Considering pumpkin picking in Essex this half term to choose your perfect pumpkin for carving, there are plenty of Pumpkin Patches in Essex to choose from, so if you are wondering if there’s pumpkin picking near me, here are a few for you to check out.

Due to Covid restrictions and ongoing local changes, it is advisable to check with the Pumpkin Patches to ensure they are accepting bookings and check on the morning of your visit to ensure they are not closed due to bad weather or updated government advice.

Pumpkin Picking in Essex


Hurley’s Pumpkin Forest Pumpkin Farm and Pumpkin Patch is based at the Christmas Tree Farm in Battlesbridge, Essex.

PRE-BOOKED TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY TO FARM THIS YEAR. Cost only £5 PER EACH CAR entry at farm gate for up to a maximum of 6 people without further entry charge.

Includes Entry to our Pumpkin & Squash Picking Patch. {Pay only for what you choose & majority cost between £1 and £5 each but some extra large ones cost more} Will include entry to the Mazes STRICTLY SUBJECT to availability, weather & Covid / Government guidelines allowing, with an option to purchase any additional activities separately IF available as they are confirmed

Wheelbarrow available for each car booking, for further details and bookings check out HERE

Address : Battlesbridge Woodham Road (Old Road), Battlesbridge, Wickford, Essex, SS11 7QL

Opening Dates and Times: Daily 16th October – 31st October 9am-5pm.


Their biggest and best ever ready picked pumpkin patch is fully stocked with over 20 varieties of pumpkin and squash: there’s plenty of space for social distancing.  They’re going to town with the decoration this year and creating some fantastic photo opportunities to capture that perfect family photo!

Halloween themed Maize Maze – Two mazes for the price of one with the Tooth Scary mini maze and Ghost Town main maze! There’s a sweet reward for everyone completing the maze and a chance to enter a prize draw . £3.50 per person or £3 per person for families of four or more. Children 2 years and under are free. The maze opens at 10am with last entrance at 3.30pm.

Halloween colouring and crafts will be available to purchase to take home, Prices from only £1.95

Farm shop – Stock up for Halloween with the pumpkin carving kits, candles, trick or treat bags, novelty items and scary decorations. Treat yourself to a spooky cookie or a good old fashioned toffee apple.

Click HERE to book your visit  and purchase a voucher for £2 per person (voucher value will be deducted at till , booking fee applies).  There are limited amount of slots available at the moment but they hope to add more as they go, so keep checking back

Address : Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak, Near Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM22 7JT

Opening Dates and Times: Everyday until 31st October 9am – 5pm.


They’ve been growing and harvesting pumpkins for over 10 years now and then one day they thought… why not open the farm up and let their customers pick their own perfect pumpkin directly from the field! So that is what they did! This year they are operating an online booking system to control the amount of people on site at once.

Address : The Pumpkin Patch , Green Lane, Aldham (just off main road Halstead A1124) ,Colchester  CO6 3PR

Opening Dates and Times: Everyday from 17th October- 31st October


The second site of Foxes Farm offers exactly the same but at a different pumpkin patch in Essex, you do need to check back if all of the online bookings are gone, as they are releasing new time slots on a daily basis.

Address : The Pumpkin Patch, Watch House Farm, Wash Road, Basildon, Essex, SS15 4ER

Opening Dates and Times: Everyday from 17th October- 31st October


Join them at Hasty’s for a Happy Halloween Spectacular, including pumpkin skittles, witches hat hoopla, pumpkin bean bags, spooky sack racetrack, pumpkin basketball, selfie photo area with pumpkins and spiders

Happy Ghost Trail – Find the happy ghost faces around Hasty’s to collect your treat.

Address : West Road, Clacton On sea, Essex, CO15 1AG

Opening Dates and Times:Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm Cost £6.95 per person, under 2 year old’s Free.


A Festival of Fun and Halloween magic including 🧟 Spooky Walkaround Entertainment, 🎃 Free Pumpkin to the value of £3 per full paying child, 🎃 Free entry to our Pumpkin Village, 🎥 3D Halloween Cinema,  Adventure Play, Sand Pit Fun, ⛳ Crazy Golf, 🍔 Takeaway Food & Drink, 🐷 Adorable Animals, 🎠 Carousel and Tea Cup Rides, 🤪 Outdoor Play, 🏰 Bouncy Pillows, 👻 Spooky Fun Fair…and lots more!!!

Address : Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham, Ferrers, CM3 5WP

Opening Dates and Times: 24th – 31st October 10am – 5pm Cost : £4.99 Under 2s , £15.99 to £17.99 Over 2s


Visit Lathcoats Farm this October to PYO Pumpkins!

Leave the mess with at Lathcoats and carve your pumpkins on site. (Includes small or medium pumpkin for 1 person to carve £4.50)

They will also be running a Halloween Hunt, help forgetful witch Molly find items for her magical spell and win a delicious treat! (Includes activity sheet, pencil and chocolate treat (DF option available) for 1 person – £3.50)

During your visit pop by the orchards and PYO apples too!

Address : Beehive Ln, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 8LX

Opening Dates and Times: Everyday 9am to 5pm


Pumpkin picking in Essex

Halloween Festival has arrived at Old MacDonalds Farm it includes a Haunted House, OMD Magic School, Scary Stories with Miraiker, Take part in Old Macs Ghost Trail and receive a wicked gift, Pumpkin picking in the Pumpkin patch, then go and carve it (max 1 per child), Creepy Crawly Meerkat feeding and talks, animal talks with Sunny the Owl and the rollercoaster open every day too. From Saturday 24th there will be Halloween Arts & Crafts with Artbound.

Entry to the park includes unlimited rides, Online discounts are only available up to the day before your visit, Children under 2 are free however height restrictions apply on certain rides

Address : Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5AY

Opening Dates and Times: 16th October to 1st November 10am to 5pm Cost : Booked 7 days in advance Adult (16+) £13.87 Child Over 2 including pumpkin £15, online booking within 7 days of visit Adult (16+) £16.50 Child Over 2 including pumpkin £18.


This year expect a hauntingly good half-term planned for the whole family to enjoy:

Pumpkin Painting (every paying child receives a pumpkin to take home), Broomstick Making, Spells and Potions Storytime in Cobweb Cabin, Creepy Crawlies in the Reptile House , Bumpy tractor ride, Speedway, Haunted Farmer’s Labyrinth.
With Free parking and free wifi. Please bear in mind that this year we do have very limited numbers and times slots must be booked in advance to adhere to COVID-19 regulations.
Book Your Tickets here!

Address : Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD

Opening Dates and Times: Saturday 24th October – Sunday 1st November 10am to 5pm Cost £12.50 per person

Essex too far for you to travel ? Check out Pumpkin Patches in Norfolk and Pumpkin Patches in Suffolk

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