We Love These Popular Places for Pumpkin Picking in Ireland

Jill Holtz

August 10, 2022

Places to go Pumpkin Picking in Ireland - Mykidstime

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In preparation for Halloween, most families nowadays buy a pumpkin and do some pumpkin carving. Instead of just adding it to your weekly grocery shop, why not go pumpkin picking? Most places that offer pumpkin picking also offer fun Halloween events for kids alongside.

There are lots of fun places for pumpkin picking around Ireland, so whether your kids have their hearts set on a giant jack-o-lantern or a cute little one, you’re sure to find the perfect one. Wrap up warm and head out for a family outing with a difference – here are some popular places for pumpkin picking in Ireland for plenty of seasonal fun!

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Alright Pumpkin, Meath

Alright Pumpkin

Dates: October 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, and 22-23

Alright Pumpkin in Fordstown, Co. Meath, have Pick Your Own pumpkin and sweet corn, you can have fun trying out their pumpkin maze and watch pumpkin carving demonstrations.

For more information, check the Facebook page.

Michael’s Pumpkin Patch, Galway

Dates: October 16th to 31st

Michael, aged 16, grows his own pumpkins and started his pumpkin patch in 2020. After two very successful years, he will be back bigger than ever for 2022!

As well as Michael’s pumpkins, enjoy seeing baby animals, and take home a party bag for the kids.

For more information, check the Facebook page.

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Pumpkin and Fun at Navan Adventure Centre, Meath

Dates: October 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th and 31st

There will be pumpkin picking and more fun at Navan Adventure Centre as your ticket includes a trip to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, as well as the carving area, witch’s slimy snot-making, inflatables obstacles courses and slides, adventure obstacle course, inflatable maze, mini golf, and FootGolf.

For more information, check the Facebook page.

Killarney Pumpkin Farm

Killarney pumpkin farm

Dates: September 30th to October 2nd and October 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-31

Pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch – or a ghoulish gourd from the wonky patch!

Other activities include a corn maze to get lost in, a chance to meet the alpacas, seasonal storytelling, a walk through the haunted ghost bus, a visit to the pumpkin pixie village, and meeting the witch at her haunted cottage!

For more information, check the Facebook page.

Galway Pumpkin Patch

Galway Pumpkin Patch

Dates: October 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30

Galway Pumpkin Patch takes place on the Whelan family farm in Ardrahan in South Galway throughout October, and is a hugely popular event.

Check out the mega selection of pumpkins in every shape and size, lots of cool Halloween decor and child-friendly games.

For more information, check the Facebook page.

Kilkenny Pumpkin Picking

Dates: From October 16th

There is pumpkin picking at Hughes Farm, Kells, Kilkenny during October. Wellies advised!

For 2022, there will be a much larger site, including a dedicated food area with hot food options, carnival shop and coffee area all under cover. There will also be a kids’ entertainment zone, play area and digger zone, with more details still to be announced.

For more information, check the Facebook page.

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The Farm Grenagh, Cork

At The Farm Grenagh in Grenagh, Co. Cork you can visit the Pumpkin Patch in the Secret Garden and choose the pumpkin that’s just right for you, then the witches will carve it while you enjoy some face painting.

Help the Good Witch, Esmeralda, to practice her spells for Halloween and make some sweet treats to take home!

For more information, check the Facebook page.

Pumpkin Patch at Mollies Farm, Laois

Mollies Family Farm

Dates: October 15-16, 22-23, and 28-30

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

Entry is free, however tickets must be booked and pumpkins are priced from €3 to €15 depending on size.

For more information, check the Facebook page.

Maxwell’s Pumpkin Patch, Tyrone

Maxwells Pumpkin Patch

Dates: October 8, 9, 14-16, 21-23, and 28-31

Explore this American-themed pumpkin patch in Castlederg where you can pick your own pumpkin, grab a great photo op at the Witches’ Log Cabin or alongside Rusty McTruck, a stunning 1950s Ford Pick Up Truck.

Travel through the maize maze, and keep an eye out to meet the friendly monster!

For more information, check the Facebook page.

Ladyrath Lane, Meath

Ladyrath Lane

NOTE: Closed for 2022

At Ladyrath Lane in Wilkinstown, Co. Meath, they have an annual Pumpkin event, but it sells out very quickly! Choose from thousands of pumpkins, buy and then carve your pumpkins in their Halloween barn.

Tickets include face painting, bouncy castles, halloween treats, halloween movies as well as indoor and outdoor games.

For more information, check the Facebook page.

Piltown Pumpkin Patch, Meath

Piltown Pumpkin Patch at Ballymad Farm in County Meath will have pumpkin themed fun on Saturdays and Sundays during October including Halloween themed photo opportunities, a not so spooky woodland walk, plenty of pumpkins to choose from and a great time with the family on the farm. A small selection of soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase (cash only).

For more information, check the Instagram page.

Ballycross Apple Farm, Wexford

NOTE: 2022 details TBC

Ballycross Apple Farm in Bridgetown, Co. Wexford offer tractor rides to the pumpkin field to select your own pumpkin during their annual Halloween outdoor event. Kids can dress up in their Halloween outfits and they usually offer extra activities, check their website as some need to be booked in advance.

For more information, check the Facebook page.

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Nore Valley Park, Kilkenny

nore valley park pumpkin picking

NOTE: 2022 details TBC

Come to Nore Valley Park for Halloween and enjoy a family day of fun! This Halloween season you can pick your own pumpkin from their pumpkin patch as part of normal farm entry; they are offering one free pumpkin per family. You can pick pumpkins daily from Monday to Saturday during daylights hours at Nore Valley Farm Park.

Get creative and carve your pumpkin on the farm, or you take it home with you! Just turn up to Reception during pumpkin picking season to enjoy all the fun of the farm, with the added bonus of picking lovely locally grown pumpkins!

For more information, check the Facebook page.

Killruddery House and Gardens, Wicklow

NOTE: 2022 details TBC

Enjoy picking and carving your very own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch at Killruddery House and Gardens.

For more information, check the Facebook page.

Scalpwood Nurseries, Dublin

NOTE: Closed for 2022

The annual pumpkin festival at Scalpwood in Kilternan, Dublin 18 includes pumpkin carving, face painting and lots more.

For more information, check the Facebook page.

Tinahely Farm, Wicklow

NOTE: 2022 details TBC

Tinahely Farm in Tinahely, Wicklow offers kids the chance to pick their pumpkin in the run up to Halloween.

The children’s ticket includes Tractor Run to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin, hot chocolate, face painting as well as unlimited time in their activity barn.

For more information, check the Facebook page.

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Published On: August 10th, 2022 / Categories: Ireland, Things To Do / Last Updated: September 26th, 2022 / Tags: , , , , /

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