The 12 best pumpkin patches in Devon this Halloween

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Pick your pumpkin and then get creative - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

We've found all the best spots in the county to pick your own pumpkin this year.

Pumpkins are synonymous with the change of the season. From Starbucks' Pumpkin Spiced Lattes to a nice home made and hearty soup, there is so much you can do with the cultivated winter squash. For many though, the biggest use of the orange vegetable is carving into Jack-o'-lanterns for October 31st. These spooky creations are popular all over the world now, but did you know they had their origins in Irish traditions and also across the border in Somerset? 

Picking your own pumpkin in October can be a great fun activity for the whole family before going home and getting creative. We've found seven fantastic places across Devon which offer PYO options so you can find the perfect canvas for your spooky design.

Crealy Theme Park and Resort

Clyst St. Mary, EX5 1DR

Our first location may not be your initial thought for pumpkin picking, but we promise it's a good one. As part of the park's Spook-Fest, there will be a huge number of events going on from a creepy maze to a haunted hotel. Each child will also be able to pick out their own free pumpkin and meet Pumpkin Patch himself.

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Braunton Pumpkin Patch

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Braunton, EX33 1HG

This year’s pick in Moor Lane, Braunton, promises to be bigger and better than ever. Check their Facebook for dates, times, and more information.

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Darts Farm

Topsham, EX3 0QH

This award-winning shop and general food lover’s haven is the perfect place to pick out a pumpkin. Head out into the front field to make your selection and then go shopping and see what artisan cheese, freshly baked bread, local sausages, cakes and biscuits take your fancy.

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Devon Pumpkin Picking

Bickington, TQ12 6LH

Stoneford Farm are 100% dedicated to growing you the perfect pumpkin this year. A brand new business, they cannot wait to welcome you with fun activities and refreshments available as you pick. It's free to enter, you just pay for what you take home with you. They also have a professional photographer available for hire at a reasonable price if you want to take the memories home too.

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Halberton Court Farm Shop

Tiverton, EX16 7AW

Get wellied-up and into the fields to find your prize-winner here at this fun seasonal event. You can see a video of the pumpkins starting to flower and grow on the farm shop’s website. 

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Jolly Pumpkin

Silverton, EX5 4DU

With more than 50 species of pumpkin and squash available, you're sure to find what you're looking for at our next spot. Whether its for a tasty pie or creepy centrepiece, you'll be able to find it at Jolly's. Entry is just £1 if you book ahead of time and you can do so on their website. 

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Pips Pick Your Own

Yealmpton, PL8 2LT

Throughout the year, Pips sell a huge variety of fruit and vegetables that will tingle your taste buds. They reopen in October just for the pumpkin season and offer a great way to while away a couple of hours. There is also a lovely farm shop on site if you need any extras to go with your next pumpkin culinary creation.

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Orway Pumpkins

Kentisbeare, EX15 2EY

Pick your own from October 23rd to 31st. Refreshments are available and there are farm animals to see on site.  

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Shute Fruit and Produce

Bishopsteignton, TQ14 9PN

Another excellent spot for picking your own produce, Shute attributes the delicious flavour of their fruit and veg to the red soil of the Teign estuary. The pumpkin patch will be open in October and don't forget to pick up a jar or two of their award winning homemade jam during your visit.

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Strawberry Fields

Lifton, PL16 0DE

This farm don't just have a pumpkin patch, they have a whole festival! Pumpkin Fest 2021 promises to be bigger and better than ever with plenty of fun activities and events starting in mid-October. You'll be able to select your own and then even stick around to carve or take it home with you. 

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Thornes Farm Shop

Crediton, EX17 4BH

Get ready for a spooktacular pick your own pumpkin festival here on the farm on October 28th, 29th, and 30th. As well as selecting pumpkins, visitors can take part in a spooky scarecrow event. 

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West Town Farm

Ide, EX2 9TG

Our last spot is a wonderful farm that is dedicated to not only cultivating organic produce and meat, but also to educating the public about the countryside. Towards the end of October, their popular pumpkin picking event should be open once more and you can go choose from a great selection of squashes. Alternatively, pop into their farm shop and don't forget to pick up some delicious treats for your dinner.

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