19 Places To Go Pumpkin Picking Near London in 2021
It’s pumpkin picking season again and if you’re looking for somewhere to go pumpkin picking near London, we have some great suggestions! This year may be slightly different to previous years, but the great thing about these pumpkin patches is that they can easily ensure social distancing. Thanks to this, the majority of them have been able to open this year which is great because they are so popular.
Whilst some 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.
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
Now, grab your wheelbarrow and get pumpkin picking! These are the best pumpkin farms 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: 9th – 19th and 16th to 31st October 2021.
Tickets: £2.95 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: 16th October – 31st October 2021.
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 2021.
Tickets: Tickets available to book soon. Entry and parking is free.
**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.
Where: Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 4PD.
When: 18th September to 31st October 2021 (not every day – check website for exact dates).
Tickets: From £3.00 to £6.00 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 23rd to 31st October 2021.
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.
Where: Pumpkin Field, Poundsbridge Hill, Fordcombe, Kent, TN3 0RL.
When: 24th to 31st October 2021.
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: 16th to 31st October 2021.
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.
When: Weekends from 9th October and then 22nd to 31st October 2021.
Tickets: £1.50 per person (Under 3 FREE).
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 – 31st October 2021.
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 2021.
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: 25th & 26th September, weekends in October and then 18th to 31st October 2021.
Tickets: £5 for a family ticket for 4 people. Must pre-book tickets.
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: Through October 2021.
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: 2nd & 3rd and 9th & 10th October 2021.
Tickets: Adults (14+) – £4.00 (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 23rd – 30th October 2021.
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 (£3.50 per person). Pumpkin Palace (free).
Where: Priory Farm, Sandy Lane, south Nutfield, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4EJ.
When: From 9th October – 31st October 2021.
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: Every weekend in October and through Half Term.
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: October half term.
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: 19th to 31st October 2021.
Tickets: £5.00 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: 2nd to 31st October 2021.
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 visit the Spitalfields City Farm for a Pumpkin Day or try pumpkin carving at the Wands & Wizard Exploratorium (which, by the way, is a must for Harry Potter fans visiting London).
Wands & Wizard Exploratorium
When: 22nd to 31st October 2021.
Where: The Wizard Exploratorium, 13 Manette Street, London, W1D 4AW.
Price: From £14.99.
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.