Pumpkin Picking at Spilmans, Thirsk


It’s Autumn and I have to admit I’m a huge lover of this season, not so much a fan of the cold creeping in, but the colours and the celebrations at this time of year make it much more bearable. From celebrating the Harvest Festival, Halloween spookyness to enjoying watching our childrens eyes light up as they watch the fireworks for Bonfire night.  It’s great to get wrapped up and just embrace the colours and the crispness of the season.


The girls had just had Harvest Festival celebrations, so a trip to the pumpkin patch at Spilmans Farm in Thirsk was on the cards this weekend.

To pick our very own pumkins!


Well WOW it was busy but I’m not surprised after seeing the effort that is put into this place, it is  fantastic, from the displays to the extra activities you can do whilst there. It’s free to enter which I think is so important for choosing somehwhere. I know when I’m looking for places to visit, as a mum who budgets day’s out this is great news, as you could do as little or as much extra acativities as you liked, pick as many pumkins as you like whilst still embracing the fun of the pumkin patch.


Some thinks seemed quite expensive like a burger at £6! But then the actuall pumpkins themselves are really reasonable and a gret selection of shapes/size and variety.

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Whilst we where there the girls enjoyed meeting the scarecrow, climbing the bale mountain and washing the pumpkins down and Willow had a go on the little tractors.  We could have went on the Pumpkin Express Tractor Ride too as that was free but the girls where quite happy with what we did.  I think the ride in the wheelbarrow was enough fun for Willow.

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You had a fair few extra activites you could enjoy such as

Uni- Corn maze that was £2 per child,

Corn cannons £1 for 3 shots,

Pumpkin carvind barn – £6 per child (Inlcudes access to two sppoky walks).

Pumpkin prices start from £1

It’s one of those places you can make it as cheap or expensive an experience as you want. My two loved visiting and we spent less than £10.


Church Farm,  Sessay,  Thirsk,  North Yorkshire,  YO7 3NB

I would advise before setting off you to check on availability and opening times over on the Facebook page here.

Spilmans Farm

Have you been pumpkin picking yet? It’s something we love to do each year now.



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