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10 Places to Go Pumpkin Picking in Norfolk 2021
Every Halloween, plenty of farms and gardens across Norfolk allow visitors to pick pumpkins and even carve them. Here are 11 farms where you can go pumpkin picking.
1. The Pumpkin House
Address: Brookhill Farm, Fakenham Road, Thursford NR21 0BD
Opening Hours: 10.00am to 4.30pm
Come along to the Pumpkin House and explore over 1,000 pumpkins made out of wood. Located in Thursford, Norfolk, The Pumpkin House is the creation of Henry and Victoria Cushing.
To reach the Pumpkin House, visitors walk through a wooded trail decorated with scarecrows. Visitors can take photos and even select a Jack ‘O” Lantern from the shelves. In 2020, the Pumpkin House had a special Miniature Pumpkin House open for visiting little “wizards and witches.” We hope they will have a similar event during the 2021 Halloween.
There is no need to book. Standard pumpkins go for £4.50, and you get a free leaflet.
2. The Tacons
Address: The Grange, Rollesby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR29 5AJ
Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm for pumpkins
For over three generations, the Tacons have been farming at the Grange. The Broadland farm boasts of a wide variety of crops that includes; barley, wheat, vegetables and fruits. Bordered by the Trinity Broads, the family picks, grades, packs and delivers all their produce to customers.
Every year, the farm hosts school visits educating young people and promoting British food. You can bring the whole family and enjoy some fresh air in the countryside while picking your fruits. At the Farm Shop, purchase goods such as Norfolk farmhouse ice cream, local honey and free-range eggs.
3. Pettitt’s Animal Adventure Park
Address: Church Road, Reedham, Norfolk, NR13 3UA
Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm daily
The Pettitts Animal Adventure Park is a premier family park. Set in the stunning Norfolk broads, you can meet animals such as the golden pheasant, cockatiel, Boa constrictor and more. At the pumpkin patch, children can pick a pumpkin and take it to the carving area.
The adventure park offers a little wheelbarrow for children to carry their pumpkins. At the carving area, the carving team will help the children. At the Safari Shack Café, families can refuel and relax. The café offers a wide range of foods from sandwiches to salads and even famous children’s Maxi Meals. The park’s 2021 season started on April 12th and a Memory Pass goes for £26.
4. Old Hall Farm
Address: Norwich Road, NR35 2LP
Opening Hours: 8am to 6pm, daily
Since the mid-1940s, the Mayhew family has been farming in Woodton. They started with a small herd of cows, pigs and chickens. While on a holiday in Scotland, Rebecca and Stuart Mayhew fell in love with the idea of having their own Jersey cattle. Since then, the herd has grown to more than 8 cows of excellent pedigree.
The Old Hall Farm is more than just milk. Every year, they hold the annual pumpkin picking event on their 500-acre farm, and it runs from October 10th. Charges are £1.50 for over 16s, £1 for under 16s and free for under fours. There are a lot of options available, and the pumpkins are usually prized by size. At the farm, make sure that you follow the social distancing rules.
5. White House Farm
Address: Wroxham Rd, Rackheath, Norwich NR13 6LB
Opening Hours: 9am – 4am (Closed Sunday’s and Monday’s)
White House Farm is a great place to pick pumpkins in Norfolk! Dogs are welcome and there’s also a café where you can stop for a drink.
For news on their Pumpkin Patch visit their Facebook Page.
6. Alby Crafts and Gardens
Address: Cromer Road, Erpingham, Norwich, NR11 7QE
Opening Hours: 10am to 5pm (Tuesday to Sunday
The Alby Crafts and Gardens is a lovely arts and crafts centre. Situated between Aylsham and Cromer, it comprises traditional North Norfolk farm buildings. Built in 1850 by Willaim Howe, the buildings are made from flint and red brick.
The centre has over 10 teaching spaces and workshops where you can find different activities. For example, pottery, woodturning, tailoring, furniture making, willow sculpture and much more. You can find artists willing to share their skills and knowledge.
Every year, the Alby Crafts and Gardens has plenty of pumpkins to choose from. These pumpkins are individually priced and available in various sizes. Besides pumpkins, the gardens are worth a visit. You can explore the collection of unusual plants that flourish through the seasons. Entry is free.
7. Hirsty’s Family Fun Park
Address: Yarmouth Road, Hemsby, NR29 4NL
Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm
For a real family holiday in 2021, head to the Hirsty’s Family Fun Park. Between 22nd October to 1st November, Hirsty’s Family Fun Park will host the Halloween Hoot. In this event, you get to pick a pumpkin, carve it on-site and even have your face painted.
The fun park will also be awarding prizes for the best pumpkin and best costume. You can join the Pumpkin Queen for a walk through the maze and scare all the crows. The Hirsty’s Family Fun Park is also a busy farm.
There are cows and sheep. They also have a livery yard that provides live service. Every horse on the farm has its own stable and grazing field with straw and hay provided. Entry to the Hirsty’s Family Fun Park for adults is £8.50 and kids (3 to 16), £10.50. It’s free for under 2.
8. Wroxham Barns
Address: Tunstead Road, Hoveton Norfolk, NR12 8QU
Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm
Wroxham Barns is an award-winning attraction set in the stunning countryside of Norfolk. Open from February to October and December for the Santa Experience, there is so much to do and see. You can watch talented craftspeople working or browse the shop for stylish clothes, fun toys, and unique gifts.
The Wroxham Barns Pumpkin Festival will be back for the 2021 season. Every child will get a free pumpkin along with a place at the potion and spell school. The Fun Park and Junior Farm are open on school holidays and weekends. Entry is free, but you must pre-book all visits to the Junior Farm before your visit day.
9. Algys Farm Shop
Address: Bintree, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 5PW
Opening Hours: 10.30am to 5pm (Monday to Saturday)
Just off the A1067 is the Algys Farm Shop. From October 1st of every year, you can pick pumpkins at the farm. Whether you want to bake a pumpkin pie or carve a Jack ‘O” Lantern, Algy’s Farm Shop has got you covered with homegrown pumpkins. They are available in all sizes, colours and shapes.
Every Friday night from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, order one of Algys Farm Shop pizzas. Cooked at the farm’s wood-fired ovens, they go for £8.50. Available in approx 14 inches, you can choose from pepperoni, Hawaiian, vegan, vegetarian and Margherita.
10. Netherton Steakhouse
Address: The St, Long Stratton, Norwich NR15 2XG
Opening Hours: 10am to 5pm
Since 2016, the team at the Netherton Steakhouse has been working hard to prepare and serve good food to the people of South Norfolk. Outdoors, Netherton Steakhouse has 6 rattan tables under a heated pagoda, 10 benches and low tables. The tables can accommodate up to six guests. The menu includes the Netherton Steakhouse range of burgers, plus fish, pie, pasta, and vegetarian options.
At the Netherton Steakhouse garden, you can pick pumpkins this Halloween. There will also be a photographer to capture different memories and face painting. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is limited capacity. Before visiting the Steakhouse, check online as they may cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions, or bad weather conditions.