5 great pumpkin patches around Ireland to bring the kids to this month 3 years ago

5 great pumpkin patches around Ireland to bring the kids to this month

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers,” L.M. Montgomery wrote in Anne of Green Gables.

And we are too. October is beautiful. Our favourite fall month of crisp mornings and orange leaves on the ground. Of hot apple fritters and cozy hats and scarves. And pumpkins. Lots and lots of pumpkins.

If you love the idea of taking the kids to visit a pumpkin patch, where you can pick your very own pumpkin, straight from the farm, we have rounded up five brilliant places across Ireland where you can do just that:

(Remember that these are all outdoor events, so do dress appropriately!)

1. Kennedy's Pumpkin Path, Julianstown, Co. Meath

I have actually visited Kennedy's Pumpkin Patch with my own children the last two years in a row, and this will let you know what an amazing experience it was: We have just booked our tickets to go again in a couple of weeks.

Think a field filled with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, hot apple fritters, warm cider, pumpkin carving, hay jumping and pretty much the perfect, perfect autumn day out.

For more information, click here.

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2. Tinahely Farm, Coolruss, Co. Wicklow

The Tinahely pumpkins are ready to be picked! Children of all ages will have a great time picking their pumpkin from the pumpkin field, then head back to the Activity Barn and get your hot chocolate and enjoy indoor Halloween activities.

Dates: October 28th-29th. Entry cost €14,50.

For more information, click here.

"A delicious cup of coffee or hot chocolate topped marshmallows, chocolate syrup, and candy toppings next to an assortment of colorful pumpkins."

3. Alright Pumpkin, Fordstown, Co. Meath

At Alright Pumpkin, the whole family can have fun have picking your own pumpkin and sweet corn, as well as having fun trying out their pumpkin maze and watch pumpkin carving demonstrations.

The best bit? You don’t have to book ahead.

For more information, click here.

A 4 year old girl shows off the pumpkin she picked from the pumpkin patch.

4. Ladyrath Pumpkin Patch, Wilkinstown, Navan, Co. Meath

Head down to Ladyrath this Halloween to pick and buy (and even carve) your perfect pumpkin. Let the kids enjoy free face painting, arts and crafts, and cute farm animals while you kick back with a coffee and some delicious baked treats, mamas.

For more information and tickets, click here.

5. The Farm in Grenagh, Co. Cork

Kids of all ages will have a scream at The Farm in Grenagh, where you can visit the Pumpkin Patch in the Secret Garden and choose the Pumpkin that's just right for you.

Help the Good Witch, Esmeralda, get ready her tricks & treats ready for Halloween, and don't forget to visit the sand bit or pedal carts and the cute animal family of cows, sheep, horses, hens, ducks, deer, puppies, pigs, birds and donkeys that live on the farm!

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

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Are YOU planning on taking the kids to a pumpkin patch this month? Where are you going? Let us know in the comments or tweet us at @Herfamilydotie