Pick your own Pumpkin near Edinburgh & Glasgow (Central Scotland)

Family and pumpkins
What’s your favourite part of Halloween? Dressing-up for parties, going guising, dooking for apples?
 A new entrant to the Halloween scene that has been picking up a following on this side of the pond in recent years and one that is definitely become a firm favourite in our household, is heading out on an Autumn day to pick our own pumpkin. As Halloween is just around the corner, it’s time to get prepared, but the fun has already begun at many of your local farms. So we have hand-picked (excuse the pun!) Dribble’s top spots near Edinburgh & Glasgow for unBOOlievable PYO Pumpkins below!

Pumpkin picking near Edinburgh

Craigies farm pumpkinCraigie’s Farm
South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9AR

No doubt you have heard of this little gem before in South Queensferry! Families can meander around the nature detective’s trail and finish up beside the pick your own pumpkin patch. There is no pre-booking required and the pumpkins cost roughly between £4 and £10 depending on the size.

The patch is ideally beside the enclosed play area for kiddies to keep everyone entertained and you can visit the farmyard animals after too. Remember to wear your wet gear and suitable boots as it can get a bit muddy; which is all part of the fun!  Families will also get a free pumpkin carving kit with every pumpkin picked (until stocks lasts)

After you can pick up a sweet treat in their homey café area.

Opening hours: Daily  09:00- 16:00

W: www.craigies.co.uk/pick-your-own-fruit/ T:  0131 319 1048

Pumpkin picking maze KilduffKilduff Farm

Near Athlestaneford, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5BD

Only born last year this patch planted 5,000 pumpkin seeds, all by hand, and ended up with 8,000 pumpkins of all different shapes sizes and colours- so this year should be a good one too! We headed here last year and will definitely be returning this year.

Only a 15 minute drive to the town of North Berwick where you could combine with a brisk beach walk and pick up some food to refuel.

(Photos: copyright to Anna deacon photography)

Opening hours: Friday 18th– Monday 21st – 10:00- 16:00 & Friday 25th– Sunday 27th – 10:00- 16:00

W: https://www.kilduff.co.uk/farm/ T:  07793 600 289

Narrowboat farm pumpkinsNarrowboat Farm
Linlithgow EH49 6QY

Picking a pumpkin for kids is exciting in itself but then add a boat trip also! Narrowboat Farm are running two spooky Halloween cruises where you will grab a pumpkin. The tours are 2.5 hours long and you will carve your pumpkin into a Halloween lantern too.

Check out our Facebook page for a spooktacular competition from Narrowboat Farm too.

Opening hours: Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October – 10:00 & 14:00. 

W: www.narrowboatfarm.com/veggies/ T: +44 7866 776640

Ardbennie FarmSouth Ardbennie Farm
South Ardbennie, Madderty, Crieff

A very special event in Perthshire to get you in the spirit of Halloween with a day of family fun activities. There will be a vintage horsebox selling wood fired pizzas with lots of fun games and activities at the pumpkin patch

Note: A purchased voucher (£5) will permit 1 car into the car park.

Opening hours: 18th- 20th &, 2th- 27th October- 11:00 – 17:00

W: http://bit.ly/32li392
Cairnie Fruit Farm
Cairnie, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4QD

A drop-in pick your own pumpkin site where you can choose from all the various sizes and colours on offer! The Pumpkin patch officially opened on 5th October so don’t leave it too late to find your perfect pumpkin.

There’s free onsite parking and you can enjoy a nice lunch or snack in their Café while kids have even more fun in the maze or fun yard!

Opening hours: Daily 10:00- 17:00

W: www.cairniefruitfarm.co.uk/pumpkin-patch-2/ T: 01334 655610 

Pumpkin picking ArnpriorArnprior Farm

Stirling, FK8 3HA

For this pumpkin patch you can pick your own by booking before visiting through the website. There are lots of fun options including face painting, burgers, pizza, a great maze route and most importantly GIN! For the older kids on Sunday 27 October 2019 from 6.30pm- 8.30pm there is late date night pumpkin picking!

Opening hours: From 12th October 09:00- 18:00

W: www.arnpriorfarm.com/pumpkins

Pumpkin picking near Glasgow

East Yonderton Farm

Walkinshaw Rd, Renfrew PA4 9LP

 A Glasgow patch for the Weegies! They are operating an open door policy so come and pick your perfect pumpkin whenever suits you.

There are no eating facilities here but you are only a 10 minute drive from Paisley where you will find little cafes to grab a coffee.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00- 20:00, Saturday & Sunday 09:00- 17:00.

W: www.eastyondertonfarm.co.uk/ T:0141 889 3492


Barrhead Pumpkin Patch
Barrhead. (Directions will be given upon ticket purchase.)

This is so much more than just a pumpkin patch, but an enchanted activity world. There is an abundance of things going on here including, witch hunts, glitter tattoos, face painting, assault course, messy play area and so much more!

If this sounds a little draining don’t worry the Espresso Kart is on hand for some refreshments. Get in quick as this patch is available for one weekend only!

Opening hours: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October
9.30am – 11am / 11.15am – 12.45pm / 1pm – 2.30pm / 2.45pm – 4.15pm

W: https://www.facebook.com/events/424993118099796/ 

Valley View at Gouldings
Pumpkins at Valley View at Gouldings taken from their Facebook page

Valley view at Gouldings

Rosebank, Carluke ML8 5QA

No booking required for this pumpkin patch and you can capture these spooky memories onsite with their photo opportunities (additional cost). At Gouldings there is plenty to do for a full day out with their fun adventure park, soft play and cafe/restaurant to relax in between activities!
Make sure to check out their Haunted Maize Maze from 26th- 31st October too.
W: http://bit.ly/2qf2MIJ  T: +44 1555 860259

Kilduff Farm Pumpkin Picking
Pumpkin Picking at Kilduff Farm


We would love to see your family out on the farm picking the perfect pumpkin and your artistic skills by carving out some scary faces!
You can use the #mydribbleday on Instagram to show us your creations (our profile is @dribble_app ).
Have a fangtastic time at your local farm!

You may also enjoy our What’s On Guide Halloween special.

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