Scotland's first pumpkin farm opens glamping pods - here's everything you need to know

If you're looking for a weekend away with a difference, then check out Arnprior Farm's glamping pods for fun for all the family.

Published 7th Oct 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Arnprior was the first Scottish farm to open a pick your own pumpkin patch in 2015, and has since grown to offer a late night date night, and a spring time lambing experience as well as their newly completed glamping pods and swimming pool.

Keen to offer visitors the chance to sample a slice of rural life on a working farm, owners Rebecca and Duncan McEwen are set to open the doors to the glamping pods from 11 October, the same day as the pumpkin patch opens.

The glamping site is home to four luxury pods, which have their own hot tubs and  sleep up to five people.

Pumpkin glamping

Picture: Arnprior Farm

Painted in bright colours, each pod has been stylishly decorated to complement its external colour scheme, and includes two small double beds, a single bed/sofa, dining table and benches, smart TV, DVD player and WiFi.

There's also plates, cutlery, a kettle, toaster, fridge and microwave - so visitors can enjoy all the luxuries of a self-catering destination.

Pumpkin glamping

Picture: Arnprior Farm

Each pod has its own private shower and toilet, located within 20 metre walk. And it's easy to tell which one belongs to which pods as even the bathrooms fit in with the pods' distinct colours.

As well as the hot tubs, visitors can enjoy a dip in the 10m indoor swimming pool, which is heated to 32 degrees. There's changing facilities and underfloor heating, and the pool can be hired by the hour for up to 10 people - ideal for pool parties and swimming lessons.

The pool also features a counter current, which transforms the still water into a streaming river, which is great for training, keeping fit and sports therapy.

Picture: Arnprior Farm

A wood-chip biomass boiler sustainably heats the pool, which is filled with fresh spring water bored from the  farm.

The glamping site also includes a pretty, fairy lit party pod, which can be booked for meetings and parties with a difference.

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Bookings and prices

Prices are priced per pod and start at £125 per night with a minimum of two nights stay.

But during pumpkin picking time, guest can book one night stays - and prices include private hot tub per pod and use of our indoor heated swimming pool.

The pumpkin patch

Pumpkin glamping

Picture: Arnprior Farm

The pumpkin patch will open to the public on Saturday 12 October  from 9am-5.30pm and will be open every day until Sunday 27 October. There will also be an Additional Support Needs (ASN) only pumpkin picking session on Friday 11 October.

The patch is free to enter, parking is limited and guests must book their time and slot via the website - parking is charged at £5 per car and redeemable against a pumpkin purchase. Pumpkins range in price from £5 to £12.

Arnprior is also launching “Late-Night, Date-Night” for romantics looking for a date with a difference this month.

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For one night only the farm will turn its pumpkin patch into a late night destination on Sunday 27 October, which will include a folk band, gin bar, artisan autumnal menu from Skinners of Kippen, plus pumpkin crafts.


Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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