Pumpkin patch opens near Bury St Edmunds

Satish, Zayden, Karthik, Teshan and Ranjith at the PYO pumpkins at Rougham Estate. Picture: Danielle

Satish, Zayden, Karthik, Teshan and Ranjith at the PYO pumpkins at Rougham Estate - Credit: Danielle Booden

A pumpkin patch outside Bury St Edmunds has opened to visitors ahead of Halloween.

Blackthorpe Barn pumpkin patch on the Rougham Estate opened to the public on Saturday, October 2.

The Eddell family picking pumpkins at Rougham Estate. Picture: Danielle Booden

The Eddell family picking pumpkins at Rougham Estate - Credit: Danielle Booden

In the summer Blackthorpe Barn was a 'sea of yellow' as 88,000 sunflowers were growing next to the pumpkin patch. 

But now, owners of the patch are reminding people to bring their wellies as the autumn weather starts to set in.

Food and drinks are available to visitors including tea, coffee, toasties, cakes and a selection of ice creams. 

Sienna Lionnet-Cook, and Pixie, Hayley and Gemmel Crawford at the PYO pumpkins at Rougham Estate. Pi

Sienna Lionnet-Cook, and Pixie, Hayley and Gemmel Crawford at the PYO pumpkins at Rougham Estate - Credit: Danielle Booden


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There is space for children to run around, with a sandpit and games for the family including noughts and crosses using baby pumpkins. 

There will be pumpkin carving workshops on October 29, 30 and 31 and booking is essential for these.

The PYO pumpkins at Rougham Estate. Picture: Danielle Booden

You can pick your own pumpkins at the Blackthorpe Barn pumpkin patch - Credit: Danielle Booden

 

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The Blackthorpe Barn pumpkin patch is open each weekend from October 2 and daily from October 25, 9am-5pm and no booking is required. 

The pumpkins cost between £1 and £6 depending on their size. 

Dogs are allowed at the patch but must be kept on a short lead at all times. 

There are plenty of other pumpkin patches in Suffolk and north Essex for people to visit before Halloween.

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