We have been to the Patch MK a few times now. We started off with going for the sunflowers but we have been enticed back to their pumpkin patch second time as well. The pumpkin patch at The Patch MK however is no ordinary pumpkin patch. The Patch MK offers a delightful blend of pumpkin picking, fun activities, and plenty of photo-worthy moments, ideal for a fun autumn family outing to create lasting memories.
While you can easily purchase pumpkins at your local supermarket, but there’s something truly special about the “Pick Your Own” experience. Ay is always so enthusiastic about such adventures. He eagerly collected the pumpkins and loaded them into the wheelbarrow, initially attempting to maneuver it himself. As our collection of pumpkins grew, I took over the wheelbarrow duties. It proved to be quite the workout as the pile grew. My top tip is to leave the actual PYO for the last when you are ready to go home. There is a staggering selection of over 500,000 pumpkins and squash, your choices are endless, ranging from vibrant red, white warty, striped or speckled varieties to even turquoise or pink hues.. and ofcourse classic orange ones too, in mini and massive sizes!
The tickets are reasonably priced at £3.99 per person, especially considering the array of additional activities on offer. However, the cost of pumpkins will add on significantly, so set your budget beforehand. Trust me; you wouldn’t want any surprises at the checkout, or the awkwardness of removing items from your cart. Children (and adults alike) get carried away with these things. Agreeing on the number of pumpkins or a total cost can be a helpful strategy, but if you are anything like us, your wallet will inevitably feel a bit lighter by the end of your visit
Situated within the home grown pumpkins are a multitude of unique photo ops. You could relax on a chair inside the hand crafted giant pumpkin, fly away on the witches broom, snap that selfie on the devils throne and capture your perfect autumn shot on the beautifully decorated American truck, to name just a few.
There is also plenty to keep the little ones occupied. Ay also loved climbing up and down and running around on the haybale, having a bumpy ride on the tractor barrel and playing on the slides. The ever popular bale maze is there too along with the traversing wall, zombie knock down and the barrel train.
This is our visit from 2021:
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They will also be doing The Patch After Dark on 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 28th, where you can enjoy the bar with live music playing nightly, axe throwing, LED/Fire performer, marshmallow toasting, festoon lighting and hot food and drinks.
🗺 Address: The Patch MK, Mount Mill Farm, Milton Keynes, MK19 6DG
🎟 Ticket price applies- Admission for any person aged 18 months and over- £3.99pp
📅 Please check websites for dates availability HERE
🎃 Pumpkin cost vary according to size/variety
🚂 For the tractor barrel train, you can purchase a ticket by card at the entrance or from the catering marquee. Otherwise, its cash only to the driver. Rides cost £3 per person
🎨 Face paint 5£pp
🚘 Free parking
🚻 Portaloos on site
🍕 Refreshments on site
🐕 Only guide and assistance dogs
🦽 Buggy accessible but terrain bumpy as expected