Halloween is just under a month away now and many of us will be looking for decorations and costumes in preparation for the season.

Pumpkins and pumpkin carving are also staples of this time of year, which requires you to go out and find your own.

Whilst finding one from a supermarket is useful, many people like the experience of going out to a farm to pick their own out.

There are quite a few places around South East London where you can go and do this in October 2022.

Where are the best pumpkin-picking pitches near South East London?

Stanhill Farm

Opening on Saturday, October 15, Stanhill Farm's pumpkin patch in Dartford has been massively popular across its nine years of running. 

At the site, there will be wheelbarrows so you can grab as many pumpkins no matter how small or large across their site. 

Plus, the farm is also a great spot to grab a photo, with the area surrounded by a sea of autumnal colours and of course, pumpkins. 

The pumpkin picking is on from October 15 until Friday October 28 and you can find out more information via their website. 

Hewitts Farm

Just outside of South East London in Orpington, Hewitts is a family-run business set on 78 acres. 

The pick your own (PYO) opened on October 1 and there's no booking required, so you can just rock up to the site. 

They have a variety of pumpkins in a range of size, colours and styles all ready to be taken home and carved. 

Guests are encouraged to bring their own bags, but boxes are available to buy upon entry. 

Find out more via the farm's website. 

Pumpkin Moon

Just a short drive away from London, Pumpkin Farm near Maidstone has over 100 types of PYO including pumpkins. 

The farm has your traditional orange ones, large warty ones and many more weird and wonderful pumpkins all available to be picked. 

They encourage fancy dress and taking great photos on the site, you can even borrow one of their colourful wheelbarrows. 

Find out more via their website. 

Tulleys Pumpkin Farm

Take in all the fun of pumpkin picking at Tulleys Pumpkin Farm that's just a short drive away in Crawley. 

Over their 90 acres, they have grown over one million Pumpkins and Gourds, so there's plenty for everyone. 

From ones that are perfect to carve spooky faces in, to others that will make yummy fillings in a pumpkin pie, they'll all work a treat.

Across the farm, there is plenty to enjoy from photo opportunities, to live roaming characters including The Queen of the Harvest, Sage the Wizard and more. 

Plus, you can even grab a bite at their pumpkin village with the choice of  Burgers, Mac N Cheese, Loaded Fries, Apple cider doughnuts, Crumble, fresh toffee apples and pumpkin spice lattes.

Find out more via the website.