We Love These Popular Places for Pumpkin Picking in Ireland

Jill Holtz

August 10, 2021

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. Here are some popular places for pumpkin picking in Ireland for plenty of seasonal fun!

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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!

2021 UPDATE: Many venues are still deciding if they will open this year. We will keep this article up to date as we hear, but please check a venue’s website or Facebook page for their latest updates.

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Get Set for Pumpkin Picking!

Alright Pumpkin, Meath

Alright Pumpkin

Tickets on sale 6th September 2021

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.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Nore Valley Park, Kilkenny

nore valley park pumpkin picking

NOTE: 2021 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!

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

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Ballycross Apple Farm, Wexford

NOTE: 2021 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.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

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Granny Rosie’s Farm, Skerries, Co Dublin

DATES: 15th to 3oth October 2021 – Tickets on sale now.

Granny Rosie’s Farm in Skerries welcomes all the family to come and enjoy pumpkin picking. This year Farmer Matt is raising money for Cancer Research following his own diagnosis in the Summer. So please support if you can.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page and Website.

Ladyrath Lane, Meath

Ladyrath Lane

Tickets on sale now

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.

This year’s event will run on October 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 29 and 30th October and tickets must be booked in advance.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

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Michael’s Pumpkin Patch, Galway

Tickets on sale August 13th 2021

Michael, aged 15, grows his own pumpkins and will be open once again the week before Halloween! This year, there will be two cars admitted per 30 minute slot.

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

Book your slot online

Keep up to date on the Facebook page.

Killruddery House and Gardens, Wicklow

NOTE: 2021 details TBC

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

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Pumpkin and Fun at Navan Adventure Centre, Meath

Tickets on sale 10th August 2021

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.

Taking place on October 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and 31st from 10 am to 5pm (in 2 hour time slots)

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Galway Pumpkin Patch

galway pumpkin patch

Tickets will be on sale September 2021

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

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

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

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Scalp Wood Nurseries, Dublin

NOTE: 2021 details TBC

The annual pumpkin festival at Scalpwood in Enniskerry Road, Kilternan, D18 includes pumpkin carving, face painting and lots more.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

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Keanes Garden Centre, Galway

NOTE: 2021 details TBC

Keanes Garden Centre in Kilcolgan, Co. Galway have an annual Pumpkin Festival with Pick your own Pumpkin, Pumpkin Carving, BBQ, and lots of other tricks and treats.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Kilkenny Pumpkin Picking

Tickets on sale September 2021

There is pumpkin picking at The Folly, Guest House in Outrath, Kilkenny, during October. Wellies advised!

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

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Pumpkin Patch at Mollies Farm, Laois

Mollies Family Farm

Ticket on sale now

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

The pumpkin patch is open on the 16th and 17th of October and from the 23rd to 31st of October from 10am to 4pm each day.

Entry is free, however tickets must be booked and pumpkins are priced from €5 to €15 depending on size.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Pumpkin Pickin’ and Play at Irish Military War Museum, Meath

NOTE: 2021 details TBC

Halloween fun at the Irish Military War Museum, with a family fun maze, inflatable area, Pumpkin Picking, Pumpkin Carving Village and All-Weather Seating area.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

The Farm Grenagh, Cork

NOTE: 2021 details TBC

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.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

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Tinahely Farm, Wicklow

NOTE: 2021 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.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

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Ashtree Garden Centre, Donegal

NOTE: 2021 details TBC

There’s an annual Pumpkin Festival at Ashtree Garden Centre, Donegal Town, with pumpkin picking, carving, themed games and halloween treats in the potting shed tearoom.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

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The Friendly Farmer, Galway

NOTE: 2021 details TBC

Visit The Friendly Farmer farm and select from the thousands of pumpkins on their pumpkin patch. A great experience for adults and children alike.

Say hello to their Famous Turkeys and all the other animals on our Friendly Farm. Every child picks & goes home with their pumpkin.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

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Popular Places for Pumpkin Picking in Ireland – Mykidstime

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Published On: August 10th, 2021 / Categories: Ireland, Things To Do / Last Updated: October 22nd, 2021 / Tags: , , , , , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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