The Pumpkin Patch Essex- FAQ's
What is your Pumpkin Patch - Pick Your Own Pumpkins Essex?
Were you thinking..... Where can I pick my own pumpkin in Essex? We offer you the chance to visit our pumpkin patches and pick your own pumpkin direct from the field.
We have thousands of pumpkins for you to choose from and lots of different varieties of squash and pumpkin too!
To keep up with demand for all you wonderful pumpkin pickers, we sometimes have to replace the field with ready picked pumpkins from our other fields.
You simply turn up, pick your pumpkin from the field and then pay our helpful staff once you have chosen. Simple!
Our pumpkin patches in Colchester and Basildon offer a great family day out! Feel free to bring your picnics and eat them in the fields.....
Is it muddy on your pumpkin farm?
Yes- you will be coming onto our fields to pick your pumpkins so it can be very muddy so wellies (or at least old shoes!) will need to be worn; but then mud is fun isn’t it?! Please do take care when walking through the field as it is muddy and uneven as you would expect on a farm.
If it is too muddy and wet and we have to close the patch we will update our website and social media to keep you informed.
Do I need to book to come to visit the pumpkin fields?
The beauty with the pumpkin patch is that there is no need to book and NO entrance fee top the pumpkin patch (optional corn maze is additional - £5 per person). You just need to check our website or social media to check that we are open (as we may need to close if it is too rainy!) and come and see us for a fun morning/ afternoon!
When are your pumpkin patches open in Essex? Pumpkin Picking Dates 2019
Our pumpkin patches open on 21st September 2019.
Opening Dates 2019:
Saturday 21st September
Sunday 22nd September
Saturday 28th September
Sunday 29th September
Saturday 5th October
Sunday 6th October
Saturday 12th October
Sunday 13th October
Saturday 19th October- 31st October
We are open from 10am- 4pm.
Pumpkin Field Games at Foxes Farm Produce?
We have lots of fun pumpkin related games around the pumpkin patch, including pumpkin facts, pumpkin tug of war, bale mountain, welly wangling and a pumpkin scavenger hunt!
Is there Car Parking at the Pumpkin Patch Essex?
We do have car parking at both of our patches but they are fields so it will be muddy and car parking can be limited if it is very wet. Please ensure that you stick to all hard standing areas and adhere to the 5 miles per hour speed limit on site. Cars are parked at the owners' risk.
What do I need to bring with me?!
The WHOLE family, wellies for all, some gloves as the stalks can be prickly- especially for children; a bag/ cloths as the pumpkins will be muddy and a camera to take lots of snaps and selfies of course! All of the pumpkins are cut in the field so there is no need to bring any knives or cutters and these will not be permitted on site!
Do you take card Payments?
Yes we do accept card payments. We also accept cash payments if you prefer and there are cash points nearby to both pumpkin patches. Unfortunately we do not accept cheques.
I have picked too many pumpkins what can I do with them?
Pumpkins are delicious believe it or not and there are several different ways to cook with them! You can make soups, pasta dishes, pies even cakes! Check out http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/pumpkin for some inspiration!