The Pumpkin Patch

Pick your own pumpkin

From september 2021

Pumpkin Picking in Colchester & Basildon


PUMPKIN PATCH TICKETS LAUNCH FRIDAY 19 AUGUST 2022

The Pumpkin Patch is the original Pick your Own Patch in Essex and has been operating since 2015.
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).

PUMPKIN PATCH DATES:
  • 24th and 25th September
  • 1st & 2nd
  • 8th & 9th
  • 15th & 16th
  • 17th - 31st

*NEW FOR 2022* 
Event village with food stalls, facepainter, more photo opportunities including Fergie tractor and swing. Lots of traditional games including tug of war, drainpipes, giant twister, welly swinging and mini tractors in the field of fun!

**BAR AND ALCOHOL - Available at Colchester pumpkin patch - drinks to include beer, cider, prosecco and Pimms.

***ICE CREAM - We have our very own ice cream machine to be served up at Colchester Pumpkin Patch.

****HOT DRINKS - Coffees (latte, cappuccino, mocha, americanos), teas and hot chocolates available at both patches.

******HOT FOOD- Burgers, hot dogs and chips available at both patches. Crepes available at Basildon Pumpkin Patch.

TICKETS -  Entry is only permitted to The Pumpkin Patch with a pre booked ticket of which there is a limited availability.

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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 no dogs allowed.

Photography Packages!
We love to welcome professional photographers to our infamous Pumpkin Patch! Bring your clients and let the pumpkin fields provide them with the perfect backdrop for autumnal photoshoots!

Please be aware that our photography tickets do not offer exclusive use of The Pumpkin Patch and there will be other members of the public there. We suggest visiting earlier in the season when we are at our quietest and the fields are looking their best!
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Planned opening dates for 2022

We are not sure if we can open right up to Halloween due to the weather and stock availability so please visit us as early as you can…. the pumpkins will keep if left uncarved until Halloween! 
Please check our website and social media the morning of your visit to confirm that we are open, as we sometimes need to close due to weather and stock availability.

Twilight

30th September and 1st 7th and 8th October

October

  • 1st & 2nd
  • 8th & 9th
  • 15th & 16th
  • 17th - 31st

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 Vanhouten at the pumpkin patch

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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Our Locations

Basildon pumpkin patch location

Basildon

Pumpkin Patch

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Colchester pumpkin patch location

Colchester

Pumpkin Patch

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Colchester mud run location

Colchester

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Colchester Sunflower Patch location

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Sunflower Patch

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Basildon Sunflower Patch location

Basildon

Sunflower Patch

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