Pumpkin Barn in Essex
We are spoilt for choice with fabulous Pumpkin patches in Essex. The Pumpkin Barn at Scotts of Southend is a great example of that. This was my first time at an event at Scotts of Southend and I was really impressed with the effort they went to. The best part of all, it was free! We all know how expensive the school holidays and half term activities can be. So this is a great spot to pick your pumpkin without breaking the bank.
Scotts of Southend Pumpkin Barn in Essex features in my list of Halloween days out, check out some of our favourite Halloween Days out in Essex.
Pumpkin Picking at Scotts of Southend
The Pumpkin Barn at Scotts of Southend is indoors, weatherproof and set inside the garden centre. They have some brilliant photo opportunities and on certain days they even have the Ghostbusters visiting for photos. They have a short pumpkin trail with spooky Halloween themed props along the way and gifts available to purchase. There are pumpkin size guides available to help pick the perfect pumpkin.
The pumpkin barn features some brilliant themed areas complete with backdrop to create the perfect Halloween photo. They are also dog friendly, so why not take your pooch along for a Halloween themed photo shoot! The Pumpkin barn is free of charge and pumpkins start from £2. No need to book.
The Garden Centre
The Garden Centre at Scotts of Southend sells a large variety of products:
- Food Gifts
- Seasonal products
- Garden Furniture
- Bedding plants
- Compost & Manure
- Pots & Baskets
- Hardy Plants & Trees
- Garden Tools
- House Plants
- Bird & Wildlife
- Animal and Pet
- Stone & Aggregates
- Plant Nutrition & Pest Control
They also have a huge indoor Victorian Christmas market with lots of Christmas gifts, decorations and food & drink available.
Catering options at Scotts of Southend:
Scott’s Kitchen Restaurant and Outdoor Pods
Breakfast Times: Monday-Saturday: 9am to 11.30am Sunday: 10am to 11.30am
Lunch Times: Monday-Saturday: 12pm-4pm Sunday: 12pm-3pm
They also offer Halloween Afternoon Tea packages.
Festive Food Hut
Located in the Christmas Market. The Festive Food Hut is currently closed Mon-Thurs and is open Fri-Sun. It will be open every day in half term. There is a bench seating area available within the Festive Christmas Market.
Other facilities at Scotts of Southend
Revelation Art offer exciting activities for all ages, on a walk in and reservation basis. The studio is inside Scotts of Southend garden centre and a great place to get creative and spend quality time with friends and family. They offer Ceramic painting, Sand Art and a Design Station to make your own creation.
All the details:
Open 1st-31st October Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm & Sundays 10am to 4pm.
Scotts of Southend, Sutton Road, Rochford, Essex SS4 1LQ.
Free Parking and Disabled parking and Dog Friendly. The Pumpkin Barn in Southend is wheelchair and pushchair friendly and weatherproof.
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We were gifted this experience but please note that all comments and opinions are strictly my own.