The Best Pumpkin Patches In Ireland To Visit This October

Fun for people of all ages!

Whether it’s picture-perfect Instagram pictures you’re after or selecting the spookiest pumpkin to carve, Halloween and Autumn-related activities are on the rise here in Ireland.

What once was something only our US cousins did across the pond, now pumpkin picking, ghost train riding, and maze adventuring are just as popular here as they are in America.

If you’re looking for some spooky activities to get up to around Ireland over the next couple of weeks, we’ve rounded up the best pumpkin patches for you to head along to.

Alright Pumpkin- Fordstown, Navan

 

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This pumpkin patch has been growing since 2013, and is based in an area that has very close ties to the origins of Halloween! If you want to pick a pumpkin at this patch, you’ll need to book online here.

Killarney Pumpkin Farm

Celebrate Samhain in the hills of Headford, in Killarney Co. Kerry in Killarney Pumpkin Farm. You can even seek out an alpaca among the winding vines of the pumpkins, or pay a visit to the witch’s cottage on site! Book this spooky experience here.

Galway Pumpkin Patch

On the go since 2018, this patch has been sold out every year since. If you’re interested in pumpkin picking in the west of Ireland this Halloween, you better book your tickets quickly here.

Streamvale Open Farm- Belfast, Northern Ireland

Grab a wheelbarrow and get picking! Barrel and tractor rides are available on site, as well as a Spooky Maze filled with some freaky
faces, and a Broomtastic Disco to top it all off. More information here.

Ballycross Apple Farm- Bridgetown, Wexford

Visit the Spooktacular Witches Village at Ballycross Apple Farm for pumpkins. There are trailer and tractor rides, and festive apple picking to finish the day off nicely too. Book here.

Red Mountain Open Farm- Donore, Co. Meath

More than just a pumpkin farm. Here, you can take a spin on the Ghost Carriage if you dare before you pick out your pumpkin. With a horse and cart on site, and even a witch’s den, there’s no end to this frighteningly fun activities at Red Mountain Open Farm. Check out all the information here.

The Tinahely Farm Shop, Co. Wicklow

Ride in style on a tractor into the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve a ghoulish face into.  Booking info here.

Hughes Farming Pumpkin Festival- Kells, Co. Kilkenny

With everything from pumpkin photo ops, to a tiny maze for young kids, Hughes Farming Pumpkin Festival has all the Halloween fun to get you in the mood this spooky season. Book here.

If you’re more of an adreneline junkie on the hunt for something more than picking some pumpkins, check out our list of scary stuff to get up to this Halloween.

Written by Rebekah O’Reilly. 

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