THERE will be a frightening number of pumpkins to choose from at Rhug Estate this Halloween.

The award-winning 12,500-acre organic farm estate, near Corwen, has more than 3,000 to pick from. 

It is the first time Rhug has grown the autumnal squash.

Visitors will be able to select their own Jack-o-lantern or decorative species and partake in a series of fang-tastic activities, including an accessible and inclusive ‘spooky tunnel’ under the A5.

There will also be refreshments and ghoulish games for all the family to enjoy.

Emyr Owen, Estate Farm Manager from Llanrwst, is in high spirits thanks to the success of their maiden attempt at growing pumpkin seeds in a 1.5-acre area on-site.

He said: “We are really pleased with the results given the initial dry weather we experienced, they have grown really well and are ready in time for Halloween.

“Over past months through the rain and sunshine of the summer into the autumn they have flourished, so visitors who come pumpkin picking this week are in for a real treat.

“They are in a beautiful spot, with picturesque views across the beautiful Rhug Estate.

“There will be lots to keep children entertained, so we look forward to welcoming people for a spooky and unforgettable experience.”

When visitors arrive at Rhug, they will be greeted by a member of the team who will take them over to the pumpkin field.

Once there, guests will be able to explore the patch, take photos and choose their pumpkin/s for purchase on site. Dogs are allowed on the Estate grounds, but not in the pumpkin patch. Visitors can also enjoy the farm shop and cafe, before or after their slot. 


Lord Newborough, Rhug Estate owner, said: “Like all our products the pumpkins are completely organic, but this was the first time we’ve ever tried to grow them, so to see so many here, ripe, and ready to go, is heartening and gives us confidence we can do it year after year."

The pumpkin patch will be open 9am - 4pm until Tuesday, October 31.

Slots can be booked here.

The team at Rhug Estate are inviting people to share their pictures on Instagram. Add the hashtags #rhugpumpkins and #pwmpenrhug to posts.