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On the hunt to find the best-looking pumpkin to carve for Halloween? Or looking to cook up a storm with some pumpkin-themed dishes? Hampshire has a number of pumpkin picking farms open this autumn for you and your family to pick your own pumpkins straight from the field.

Read on for our 2021 guide to the best places to pick your own pumpkin in Hampshire

Rogate Pumpkin Patch

Rogate Pumpkin Patch is halfway between Midhurst and Petersfield on the A272 and offers a very rustic and beautiful experience during Halloween. All the pumpkins on the patch are planted in June and ready for harvest in October. There will be Merlin's Wood to explore, Halloween décor, haystacks to climb, barrel rides and go-karts to whizz around in and maize to run through plus lots of pumpkin fun! An array of delicious local street food & drink catering for all needs, children's tastes, vegetarians and vegans. For more information please see Rogate Pumpkin Patch's website. 

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Pumpkin Pastures, Fordingbridge

Fordingbridge Pumpkin Pastures are a family run pick your own pumpkin field. Located on the A338 Fordingbridge slip road, the farm has planted 50,000 seeds and around 30 varieties of pumpkin and squash over their 10 acres. As well as pumpkin picking you can enjoy craft activities and pick up pumpkin recipes to take home. See Pumpkin Pasture's website for further details. 

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Sunnyfields Farm, Southampton

Sunnyfields have grown thousands of pumpkins for you to choose from: massive ones, warty ones, white ones, blue ones, little munchkins and of course lots of orange ones. Pumpkin time at Sunnyfields Farm will be one of wondrous displays, amazing pumpkin varieties and of course the opportunity for you to pick YOUR pumpkin (even at night!). Tickets must be pre-booked in advance. Please see Sunnyfield's website for more information and to book. 

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Cat and Fiddle Farm, New Forest

Looking for pumpkin picking in the New Forest National Park? Pay a visit to Cat and Fiddle Farm’s pumpkin fields. From small to large they have many pumpkins ready to be picked and wheelbarrows are available to hire to help get your autumn pumpkin haul back to the car. A special pumpkin party takes place with picking, carving, music and local food and drink, see Cat and Fiddle's website for further details.

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Durleighmarsh Farm, Petersfield

Set in beautiful countryside on the Hampshire/Sussex border, a stone’s throw from Petersfield, Durleighmarsh Farm is a family-run farm shop and pick your own. As well as pumpkins for picking they offer ready picked pumpkins available from the farm shop. 

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For other Halloween events and activities in Hampshire see our ultimate guide to Halloween in Hampshire.

Take a look at what's on in October half-term in Hampshire here