There are a number of pick your own farms near London where you can go pumpkin picking this October. In this guide updated for 2021, I have listed pumpkin patches near London that we have visited through the years, plus several more that are on our list which are planning fun family events and activities for Halloween and October half-term.
If you’re heading out into the pumpkin fields, make sure to bring your wellies and take along carrier bags to carry your pumpkins. Keep in mind that most pumpkin patches will require booking a time slot in advance for pumpkin picking or the special events. No bookings required to visit if you’re just looking to purchase a pumpkin at the Pumpkin Market at Crockford Bridge Farm or the Farm Shops at most PYO farms such as Garsons Farm.
Crockford Bridge Farm
Crockford Bridge Farm is one of the closest pumpkin patches to London offering pumpkin picking this autumn. Booking vouchers cost £4 per person and are required for all visitors, excluding infants under 1 year old. The dates for pumpkin picking at Crockford Bridge Farm are during the first two weekends of October only.
A wide range of pumpkins and gourds will also be available for sale throughout October at the Pumpkin Market, and Crockford Bridge Farm are organising fun family activities for their Pumpkin Festival during the October half-term (Saturday 23rd Oct – Sunday 31st Oct).
Address: New Haw Road, Addlestone, Nr. Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2BU
Pumpkin Picking 2021 Tickets: Tickets cost £4 per person (free for under 1s). Ticket cost is redeemed against the value of your pumpkin purchases: https://crockfordbridgefarm.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
Pumpkin Picking Dates: 2 – 3 October, 9 – 10 October, between 10am to 5pm each day
Pumpkin Festival: Saturday 23rd October to Sunday 31st October
Read my Crockford Bridge Farm post for more details about their PYO farm and the 2021 Pumpkin Festival and Pumpkin Market.
Cammas Hall Farm
Last October half-term, we went to Cammas Hall Farm, located on the Hertfordshire / Essex border to visit their fantastic pumpkin patch. They had a large selection of pumpkins and squash of all types and sizes – 40 varieties altogether, some great photo opportunities and a maize maze where the children could look for clues for a prize. There’s a farm shop, tea barn and BBQ kiosk on site, along with a playground.
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The Halloween 2021 event runs throughout the month of October, and tickets include entrance to the Cammas Hall Farm pumpkin patch, seeing some friendly Halloween characters and a Wicked Walkway. We enjoyed our visit last year and I would recommend Cammas Hall Farm for the fantastic pumpkin patch and photo opportunities plus fun family activities on the farm.
Address: Cammas Hall Farm Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak CM22 7JT
Halloween 2021 Tickets: £2 to £4 per adult and child 2+ (prices vary depending on day). Children under 2 enter free but still require a ticket.
Dates: 1 to 31 October
Check latest updates and buy your Halloween 2021 tickets for Cammas Hall Farm at https://www.cammashall.co.uk/halloween/
Garsons Farm in Esher, Surrey, is one of the best pick your own fruit and vegetable farms and pumpkin patches near London. Garsons Farm is a great option for pumpkin picking in their huge field from the beginning of October, with loads of pumpkins to choose from. Make sure to bring your wellies! I will update this post if there are plans for any activities or events going on during that time.
The Farm Shop at Garsons Esher has a huge selection of pumpkins and gourds along with food gifts and festive treats for the holidays. Read my post on Garsons Farm Pick Your Own for more details about picking fruits and vegetables from June to October.
Address: Winterdown Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8LS
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am – 6pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm
Farm Pass: Book a Farm Pass and choose a time slot in advance at https://www.garsons.co.uk/pyo-farm. Each individual, including children and infants, will need to have a Farm Pass which cost £4 per adult and £1 for child. The cost of the Farm Pass(es) will be deducted from your PYO purchases at the farm exit.
Check the latest crop availability list for when the pumpkin fields are open for picking at https://www.garsons.co.uk/pyo-farm
Priory Farm grow over 10,000 pumpkins every year and there will be range of shapes and sizes for picking in their fields. Take a tractor ride to their fields to pick your own pumpkin on selected dates in October, mainly over the weekends and during half-term week. Starting 9 October, Priory Farm will also have a Halloween Trail with spooky surprises along a nature trail in their Discoveryland.
