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Pumpkin picking in Essex
Now Autumn is upon us we thought it was the perfect time to visit Cammas Hall once again for some pumpkin Picking in Essex. We were invited along to Cammas Hall Farm for their Halloween event, it just gets better and better every year. They’ve really put so much effort into making this one of the best Pumpkin picking patches and Halloween Events in Essex!
If you’re looking for other fun Halloween days out or half term activities, then check out some of our favourite Halloween Days out in Essex.
Cammas Hall Farm Halloween Experience
Upon arrival we checked in for our time slot and headed into their Halloween experience. We started off trying out their Wicked Walkway Halloween tunnels. These were so much fun to walk through, we had a blast. They had decorated them with scarecrows, spiders and all sorts of spooky characters and props. They start off very mild for younger visitors and if you choose, you can test your wits by entering the scarier tunnel. The scariest tunnel was labelled as age 12+ years. They had some scarier characters and props inside this tunnel. I am a bit of a scaredy cat but was completely fine, I just sent in my child first of course! I think this is great as it has something to keep both the younger and older children entertained, catering for all ages and sensibilities.
The Pumpkin Patch
Cammas Hall Pumpkin Patch is a great spot for pumpkin picking in Essex with over 70 varieties to choose from. It has a huge array of pumpkins and squash in all colours, arranged in groups to make them easy to find. There are signs displayed to show you the different types. They were also very reasonably priced. You simply grab a cart and pick your pumpkin. I bought some squash, as they are great for an autumnal dinner and keep for absolutely ages (unlike half the veg in my fridge!).
There were plenty of photo opportunities and several Halloween characters roaming around the pumpkin patch to join in with the fun. They all kept in character and were so friendly and interactive. In the pumpkin patch area they also had a catering van with some seasonal food and drinks options. We enjoyed a yummy Halloween themed hot chocolate.
Monster Mayhem Show
We watched the Monster Mayhem show and had such fun, even my 11 year old daughter enjoyed it. Professor Von Strudel can’t ever seem to get his inventions right. Fed up of everyone laughing at him, he decides to make his most terrible creation yet – a fearsome monster designed to wreak revenge on all those who crossed him! But an unfortunate mix-up means his monster plans don’t go quite as he intended…
The show included puppetry, with catchy songs and a great deal of silliness, this 45 minute show was really a lot of fun, plenty of audience participation and a lovely addition to our day!
(This show is silly not scary and is suitable for monsters of all ages).
Admission is £8.00 per child an £5.00 per adult (+ booking fee). 10% discount if you book at the same time as your Halloween Pumpkin Patch tickets.
Farm Shop and Halloween Gift Shop
The Farm Shop and Halloween Gift shop was decorated in a fun and spooky theme, with lots of fun Halloween themed gifts and treats to buy. You can even buy your pumpkin carving set if you don’t have one already.
Catering options at Cammas Hall Farm:
Tea Barn – 9am to 4.30pm (Breakfast butties until midday)
The Tea Barn (located in the farm shop) offers a range of takeaway and dine-in options including Grandma Pam’s amazing homemade cakes, homemade hot sausage rolls, sandwiches and salads, paninis, jacket potatoes and hot and cold drinks. There are plenty of under covered seating and seating available overlooking the children’s play area.
The Cabin – Cakes, snacks, drinks, ice cream – 9am to 4pm, BBQ 11am to 3.30pm, Pizza Oven 11am to 3.30pm
Located in the outside play area The Cabin offers wood-fired pizza, burgers, sausages in a bun and chips for lunch (vegan alternatives available). They also have a selection of hot, soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks, ice creams and homemade cake available to enjoy. Again plenty of seating available.
We enjoyed a lovely freshly baked baked pizza and it was delicious!
Other facilities at Cammas Hall
As well as the Halloween Experience and Pumpkin Patch, you can also enter Cammas Hall Farm free of charge to visit their Farm Shop or use their catering options and kid’s can play in the outdoor play area. For a small fee Halloween Crafts and face painting is also available.
During your visit you can get lost in the Maize Maze. You can purchase a game card on site. You then walk around the maze, solve the clues, finding pictures and hidden letters. If you are lucky enough to find them all and solve the mystery, just hand in your game card to receive a reward. There are two bridges in the maze which will give you some fantastic views of the the maze and the surrounding countryside
You receive a 20% discount on entry to the Halloween themed Maize Maze when a Halloween Experience is booked It is open from 10am with last entry at 3pm (7pm when the pumpkin nights are running). Tickets to be purchased on arrival – no pre-booking available. It 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.
This was a super fun Halloween and pumpkin patch experience. We all had such a great time! We laughed and jumped in the Wicked Walkway and got some lovely photos in the pumpkin patch before choosing our perfect pumpkin to take home and carve. I’d absolutely recommend a visit. Why not join them for one of their Pumpkin Nights?
All the details:
Tickets cost £4-£6 depending on what date you book for.
Monster Mayham Tickets: £8.00 per child an £5.00 per adult (+ booking fee). 10% discount if you book at the same time as your Halloween Pumpkin Patch tickets.
Halloween Experience and Pumpkin Picking in Essex at Cammas Hall Dates:
Running fromSaturday 30 September 2023 – Sunday 29 October 2023.
Cammas Hall Farm, Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak, Hertfordshire, CM22 7JT
The animated props are turned off and sessions are quieter during the SEN slots for the Halloween Experience & Pumpkin Patch.
- 9am & 9.15am Sunday 8th October
- 8.30am & 8.45am Monday 23rd October
Thank you for reading ‘Pumpkin Picking in Essex at Cammas Hall Farm’.
We were gifted this experience but please note that all comments and opinions are strictly my own. We have been visiting Cammas Hall Farm for many years and are big fans.