Thousands of Pumpkins Are Ready to Pick in Weston-super-Mare! - Puxton Park

22 Sep 2020


PUXTON Park Tourist Attraction in Hewish, North Somerset, is opening its Pumpkin Patch for a second year of family fun in the great outdoors. Opening on Saturday, 3rd October, Puxton Pumpkin Patch boasts thousands of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Last year, the pumpkin patch, which covers 5 acres of land yielded over 20,000 pumpkins, one of the most fruitful harvests in the whole of Somerset!
 
Back in May, 32,000 seeds were planted and today, visitors can see an orange haze over the field. Now that the pumpkins have reached peak size and maturity, the Somerset Pumpkin Farmers are going to venture out into the fields and prepare the pumpkins for the public to pick. This process involves removing some weeds, clearing paths and cutting the pumpkin stems from the vine. The pumpkins are then left in their natural growing place ready to be picked.
 
Ed Plaister, local pumpkin enthusiast and co-founder of Puxton Pumpkin Patch says: "We like to interfere as little as possible when it comes to Pumpkin Picking. After we plant the seeds, mother nature takes over and transforms them into these beautiful pumpkins. The best part about the pumpkin patch is being able to watch the children and their families bond over picking the perfect pumpkin, getting their hands a little bit dirty picking them from the earth and teaching them about the journey that the little seeds take to grow and transform into these giant fruits."
 
Out in the fresh air of the Somerset Countryside, Puxton Pumpkin Patch is the perfect autumnal day out for families and best of all, its free to enter! Pumpkin prices vary between £1-£7, depending on size. After picking a perfect pumpkin, visitors are then invited to visit the family adventure park and as part of the admission price, visitors can paint their pumpkins for free.

Puxton Pumpkin Patch is free to enter and will be open every weekend in October and everyday during October Half-Term. For more information visit www.puxton.co.uk
 
Thousands of Pumpkins Are Ready to Pick in Weston-super-Mare! - Puxton Park
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