The Best Places To Go Pumpkin Picking Near London In 2023
It’s pumpkin picking season again and if you’re looking for somewhere to go pumpkin picking near London, we have some great suggestions!
The great thing about visiting pumpkin patches is that it’s a fun way to get the kids outdoors. We’re all for that.
Whilst some of these London pumpkin patches are all about the pumpkin picking experience, others have gone all out with playgrounds, bale mazes or maize mazes and scarecrow hunts so that you can have a fun family day out.
These pumpkin patches near London are all between 30 minutes and 2 hours from London.
Not all of the London pumpkin patch 2023 dates have been released yet so please check back nearer the time,
Looking for more Halloween events this year? We have a bumper post of 80+ family-friendly Halloween Events across the UK and a whole section on Halloween on our blog.
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Tips for pumpkin picking near London…
- Don’t forget to take your wellies. These pumpkins fields will be muddy!
- Bring a large, heavy duty bag with you to carry your pumpkins back to the car.
- Make sure your phone is fully charged and take advantage of the photo opportunities.
- Look for firm pumpkins. You want them to last until Halloween.
- In almost all cases, tickets MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.
- Some of these PYO pumpkin farms near London will have carving facilities onsite. If they don’t, you might want to look into getting one of these pumpkin carving kits.
- See here for more pumpkin picking tips!
Now, grab your wheelbarrow and get pumpkin picking! These are the best pumpkin farms near London…
Here are the best places to go pumpkin picking near London…
Pumpkin picking in Hertfordshire
The Pop Farm
Pumpkins are grown in a large field at the Pop Up Farm (also the site of the sunflower pop up farm in the summer).
Grab a wheelbarrow and head into the field to choose from a variety of pumpkins and squashes. There’s a helpful picture guide at the start explaining which pumpkins are good for carving and which ones are good for eating.
There’s a bale maze for the kids to play on before or after choosing their pumpkins and a snack van selling hot drinks and snacks.
Where: M1, Junction 9, St Albans, AL3 8HT.
When: 1st to 30th October 2022.
Tickets: £3.95 per person (under 2 free) + £0.25 booking fee.
Willows Activity Farm
Willows Farm is putting on lots of pumpkin themed activities in addition to the usual farmyard fun. Visit Gourds Grotto for the ultimate pumpkin Instagram shot and every child gets a free pumpkin to take home and carve.
Where: Willows Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF.
When: 15th October – 31st October 2022.
Tickets: £24.00 per person (Under 2 free) – this includes entrance to Willows Farm (excluding soft play).
The Patch offers pumpkin picking on a working farm. There will be a maize maze and refreshments available.
Where: The Patch, Hatch Lane, Weston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 7EB.
When: October Half Term 2022.
Tickets: £3.50 per person plus booking fee.
**See here for more places to go pumpkin picking in Hertfordshire*
Pumpkin picking in Sussex
With 20 acres of pumpkin fields to explore with a variety of different pumpkins and squashes, you’re bound to find the perfect one.
There are wheelbarrows for your pumpkins (or your little ones), plenty of Instagram photo ops and hot food and drinks.
They are also runnin pumpkin nights.
Where: Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 4PD.
When: 24th September to 30th October 2022 (not every day – check website for exact dates).
Tickets: From £6.00 to £8.00 per person. Under 2 FREE.
Poynings Pumpkin Patch
Poynings Pumpkin Patch have some enormous pumpkins available this year. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s a snack van selling locally produced lamb and beef burgers as well as pumpkin treats.
Where: Poynings Road, Poynings, Brighton, BN45 7AP.
When: Every weekend in October then every day from 22nd to 30th October 2022.
Tickets: No booking required.
Pumpkin picking in Kent
Four Winds Farm
The pumpkin patch is located on a working farm. Grab a wheelbarrow and go and choose your pumpkin. Pumpkins range in price from £2 to £10 depending on size.
In addition to the pumpkin picking, there’s a scarecrow hunt and tea and cakes and face painting.
