Halloween is quickly approaching and many of us will be looking to spruce up our decorations with a pumpkin.

Pumpkins and pumpkin carving are also staples of this time of year, which requires you to go out and find your own.

Whilst finding one from a supermarket is useful, many people like the experience of going out to a farm to pick their own out.

There are quite a few places around Dorset where you can go and do this.

Bincombe Bumps 

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farm

Don your wellies to pick your own pumpkin at Bincombe Bumps.

On October 14, 15 and from October 21 to 28 this farm will have pumpkin picking, a haunted house, trick or treating and more. This is from 10am to 4pm.

It is free to enter and dogs on leads are welcome.

Address: West Farm, Bincombe, Weymouth, DT3 5PS

Dewflock Farm

Autumn time on the farm at Dewflock can only mean one thing - pumpkins, maize maze, and a chance to vote for your favourite scarecrow in our competition plus lots of indoor fun.

There will be lambs, goats and, new for 2023, alpacas.

Entrance is ticketed.

Address: Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester, DT2 8NP

Washingpool Farm

Another staple for autumn pumpkin pickers is this farm in North Allington. Once more pickers will be able to find their pumpkin and pay for it in the farm shop.

Although this may change depending on when the pumpkins are ready, the farm is planning to allow picking from Monday, October 23.

The usual pumpkin carving contest will not be held this year.

Address: Washingpool Farm, North Allington, Bridport, DT6 5HP

Coppet Hill Pumpkin Picking, Painting and Carving

Taking place on Sunday, October 29 from 2pm to 5pm people are invited to pick a pumpkin and carve it. Numbers are limited so it is advised to book in advance.

Address: Purcombe Farm, Bridport, DT6 6RL 

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park

If you're looking for a spooky day out for the family then Farmer Palmer's Farm Park would be a great option for some 'Picturesque Pumpkin Picking'.

Address: Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Organford, Poole BH16 6EU

Dorset Country Pumpkins

As usual, no booking is required and there is no charge for parking or entry. Pumpkins are priced according to size

There will be a display of modern and vintage tractors, plus the farm animal area. ‘Dorset Lamb’ will be returning to sell hot food and drinks every day.

Address: Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum DT11 0BB

Lectenbury Farm

This farm will be open for pick-your-own and ready-picked pumpkins.

They will be open 10am to 5pm every day until October 31 unless they are sold out beforehand.

Address: Soldiers Road, Norden, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5DU

Blackmarsh Farm Pumpkin Patch

Held between October 21 and 29 this pick-your-own pumpkin patch will also feature a Halloween-themed maize maze.

Address: Crackmore, Sherborne DT9 4JX