The Pumpkin Patch

Pick your own pumpkin

From September 2023

Foxes Farm Pumpkin Patch Essex

Pick your own pumpkin closed for 2023

The Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch is the original pick your own patch collection in Essex and has been operating since 2015. We operate the biggest and best pumpkin patches in Essex.
There are two locations in Essex. Basildon (Watch House Farm, Wash Road, SS15 4ER. Bus route 9 and 100), and Colchester (Green Lane, Aldham, CO6 3PR. Bus Route 88). 

There is an online booking system and everyone visiting the Pumpkin Patch (excluding babies under 1 years old) will require a ticket. To book your ticket, please click the button below.
Please note, regrettably no dogs are allowed.
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What you need to know: 
  • OPENING TIMES 9am-5pm with last entry at 4pm 
  •  Refreshments available 
  • Picnic area provided (please take all litter home)  
  • Licensed bar (Colchester only at weekends)
  • Large 5 acre pick your own corn maze trail with game (Colchester only)
Field of fun area includes: 
  • Hula hoops 
  • Sack racing 
  • Bale Mountain
  • Fun farm obstacles and more!!!

Closed for 2023

With the changeability in weather affecting stock availability, we cannot guarantee we will be open right up to Halloween. So, we advise getting your pumpkin picking done as early as you can. Don’t worry, the pumpkins will keep if left uncarved until Halloween. Just make sure they’re stored in a cool, dry place.
Please check our website and/or social media the morning of your visit to confirm that we are open, as we sometimes need to close last minute due to weather.



Famous at the patch

Every year we are lucky enough to have some famous faces visit us! Last year the lovely Denise Van Outen and Stacey Solomon visited! Who will you spot this year?
Denise Van Outen at the pumpkin patch Essex

The Pumpkin Patch Essex was featured on ITV with Alison Hammond of This Morning.

The Pumpkin Patch Essex was featured on ITV with Alison Hammond of This Morning.

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