The best pick your own pumpkin patches

We’ve selected the best pumpkin patches in the East of England. A fun, cheap, family day out for autumn. 

A pumpkin is the must have accessory of the season! Pull on your wellies and have an autumn adventure at one of the best pumpkin patches in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. There’s a chance to pick your own pumpkin, enjoy plenty of family-friendly festivities and get ready for Halloween!

All pumpkin patches will be following Government safety guidelines.

Undley Pumpkin Patch
Undley Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin patches in Essex

Cammas Hall, open throughout October

Hatfield Broad Oak, near Bishop’s Stortford


There’s pumpkins galore! 20,000 in fact! This patch gives you all the American vibes. The ready picked patch if full of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Take a photo on the Halloween decorated hay bales or with the animated scarecrow. Stock up on sweet treats, crafts and carving kits at the farm shop. This year decor is impressive with a pumpkin house! Entry to the pumpkin patch will be limited for safety purposes and time-slots must be booked in advance.

Foxes Farm Produce, open throughout October

Basildon, SS15 4ER & Colchester, CO6 3PR

This farm has two locations, Colchester and Basildon, where you can pick your pumpkin straight from the field. Don’t forget to check out the Corn Maze!

Marsh Farm Essex
Marsh Farm Pumpkin Patch Essex

Marsh Farm, October half term 

Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford CM3 5WP

This year the festivities are going to be bigger than ever! The family-friendly farm will be hosting a Halloween Festival where children can take part in fun activities such as pumpkin carving, the ‘Monster Mash’ disco and enjoy a visit to the ‘Boo Barn’, among much more. This will take place in the ‘Pumpkin Village’; an area full of pumpkins of all colours and sizes, a big top circus tent for extra events and the new farm shop. There’s also a free pumpkin for every child. It’s the ultimate Halloween day out for your little monsters!

Calcott Hall, end of October 10am-3pm

Ongar Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9HS

Head down to the farm and pick your own juicy pumpkin from the field. Plans for 2020 are still to be confirmed, however if pumpkins are limited you can still enjoy a tasty lunch in the cafe and browse the farm shop.

Undley Pumpkin Patch

Pick your own pumpkin patches in Suffolk

Undley Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze, October weekends and half term 

Undley Road, Beck Row, IP28 8BX

One of the biggest and most popular pumpkin patches in the region, you’ll need to be quick to snap up the best. Grab a wheelbarrow and pick your own pumpkin from the vine. Follow a map into the maize maze, which this year will be dedicated to the NHS, climb hay bales and bounce on inflatables. There’s pumpkin carving demonstrations and plenty of seasonal food too! Advanced booking is essential during 2020. Up to 10 tickets per booking can be reserved.

Siam Hall Spooky Pumpkins, 24 to 31 October, 10am to 4pm
Boxford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 5LA
Pick your own pumpkins directly from the field! Halloween decor and pumpkin carving add to the spooky atmosphere and excitement. Make a day of it and have lunch in the picnic area. More details at
Siam Hall Spooky Pumpkins
Siam Hall Spooky Pumpkins

Friday Street Farm

Friday Street, Saxmundham IP17 1JX

The farm shop and cafe will be hosting a PYO pumpkin patch. Choose a juicy pumpkin from the field, browse seasonal produce in the store and enjoy a bite to eat at the cafe.

Norfolk pumpkin patches

The Pumpkin House, 21-31 October

Brookhill Farm, Fakenham Road, Thursford, Fakenham NR21 0BD

A pop-up shop and pumpkin patch. Now in its third year, get into the Halloween spirit at the Pumpkin House, which will be decorated with over 1,000 pumpkins! There’s a huge selection of pumpkins to choose from, a wooded trail, displays, photo opportunities and Halloween decor. New for 2020 is a special ‘Miniature Pumpkin House’, perfect for any visiting little witches or wizards! It’s free entry and pumpkins are individually priced.

The Tacons, October half term 10am-4pm

The Grange, Rollesby, Great Yarmouth NR29 5AJ

A fantastic pick your own location. Stock up on pumpkins and other autumnal produce.

Algy’s Farm Shop, throughout October 

Billingford Rd, Bintree, Dereham NR20 5PW

Pick your own pumpkin from a huge field. Lots of shapes and sizes available.

Halloween events for children
Marsh Farm activities

Pick your own pumpkins in Cambridgeshire

Hill Farm, throughout October

Oundle Road, Chesterton, Peterborough PE7 3UA

The farm offers ‘pick your own’ through June to October. October is all about pumpkins and squashes. Stop by with the family, pick a pumpkin then head to the outdoor playground.

Pumpkins at Freshfields, throughout October

Freshfields Farm, Benwick Road, Ramsey Forty Foot, Cambridge

Pick your own pumpkin directly from the field or choose from a large selection of pre-picked ones.


Cammas Hall Farm Pumpkin Patch

Skylark Maize Farm, 19-27 October

Manea Rd, Wimblington, March PE15 0PE

There’s lots of Halloween fun including a pick your own pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving and tractor rides, all part of the Week of Wickedness.

Pumpkin Jims, 23-31 October 

Ickleton, Saffron Walden CB10 1TA

A fantastic pumpkin patch within easy reach of Cambridge and north Essex towns. There’s a good variety of pumpkins which can be picked directly from the field. There’s also the opportunity to dig your own spuds and pick wild flowers! Food trucks will be serving up delicious snacks and drinks to keep you warm, and you stock up on local produce at the pop-up farm shop.

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