnic)… 🧺
Who’s joining for for some half term fun on the farm next week? 
Find out more: https://playatthefarm.co.uk/may-half-term/
#daysoutwithkids #familydaysoutuk #LowerDraytonFarm #familyattraction #familydaysout #familyattractions #stokeontrent #westmidlands #daysoutwiththekids #wolverhampton #daysoutwiththefamily #EnjoyStaffordshire #cannock #westmidsmums #telford #farmvisit #stafford #penkridge #westmidlands

This lucky teddy’s getting a sneak preview of our Teddy Bears’ Tea Party Time story, 📖 written especially for our May Half Term event.

Part of the Teddy Bears’ Tea Party 🧸 experience will see you snuggle down with your favourite bear to enjoy this story being read to you (that’s after you’ve enjoyed a magical make-believe picnic)… 🧺

Who’s joining for for some half term fun on the farm next week?

Find out more: https://playatthefarm.co.uk/may-half-term/

#daysoutwithkids #familydaysoutuk #LowerDraytonFarm #familyattraction #familydaysout #familyattractions #stokeontrent #westmidlands #daysoutwiththekids #wolverhampton #daysoutwiththefamily #EnjoyStaffordshire #cannock #westmidsmums #telford #farmvisit #stafford #penkridge #westmidlands
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Tonight our farm team have started sowing our first 2024 environmental crops before the forecast rain 🌧️. 
These crops have 6 different species of plants 🌱 in the same field, they will provide flowers for our bees 🐝 pollination this summer and seeds for our birds 🐦 to eat in the winter. 
As well as providing habitat for lots of other insects 🐞 on the farm. 🌺🌽🌾🌻
You can learn more about farming and conservation on our summer farm trailer rides - all part of your PLAY@ visit! 
#wolverhampton #westmidlands #EnjoyStaffordshire #thisfarminglife #familyfarm #LowerDraytonFarm #farminglife #stokeontrent #familyattractions #daysoutwithkids #daysoutwiththefamily #farmattractionuk #familydaysout #familydaysoutuk #familyattraction #daysoutwiththekids

Tonight our farm team have started sowing our first 2024 environmental crops before the forecast rain 🌧️.

These crops have 6 different species of plants 🌱 in the same field, they will provide flowers for our bees 🐝 pollination this summer and seeds for our birds 🐦 to eat in the winter.

As well as providing habitat for lots of other insects 🐞 on the farm. 🌺🌽🌾🌻

You can learn more about farming and conservation on our summer farm trailer rides - all part of your PLAY@ visit!

#wolverhampton #westmidlands #EnjoyStaffordshire #thisfarminglife #familyfarm #LowerDraytonFarm #farminglife #stokeontrent #familyattractions #daysoutwithkids #daysoutwiththefamily #farmattractionuk #familydaysout #familydaysoutuk #familyattraction #daysoutwiththekids
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This afternoon Aberdeen Angus cow 🐮 Milkshake🥛 has given birth to a male calf. Cow and calf doing well and ready to meet you all this half term on the 🚜 tractor and trailer rides. We need name suggestions for the calf please. 
The winning name will win you family of 4 tickets to come to the farm this Summer half term 😊

This afternoon Aberdeen Angus cow 🐮 Milkshake🥛 has given birth to a male calf. Cow and calf doing well and ready to meet you all this half term on the 🚜 tractor and trailer rides. We need name suggestions for the calf please.

The winning name will win you family of 4 tickets to come to the farm this Summer half term 😊
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It’s another Teddy Bears’ Tea Party update with Eve - come and have a sneak peek as our magical new adventure takes shape. Don’t forget this is all part of your PLAY@ adventure over May half term!
Don’t forget your teddy! 🧸

It’s another Teddy Bears’ Tea Party update with Eve - come and have a sneak peek as our magical new adventure takes shape. Don’t forget this is all part of your PLAY@ adventure over May half term!

Don’t forget your teddy! 🧸
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Here’s Farmer Richard talking all about our new Farm Droid, Seed 3-PO; how it’s allowing us to test growing new crops at Lower Drayton Farm and how farming has changed in the 100 years since his grandad first started farming the land here using horse power!
PLAY@ visitors will be able to ‘meet’ Seed 3-PO this summer and we’ll also be out and about at various events with the farming robot as the centre of our Children’s Farm stand - the theme this year being ‘Farming for the Future: Embracing Technology’.
So, if you’re heading to Happy for you to the Staffordshire County Show, Love Cheese Live, the Stone Food & Drink Festival, Newport Show or Penkridge Children’s Markets make sure you stop by and say hello! 🤖
@agridroiduk @staffscountyshow @_lovecheese @stonefooddrink1 @newport_show @penkridgechildrensmarket 
#familyfarm #thisfarminglife #farmdroid #farminguk #farmingforthefuture

Here’s Farmer Richard talking all about our new Farm Droid, Seed 3-PO; how it’s allowing us to test growing new crops at Lower Drayton Farm and how farming has changed in the 100 years since his grandad first started farming the land here using horse power!

PLAY@ visitors will be able to ‘meet’ Seed 3-PO this summer and we’ll also be out and about at various events with the farming robot as the centre of our Children’s Farm stand - the theme this year being ‘Farming for the Future: Embracing Technology’.

