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 this 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!

Pumpkin patches in Essex

Cammas Hall, open throughout October

Hatfield Broad Oak, near Bishop’s Stortford

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There’s pumpkins galore! You can pick your own from the field or from the ready picked patch. Stock up on sweet treats and carving kits at the farm shop or enjoy a trip around the Halloween themed Maize Maze. There’s also Halloween colouring, crafts and face painting.  www.cammashall.co.uk/halloween

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! www.foxesfarmproduce.co.uk

Calcott Hall, 29, 30 – 31 October, 10am-3pm

Ongar Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9HS

Head down to the farm this half term and your own juicy pumpkin from the field. Book ahead to reserve your spot in the carving tent. If not, it’s first come, first served for a space. www.calcotthall.com

Marsh Farm, 19-31 October and 1 November 

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

The family-friendly farm will be hosting a Halloween Festival where children  take part in fun activities and events, and choose a pumpkin. www.marshfarm.co.uk

Pick your own pumpkin patches in Suffolk

Undley Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze, throughout October

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 directly from the field – there’s 20 varieties of pumpkin available! This year sees a new maize maze, magician,bale climbing, donkey rides and inflatables! undleyfarmevents.co.uk

Beccles Pumpkin Festival, 27 October, 4pm-8pm

Morrisons Green next to store George Westwood Way, Beccles Suffolk, NR3 49

Not a pumpkin patch but certainly worth a visit. Turn up with your own pumpkin and enter it into the competition, see the extra large carved pumpkins and scarecrows with pumpkin heads. Fancy dress encouraged! Entry is just £1, and accompanying children are free.

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. www.fridaystfarm.co.uk

 

Norfolk pumpkin patches

The Pumpkin House, 19-31 October, 10am-4.30pm

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

A pop up shop and pumpkin patch. 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, photo opportunities and the ‘haunted hut’ will be selling speciality pumpkins, autumnal wreaths and wooden broomsticks for little witches and wizards. A hay bale maze is open for children to explore (£1 entrance fee) plus a special musical organ will be back in the field playing family favourites. www.pumpkinhouse.co.uk

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. thetacons.co.uk

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. www.algys.co.uk

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. www.hillfarmpyo.co.uk

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. www.facebook.com/pg/pumpkinsatfreshfields

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. www.skylark-events.co.uk/week-of-wickedness

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