3 Dog-friendly Pumpkin Patches Near London To Visit

Nothing says Autumn like piles of brown leaves in the park or pictures of perfectly round orange pumpkins in the run-up to Halloween, right? So this time of year is perfect to borrow a tradition from our US friends and head to a pumpkin patch to add some pumpkin spice to your Autumn photos. The question is, are there dog-friendly pumpkin patches near London where your dog can join in the pumpkin picking fun with you? We decided to find out…read on to see what we discovered.

Dog at Dog-friendly Pumpkin Patch

Can you take your dog to a Pumpkin Patch Near London?

Pumpkin patches are definitely not as widespread in the UK as they are in the US, but they are a growing trend. However, based on our research, we discovered that most don’t allow dogs, with many of the venues citing health and safety reasons for this decision.

Also due to the nature of a pumpkin patch (the large fields needed to grow the pumpkins), they tend to be outside of London on farms or in rural areas. However, don’t despair – that ‘Pups and Pumpkin’ pic for the ‘gram is still an option as the answer is yes, you can take your dog to some dog-friendly pumpkin patches near London as long as they are kept on leads (which is fair enough).

Dog-friendly Pumpkin Patches Near London

Dog-friendly Pumpkin Patches Near London To Visit - By Marius-Ciocirlan

Photo: Marius Ciocirlan

After getting in touch with more than fifteen pumpkin patches near London, we found three pumpkin patches that are dog-friendly and allow dogs in the actual pumpkin patch rather than just on the farm or not at all.

We should also mention that all of the dog-friendly pumpkin patches offer wheelbarrows to carry all the pumpkins you pick, have refreshments available to purchase onsite and make an effort to put on pumpkin-themed attractions for kids, especially during half-term week.

So without further ado, here they are…

Dog-friendly Pumpkin Patches Near London To Visit - Photo Daniyal Tahir

Photo: Daniyal Tahir

Tulley’s Pumpkin Farm – Crawley

Tulley’s Pumpkin Farm was the closest pumpkin patch to London we found that allows dogs and the only one that is easy to get to on public transport. Tulley’s Pumpkin Farm has 12 acres of Pumpkin fields producing a whopping 75,000 Pumpkins or so each year. So whatever size or shape of pumpkin you may be looking for, this could be the place to find it.

  • When: 12th-31st October // 10:30am – 5:30pm
  • Where: Tulley’s Farm, Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, RH10 4PE
  • Entry: Free – pay for what you pick
  • Getting There: Take the train to either Crawley (40 mins from London Victoria) or Three Bridges (40 minutes from London Victoria or London Blackfriars) then the number 84 bus to Tulley’s Farm (approx. 15 minutes). If driving, there is free car parking on site
  • Pumpkin Patch Pup Etiquette: Please keep your dog on a lead and clean up after them

Pumpkin Jim’s – Ickleton, Cambridge

A good option for North Londoners is Pumpkin Jim’s in Ickleton near Cambridge which is open for ten days for their ‘Big Pumpkin Pick’. 

  • When: 19th-29th October // 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Where: Grange Road, Ickleton, Cambridge CB10 1TA
  • Entry: Free – pay for what you pick
  • Getting There: Accessible by car with free parking onsite, circa 1 hour 15 minutes from North London
  • Pumpkin Patch Pup Etiquette: Please keep your dog on a lead and clean up after them

Undley Farm Pumpkin Patch – Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Boasting over 20 varieties of pumpkins to pick and with thousands of them on offer, Undley Farm Pumpkin Patch may be a bit further away this is another option for North Londoners. Undley Farm is also very vocal about their dog-friendly policy which we love.

  • When: 12th and 13th, 19th and 20th, 26th and 27th October plus 21st – 25th October // 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Entry: Free – pay for what you pick
  • Where: Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze, Undley Road, Beck Row, IP28 8BX 
  • Getting There: Accessible by car with free parking onsite, circa 1 hour 45 minutes from North London
  • Pumpkin Patch Pup Etiquette: Please keep your dog on a lead and clean up after them

Top Tips for Taking Your Dog to a Pumpkin Patch

If you’re going to be taking your pup along to a pumpkin patch then here are our top tips…

  1. Pumpkin Patches are popular with children and families so if your pup is nervous in those situations, perhaps avoid the half-term week (21st-25th October 2019) for your visit as this will be busier than normal.
  2. All the dog-friendly Pumpkin Patches ask you to keep your dog on a lead so for photos, choose a lead that will complement your pictures…colour co-ordination with orange is key!
  3. Add some pumpkin flair to your photos with a bandana or bow tie, but please only dress up your dog in costumes if they are comfortable with this.

Dog-friendly Pumpkin Patches And PYO Farms Near London

Happy Pumpkin Picking Puppers!
Let us know in the comments below if you are planning to visit one of the dog-friendly Pumpkin Patches near London.
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