Mrpumpkin Shop FAQ
Q. What policies do you have to protect pumpkin pickers from COVID-19?A. Mr Pumpkin is advance ticket only, allowing us to manage attendees in appropriate numbers. We have over 25 acres dedicated to pumpkins which will allow visitors lots of space to ensure social distancing. We will have hand sanitizer stations on entry and exit to the pumpkin field, and at various locations around the site. We will also have sanitizers and spray at our wheelbarrow station and we encourage all visitors to sanitize their wheelbarrow before taking it out.
Q. How much do your pumpkins cost?A. The pumpkins vary in price depending on their size, from £2.
Q. When is the best time to visit?A. We have planted almost 90,000 plants, but the bigger and more popular varieties do tend to sell out sooner, so if you are looking for something specific please plan to visit early. Remember your uncarved pumpkin will last, just keep it in a dry and cool place and carve it close to Halloween.
Q. Which varieties do you grow?A. For 2021 we are growing 41 different varieties of pumpkins. Traditional orange varieties of various sizes. We also have our delicious Crown and Autumn Prince squashes and the smaller striped squashes such as Harlequin, Festival and Celebration, which were really popular last year and are also super tasty. Back by popular demand in 2021 we have our warty pumpkins, both green and also a new variety of warty white which we have introduced for 2021.
Q. Do we need to book?A. Entrance will be by ticket only. Tickets are available to purchase for £2 per adult ticket (under 16’s are free) via our website Event Booking page. Please either print or show entrance tickets upon entry and you will not be permitted on site without a ticket. Tickets are for a timed entry but you are welcome to stay with us for as long as you like.
Q. Do you serve refreshments?A. Yes – and not just refreshments! We have our fabulous farming neighbours, Oakfield Farm who cook freshly homemade burgers, flavoured sausages, pumpkin pie, soups and lots of other delicious goodies. They also serve hot and cold drinks, and on specific days will have their themed candyfloss, yummy!
Q. What happens if the weather is bad?A. You’re still more than welcome to pick your pumpkin, but please ensure that you wear sensible shoes and waterproofs. If the forecast is bad, please check our social media pages and the news page on our website for updates regarding closures. All terms and conditions regarding events being cancelled or postponed can be found on our website Event T&C’s page.
Q. How much does it cost?A. Tickets are priced at £2 each for adults, with accompanying under 16’s free. Our pumpkins are priced from £2 with a small charge for some of the other activities.
Q. Can I change my ticket date or time after purchase?A. Please see the ticket terms and conditions. What do I need to bring?
Q. What do I need to bring?A. Just wear your wellies and appropriate clothing, and maybe a strong carrier bag to transport your chosen pumpkins home.
Q. Is it far to walk?A. The closest parking spaces are about 50 metres from the pumpkin field. Please ask a member of the team should you require assistance.
Q. Is it wheelchair/pushchair accessible?A. The pumpkin field is via a farm track which you should be able to access with a suitable wheelchair or pushchair. However, the pumpkin patch itself may be very muddy making access difficult, if you’re having problems, a member of the team will gladly assist where they can. Sadly, the pumpkin trail is not suitable for wheelchairs/pushchairs.
Q. How do I know which pumpkin to choose?A. All our pumpkins are edible, although some are more flavoursome and others easier to carve, please ask a member of the team if you need specific advice and they will be only too happy to help and point you in the right direction.
Q. Are dogs allowed on site?A. Well behaved dogs are allowed in the fun field, where we serve food and drinks, but unfortunately dogs are not permitted in or around the pumpkin field.
Q. Do you accept card payment?A. We accept card and electronic payment methods, such as Apple pay.
Q. Can I just turn up and pay on the entrance?A. We strongly urge you to purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets will be on sale up to the day of the event so it may be possible to purchase your ticket on the day, however these are limited in number, so please purchase early to avoid disappointment.
Q. How long do carved pumpkins last?
A. you should carve your pumpkin no more than 5 days before Halloween. You can however keep an uncarved pumpkin in a cool dry place for a good few weeks before you carve it and it will be perfectly happy.