3 places to go pumpkin picking in Derbyshire this autumn

Pumpkins on a farm in the fall during harvest time. Autumn colors.

Pumpkins on a farm in the fall during harvest time. Autumn colors. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

There’s family fun to be had on farms across the county from the beginning of October

Pumpkin field at sunset

Pumpkin field at sunset - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

It’s never particularly difficult to grab a pumpkin or two from your local shop or supermarket but the concept of finding and picking your own pumpkin has gained traction and popularity in recent years.

There’s something extremely satisfying about donning the wellington boots and heading out with the kids, family and friends to take in the fresh air and find your own perfect pumpkin to bring home and calve.

With the October 31 Halloween date fast approaching, here are three locations across the county offering this very experience and more over the coming weeks.

Please bear in mind Covid-19 restrictions may apply.


Where: Lime Farm Mansfield Road, Derby DE7 6JU

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When: Saturday/Sunday, October 10/11, then from Saturday October 17 until Halloween.

Details: Opening times are 9am-5pm (weekends), 10am-4pm (weekdays). This is the fourth year of Mr Pumpkin at Lime Farm and you’ll find plenty else to do besides – with activities for children and refreshments.

How to book: Adults £2, children free. Book by clicking here.

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Where: Eastwood Hall Farm, Eastwood lane, Chesterfield S45 0BW

When: Saturday/Sunday, October 3/4 and Saturday/Sunday October 10/11

Details: Open from 10:30am-4:30pm

How to book: Book by clicking here.


Where: Johnnygate Lane, Barlow, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 7SE

When: Saturday/Sunday, October 3 / 4, Saturday/Sunday October 10/11, Saturday/Sunday October 17/18 October and Monday/Sunday 22 to 31 October

Details: Great fun for family and friends. You are free to go into the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkins. Free parking available

How to book: Book by clicking here.

So why not go out this autumn and make some memories with the family and take added satisfaction while showing off your pumpkin(s) this Halloween!

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