As the generations come together amidst the rolling fields of pumpkin patches, the experience takes on new dimensions of joy, nostalgia, and intergenerational bonding.
As autumn blankets the landscape with vibrant hues of red, orange, and gold, and the air turns crisp and invigorating, many families eagerly anticipate one of the most cherished fall traditions: pumpkin picking. While this activity is often associated with children and younger generations, there is a heartwarming trend that has been gaining momentum in recent years—the inclusion of elderly relatives in the pumpkin-picking festivities.
As the generations come together amidst the rolling fields of pumpkin patches, the experience takes on new dimensions of joy, nostalgia, and intergenerational bonding. In this post, we’ll explore some of the best pumpkin-picking places in Eastleigh.
Durleighmarsh Farm, located just a short drive from Eastleigh, is a wonderful place to kick off your pumpkin-picking adventure. They offer a vast selection of pumpkins in various shapes and sizes, making it easy to find the perfect one for carving, decorating, or cooking. The friendly staff can help you choose the best pumpkin for your needs, and they also provide wheelbarrows for easy transport around the farm. The farm is suitable for wheelchairs, but as a working farm the group does have some ‘lumps and bumps’. There is also an entrance fee of £2 for adults, £1 for children and infants go free, the fee is deducted from the cost of what you pick.
Pickwell Farm, situated in nearby Netley, is another fantastic destination for pumpkin picking. This family-run farm boasts a lovely pumpkin patch (having grown them for 38 years!) where you can wander through rows of pumpkins and find the ideal specimens for your Halloween festivities. They also have a charming tearoom where you can enjoy seasonal treats and a cup of tea after your pumpkin-picking adventure.
Sunnyfields Farm, located a bit further from Eastleigh in Totton, is well worth the journey. Their pumpkin patch is known for its picturesque setting and wide variety of pumpkins. In addition to pumpkin picking, they often host seasonal events and workshops, making it an engaging destination for the whole family. With many fantastic photo opportunities and some wonderful displays, you can immerse yourself in Autumn. Tickets must be purchased online and you can find the link here.
Eastleigh and its surrounding areas offer a delightful array of pumpkin-picking places, each with its own unique charm and attractions. Whether you’re seeking a simple outing to select the perfect pumpkin or a full day of family fun, you’ll find the ideal spot to celebrate the autumn season. So, grab your wellies, head to one of these fantastic pumpkin patches, and get ready to embrace the magic of fall while filling your basket with the perfect pumpkins for Halloween!