Address: Sandy Lane, South Nutfield, Redhill, RH1 4EJ
Pumpkin Fields Tickets: £3.50 per person, for all aged 1+
Halloween Trail Tickets: £6 per person, for all aged 2+.
Dates: Pumpkin Picking on selected dates in October starting the first weekend of the month. Halloween Trail open daily 9 – 31st October.
Book your Halloween 2021 tickets at https://prioryfarm.co.uk/halloween/
Secretts of Milford
Secretts of Milford are running a PYO Pumpkin Week event from Saturday 23rd to Saturday 30th October. Bookings are required in advance and tickets include entry to pumpkin field, where you can pick from a large variety of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes which are priced according to size and paid for on the field. There will be photo opportunities around the farm and a PYO enclosure with a BBQ and pumpkin themed menu. Children will receive an activity sheet for a scavenger hunt and the chance to win a prize in a fancy dress competition.
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Address: Hurst Farm, Chapel Lane, Milford, Surrey GU8 5HU
Pumpkin Week 2021 Tickets: Entry fee is £3 for ages 2+ and must be purchased online in advance at https://www.secretts.co.uk/pumpkin-week/
Dates: 23 to 30 October
Food and Drinks: Hot food will be served from 11am. The BBQ and pumpkin themed menu will include pumpkin curry, pumpkin soup, BBQ sausages in bread. Children’s pick n mix lunchboxes as well as vegetarian and vegan options will be available. Only food purchased on site can be eaten in the PYO enclosure and seating is reserved for paying customers.
The pumpkin patch at Stanhill Farm, Kent is opening on 16 October 2021. Pre-booking is essential and one ticket admits one car/group up to 10 people. Pumpkin Prices are £35.00 for a Wheelbarrow full (as many pumpkins as you can fit in) or £1.00 upwards for individual pumpkins. Grab a wheelbarrow and head down to the patch where you will find a huge array of pumpkins in various different sizes.
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Address: The Farm House, Birchwood Rd, Dartford DA2 7HD
Dates: 16 to 27 October
Pumpkin Patch 2021 Tickets: Pre-booking is required, entry tickets are free.
Book your tickets at https://www.stanhillfarm.co.uk/pumpkin-patch
Tulleys Pumpkin Farm
Tulleys Pumpkin Farm in Sussex has a huge field for pumpkin picking plus autumnal displays with over 30 photo opportunities. There is also a Pumpkin Nights experience (booked separately) open from 6pm to 10pm.
Address: Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 4PD
PYO Pumpkin Tickets: Tickets are £3 to £6 for adults and children 2+. Prices vary depending on the date. Under 2s go free. Book your PYO Pumpkin tickets at https://www.pumpkinfarm.co.uk/
Pumpkin Nights Tickets: Tickets are £4 to £8 for adults and children 2+. Prices vary depending on the date. Book your Tulleys Pumpkin Nights tickets at https://pumpkinnights.co.uk/
Dates: Various dates (mainly weekend only until half-term) from 18 September to 31 October.
The Pop-Up Farm
The Pop-Up Farm is located in Hertfordshire, 30 miles north of London and near the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable. The Pop-Up Farm runs pop-up farming festivals for picking pumpkins, squash, sweetcorn and sunflowers in late summer / autumn with family-friendly activities for a fun day out. This October, the Pop-Up Farm will open for pumpkin picking on Saturday 2 October. Grab a wheelbarrow and explore the patch to find your perfect pumpkin.
Address: M1 junction 9 Flamstead, next to the Harvester. Use postcode AL3 8HT for sat nav.
Pumpkin Picking Tickets: Entrance is by ticket only. Tickets will go on sale w/c 27 September 2021 at https://www.thepopupfarm.co.uk/
This post was updated on 22 September 2021 with latest pumpkin patch details
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