Pumpkin Patches in Essex

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Pumpkin Picking in Essex 2022

There are so many brilliant pumpkin patches in Essex to Explore. Pumpkin carving is a Halloween tradition and more and more places are now offering pumpkin picking. Whether you are looking to head out into a field and pick your own pumpkin or head into the comfort of an indoor pumpkin barn. We have got you covered. Pumpkin picking in Essex offers not only some great photo opportunities with your kids or even dogs, but also many venues offer additional Halloween activities. So if you’re looking for pumpkin picking near me, here are the best pumpkin picking patches in Essex:

Alternatively if looking for other spooky or unusual Kids half term activities, then take a look at out list of the Best Halloween Days Out in Essex.

Here is the list of 16 of the best pumpkin picking patches in Essex to discover

Autumn tree with girl at pumpkin patch in Essex

Old Macdonalds Farm & Fun Park

Old Macdonalds Farm Halloween Festival at Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5AY are running their Halloween Festival from 22nd to 30th October 2022.

Activities include:

  • Haunted House
  • OMD Magic School
  • Roller Coaster
  • Scary Stories with Miraiker
  • Ghost Trail
  • Pumpkin Patch with free pumpkin for every child
  • Free Halloween Tattoos
  • Creepy Crawly Meerkat Feeding and Talks
  • Animal Talks with Sunny the Owl

Tickets must be prebooked online. Adult – £19.50, Child (2-15) – £20.00. Under 2 – FREE.

Land of the Dead Festival

Land of the Dead Pumpkin and Halloween Festival in Chelmsford.

Step into the mystical Land of the Dead celebrating all things Halloween. From Pick A Pumpkin patch to an array of fun packed areas such as Koko’s Big Top Circus, fantastic Fun Fair Fiesta and Mexican themed bar and food vendors. Open every day from 10am – 10pm from the 22nd to the 30th of October.

Tickets start at £6.99, to include the fun fair £14.99 and to the circus £24.99 per person.

Land of the dead pumpkin picking in Chelmsford and Halloween festival

Scotts of Southend Pumpkin Picking Barn

Scotts of Southend Pumpkin Picking Barn is Inside Scott’s of Southend Garden Centre SS4 1LQ.

This Halloween season you can enjoy picking your pumpkins in style and away from the cold and mud!

Free entry and plenty of free parking. Open 1st-31st October Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm & Sundays 10am to 4pm.  Indoors, weather proof & flat floor surface.  Pick your own pumpkins and gift area. Access to toilets and restaurant.  They also offer Halloween Afternoon Tea packages for you to choose from! See our review of the Pumpkin Barn at Scotts of Southend.

Scotts at southend pumpkin barn Halloween kids days out with the ghostbusters

Cammas Hall Farm

Cammas Hall Farm at Hatfield Broad Oak, you can pick your own pumpkin, enjoy a tractor and trailor ride, get lost in their Maize Maze, face painting or maybe make your own Halloween mask. Don’t forget to stop off for a Halloween treat in their Tea Barn. Their Wicked Walkways are great fun! You can read a review of our previous visit to Halloween at Cammas Hall Farm here.

Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Experience runs from Tuesday to Sunday 1st to 30th October & Monday 24th October. First entry 9am and last entry 4pm and booking required.

Ticket price is for admission only and includes the following:
🎃 Entrance to the pumpkin patch yet with over 40 varieties of pumpkin and squash to choose from.
🧙 Interaction with our fabulous Halloween characters.
😈 Wicked Walkway with haunting props and surprises (slightly spooky and super scary options to cater for all ages and sensibilities!).
📷 Lots of photo opportunities! We have some amazing backdrops and scenes set.
🌾 20% discount on entry to the Halloween themed Maize Maze open 10am with last entry at 3pm (7pm when the pumpkin nights are running). Tickets to be purchased on arrival – no pre-booking available. At this time of year the maze is not suitable for buggies so please bring a baby carrier. Please note that it may be necessary to close the maze if the weather has been bad and conditions are unfavourable.

Tickets need to be prebooked in advance. Free car parking, catering and toilet facilities available. Sen sessions and Pumpkin Nights also available.

Pumpkin patch at Cammas Hall Farm in Essex

Foxes Farm – The Pumpkin Patch

Foxes Farm The Pumpkin Patch at Basildon, SS15 4ER or Colchester, CO6 3PR. At The Pumpkin Patch in Essex you can expect over 15 different pumpkins and squash varieties. Activities include:

  • Pick your own pumpkin patch.
  • Ready cut pumpkin picking from the field
  • Straw bales sofa
  • Bale mountain
  • Obstacles
  • Scavanger Hunt game
  • Lots of photo opportunities
  • Wheelbarrows

There is also catering and toilet facilities, hand sanitiser stations and car parking available on site. Event village with food stalls, face painting, and more photo opportunities including Fergie tractor and swing. Lots of traditional games including tug of war, drainpipes, giant twister, welly swinging and mini tractors in the field of fun!


  • 24th and 25th September
  • 1st & 2nd October
  • 8th & 9th October
  • 15th & 16th October
  • 17th – 31st October

Tickets range from £3.75 to £5.00 per person. Visit their website to book your slot.

Pumpkin Patches in Essex for Halloween Half Term

Hurleys Pumpkin Forest

Hurley’s Pumpkin Forest is a pumpkin farm and patch. It is based at Battlesbridge, Essex and is located just off the Rettendon Turnpike on Woodham Road (the old Woodham to Wickford road).

Entry to the pumpkin farm and pumpkin patch needs to be pre-booked. Bookings can be made on their website, entry is £10 per car at peak times and £5 off peak. You only pay for the pumpkins that you want to buy and any special additional activities you may want to purchase on the day. Pumpkin Crafts & Maize Maze additional costs. Opening every weekend in October and open two weeks over October Half term. They also offer twilight tickets.

