A handpicked selection of pumpkin patches in Italy for kids perfect for Halloween and the harvest season
A day on the pumpkin patch is not a traditional Italian Halloween activity.
However, spending a day outdoors taking in fall colors and celebrating harvest season has grown in popularity in the last few years, and now there are a few pumpkin patches in Italy offering fun days out for families with kids.
In most cases, the inspiration is drawn from the US and the patches try to replicate the Halloween atmosphere we got to know and love from American family movies
If you are in Italy in October these can be fun places to check out with kids
Today, I am sharing a list of some of Italy’s kid-friendly best pumpkin patches.
For each, I included location and contact details so you can book your spot directly. Please note that most of the websites are in Italian only.
Need to know! In 2021, access to pumpkin patches is subject to showing a valid green pass (over 12s only).
Kid-friendly pumpkin patches in Italy Map 2021
Pumpkin Patches in Italy: need to know
The Italian for pumpkin is zucca.
However, it is helpful to know that, in Italy, we often call pumpkin patches by their English name or variations of it.
You may see them advertises as a pumpkin patch, pick-ur-own, or you-pick (also campo you-pick).
The use of English doesn’t mean that the events are for tourists so please don’t let deter you!
In Italian, the name of pumpkin events usually includes words such as zucca / zucche (Pumpkin / Pumpkins), campo (field/patch), Giardino (Garden), terra (land), raccolta (picking / harvest).
Kid-friendly pumpkin patches in Italy
Giardino delle Zucche, Pignataro Maggiore (Caserta)
Giardino delle Zucche in Caserta opens this list as the first American-style pumpkin patch in Italy!
Located in Pignataro Maggiore, about 50Km North of Naples, the patch takes inspiration from US-style American patches and comes complete with a cute red barn, wheel barrels, a corn maze and a petting farm.
You can even order a pumpkin spice latte at the cafe!
Pumpkin decorating workshops for kids include picking, carving and decorating and last about 40 minutes.
Find info and location here
Terra delle Zucche, Eboli (Salerno)
Terra delle Zucche is a kid-friendly pumpkin picking/decorating event in Eboli, Campania.
The event takes place in the so-called ‘Strambosco’, a wonderful green area inside Hosted inside Oasi Natura Viva, on Lake Sele.
Here you will find pumpkins but also fun outdoor activities such as nature trails, gnomes and fairy gardens, picnic areas, straw maze and more.
You can find info and prices here
Le Zucche di Barbabianca, Torreimpietra (Rome)
Le Zucche di Barbabianca is a pumpkin patch in Torreimpietra, in the outskirts of Rome.
The patch is open on weekends from 1st to the 31st of October and gives the opportunity to pick pumpkins, carve them and decorate them.
The event is suitable for kids of all ages,but supervision by adults is required.
The patch is hosted in a beautiful garden of Tenuta Carandini, where you also find a cute petting farm and trails for walking and cycling.
Picnic tables and BBQ facilities are available but spots must be booked in advance. Hot food is available for purchase.
Find info, times and prices here.
Tulipania is a fun pick your own pumpkin patch in the province of Bergamo.
As the name suggests, Tulipania started out as a tulip field however, during harvest season, it becomes a pumpkin picking paradise.
Here, kids find tons of already decorated pumpkins but will also have the chance to pick and decorate their own.
Old-school games are everywhere (pumpkin tic-tac-toc, pumpkin scavenger hunt, nature walks), in line with the philosophy behind the patch: giving kids simple yet great outdoor fun.
Access to the patch is free, you only pay for the pumpkins you use.
You can find info and location here
Shirin you-pick, Ornago (Monza)
You-pick Shirin is a pick your own patch in Ornago, about 40 minutes from Milan by car.
The patch was born in the spring of 2021 and started out offering pick-your-own experiences in their tulip field and, in fall, turned itself into a patch for pumpkin fun.
On the patch, you can pick pumpkins of several varieties and kids can participate in workshops for decorating pumpkins with age-appropriate techniques.
The planned events, at present, have age bands 4-11 and 12 and up.
Booking is compulsory, you can find all the info here
Villaggio delle zucche, San Martino Siccomario (Pavia)
The pumpkin patch in Siccomarino is within a large farm called Puravida Farm.
Stretching over more than 4 hectares, this area offers different ‘villages’ each with a kid-friendly theme and changing according to the season:
The pumpkin village – American Style pumpkin patch for picking, carving and decorating, complete with harvest market (with kids menu)
The eggs village, a fun family event for easter with easter Egg hunts and egg decorating workshops
Halloween night – a scary storytelling event aimed at university students and grown-up audience
The estate also includes a petting farm, bouncy castles, straw castles, mazes, pedal boats, tractor rides and a harvest market.
Special events such as harvest demonstration, ‘chocolate island’ and Halloween pirate day happen on specific dates.
Find prices, location and events here
Parco delle Zucche BO Bimbi, Bologna
Parco delle Zucche Bo Bimbi is not a pumpkin patch as such but a series of Kid-friendly Halloween events between Ferrara and Bologna that include access to American-style pumpkin patches, pumpkin decorating workshops and activities.
The events take place during the weekends in October and they are organized in conjunction with FICO, which you can visit with our pumpkin patch ticket.
Events include pumpkin decorating, scavenger hunts and family games.
You can find location, prices and tickets here
Campo di Fiori, Galbiate
Campo di Fiori is a pumpkin patch in the province of Lecco, in Lombardy.
The patch started as a flower field but, during the harvest season, becomes a location to pick pumpkins, decorate them and spend a day playing seasonal family games such as pumpkin scavenger hunt.
The patch also has a petting farm where you can see adorable bunnies!
You can find info and get tickets here.
I hope you found this quick overview of kid-friendly pumpkin patches in Italy helpful and it helped you plan a seasonal day out with your kids! Safe travel planning!