Farmer Copleys Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere. Today we had our first experience of visiting a pumpkin patch. We headed to Farmer Copleys in Pontefract, West Yorkshire with family. 

I've always wanted to visit one but when we were living down in Bedfordshire there wasn't any nearby us to get to. Now we live in Lincolnshire there are places nearby that have them. Pontefract is about an hour drive from us and Farmer Copleys is definitely worth a visit if you can get there.

There are so many different places that do pumpkin picking both over here in the UK but also in the USA why not check out this post on the best places for pumpkin picking in New Jersey.

You wont be seeing any photos in the pumpkin patch here as it was so muddy it gives the childhood game stuck in the mud a run for its money. When visiting I'd fully reccomend that you all wear wellies and if possible a puddle suit for children.

Farmer Copleys has long held the UK’s biggest pumpkin festival. They grow a huge variety of different size and coloured pumpkins. Going out onto the fields to pick your own pumpkin is a fun activity for children and if you want to pick quite a few than wheelbarrow's are provided at a cost. Pumpkins start at £3 for a small and go up to I think was £12 for a jumbo.

Whilst there you do have the option of being able to carve it. We have chosen to take ours home to do instead another day.  Entry to the festival was £2 per person and there are also paid activities you can do such as the tea cups. There is also a story time, shows, tractor rides and more.

There are lots of photo opportunities at Farmer Copleys for the Pumpkin festival event. There are even a few people dressed up such as the pumpkin princess who we managed to get Blake to have a photo with. 

As for food and drink there are many different stalls around. I opted for a sausage sandwich, Stuart and Jim opted for hog roast, Val opted for pumpkin soup and a role whilst Blake had chips. I also got to finally try pumpkin spiced latte for the first time and loved it. I definitely need to find a good recipe to make some at home. 

There is also a wonderful shop where you can buy many different things such as home decor, biscuits, meat, jam, candles, toys and so much more. We came out with some fresh meat which we are looking forward to such as a leg of lamb.  

Overall we really enjoyed Farmer Copleys Pumpkin festival and definitely would go again. 

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