New in Maidstone: Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Pumpkin Moon is a new venture by the Eckley family who have been farming for over forty years near Maidstone in Kent. We have planted fifteen acres using thirteen different varieties of pumpkin and squash that will be looking impressive for Halloween. Not only are there the usual orange pumpkin, but also tiny Munchkin, bright orange warty Goosebump and white Snowman.
By coming to our field you can choose the ones that suit you best. It is a lovely location and not only are there pumpkin and squash, there is a mini Maize Maze and hot food and drinks are available.
10% of profits will be donated to the Heart of Kent Hospice and the British Heart Foundation.
What do we offer?
When can you pick your own pumpkins?
- Saturday 15th October and Sunday 16th October
- Thursday 20th to Sunday 30th October
- Every day from 10am to 4pm
Entry is free and there is plenty of parking.
Sorry, only guide dogs allowed.
Do you want to know more? Just contact us via the contact sheet and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
For up-to-date information about Pumpkin Moon check out our Blog.
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