What springs to mind when someone says “Halloween”? Witches, bats, or perhaps, pumpkins? An increasingly popular activity to do before Halloween is to visit a pumpkin patch to pick your own, ready for carving for the big night. And this activity is becoming ever more popular in Ireland. If you are on the Emerald Isle and are wondering “are there any local pumpkin patches near me?” then this post with the best pumpkin patches in Ireland will answer your question.
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Note: we highly recommend you contact the venue before your visit to ensure they are open. While we endeavor to ensure our information is current and correct, some venues did not confirm that they are open this year when contacted.
Whether you are looking for the best pumpkin patch Northern Ireland has to offer or are based in the Republic and looking for a pumpkin farm to bring the kids to get their pumpkins before Halloween, this list has ideas for both sides of the border. Most pumpkin patches will be open from mid-October to Halloween and you should confirm with the venue their exact opening days/times before visiting.
Best pumpkins patches in Ireland
Best pumpkin patches in Northern Ireland
This section is dedicated to some of the best Northern Ireland pumpkin patches for those located in or visiting north of the border.
Fulton’s Pumpkin Patch, Tyrone
Address: 121 Berryhill Rd, Donemana, Strabane BT82 0JS, Co. Tyrone (UK)
Fulton’s is a dairy and sheep farm that is based between Donemana and Artigarvan. In 2019 they launched their first pick your own pumpkin patch and 2021 will see the Spooktrail open in mid-October.
Visitors can make their way through the spooky maize maze where you will come upon scary scenes, before being led to the pick your own patch which is 5-acres. Join in a spooky evening trail around the maze and watch out for the monsters.
Visitor facilities include toilets, parking, and a mobile tea hut. This event is hugely popular and pre-booking is essential. You can pre-book via private message on their Facebook page.
The Ark Open Farm, Down
Address: 296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, BT23 7PH, Co. Down (UK)
If you are looking for the best pumpkin picking Northern Ireland has to offer, then why not head to the Ark Open Farm. Located in Newtownards, the Ark holds annual Halloween and pumpkin picking events where families can pick their own pumpkins before carving them as well.
Entry for these events gives people a chance to also enjoy the other activities at this farm attraction.
Visitor facilities include parking, toilets, café, picnic area, and play area for children. Those visiting with kids will love saying hi to the animals, going on the barrel train ride, or even bouncing on the kangaroo bouncer.
If you have kids and are looking for a great Northern Ireland pumpkin patch, head to the Ark. Details of their Halloween events and pumpkin picking can be found on their website or Facebook page. Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment.
The Jungle, Derry
Address: 60 Desertmartin Road, Moneymore, Magherafelt, BT45 7RB, Co. Derry (UK)
If you are looking to combine pumpkin picking with other great Halloween treats this year, then head to the The Jungle in Magherafelt. Their Halloween event includes picking your own pumpkin, and carving it, before enjoying some more Halloween fun.
The Halloween fun includes a haunted haycart ride, spooky maize trail, and more. And you can also enjoy other activities on-site including archery, wall climbing and more.
The Jungle has all the usual visitor facilities. Pre-booking is essential and bookings can be made via the website.
Best pumpkin patches in Ireland
If you are located south of the border and have been wondering “what are the best pumpkin patches near me”, this section is for you. With ideas for the best Republic of Ireland pumpkin patches, whether you are looking for a pumpkin patch in Dublin, Kildare, or further afield.
Clonfert Pet Farm, Kildare
Address: Clonfert, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 PY05
If you are looking for a pumpkin patch in Kildare, then head to Clonfert Pet Farm near Maynooth. As well as being a great petting farm, Clonfert holds an annual Halloween event with haunted stables, spooky walkways, and a pumpkin patch.
If you are based in or near Kildare, this is the ideal place to go if you’ve been wondering if there are “any good pumpkin patches near me”.
Visitor facilities include the petting farm area, kids’ activities, toilets, parking, and an on-site café. Details of the Halloween events can be found on their website and Facebook page. Pre-booking may be essential, so check ahead of time with the venue for availability.
Address: Crooksling, Co. Dublin
Luggwoods is an enchanted forest set at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, not far from Blessington Lakes. The amazing venue in a natural setting has stunning views and holds seasonal events including an annual Halloween event.
Take a walk through the enchanted and spooky forest where fun characters may play tricks on you, before picking your own pumpkin for carving from the pumpkin patch. This is an ideal place if you are looking for a pumpkin patch in Dublin.
Visitor facilities include parking, toilets, and an on-site mobile coffee van. Luggwoods is a ticket-only venue so pre-booking via the website is essential. You can find more information about their Halloween events on the website and their Facebook page.
Alright Pumpkin, Meath
Address: Girley, Navan, Co. Meath
If you are looking for a great pumpkin patch Meath has to offer, then head for Alright Pumpkin. Located near Navan, this pumpkin patch is ideal for those located in Navan or even north County Dublin.
They have been growing pumpkins since 2013 after working on farms in America as harvesters. Now, they offer members of the public a chance to come see these beautiful vegetables and to pick their own ready for Halloween. So, if you live close by and have been wondering “are there any pumpkin patches in my area”, then head to Alright Pumpkin.
