The Best Pumpkin Patches To Try Out This Halloween

Can you believe it's that time of year again?

Witches, wigs and weird little creatures will take over our streets for one night next month but what have you planned to get in the spooky spirit? 

Over the years, Ireland has really upped its game when it comes to pumpkin patch experiences so there are no excuses this Halloween.

If you're looking for a pumpkin patch to explore, here are some of our favourites.


Lucia the friendly witch is back in town, brewing up a potion of fun and games in the Big Red Barn located in the Dublin Mountains.

Make your way through the mystical forest for an interactive and fun journey before picking and decorating your own pumpkin. 

Dates announced for the Luggwoods experience are 26th October to 31st October. Halloween at Luggwoods is not entirely wheelchair friendly - a large portion of the experience includes a ride on the Luggwoods Express. 

Alright Pumpkin

Pick your own pumpkin (and sweet corn!) at Alright Pumpkin in Fordstown, Meath, before navigating your way through their magical maze and watch carving demonstrations from the comfort of straw bales.

Opening times change annually, so check their Facebook page for specific days and times. 

Alright Pumpkin has made every effort to cater for wheelchair visitors, however, the patch is in a field which can get wet and rough at times so they leave it up to your discretion.

Dogs are also welcome once they are kept on a lead at all times. There is parking, toilets and they serve tea and coffee on site.

The Farm Grenagh, Cork

Help good witch, Esmeralda, to practice her spells and make sweet treats to take home this Halloween. At the farm, there are lots of pumpkins to choose from hidden throughout with lots of activities including pumpkin carving, witches hats making, broom races for the adults, scavenger hunts, storytelling and colouring.

The pumpkin patch opens October 26th and booking is essential. 

Dog sitting beside pumpkins
Dogs are also welcome to Alright Pumpkin, once they are kept on a lead at all times.

Ladyrath Lane

Ladyrath Pumpkin Patch located in Navan, Meath, is an annual sell-out and one day not to miss this autumn. The pumpkin patch is a truly fantastic day out with car parking facilities, an adorable coffee shop and best of all, adults go free. 

As part of the experience, children can enjoy pumpkin picking, carving, a playground, bouncy castle, face painting, an obstacle course and a newly added family maze for just €13.95 per child. Tickets are on sale now but chances are they won't last long. 

Kilkenny Pumpkin Patch

Last year Folly Guest House & Farm teamed up with Hughes Farming to create Kilkenny's first pumpkin picking patch. Kids big and small were invited to park their broomsticks and dance their way through the scarecrows and witches to pick a pumpkin.

There will be lots of fabulous photo opportunities and some old school Halloween party games to be enjoyed. The Folly is located just off the ring road behind Woodies.

Ballycross Apple Farm

Ballycross Apple Farm is calling all ghosts and goblins to hitch a tractor ride in Bridgetown Wexford to pick the perfect pumpkin this Halloween.

The one-of-a-kind experience allows you to pick your pumpkin, take a walk through the Witches Village and meet all the animals in residence at the working farm.

Other activities included in general admission include a bouncy castle, pony rides, outdoor blackboards, pedal tractors and go-karts. 

Admission for two adults and two children costs €20 and includes the pumpkin picking trip, however, pumpkin prices vary by size. Picnics are welcome but you can also enjoy a range of homemade baked goods and their award-winning Ballycross apple juice at the dedicated cafe on site.

Scalp Wood Nurseries

Whatever the weather, Scalp Wood Nurseries located in Kilternan, Co. Dublin, invite families across Ireland to experience picking their own pumpkin to bring home, or opt to carve it on-site at the big barn.

A fun-filled day with lots of fun activities to be had including blackboards, a Spookley maze and for the older kids, a Haunted Witches room.

Booking is essential, costing as little as €3.50 per person and children under three go free. Pumpkins are priced separately.

Keanes Garden Centre, Galway

Each year Keanes Garden Centre in Kilcolgan, Co. Galway has a pumpkin festival. Here you can pick your own pumpkin, carve it, enjoy a light bite in the witches kitchen and lots of other tricks and treats yet to be announced throughout the experience. 

Kellie Kearney

Kellie Kearney is a Dublin mammy of five kids aged newborn right up to nine. She loves coffee, cloth nappies, travel and sharing her every day true to life family moments on Instagram.

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