Pumpkin Moon: Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Pumpkin Moon will be even more impressive this year as we have planted twenty acres of fields with over fifty different varieties of pumpkin, squash and gourd ready for Halloween. As well as your favourites like Goosebump or tiny Munchkin there will be ones that you probably have never seen before. If you are after giant pumpkin then look out for Monster Smash, or if you want a pure white pumpkin go for Polar Bear or there is even a squash called Pink Banana. As we know from talking to previous visitors, eating them is definitely as important as carving them, so we now have plenty of delicious new varieties you will love to cook with like Queensland Blue or Butternut Autumn Crown. Look out for the area of Baby Bear pumpkin, which are not only good to eat but have healthy naked seeds you can dry fry. If that wasn't enough to pick, then there will be a range of sweetcorn including multi coloured Fiesta and after numerous requests last year, extra sweet white maize too.
At Pumpkin Moon you can choose from an amazing selection to get you ready for some Halloween fun. The fields are in a lovely location close to Maidstone, entrance is free and there are plenty of ways to keep you or your family entertained with a Maize Maze, face painting and hot food and drinks.
We will again be supporting the Heart of Kent Hospice and the British Heart Foundation and we were so pleased to have been able to donate £2,500 last year.
What do we offer?
When can you pick your own pumpkins?
- Friday 20th to Sunday 29th 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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