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

Hurleys Pumpkin Forest

pumpkin picking in Essex - Hurleys

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: TBC for 2021

Cammas Hall Farm

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 .

Halloween colouring and crafts will be available to purchase to take home.

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.

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

Opening Dates and Times: TBC for 2021

Cobbs Farm PYO Pumpkins

Large field to go along and choice your perfect pumpkin. No booking🎃Free entry 🎃Prices start at 50p🎃

Address : Cobbs Farm, Maldon Road, Goldhanger, Essex CM9 8BQ

Opening Dates and Times : not yet confirmed but Hannah Phipps Photography is offering Pumpkin Patch mini sessions during the week of 23rd – 31st October 2021 Time TBC for 2021

Foxes Farm Colchester

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: 25th/26th September 2nd/3rd/9th/10th/16th/17th October then 18th – 31st October if there are enough pumpkins left!

Foxes Farm Basildon

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: 25th/26th September 2nd/3rd/9th/10th/16th/17th October then 18th – 31st October if there are enough pumpkins left!

Hasty’s Adventure Farm

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: Pumpkin Week 22nd – 31st October October Half Term

Booking information available from 1st September

Hatters Farm Pumpkins

This year they have grown thousands of pumpkins and squash at the Pumpkin Patch for you to come and choose from. With over 20 varieties, whether you like knobbly ones, giant ones, tiny ones or colourful ones, they have it all.

As well as pick your own pumpkin, they have plenty of other activities from the Pumpkin Cannon to the Maize Maze. So wrap up warm and come and join in the fun!

Address : Hatter’s Farm, Takeley, Bishop’s Stortford, CM22 6NP

Opening Dates and Times : The pumpkin picking field will be open from 10am-4pm on every weekend of October plus half-term (26th Oct – 31st Oct).

Marsh Farm Halloween Festival

Enjoy a SPOOKtacular day out of Halloween fun including…
🧟 Spooky Walkaround Entertainment, 🎥 3D Halloween Cinema,🎃 Free Pumpkin to the value of £3 per full paying child 👻 Spooky Fun Fair 🚂 Ride the Train ⛱️ Sand Pit Fun 🤪 Adventure Play ⛳ Crazy Golf 🐷 Adorable Animals
🎠 Carousel, Tea Cup and Galloper* Rides 🍔 Restaurant & Takeaway Food and Drink 🤪 Outdoor Play 🏰 Bouncy Pillows 😀 Soft Play

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

Opening Dates and Times: 16th & 17th October then 23rd – 31st October 2021 10am – 5pm

Cost : General (2 years+) £17.99 – 19.99 Toddler (6 months – 2 years) £5.99

Disabled Carer admission included £17.99 – 19.99 Under 6 Months FREE Members FREE

Lathcoats Farm

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: TBC for 2021

Old Macdonalds Farm

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. There will be Halloween Arts & Crafts with Artbound from Saturday 23rd October

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: Friday 23rd October – Sunday 31st October 2021

Cost : From £15 if booked in advance


Saturday 23rd – Sunday 31st October (Half Term)

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

  • Spells and Potions Storytime in Cobweb Cabin
  • Creepy Crawlies in the Reptile House  
  • Bumpy tractor ride
  • Haunted Farmer’s Labyrinth
  • Pumpkins
  • Free parking

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

Opening Dates and Times: Saturday 23rd – Sunday 31st October

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

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