FAQs: Pick your own pumpkins

If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

Q. Do we have to book?
A. No, you can simply turn up!

Q. When do you open & what are your opening hours?
A. We are open 7 days a week from 1st-31st October.  Mon-Sun 9am to 5pm.

Q. Is there an entry fee?
A. No. There is no entry fee at Cattows Farm.

Q. How much do the pumpkins cost?
A. Pumpkins are various prices according to size and start from as little as 40p.  £8 is the maximum price for the biggest pumpkin.

Q. How long will my pumpkin last when picked?
A. All pumpkins in the UK are now being harvested and the plants they grew on have all died back.  If kept in a cool place your pumpkin will last well into November.  Odd ones may “collapse” for no apparent reason, but this fairly uncommon.

Q. Can I eat the pumpkins, squashes and ornamental gourds?
A. YES!  All of our pumpkins and squashes are edible, however we recommend that you don’t eat ornamental gourds.  In theory they are edible, but we don’t think they would taste that great!

Q. Can I pay by card?
A. Yes, we accept all major debit and credit cards.

Q. What should I wear?
A. It’s an outdoor activity so dress according to the weather. If wet, wellies are advisable, however we ask that muddy boots are removed before entering the tea room.

Q. Do I need to bring anything?
A. A strong carrier bag or bin bag is a good idea to help carry the pumpkins from the field.  We have wheelbarrows that can be used free of charge, however during busy periods their availability is limited.

Q. Is there anything else to do?
A . We have a very popular tea room, a take away coffee bar and an outdoor snack shack. Pedal tractors, peep boards and a bale mountain can all be used FREE of charge.  Children’s crafts, face painters, bungee trampolines and inflatables will all be operational on certain days (all priced individually)

Q. Do you have toilets?
A. Yes, we have ladies, gents and disabled toilets plus baby changing facilities.

Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. Yes.  We welcome well behaved dogs onto the farm and have complimentary water and dog biscuits at our “dog stop”.  We do politely ask that they don’t go into the farm shop or tea room though.

Planning your pumpkin adventure

Before you come to pick your pumpkins at Leicester’s biggest pumpkin patch this Halloween, make sure you read our FAQs. There’s lots of useful answers to help you plan the perfect pumpkin hunt!

You should also ready our How it works page if you’ve never picked your own pumpkins before.

Cattows Farm is open 9am-5pm 7 days a week, there’s no need to book some just drop by and start your pumpkin adventure today.

The Cattows Farm Shop

Fresh produce, Fabulous tea room, Family activities and acres of beautiful countryside
Cattows Farm,
Swepstone Road,
LE67 2RF

Tel: 01530 264200

Still have questions?

If you have a question that we haven’t answered above, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

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