It’s located near some of the best castles in Kent if you are looking for something else to do in the area. See also our favourite places to visit in Kent.
Where: Pumpkin Field, Poundsbridge Hill, Fordcombe, Kent, TN3 0RL.
When: 22nd to 28th October 2022.
Tickets: £1 per vehicle (plus £0.75 booking fee). You can buy tickets here.
Grab a wheelbarrow and head to the field to pick your pumpkin. There will be plenty of photo opportunities with a sea of orange for a background.
They also have a great maize maze during the summer months.
Where: Stanhill Farm, Birchwood Road, Dartford, DA2 7HD.
When: From 15th October 2022.
Tickets: Free – but must be pre-booked, Admits one car with a max of 6 people.
There are over 80 varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squashes to choose from, including some enormous white ones.
Don’t forget to check out the pumpkin shaped maize maze near the Rainham location.
Where: There are three locations to choose from (Maidstone, Rainham or Bapchild).
When: Weekends from 9th October and then 22nd to 30th October 2022.
Tickets: £1.50 per person (Under 3 FREE).
See our post on places to go pumpkin picking in Kent for more ideas on where to find the perfect pumpkin. We also have a post on the best Halloween events in Kent.
Pumpkin picking in Essex
Marsh Farm Pumpkin Village is billed as a premium Essex pumpkin patch.
They have a large field full of pumpkins and when you’re done, head to the courtyard for a pumpkin spiced latte and take photos in front of orange themed social media backdrops.
There’s spooky illuminated pumpkin picking at night too and a Halloween shop. It’s one of the best places to go pumpkin picking in Essex.
See our post on Halloween events in Essex if you are looking for more ideas for spooky days out.
Where: Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, CM3 5WP.
When: From 6th – 30th October 2022.
Tickets: From £3.99 – £9.99 per person (Under 2 free).
Cammas Hall Farm
Cammas Hall Farm offers a ready picked pumpkin patch with Halloween decorations. Extra Halloween activities available as well as 2 maize mazes and a spooky walking trail.
Cammas Hall Farm is also one of the best places to go fruit picking near London.
Where: Cammas Hall Farm, Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak, Near Bishop’s Stortford, CM22 7JT.
When: From 1st – 31st October 2022.
Tickets: From £2.00 – £4.00 per person (Under 1 free). £2.00 will be credited against the purchase of your pumpkin.
Foxes Farm Produce
Ready cut pumpkins in the field. 15 different varieties of PYO pumpkins available. Wheelbarrows available.
Where: The Pumpkin Patch, Watch House Farm, Wash Road, Basildon, SS15 4ER – and – The Pumpkin Patch, Green Lane, Aldham, Colchester, CO6 3PR.
When: From 24th September to 31st October 2022.
Tickets: £5 for a family ticket for 4 people. Must pre-book tickets.
Hatter’s Farm is close to the Cambridgeshire border and is a family run Pumpkin Patch in Essex with over 50 varieties of home-grown pumpkins which can be picked from the field.
As well as pumpkins there is also a Pumpkin Cannon, Maize Maze, a free hay bale maze and this year they will also be opening their spooky Pumpkin Nights event!
Where: Hatter’s Farm, Takeley, Bishop’s Stortford, Essex, CM22 6NP.
When: Daytime Pumpkin Picking open on the 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th and 22nd-30th October. Pumpkin Nights are open on the 22nd – 24th and 27th – 30th of October 2022.
Tickets: Tickets cost £1 per person.
Pumpkin picking in Surrey
Garsons PYO Farm is the largest pumpkin patch in Surrey with an enormous 155 acres of PYO fields.
There are lots of other pick your own vegetables available too besides pumpkins which you can also pick with your PYO Farm Pass. There’s also a Garsons Garden Centre next door with a café.
Where: Winterdown Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8LS.
When: From 7th October 2022.
