Little Moments Big Adventures: Undley Pumpkin Patch

It's time to pull on your wellies and have an autumn adventure at the pumpkin patch. Whether you like to carve them with the family, or use them for an autumnal decoration around the house, there's nothing quite like picking out your own. Not only is picking your own pumpkins a fun day out, you can also take some of the best photographs in a sea of pumpkins. 

Every year since my daughter could walk we always take her pumpkin picking at Undley Pumpkin Patch. It wasn't something that my parents did with me as a child, so it's lovely discovering new autumn traditions with my own family. We always leave with a car load of pumpkins from the biggest ones that we can carry to the cutest little white pumpkins for our windows and front door. 

There are some excellent places to go pumpkin picking in Norfolk to grab locally grown pumpkins, whether it’s a pick your own patch or a farm shop with a wider selection. Taking an autumn adventure to Undley Pumpkin Patch has become our favourite family tradition. As well as the pumpkin patch there is a whole host of street food trucks, bouncy castles, carving, craft and gift stalls, face painting, as well as donkey rides, hay bales and an activity as you around to find the golden pumpkin. 

Undley Pumpkin Patch is located in Lakenheath near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. They have a variety of things to do with their huge pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, maize maze and other exciting activities as well as plus food and drinks. Undley Pumpkin Patch is open 10-5 every weekend in October including half terms week. Entry is free but there are lots of activities at an extra charge, there is also more than ample parking that is also free.

There a quite a few different patches to go and pick your standard orange pumpkins, but this year Undley Pumpkin Patch have opened the cutest little Gourd Patch that is filled with some of the most ugliest and oddly shaped gourd that are 4 for £2. Every year, we like to buy the ugly pumpkins and use them around the house for autumn d├ęcor.

A free, pre-booked ticket covers general admission to the pumpkin patch and parking. As well as a large pumpkin patch they have their maize maze that you can explore and face painting, giant inflatables, straw bale pyramid, stalls, food and drink and more. Don't forget to try and find the Golden Pumpkin to receive your wheelbarrow of pumpkins free of charge! You can PYO pumpkin/gourd that are range from 50p - £6 (depending on their size).

Maize maze (Adults £6 each adult, children £4 each, under 3s free), family of four £17

Giant inflatables £3 per go

Face painting £4 standard, £3 for a smaller design

Storyteller £2

Straw Bale free

Craft stalls marquee free

Pumpkin carving demos free

As you can see we had the best time at Undley Pumpkin Patch, and there are more than a few great photo opportunities in the pumpkin patch or just outside the maize maze. It was beautiful sunshine when we decided to go and pick our pumpkins, so we did feel a little hot in our big coats and boots. It was a fantastic day.

Are you going pumpkin picking this year? While you can just pick up a pumpkin at most supermarkets, it is much more fun to go to a pumpkin patch. It’s become a special tradition with our family. If you want to pick your own (PYO) pumpkin, there are some amazing pumpkin patches in Norfolk. You have quite a few pumpkin patches to choose from in Norfolk. As long as you don’t wait until the last minute, you are pretty much guaranteed to find a nice pumpkin at any of these fantastic pumpkin patches in Norfolk to pick up your pumpkins. 


  1. We also visited a pumpkin patch. There is definitely something about picking your own. Looks like you had a great time x

  2. Look at all those pumpkins!! Beautiful pictures. I love this time of year, there is so much fun things to do!! looks like you had lots of fun!

  3. I don't really remember pumpkin picking being a thing when I was little. It's definitely a big family tradition of ours, we love going every year!

  4. Ah I am so gutted we missed pumpkin picking this year with the children being ill and being on holiday. I love your photos!