IMG_3659 2Last October I booked tickets to a ‘pick your own pumpkin’ event at Arnprior Farm. Craig couldn’t believe I was dragging him an hours drive to Stirling to pick a pumpkin when we can buy them from the supermarket a mile from our house. But there we were, literally ankle deep in mud having the best day out in Autumn. I previously blogged about Arnprior and you can read that here. It was such a good experience we returned for their lambing experience in Spring and we are heading back again next week.

If you want to join in the fun at Arnprior tickets are available here.

If you’re looking for something a little bit closer to home I’ve had a bit of a search and found some options.

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So here they are, my round up of 6 other family fun Pumpkin events within an hours drive of Dundee.

*Please note* Although these details are correct at the time of my post they are of course subject to change and you should always check directly with the farm before you visit

Westerton Farmers

Cairnton Farm, Laurencekirk

Date: 26/27th October

Time: 10am – 4pm

No tickets required

Not only will you be able to pick your own pumpkin and neeps at Westerton. They will also have a bouncy castle, hay bale art, a quad pod, face painter as well as animals on site.

No tickets are required but this is a cash only event and there will be a range of market traders on site for the weekend.

Westerton Farmers Facebook page


**New For 2019**


South Ardbennie Farm, Madderty, Perthshire

Dates: 18th, 19th, 20th, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th October

Time: 11am – 5pm

Ticketed Event – £5 per car which can be redeemed against a small pumpkin from the patch.

Tickets can be purchased here


New for 2019, South Ardbennie Farm will be opening their pumpkin patch for 7 days this October. Some furry friends may also make an appearance, nope I don’t mean dogs but Donkeys and Alpacas! South Ardbennie Farm have also installed a poly tunnel so you can shelter from the rain if the weather turn bad and they will have wood fired pizza available throughout the day.


South Ardbennie Farm facebook page

Cononsyth Farm, Arbroath

Date: 26/27th October

Time 10am-2pm

Ticketed event – £5 per car which will be redeemed against the value of a pumpkin

Tickets can be purchased here

Cononsyth farm have carving and decorating stations so you can stay a bit longer and let the children carve their pumpkins before heading home. There will also be a hay bale mountain, a sand pit and face painting available on the day. /if you are visiting Cononsyth Farm don’t forget to check out the Hay Bale Art on the B961.


Cononsyth Farm Facebook page


Charleton Fruit Farm, Montrose

Open daily 10am -4pm

No booking required

There is an abundance of pumpkins available to buy from the Halloween themed Charleton Farm which will be lit up and extra spooky this October. There is also a range of other fruits available to be picked.

Charleton Farm has a large outdoor play space complete with Wendy houses, sand pit and trampolines for children and a cafe on site

Charleton Fruit Farm Facebook Page


Cairnie Fruit Farm,

Cupar, KY15 4QD

Cairnie Fruit Farm Website

The Cairnie pick your own pumpkin patch is now open and last access is 4.15pm daily and no bookings are required. The pick your own area is free to enter and you simply for pay for anything you pick but why not make a day of it and play in the Children’s substantial play area and mega maze. There is also a cafe and gift shop available on site.



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