Picking pumpkins – 2019

Picking pumpkins has been a Halloween tradition of ours for the last few years. We’ve seen Sopley Farm grow from a little locally known pick your own farm, to a popular pumpkin experience with cars queuing to get in to the car park.

This year Clara is away for Halloween as she is trekking the Himalayas with CoppaFeel! Before she left she told us she was disappointed that we’d not continued our tradition this year. Not wanting to disappoint the little dude, we waited for the weather to turn and then headed to the farm to pick our pumpkins and maintain our tradition.

Walking in the pumpkin patch

Sopley Farm has grown considerably since our first visit to pick pumpkins for Halloween. Over the years they’ve added a play area, cafe and extended where you can park, to accommodate the hundreds of people descending to purchase a pumpkin.

Happy pumpkin
Pumpkin patch

The pumpkin patch had been moved to the furthest fields this year, so we enjoyed a muddy walk to the patch. My niece has been staying for the last few days, so we got to take her on her first pumpkin patch adventure.

A in the pumpkins

We got straight to picking our desired pumpkins, before my niece and the little dude enjoyed a few pumpkin picking challenges. It was great to see our Halloween tradition continued.

Mama and M pumpkin
Pumpkin halloween
pumpkins galore
Catch the pumpkin

Once we were sure we had the pumpkins we wanted, we headed back to the play area and to pay. Sopley Farm is a total bargain when it comes to purchasing pumpkins and is certainly somewhere I highly recommend. Though I would probably suggest going earlier in the month if you are looking for Instagram shots and the field was quite empty by the time we got there.

Sopley Farm is located in Christchurch, Dorset and offers pick your own fruit and veg all year round.

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