Pumpkin picking at Cattows Farm – Leicestershire 

Pumpkin picking at Cattows Farm – Leicestershire 

Halloween is firmly becoming a favourite holiday in our house so this year we decided that picking our own pumpkins was essential. One sunny afternoon, after school we headed to our local PYO pumpkin farm. Cattows Farm is located in Heather, Leicestershire and is one of our absolute favourite places to visit. They have so many fantastic events on throughout the year!

Access to the farm is easy and there is free parking outside the lovely farm shop and cafe. The fields are open everyday during October between 9am-5pm (Sundays 9am-4pm). We collected our wheelbarrow from outside the shop and directed by some friendly “witch crows” we made the short walk to the pumpkin fields.

This year there are over 10,000 pumpkins to pick! There are several different pumpkin and squash varieties and all different sizes, shapes and colours. L was eager to get into the field so we started scouting for three perfect pumpkins.

The view from the field was amazing and we were the only ones there so it felt like our very own private pumpkin patch. After scouting just about every pumpkin in the field we decided on three that were not quite perfect or orange but were definitely awesome.

We made our way back up towards the shop. Stopping on the way to pose with boris the spider, a ghoulish ghost and a scaredy cat. We then wheeled our rather heavy barrow into the shop where the pumpkins were weighted. Our three came to a grand total of £8.49 which granted is more expensive than buying them at a supermarket but the experience was well worth it!

L played for a little while in the small picnic play area and then we loaded our pumpkins into the car and headed home. I can’t wait to get carving!

We loved our first pumpkin picking experience and will be back next Halloween. Be sure to check out our 10 Best Halloween Events in Leicestershire blog for other great family days out.

Thanks for reading

L x

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Disclaimer – this was not a paid review. Our thoughts and opinions are our own.



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    We did this for the first time last year and really enjoyed it. Will be going again soon!! Looks like after school is a good time – missing out on those weekend crowds.

    • We definitely made the right decision to go during the week! Apparently it was super busy on the weekend 🙂

  2. Pumpkin picking is one of our favourite things to do at this time of year.
    It looks like you had a great time and I just love that silhouette photo. #countrykids

    • Thank you for the lovely comment! We had a wonderful time, will definitely be picking our own next year as well!

  3. Wow that is the quietest pumpkin picking farm I have seen. I do hope they get more visitors, it looks such a great place to visit and worth a couple of pounds more for the fun and experience.
    The field stretches on for miles, it must make it very hard to make your choice. Have fun carving now.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    • I think we got lucky because I know they were super busy on the weekend! It made the experience really special. Now what to do with them 🙂

  4. Love the pumpkin witch scarecrow! This pumpkin patch looks nice a quiet, we visited one last week and it was very busy. It’s such a great activity x #countrykids

  5. This looks awesome, the views across the fields are amazing! We haven’t made it to a pumpkin patch yet, really must try and fit it in! #countrykids

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    Aww this looks a fab and your right even though a little expensive definitely worth the experience I just wish we had one close to our home my little one would love it! Happy carving 😍. Mandy xxx #ExplorerKids

  7. Those pumpkins look amazing. Love the spider too x #ExplorerKids

  8. We have not done this often enough for my liking! I love Halloween and carving pumpkins. And I also don’t mind paying more for the fun experience of a pumpkin patch.
    Lovely photos!

  9. I’ve never been to a pumpkin patch but it looks like fun. Love the “witch crow” and that silhouette photo has a lovely spooky feel to it. Looks like you picked three good pumpkins there and had a lot of fun doing so 🙂 #countrykids

  10. We did pumpkin picking for the first time 2 years ago – I really loved it. Hoping to go again this year. My son’s birthday is next week so we may try and go then. Sarah #ExplorerKids

  11. What a lovely day out! Those pumpkins are really big! We also determine to go to a pumpkin patch sometimes this week too. Cattows Farm looks like a really good place to get really big pumpkins. 🙂 Glad you had a good time there.

    Thank you so much for linking up with us on #ExplorerKids

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    It looks great and so much fun! I hope I can do something similar such as grape picking with my little one.

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