Today we’ve been along to the UK’s biggest Pumpkin festival at Farmer Copleys in Pontefract, West Yorkshire.
I’ve never been to Farmer Copleys before (or pumpkin picking either for that matter) so I wasn’t sure what to expect but we braved the wind and rain, wrapped up in our coats and donned our wellies. The farm was busy but we got parked easily and headed up towards the pumpkins, looking at some animals on the way.
We headed straight to the pumpkin patch, grabbed a wheelbarrow and the a very jolly member of staff explained what to do. The pumpkin patches are huge, i’m not sure what I was expecting but there were thousands of them and even some fancy varieties. We had a good look around and investigated lots of pumpkins before settling on a large orange pumpkin plus a small green one. We paid another very happy member of staff for our pumpkins and ran them back to the car before seeing what else was going on.
For £2 you can carve your pumpkins at the farm including a carving kit, there is the chance to eat pumpkins at The Witches Cafe, Face Painting, a bucking pumpkin and story telling sessions among other things. Lots of fun to be had for all the family. Before leaving we also popped to the Farmer Copleys Farm Shop which was absolutely lovely, and despite being busy still had loads of produce available. We will definitely go back to visit the Moo cafe soon.
The pumpkin festival at Farmer Copleys is running until 31st October so if you are in the area and are looking for some half term fun.