AUTUMN FEST – pumpkin picking, tractor-trailer ride, crafts & more!

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This October (19th – 21st) we’re running an autumnal/halloween-themed event for all of the family to enjoy. From pumpkin picking to crafts – there’s plenty to do! We’ve had lots of questions about our Autumn Fest so I thought it would be best to do a blog post to let everyone know what they can expect on the day, including a list of frequently asked questions! Whether you’re a local or you’re visiting Cornwall during the half-term, it’ll be a great experience for all! Why not make a day of it and spend the rest of the day at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, too.

Our wonderful veg production manager has been busy growing all sorts, including pumpkins! They’re growing well and will be cut ready for your little ones to pick on the day. We will have some small and large wheelbarrows for the kids – perfect photo opportunity! Not only do your children get a pumpkin each, but they also get to take part in crafts, find the hidden tractors and have their photo taken in our ‘Autumn on the Farm’ photo corner. Not only is this a great chance for you to make memories & take lots of Instagram-worthy photos, if you upload your pictures to social media with the #lobbsautumnfest, you could be in with the chance of winning a halloween hamper of treats! All the more reason to get those little ones dressed up in their autumnal clothing or spooky outfits!


How much is each ticket? A: £7 per child (adults are free).

How long is each time slot? A: 90 mins

Where do we park? A: Park in our designated car park or any of the surrounding parking bays if our car park is full

Where is the event going to be held? A: In one of our fields, close to the shop. However, you will be taken to the field on our tractor & trailer ride!

What do we do on arrival? A: Please come in to the shop and present your email (with the time slot) to a member of staff at the tills.

What should we wear? A: As October weather can be unpredictable, we advise people to wrap up, bring a raincoat and DEFINITELY wear wellies.

Can I get a refund for tickets? A: Tickets are non-refundable, except if we cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Where is Lobbs Farm Shop? A: We are located next to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. As you drive in, turn right and continue across the road into the car park. You will see our shop on the left.

What do we carry the pumpkins home in? A: we ask that everyone brings a bag to carry their pumpkins home in.

Do I have to pay for my baby? If your little one is too young to get involved then, no. However, if they would like to join in then we ask that you a buy a ticket for them too.

What age range is it for? A: This is a tricky one, any ages are welcome. However, it is probably most suitable for children up to the age of 13. We will have a small sensory table for babies, including a box of things to touch, see and smell.

Please note, if you’d like to book for the 19th or 20th October then you can do that HERE

However, if you’d like to book for the 21st, then please come and purchase your tickets from the shop.