The UK’s best regions for pumpkin picking have been revealed by meal delivery box brand HelloFresh. The rankings measure each region based on the average cost of family admission and the number of pumpkin patches.
The East of England took the top spot with 16 pumpkin patches in total and an average cost of £22 for a family of four, with the South East and North West coming in second and third. Wales is the cheapest place to visit if you fancy participating in pumpkin picking, with the average family admission around £5, while keen pickers in the West Midlands could pay as much as £53.
New research has revealed the UK’s best regions to pick your own pumpkin. The list compiled by meal box delivery company HelloFresh analysed the number of pumpkin patches per region and the average family admission cost.
The East of England took the top spot with 16 pumpkin patches in the region at an average family entry cost of £22. The South East and North West of England came second and third, respectively.
Covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, the East of England is home to some of the UK’s most popular pumpkin patches, including Marsh Farm, which has over 31,800 followers online. The pumpkin-picking village offers fun fair rides, Halloween photo opportunities, and SEN-friendly pumpkin-picking sessions.
The research also revealed the most expensive areas to try out the popular family activity, with keen vegetable pickers likely to pay as much as £53 per family in the West Midlands and £33 in the North East.
Analysing the UK’s pumpkin patches, the experts at HelloFresh have also compiled a list of patches across the UK with free entry for those looking for a family-friendly day out without breaking the bank.
Once the pumpkins have been picked, HelloFresh encourages families to try out some of their delicious pumpkin recipes to reduce household food waste, including pumpkin soup, chicken and avocado salad with pumpkin seeds and chocolate pumpkin thumbprint cookies.