Tickets: Adults – £4.00, Child (2-14) – £1, Under 2 – FREE (Tickets released 1 week in advance).
Crockford Bridge Farm
Tickets get you entry to the pumpkin festival. There will be pumpkin carving and other Halloween activities.
They also have a pumpkin market (Crockford’s Corner) where you can go and buy a pumpkin without needing to book.
There will be plenty of photo ops. Fancy dress encouraged. There are burgers and hotdogs, a tea shack and an ice cream parlour.
Where: Crockford Bridge Farm, New Haw Road, Addlestone, Nr. Weybridge, Surrey, KT15 2BU.
When: Picking from the field has now closed for 2022 but the pumpkin festival runs from 22nd to 30th October 2022.
Tickets: From- £8.00 plus £1.00 booking fee. Under 1 – FREE but needs a ticket.
Take a stroll around the pumpkin fields to select your pumpkin. Enjoy a pumpkin themed menu and BBQ at the café and take inspiration on what to do with your pumpkins other than just carving them with these pumpkin recipes.
Where: Hurst Farm, Chapel Lane, Milford, Surrey, GU8 5HU.
When: From 22nd – 29th October 2022.
Tickets: £2.00 per person, Under 2 – FREE.
There’s a spooky Halloween trail from 9th October to 31st October (£6.00 per person). Tractor rides to the pumpkin field will take places on weekends in October and through half term (£5.00 per person). Pumpkin Palace (free).
Where: Priory Farm, Sandy Lane, south Nutfield, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4EJ.
When: From 9th October – 31st October 2022.
Tickets: See above prices.
Pumpkin picking in Suffolk
Suffolk might be a little far from London, so why not have a weekend there as there are lots of things to do in Suffolk with kids, including a lovely day out at a pumpkin patch in Suffolk.
See also our posts on Halloween events in Suffolk and Christmas events in Suffolk.
An enormous field with proper PYO pumpkins from the vine with over 20 varieties. Additional activities on offer such as donkey rides, maize maze, straw bale climbing area and pumpkin carving. Wheelbarrows available.
Where: Undley Farm, Undley Road, Beck Row, Lakenheath, IP28 8BX.
When: Closed for 2022.
Tickets: Free – but you must book in advance.
As well as the field of pumpkins, there’s a pumpkin carving area. Prices for pumpkins start from £1. Wheelbarrows are available.
Where: Siam Hall, Siam Hall Lane, Boxford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 5LA.
When: 22nd to 30th October 2022.
Tickets: Free – and no booking required.
Pumpkin picking in Buckinghamshire
Nathan’s Farm is an animal farm so as well as the pumpkin picking and pumpkin carving, there’s animal petting and a playground. Warm up with a pumpkin soup in the café.
Where: Nathan’s Farm, Cahlfont Road, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4BT.
When: From 8th October 2022.
Tickets: £10.00 per car (pumpkins and pumpkin picking priced separately).
Pumpkin picking in Berkshire
Cobbs Farm Shop
Cobbs Farm Shop offers pumpkin picking in the fields but no pumpkin carving will be available this year. There will be a bus café with hot drinks and cakes. Wheelbarrows available.
Where: Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen, Bath Road, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0SP.
When: From 8th to 30th October 2022.
Tickets: To book, call 01488 686770 – ext 1. Book a 1 hour slot (free).
Pumpkin picking London
If it is difficult to visit a pumpkin patch near London, you could try pumpkin carving at Eltham Palace.
Chelsea Physic Garden are also running a family pumpkin carving session from 25th to 27th October.
If you want to travel a little further afield for a day out, East Anglia has so many options for days out with the family and there are lots of pumpkin farms in the East of England.
You might also like to know about places to go pumpkin picking in Norfolk.
If you happen to be taking a UK holiday this year around Halloween, why not check out some of our guides to pumpkin picking in other parts of the country and look at these ideas for Halloween breaks:
Heading to Florida this Halloween? We have a guide to the best pumpkin patches in Florida too!
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