Pumpkin Village at Marsh Farm

The Pumpkin Village & Halloween shopping experience is next door to Marsh Farm in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex.

With a pick your own pumpkin experience and plenty of photo opportunities. There are so many varieties of pumpkins on offer. There is a Halloween shop for spooky treats, along with catering and toilet facilities available. Entry is £3.99 per person and tickets must be prebooked. Free parking and timed entry slots to the Pumpkin Village, customers can enjoy a visit to the Pumpkin Village 6th to 31st October. Pumpkin Village Nights are available.

Pumpkin picking village at Marsh Farm

Skylark at Prettyfields Vineyard

Sky Lark at Prettyfields Vineyard in Ardleigh, Essex. They have a Pumpkin Patch & Spooky Vineyard Trail running from Saturday 15th to Monday 31st October.

Prebook your ticket online. They have pumpkins of all shapes, sizes & colours to carve, cook or decorate with! Take part in the spooky trail, then enjoy food & refreshments on the terrace, including spider cookies, scary cupcakes & Halloween hot chocolate.

They are also be hosting kids pottery classes, and we’ll be giving away a whole years’ supply of cake* for the winner of our Instagram pumpkin carving competition!

Hatter’s Farm Pick your Own Pumpkin

Hatter’s Farm is based in Takeley, Bishop’s Stortford, CM22 6NPP. With over 25 varieties of pumpkin available. As well as pick your own pumpkin, they have plenty of other activities from the Pumpkin Cannon to the Maize Maze.

They are open on the 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th and 22nd to 30th of October, giving you plenty of time to explore our fields and other activities.

Pumpkin Nights event will be open on the 22nd to 24th and 27th to 30th of October. If you want to get the best pumpkin picking photos then we recommend visiting sooner rather than later! Tickets are £1 per person.

In addition to the pumpkin patch, there will also be:

 – Pumpkin Cannons
 – Maize Maze
 – Spooky Marquee
 – Pumpkin House
 – Nature Trail
 – Food and drinks
 – Loads of photo opportunities
 – Toilet facilities
 – Free parking

Cobbs Farm

Pick your own Pumpkins at Cobbs Farm in Goldhanger, Maldon CM9 8BQ. No booking required. Open from 23rd October to Sunday 31st October Oct, 10-4pm.

Family friendly event to pick you own pumpkin this half term. A real working farm that open’s its gates for a few days every year for a fun chance to search the pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkins. They have a large range of edible squashes to try.

Otto’s Pumpkin Patch

Otto’s Pumpkin Patch in Braintree has Pick Your Own Perfect Pumpkin. Choose from a variety of pumpkins and squashes of all shapes and sizes. Please book in advance.

  • Trailer rides
  • Decorated faraway forest with an interactive quiz
  • Games area
  • Giant art board
  • Hot and cold refreshments available, picnics are also welcome
  • Lots and lots of stunning photo opportunities.

Opening Times: Saturday 8th to Monday 31st October 9:30am – 5:00pm.
Closed: Monday 10th October, Tuesday 11th October, Monday 17th October, Tuesday 18th October. Located at Otto’s Pumpkin Patch, Long Green, Cressing, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8DL.

Lathcoats Farm

Lathcoats Farm Beehive Lane, Galleywood, CM2 8LX. Their pumpkin patch has lots of sizes and varieties for you to choose from but please bear in mind as it comes to the end of the Pumpkin Festival the choice in size and variety will become limited. They also have a number of outdoor games for the whole family to enjoy! Leave the mess with them and carve your pumpkins on site (undercover). The Halloween Hunt is a real hit with the little ones, recommended age is 8 and under, but not limited to! They also have a farm shop and and The Bee Shed Cafe on site.

Tickets £1 and you can book online.

Calcott Hall

Calcott Hall in Brentwood have Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Picking and Carving from Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th October. There will be Face-painting and creepy cupcakes. You can also go Sweetcorn picking in the Spooky Corn patch.

No need to book Just turn up. Small extra charge for Carving £3.00 but saves you all the mess!

Fobbing Farm Shop

Fobbing Farm Shop in Fobbing, Stanford-le-Hope have a pumpking patch and halloween activities to enjoy. This is a FREE event running from Mid October to Early November and they are hosting a BIG HALLOWEEN WEEKEND on 29th & 30th October from 11am-3pm. There’s so much to do at their first-ever Big Halloween Weekend at Fobbing Farm Shop & Shopping village! Pumpkin Patch, Rides, Face Painting, Sand Art and much more fun to be had by the whole family!

The Outlet Farm Shop

The Outlet Farm Shop in Little Burstead, Billericay. A free event (rides at additional cost), pumpkin patch, fun fair rides, spooky walk through, photo ops and refreshments, with some spooky music played all day! Indoor and outdoor and also dog friendly.

Address: Tye Common Road, Billericay,CM12 9SD. Open every day except for Mondays. Free Parking, Refreshments, Toilets and Farm shop onsite.

The Outlet pumpkin picking in Billericay

Wild Forest Obstacle Activity Centre

Nuclear Races at Wild Forest Obstacle Activity Centre, are holding a Halloween Pumpkin Patch Pick and Play 90 minute sessions.

Beat the Nuclear Wall | Climb Walls & Cargo Nets | Swing on the Rings | Hang Out on the Monkey Bars | Take on the mud jump course. Plus a free pumpkin to take home.

Parsonage Farm, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex CM15 0LA, its £22 per child, book online.

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    Wonderful shot, bright colors.
    Did you take the first photo with an iphone or a dslr camera?

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