What makes the perfect pumpkin? Do you like to find the largest one, the roundest one or a gnarled one?
Take your pick of the Doddington Pumpkin Patch this October, we have thirty different varieties of pumpkin, squash and gourd to make your display the envy of your neighbourhood.
Enter via the Gatehouse in front of the Elizabethan Hall and follow the spooky walk through the Kitchen Garden to the pumpkin patch. Stop along the way to learn some fun facts and take your Instagram-worthy photos.
Keep an eye out for golden bottoms! To celebrate this year’s Christmas theme ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, the team at Doddington Hall and Gardens have hidden 12 golden-bottomed pumpkins in the patch throughout October. If you find one you’ll win the pumpkin, a family ticket to Christmas in the Hall and a 4ft Doddington homegrown Christmas tree so keep your eyes peeled!
We recommend wearing wellies as it can get muddy. Halloween fancy dress is encouraged.
Kirsty from Rhubarb Theatre will be joining Doddington's Pumpkin Patch on Sunday 15 and Saturday 28 October for spooky storytelling at regular slots from 10:00 until 16:00. Sessions are free of charge and no booking is required.
Room on a Broom
It’s a windy day for a ride on a witch's broom, so hold onto your hat and don’t drop your cat, and let’s hope you have enough room. An interactive story session based around this spooktacular family favourite!
Pick, bake and eat pumpkin
Doddington Hall and Gardens take great interest in limiting food waste. So, if you are carving your Halloween pumpkin this year, you can limit waste by using some of your pumpkin innards to make a delicious and warming dish. Find out some of their delicious recipes on the Doddington Hall website.
Make the most of your visit with autumnal dishes and warming seasonal drinks available at the Doddington Hall Cafe. Open daily during your visit to the Pumpkin Patch, it's a great place to spend time with your friends and family and get cosy and warm.
entry & prices
Free entry, pay for what you pick (cash only).
*Please note that dogs (on leads) are only allowed in the area next to the patch and not in the patch.*