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Pumpkin Patch - Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book to pick a pumpkin?

 

Yes, you'll need to book via our website. It's essential so that we can ensure parking on hard-standing for everyone and adhere to social distancing rules. You should arrive at the beginning of your one hour time slot to ensure you have enough time to choose your pumpkin, take photos and enjoy the experience. You may arrive 10 minutes before or after the beginning of your time slot. There is a small booking fee to secure your slot. This is non-refundable (please see our T&C's page for more information). The booking system will open on Sunday 5th September. 

 

What days and times are you open. 

 

We plan to be open on the second weekend of October until Sunday 31st October between 10:00am and 4:00pm every weekend following and will be open during the welsh school half or until the pumpkins run out. Please remember to book your ticket as they are essential. 

Where are you located? 

 

We are located on a working farm in Llangybi called Castle Farm. 

To get to us pop 'NP15 1NJ' into your sat-nav. 

If you're heading from Usk to Llangybi - go from Usk Bridge, past the petrol station on your right. Keeping heading on this road through Llanbadoc. x miles down the road you will see signs for the Pumpkin Patch. Then you will see signs for the Pumpkin Patch, follow these and one of our team members will direct you to park. 

 

If you have gotten into Llangybi village, you have gone too far.  

If you're heading from Caerleon to Llangybi -go from Caerleon Sainsbury's towards Usk. Head on the road for X miles. Travel through Llangybi past the White Hart. Continue along, you'll see a farm on your right, keep going. Then you will see signs for the Pumpkin Patch, follow these and one of our team members will direct you to park. 

If you have gotten into Usk, you have gone too far.  

Can we bring dogs? 

We do accept well-behaved dogs. We're even happier to invite them through the gates when they are in costume! We do ask that you keep the dogs on leads at all times, at a respectful distance from the farm animals and clean up after them in the interest of keeping the patch a clean and fun event for families.

Thank you. 

 

Is the pumpkin patch suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters?

The pumpkin field is a short walk from the parking. The path to the field is 80% stoned however is rough terrain. The Pumpkin Field can be muddy (especially if it has been raining). The Pumpkin Patch is flat but the path to reach it is uneven and has a slope. We are a working farm with rough terrain. 

We recommend a baby carrier or an all terrain pushchair is possible. The Spooky shed has disabled access and there will be a selection of prepicked pumpkins here to choose from along with light refreshments, animals and games. Please contact us before you visit so that we can allocate parking for better access to the shed. 

Can I take photos?

 

Course you can! Please take as many photos of your friends and family as you like whilst with us. Please be mindful of the people around you when taking photos. We do not allow professional photographers without prior approval or drones. 

Do I need to cut the pumpkins off their vines?

No, the pumpkins will already be cut off their vines. You must NOT bring any secateurs, pen knives, knives, scissors or sharp blades. You will be asked to put these in your car if found, or surrender to staff, until your departure.

Do you have a Café or Farm shop?

We don't have a café or farm shop. We will be offering food and drink as well as Halloween themed treats. We will also have our frozen farm reared products (sausages, burgers, etc) available to take home with you. 

Will I get muddy?

If the weather has been dry, it'll be unlikely to be muddy. If it has rained there is a strong possibility that you will get muddy. The pumpkins are in a field so they may be muddy too! We do no have running water in the field so please bring something with you to clean your hands and a bag to put your dirty shoes/boots in as well as the pumpkins.

What should I wear?

We recommend that you wear clothes suitable for the outside, you will be on a farm in autumn in Wales so please bring something to keep your dry and warm. Wellies or outside boots are great for pumpkin picking. You may want to wear gloves as the stalks on the pumpkins can be prickly especially for little hands. Please avoid wearing your best white trainers as the field could be muddy. 

How much does it cost?

There is a £2 per person + booking fee to book a one and half hour time slot. This includes parking and having access to our pumpkin patch and tent. This is non-refundable and secures your time slot to visit us within the selected time and date. Pumpkins are priced according to size starting from £2 upwards. A price guide will be available in our barn. Please ask a member of staff if you have any questions. 

What happens if the weather is bad?

You’re still more than welcome to pick your pumpkin, but please ensure that you wear sensible shoes and waterproofs. If the forecast is bad, please check our social media pages and the news page on our website for updates regarding closures. All terms and conditions regarding events being cancelled or postponed can be found on our website Event T&C’s page.

Is it far to walk?

The closest parking spaces are about 200 metres from the pumpkin patch. Please ask a member of the team should you require assistance.   

How long do carved pumpkins last?

You should carve your pumpkin no more than 5 days before Halloween. You can however keep an uncarved pumpkin in a cool dry place for a good few weeks before you have him and he'll be perfectly happy and healthy!

Do you have a toilet?

There will be a temporary toilet available on site and baby changing facility.  

Do I need to bring a bag?

Yes please! A reusable supermarket bag, Ikea back or something similar is perfect for carrying pumpkins to your car and keeping both your pumpkins safe and car clean. Pumpkin are heavy and black bin bags will not be strong enough to carry many heavy pumpkins.

 

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