Pre-booking is essential, and no entry will be permitted without a ticket. There is parking, dogs are permitted on leads (you must clean up after your dog), there are visitor toilets and the opportunity to purchase teas, coffees, and snacks.
Ballycross Apple Farm, Wexford
Address: Apple Farm, Ballycross, Bridgetown, Co. Wexford
Ballycross Apple Farm holds an annual Halloween event that includes picking your own pumpkin. Tickets include entry to the farm, a walk to the pumpkin patch where you choose your pumpkin, and a tractor ride back to the courtyard.
Visitors can meet the animals, visit the food stalls, pop into the cafe for refreshments, and there are also pedal tractors, go-karts, and walking trails to enjoy.
Visitor facilities include the cafe and shop as mentioned, as well as parking and toilets. Details of the pumpkin picking event can be found during October on the website. This event does not need pre-booking but numbers will be limited.
The Farm Grenagh, Cork
Address: Ballymorisheen, Co. Cork
Another venue in Cork to go pumpkin picking at is The Farm Grenagh. Their pumpkin picking is a ticketed event which gives you entry to the farm walk, playgrounds, barrel ride and pumpkin patch.
Children can choose their own pumpkin to take home for carving or have the witches on-site carve it for them. Adults tickets do not include a pumpkin. Visitor facilities include parking, toilets and the Haystack Restaurant.
Ladyrath Lane, Meath
Address: Wilkinstown, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 Y018
One of the best opportunities for pumpkin picking in Meath is at Ladyrath Lane, also located near Navan. Nestled in the countryside at Rathkenny, this pumpkin patch was established in 2016 and has become so popular it is often sold out months in advance.
As well as the opportunity to pick your own pumpkin, Ladyrath has a host of other things to enjoy including pumpkin carving workshops, a children’s playground, a bouncy castle, and an obstacle course, and lots more. Each child receives a pumpkin that can be carved on site (tools provided) and they also get a goody bag on arrival.
Visitor facilities include parking, toilets, a coffee shop in the renovated barn (serving drinks, buns, scones, and other treats), and outdoor seating. For a great family day out in Meath, pre-book your tickets for this pumpkin patch in Navan.
Killarney Pumpkin Farm, Kerry
Address: Pumpkin Farm, Carran, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 HXF6
If you are based in Kerry and have been wondering “is there a pumpkin farm near me”, then you are in luck. The Killarney Pumpkin Farm, based just outside the town in the quiet hills of Headford, is holding its annual pumpkin picking events.
Visitors can ramble through the vines of the pumpkin patch, seeking the perfect pumpkin for carving.
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you are sure to have fun at this site. Visitor facilities include a spooky corn maze, alpacas to meet, a pumpkin pixie village, and more. There is also a catering van, and ample parking. If you are looking to go pumpkin picking in Kerry, this is the place for it.
Tickets must be prebooked and can be done via the website where you will also find more information about opening times.
Michael’s Pumpkin Patch, Galway
Address: Bunatober, Corrandulla, Co. Galway, H91 P288
If you are based in the West of Ireland and are looking for pumpkin patches near you, then check out Michael’s Pumpkin Patch near Banatubber.
Michael has been growing pumpkins since the age of 5 and started the pumpkin patch in 2020. Growing 300 pumpkins, Michael decided to sell tickets for the patch and the slots sold out so quickly he couldn’t keep up.
In 2021, the pumpkin patch will return bigger than ever with visitors allowed to pick 1 large pumpkin or 2 small ones. Children will received a goody bag and there are refreshments available for parents. There are tours of Gilmore’s poultry, sheep and rabbits also available.
Tickets are limited and you must book your slot. See Michael’s Pumpkin Patch Facebook page for details on how to book your slot.
Navan Adventure Centre, Meath
Address: Proudstown Road, Navan, Co. Meath
The Navan Adventure Centre runs a great Halloween event every year which includes picking your own pumpkins from their pumpkin patch at the venue. Included in the entry ticket is your own pumpkin to carve (tools provided), and entry to various amusements and rides.
The Navan Adventure Centre has ample parking, an on-site coffee shop, toilets, and a picnic area. Booking is essential for the Halloween pumpkin events, and this can be done by calling or emailing the venue (details can be found here).
Joe’s Farm Crisps, Cork
Address: Ballycurraginny, Killeagh, Co. Cork, P36 X582
Joe’s Farm Crisps are holding a Halloween event that welcomes visitors to a pumpkin picking experience. Enjoy a walk around the farm, picking your own vegetables as you learn about farming before picking your own pumpkin to take home for carving.
Visitor facilities include a farm shop, hot drinks stall, and picnic tables. There is ample parking and a portaloo toilet. Be advised that there are no card machines at the venue, so bring cash. Dogs are not allowed at this site and you are also advised to wear wellies.
These are just some of the best pumpkin patches in Ireland and pumpkin picking events we have found for this year. Some venues contacted informed us that they are not holding events this year. And should we find more venues across Ireland offering pumpkin picking for kids across Ireland, we will add them to the list.
Are you aware of a pumpkin patch near you that we should tell our readers about? Pop your suggestion in the comments. You might also enjoy reading my post about other great Halloween events in Ireland.
Cath is an Irish expat now living in Portugal. She regularly returns to Ireland to explore more of the wonderful island with her family.