Pumpkin picking around Tyne and Wear and Northumberland: Patches and farms near me to visit throughout October 2022

It won’t be long before Halloween creeps up on us once again.

It may feel like summer is barely over, but Halloween is fast approaching and the North East has plenty of options for families who want to pick their own pumpkins ahead of the big day.

There is no better reason to get out of the house and support a local company this autumn, and there are plenty of options across the region to have some great family fun and build up to the spooky season.

A North East favourite, Brockbushes Farm is also making a return this year. The Northumberland site is growing 20 varieties of pumpkins this year including colours as varied as wite and grey.

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    Pumpkin picking around Tyne and Wear and Northumberland: Patches and farms near me to visit throughout October 2022. (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

    The farm is promising their picking days will be bigger and better than ever this year thanks to their pumpkin patch doubling in size. On-site funfair rides and face painters will be available to enjoy as part of the day out.

    The farm will be open to potential pickers across every Saturday and Sunday of October as well as the full half term break with entry costing £2 per person.

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    Slightly further south, East Grange Farm are preparing for pumpkin picking season early and are opening their site to pumpkin pickers from October 16-31 October. The site will be growing tens of thousands of pumpkins across 20 acres so there will be more than enough to go around!

    The site are already offering access for select dates across October with tickets costing £5 per car. Walk-in options are also available. The site is promising hot and cold food, fairground rides and even more dates becoming available as Halloween gets closer.

    Further north in Morpeth, Whitehouse Farm Centre are offering a full Halloween Spooktacular experience at their site between Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 30.

    In addition to pumpkin picking and carving sessions, the farm will be hosting fancy dress competitions, spooky magic shows and offering kids the chance to get up close and personal with some creepy crawlies. Other animal petting sessions are also available and tickets for throughout the week are available online now.

    More pumpkin patches are expected to become available as we enter October.