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6 Fun Places To Go Pumpkin Picking In Essex

Looking for Essex pumpkin patches? I share 6 places to go pumpkin picking in Essex! Many farm shops and supermarkets stock pumpkins in the lead up to Halloween, however pumpkin patches are getting more popular. They are a huge autumn activity in the USA with a visit to a pumpkin patch being an annual family tradition. There are often photo opportunities and props as well as autumn themed activities.

Pumpkin Patches in Essex

Hurleys Pumpkin Forest

🗺Woodham Rd, Battlesbridge, Wickford SS11 7QL

🕖9am-5pm throughout October

💻Pumpkin Forest

Hurleys Pumpkin Forest is located in Battlesbridge near South Woodham Ferrers. Entrance is £5 per car (up to 6 people) with pumpkins, squashes and gourds costing extra (mostly between £1-£5). Each car has access to a wheelbarrow to help with carrying any pumpkins. Along with the pumpkin patch, they have a range of activities such as a maze, pumpkin bowling and a rope swing.

(While visiting the pumpkin forest, why not check out the German Christmas market just down the road at Meadow Croft Garden Centre? It opens mid-September).

Pumpkin Picking Village

🗺Marsh Farm Rd, Chelmsford CM3 5WP

🕖6th – 31st October 2022

💻Pumpkin Picking Village

Also near South Woodham Ferrers is the Pumpkin Picking Village, near down to March Farm Animal Adventure Park. There is a range of different events throughout October, with the standard entrance to the Pumpkin Village costing £3.99 per person (plus a 50p booking fee online). Pumpkins cost extra and are priced between £3 – £100.

The Pumpkin Village Nights on selected dates have fun fair rides as well as the photo ops. There are also some dates and times that are ‘dog friendly’, for those that want to take their dog pumpkin picking too!

Please note that Pumpkin Picking Village is a cashless venue and entrance to the pumpkin patch does not include entry to Marsh Farm.

Foxes Farm Produce

🗺Watch House Farm, Wash Rd, Basildon SS15 4ER | Foxes Farm Produce, Aldham, Colchester CO6 3PR

🕖1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 17th – 31st October 2022

💻Foxes Farm Produce

Foxes Farm Produce has 2 pumpkin patching in Essex, one in Basildon and a second in Colchester. They are open on weekends throughout October and during the October half term week. Entrance is £15 for a 4 person group ticket with pumpkins costing between £2 – £12. There are various games, photo opportunities, food stalls and a face painter. Tickets must be pre-booked online in advance.

Like with the nature of many pick your own farms, they do suggest going early in the season. Depending on the amount of visitors, they may run out of pumpkins, but they will try to stay open until Halloween.

Hatter’s Farm

🗺Hatter’s Farm, Takeley, Bishop’s Stortford CM22 6NP

🕖Weekends & October Half Term

💻Hatters Farm Pumpkins

Hatter’s Farm has a pick your own pumpkin patch. Entrance is £4 per car, however this is deducted from the price of any pumpkins purchased. They cost between £1-£12, so you may have to pick up a couple to get your money back!

There are a couple of other activities that cost extra, such as a maize maze for £3pp and a pumpkin canon which costs £2.50 for one shot. ‘Pumpkin Nights’ are available on selected days. Dogs are allow at Hatters Farm Pumpkins, but not in the pumpkin field and they must be kept on a lead. Please be aware that there are no toilets on site.

Otto’s Pumpkin Patch

🗺Nr Galley’s Roundabout, Braintree, CM77 8DL

🕖8th – 31st October 2022

💻Otto’s Pumpkin Patch

Otto’s Pumpkin Patch is a brand new pumpkin patch opening in 2022. Pre-booking a time slot online is required. Adult entrance is £4 and children between 2-16yrs are £2. There are trailer rides on selected days, lots of photo opportunities, a decorated ‘faraway forest’ with a quiz, games area and a giant art board. Refreshments are available but the only toilet facilities are a Portaloo. Pumpkins and squashes cost between £2-£12.

Cammas Hall Farm

🗺Cammas Hall Farm Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak CM22 7JT

🕖Open Tuesday – Sunday from 9am

💻Cammas Hall Farm

Cammas Hall Farm is located around 5 miles Stansted Airport. Unfortunately they do not have PYO pumpkins, however they have a range of already picked pumpkins available from October for £0.90 per kg.

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