8 Places to go Pumpkin Picking in Kent

*Updated for 2020

Pumpkin picking in the UK seems to be increasing in popularity year on year and we can see why. Pumpkin picking is a great activity for all the family around Halloween and half term. You can pick your own size and style of pumpkin and then carve it out into a spook-tacular design ready for 31st October.

We've picked out some of the best places across Kent for pumpkin picking, ideal for a family day out this Autumn and a perfect half-term activity. 

1) Beluncle Farm, Rochester

This 40-acre family farm is located between the River Thames and the River Medway in Kent. They specialise in growing pumpkins, squashes and globe artichokes. In October they open the farm to the public, and hold their annual Pick Your Own Pumpkin event. A fun event for all the family! Every year a donation is made to their chosen charity of Crohn’s and Colitis UK & Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association, with over £4000 raised in 2018. 

When:  Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th, Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th, Monday 26th to Saturday 31st October. Make sure to check the website to register your booking and for daily updates.

Where: Stoke Road, Hoo, Rochester, Kent, ME3 9LU

2) Chilton Manor Farm, Sittingbourne

Chilton Manor Farm is a family farm and shop situated in the beautiful Kent countryside near Sittingbourne with a great variety of pick your own produce, from apples and pears to pumpkins. 

When: Next crop to pick will be PYO Pumpkins starting on Saturday 17th October 2020, make sure you check the website for more information.

Where: Highsted Road, Sittingbourne, ME9 0AA

3) Four Winds Farm, Bidborough

This working family sheep farm holds events throughout the year, including their pick your own pumpkin event over the half term. There promises to be plenty of pumpkins with face painting, BBQ and potato digging for the children. Don't forget your wellies! Entry must be by ticket only, you can book your tickets here.

When: Saturday 24th to Saturday 31st October 2020

Where: Penshurst Road, Bidborough, TN3 0LL

4) Milebush Farm, West Farleigh

The West Farleigh farm is offering pumpkin picking every day throughout the month of October, so what are you waiting for! Entry is free with plenty of parking and pumpkin prices starting from £1. 

When: Open every day in October from 10 till 5. Social distancing in place & masks are required, but no booking is necessary.

Where: Shingle Barn Lane, West Farleigh, Maidstone, ME15 OPN

5) Pumpkin Moon, Maidstone and Rainham

With over 70 varieties of pumpkins to choose from you won't know where to start! Pumpkin Moon specialise in fun for little people with a range of fun activities, including the maize maze, face painting and pumpkin painting for some half term family fun. There are two Pumpkin Moon farms to choose from - Maidstone and Rainham. Entry is £1.50 (pre-booked tickets only) with ample parking and pumpkin prices start from £1. There are delicious food and drink stalls at both farms and fancy dress is always encouraged!

When:  Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th , Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th, Friday 23rd to Saturday 31st October

Where: Maidstone site: Old Chatham Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3BE

Where: Rainham site: Lower Rainham Road, Rainham, ME7 2YA

Where: Bapchild site: Fox Hill, Bapchild, Kent, ME9 9AB

6) Saffery Farm, nr Faversham