10 Best Places to Pick Your Own Apples and Pumpkins in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire
Updated: Oct 19
Get ready to have a fun-filled day out at these best places to pick your own apples and pumpkins in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Spooky season is fast approaching so you better get there quickly!
Brookhill Farm, Fakenham Road, Thursford, NR21 0BD
Situated in North Norfolk is the pop-up pumpkin shop. The Pumpkin House is decorated with more than 1,000 pumpkins and made by the owners out of locally sourced wood. Henry and Victoria Cushing on the creators of this unique attraction and one of the best places to pick pumpkins in Norfolk.
To get to the gorgeous Pumpkin House, you walk through a wooded path dotted with scarecrows and pumpkins. You can take photographs both inside and outside of the house and even pick your Jack-o lantern from the home’s shelves.
#2 Hill Farm
Hill Farm, Norwich Road, Horstead, NR12 7BA
Hill Farm is situated a very short distance from the centre of Norwich itself, and it’s by far one of the best places to pick pumpkins in Norfolk. To get to the pumpkin patch, you’ll need to check in at the farm shop before heading down.
Bear in mind that dogs aren’t allowed on the field (which won’t be an issue if you’re staying with us at the Crafter’s Retreat). Plus, they accept payment via card or cash so you don’t need to worry about popping to a cash machine beforehand.
Mill Field Orchard, Aldreth Road, Haddenham, Ely, CB6 3PW
If you’d rather go to one of the best places to pick apples in Cambridgeshire, Mill Field Orchard is perfect. You can even supplement your apple picking by choosing your very own Christmas tree grown on the land.
The PYO facilities are open from mid-September to the end of October on the weekend only from 10 am to 5 pm. Its location is simply stunning. You’re bound to have a blast.
Drove Orchards, Thornham Road, Thornham, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6LS
This orchard easily made our best places to pick apples in Norfolk list, thanks to the other PYO facilities offered. Not only can you pick this delicious seasonal fruit, but you can also pick the following produce fresh from the land:
· Black currants
· White currants
Before heading to the orchards, call the Farm Shop to check what’s in season. They’re bound to have something of your liking on their 40 acres of land. They even have a fishmonger, shop, nursery, play area, and a plant nursery. You can easily make a day of it here.
Hillfield Nursery, Mill Lane, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, Norwich, NR14 6SW
At Hillfield Nursery, they work hard to minimise the use of chemicals and pesticides to give you truly organic produce.
While this is one of our best places to pick apples in Norfolk, their PYO fruit selection is seemingly limitless. You can pick:
· Red currants
· Black currants
· Even more fruits and vegetables
Check the season beforehand to ensure you’re not disappointed.
Leith House Orchards, Lowes Lane, Burnham Overy Town, Norfolk, PE31 8JL
Another one of our best places to pick apples in Norfolk is Leith House Farm. They are open July, August, and September. But be warned that it doesn’t explicitly say that they have PYO facilities on their websites. However, they have been known to offer these privileges so call ahead if that’s what you’re hoping for.
They are primarily a plum orchard. But it’s worth going for the delicious, crisp apples as well. Not to mention the amazing rural landscape along the North Norfolk coast!
Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN
As pretty much everybody knows, Sandringham is far more than one of the best places to pick apples in Norfolk.
The parkland and courtyard are open all year round. But the house and gardens are open until the middle of October. If you’re hoping to pick your own apples and not just wander around the amazing estate, it’s best to check on the website before setting off.
#8 The Grange
The Grange, Fleggburgh Road, Rollesby, Great Yarmouth, NR29 5HH
The Grange is open every day from 10 am to 4 pm for PYO pumpkins and other fruit and veg. It is situated behind the Horse & Groom Pub, perfect for picking then settling down to a plate of hearty, British pub food.
It’s a Broadland farm with a ton of wildlife nearby thanks to the neighbouring Trinity Broads. This three generational farm has something for everybody.
White House Farm, Blue Boar Lane, Norwich, NR7 8
This is one of our best places to pick apples in Norfolk for you, if you’re looking for a super-exciting day out. It has everything from a café with an open fire, apple picking, a working farm, and everything in between.
We adore this farm because you can pick both apples and pumpkins. Oh, and the pumpkins range from baby small to you-can’t-carry-this big!
Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze, Undley Road, Beck Row, IP28 8BX
Anthony and Sally Pooley founded this farm over 20 years ago. It runs a Maize Maze and the famous Pumpkin Patch every single year to delight locals and tourists alike.
At this one of our best places to pick pumpkins in Cambridgeshire, you’ll find 25 pumpkin varieties and 36 different gourds! And yes, you can pick them all straight off the vine.
The farm also has a lot of fun-filled events including giant inflatables, craft stalls, refreshments, face painting, and even a pyramid made out of straw bales!