Pumpkins galore at pick your own farm near Mansfield

Luximon Annia, 3 of Rainworth chooses his punkpkin at one of the UK's largest pumpkin patches run by Maxyes Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire. See SWNS story SWLEpumpkin; Over 10 million pumpkins are now grown in the UK every year with the vast majority designed to be carved for Halloween rather than eaten.
Luximon Annia, 3 of Rainworth chooses his punkpkin at one of the UK's largest pumpkin patches run by Maxyes Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire. See SWNS story SWLEpumpkin; Over 10 million pumpkins are now grown in the UK every year with the vast majority designed to be carved for Halloween rather than eaten.

The leaves are a-changing and it’s time to pick pumpkins.

And this year at Maxeys Farm Shop, Kirklington, there are oodles of them.

One of the UK's largest pumpkin patches run by Maxyes Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire is seen just before harvest. See SWNS story SWLEpumpkin; Over 10 million pumpkins are now grown in the UK every year with the vast majority designed to be carved for Halloween rather than eaten.

One of the UK's largest pumpkin patches run by Maxyes Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire is seen just before harvest. See SWNS story SWLEpumpkin; Over 10 million pumpkins are now grown in the UK every year with the vast majority designed to be carved for Halloween rather than eaten.

These incredible aerial shots show the first day of pumpkin picking at one of the UK’s biggest patches.

Hundreds of thousands of pumpkins which have been grown for the last 120 days were ripe for picking on Sunday (Oct 8).

Stunning drone footage shot at Maxey’s Farm in Mansfield, Notts, shows lines and lines of the crop.

The rising popularity of Halloween means more and more people are carving lanterns out of them.

Luximon Annia, 3 of Rainworth chooses his punkpkin at one of the UK's largest pumpkin patches run by Maxyes Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire. See SWNS story SWLEpumpkin; Over 10 million pumpkins are now grown in the UK every year with the vast majority designed to be carved for Halloween rather than eaten.

Luximon Annia, 3 of Rainworth chooses his punkpkin at one of the UK's largest pumpkin patches run by Maxyes Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire. See SWNS story SWLEpumpkin; Over 10 million pumpkins are now grown in the UK every year with the vast majority designed to be carved for Halloween rather than eaten.

Owner Katherine Maxey said: “We are open from 9-5 every day. Anyone can come and graba wheelbarrow and pick their own pumpkin.

“ Every year we keep saying we will count them but we never get round to it.

“We started in 2012 with a small field next to the shop and every year we grow more of them.

There are all sorts of sizes from small to giant.”

Luximon Annia, 3 of Rainworth chooses his punkpkin at one of the UK's largest pumpkin patches run by Maxyes Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire. See SWNS story SWLEpumpkin; Over 10 million pumpkins are now grown in the UK every year with the vast majority designed to be carved for Halloween rather than eaten.

Luximon Annia, 3 of Rainworth chooses his punkpkin at one of the UK's largest pumpkin patches run by Maxyes Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire. See SWNS story SWLEpumpkin; Over 10 million pumpkins are now grown in the UK every year with the vast majority designed to be carved for Halloween rather than eaten.

An estimated 10million pumpkins are grown in the UK every year – 95 per cent will be carved into hollowed-out lanterns for Halloween and five percent will be used for soups, stews and pies.

One of the UK's largest pumpkin patches run by Maxyes Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire is seen just before harvest. See SWNS story SWLEpumpkin; Over 10 million pumpkins are now grown in the UK every year with the vast majority designed to be carved for Halloween rather than eaten.

One of the UK's largest pumpkin patches run by Maxyes Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire is seen just before harvest. See SWNS story SWLEpumpkin; Over 10 million pumpkins are now grown in the UK every year with the vast majority designed to be carved for Halloween rather than eaten.

One of the UK's largest pumpkin patches run by Maxyes Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire is seen just before harvest. See SWNS story SWLEpumpkin; Over 10 million pumpkins are now grown in the UK every year with the vast majority designed to be carved for Halloween rather than eaten.

One of the UK's largest pumpkin patches run by Maxyes Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire is seen just before harvest. See SWNS story SWLEpumpkin; Over 10 million pumpkins are now grown in the UK every year with the vast majority designed to be carved for Halloween rather than eaten.

One of the UK's largest pumpkin patches run by Maxyes Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire is seen just before harvest. See SWNS story SWLEpumpkin; Over 10 million pumpkins are now grown in the UK every year with the vast majority designed to be carved for Halloween rather than eaten.

One of the UK's largest pumpkin patches run by Maxyes Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire is seen just before harvest. See SWNS story SWLEpumpkin; Over 10 million pumpkins are now grown in the UK every year with the vast majority designed to be carved for Halloween rather than eaten.