Here’s how you can pick your own pumpkin in Hampshire for Halloween 2018

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Halloween is coming and it is time to start thinking about carving pumpkins. 

But before you can decide what pattern you want for your jack-o’-lantern you need to get your hands on a pumpkin. 

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While it would be very easy to just go to the supermarket and just grab one - why not consider going to pick one from a farm this year? 

Plenty of places across the county will let you and your kids pick pumpkins – offering a wider choice than in a store – and it could make a great way to entertain the family this weekend! 

Here are five places to pick a pumpkin in Hampshire this October: 

Pickwell Farm, Southampton

All pumpkins – no matter the size – cost £2 to pick at Pickwell Farm in Grange Road, Southampton, SO31 8GD. 

Just grab a wheelbarrow and head out into the field to find your dream pumpkin! 

But don’t wait around, when the pumpkins are gone they are gone! 

More information is available here on Pickwell Farm’s Facebook page

Durleighmarsh Farm, Petersfield

A bit closer to our area is Durleighmarsh Farm, near Petersfield, on the Hampshire/ Sussex border. 

It is open every day between 9.30am to 5pm to pick-your-own pumpkin, as well as raspberries and blackberries. 

More information is available here

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Sunnyfields Farm, Totton

Sunnyfields Farm in Totton is holding a pumpkin festival – they’ve grown thousands of pumpkins for you to choose from. 

Including: massive ones, warty ones, white ones, blue ones, little munchkins and of course lots of orange ones.

Come down to pick your own pumpkin:

- 10am – 5pm on Saturday, October 13 to Sunday, October

- 10am – 5pm on Saturday, October 20 to Wednesday, October 24

- 10am – 9pm on Thursday, October 25 to Wednesday, October 31

For more information click here

Cat and Fiddle Farm

If you fancy a trip over to the New Forest, why not swing by Cat and Fiddle Farm to pick your own pumpkin. 

Cat and Fiddle Farm also offer a range of other berries and beans to pick. 

It is open 10am to 5pm seven days a wekk. 

For more information click here 

Pumpkin Picking Patch, Fordingbridge

This Hampshire pumpkin patch has over 15 varieties of pumpkins and gourds on 30 acres across 2 sites. 

They planted 150,000 seeds! 

There are wheelbarrows to push, halloween crafts, fun activities, great food at the site in Fordingbridge. 

There is free entry and parking, with pumpkins starting from £3. 

If you are looking for more information click here