So, if you’re heading to Happy for you to the Staffordshire County Show, Love Cheese Live, the Stone Food & Drink Festival, Newport Show or Penkridge Children’s Markets make sure you stop by and say hello! 🤖

@agridroiduk @staffscountyshow @_lovecheese @stonefooddrink1 @newport_show @penkridgechildrensmarket

#familyfarm #thisfarminglife #farmdroid #farminguk #farmingforthefuture
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Work experience Farm Student Delta is making some adjustments to Seed 3-PO our Farm Droid 🤖 before a busy weekend weeding our Leek, Beetroot and Red Onion patches. 
Everything is growing very fast this month 🚜🇬🇧
In the next few weeks Seed 3-PO will be hitting the road, joining our team at various shows and events - including the Staffordshire County Show - to help visitors learn all about the future of farming…. 
@agridroiduk @staffscountyshow  #EnjoyStaffordshire #familydaysoutuk #daysoutwiththekids #farmattractionuk #stokeontrent #thisfarminglife #daysoutwiththefamily #workingfarm #farminglife #daysoutwithkids #familyattractions #familyattraction #LowerDraytonFarm

Work experience Farm Student Delta is making some adjustments to Seed 3-PO our Farm Droid 🤖 before a busy weekend weeding our Leek, Beetroot and Red Onion patches.

Everything is growing very fast this month 🚜🇬🇧

In the next few weeks Seed 3-PO will be hitting the road, joining our team at various shows and events - including the Staffordshire County Show - to help visitors learn all about the future of farming….

@agridroiduk @staffscountyshow #EnjoyStaffordshire #familydaysoutuk #daysoutwiththekids #farmattractionuk #stokeontrent #thisfarminglife #daysoutwiththefamily #workingfarm #farminglife #daysoutwithkids #familyattractions #familyattraction #LowerDraytonFarm
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Today’s visitors have just seen cow Toffee 🐮 give birth to a female calf in the large animal zone. Cow and calf doing well and ready to meet everyone visiting this weekend. 
A customer at the farm has named the calf Angel 👼
Who’s coming to see her tomorrow? 
#farmattractionuk #thisfarminglife #familydaysoutuk #daysoutwiththekids #daysoutwithkids #stokeontrent #EnjoyStaffordshire #daysoutwiththefamily #familydaysout #workingfarm #farminglife #cowsofinstagram #cowstagram

Today’s visitors have just seen cow Toffee 🐮 give birth to a female calf in the large animal zone. Cow and calf doing well and ready to meet everyone visiting this weekend.

A customer at the farm has named the calf Angel 👼

Who’s coming to see her tomorrow?

#farmattractionuk #thisfarminglife #familydaysoutuk #daysoutwiththekids #daysoutwithkids #stokeontrent #EnjoyStaffordshire #daysoutwiththefamily #familydaysout #workingfarm #farminglife #cowsofinstagram #cowstagram
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Jelly Tot the donkey foal is waiting to meet all this weekend’s visitors in the outdoor animal paddocks…
Who’s joining us for a PLAY@ family day out on the farm? 🚜
#stokeontrent #familydaysout #farmattractionuk #familyattraction #familydaysoutuk #EnjoyStaffordshire #westmidlands #daysoutwithkids #daysoutwiththefamily #daysoutwiththekids #thisfarminglife #workingfarm #familyfarm #familyattractions #donkey #babydonkey #staffordshire

Jelly Tot the donkey foal is waiting to meet all this weekend’s visitors in the outdoor animal paddocks…

Who’s joining us for a PLAY@ family day out on the farm? 🚜

#stokeontrent #familydaysout #farmattractionuk #familyattraction #familydaysoutuk #EnjoyStaffordshire #westmidlands #daysoutwithkids #daysoutwiththefamily #daysoutwiththekids #thisfarminglife #workingfarm #familyfarm #familyattractions #donkey #babydonkey #staffordshire
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*COMPETITION CLOSED* 
Did you know that your PLAY@ family adventure over May half term will include our magical Teddy Bears’ Picnic experience? 
To celebrate, we’re offering the chance to win a family ticket to join us between Fri 24th May and Mon 3rd June. 
To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question: 
Winnie the Pooh famously loves… 
A. Pie
B. Honey
C. Carrots 
Good luck! Please be scam aware and don’t click on links telling you you’ve won – we’ll announce winners and contact them direct. 
Ts & Cs: Entries close midnight on Sunday 19th May 2024. Winner will be picked at random from all entries across FB & IG. No cash alternative; prize not transferable.
#westmidsmums #LowerDraytonFarm #farmattractionuk #wolverhampton #familyattraction #EnjoyStaffordshire #familydaysoutuk #daysoutwiththefamily #westmidlands #daysoutwithkids #daysoutwiththekids #familydaysout #stokeontrent #codsall #familytime #Spring2024

*COMPETITION CLOSED*

Did you know that your PLAY@ family adventure over May half term will include our magical Teddy Bears’ Picnic experience?

To celebrate, we’re offering the chance to win a family ticket to join us between Fri 24th May and Mon 3rd June.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

Winnie the Pooh famously loves…

A. Pie
B. Honey
C. Carrots

Good luck! Please be scam aware and don’t click on links telling you you’ve won – we’ll announce winners and contact them direct.

Ts & Cs: Entries close midnight on Sunday 19th May 2024. Winner will be picked at random from all entries across FB & IG. No cash alternative; prize not transferable.

#westmidsmums #LowerDraytonFarm #farmattractionuk #wolverhampton #familyattraction #EnjoyStaffordshire #familydaysoutuk #daysoutwiththefamily #westmidlands #daysoutwithkids #daysoutwiththekids #familydaysout #stokeontrent #codsall #familytime #Spring2024
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