Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Southern East Anglia (Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire), England?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in Southern East Anglia (Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire), England, sorted by county. Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands.  Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!   If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page! Want to do a fundraiser selling pumpkins? See this page!

Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and their trips and activitites, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), coffee or to donate to both the Socuts and U.S. miltary troops, click here and help the scouts!

Updates for April 2017

Although most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes are now closed,  it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt. In the meantime, you may find a local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!.

The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

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  • Woodside Animal Farm - tractor rides, indoor barn, crazy golf, farm animals
    Mancroft Rd, Aley Green, Luton, Bedfordshire, England, LU14DG. Phone: 01582 841044. Open: daily, 8 am to 5:30 pm. This is an animal farm and leisure/amusement park. (UPDATED: July 13, 2015, JBS)


  • Blake House Craft Centre - cornfield maze, mini golf,
    Blake House Craft Centre, Blake End, Nr Braintree, Essex CM77 6RA. Phone: 01376 344123. ALternate phone: 01376 553146. Email: Open: mid July through to 13th September 2015; From 10am Daily (last entry 4pm) (Weather pending, please confirm before your visit.) 10 acres of maize with a challenging maze cut from it right at the Blake House Craft Centre. Please note: The maze is growing slowly this year, please check back for updates for when we are open. Negotiate ramps, bridges, windmills and wells on our 9 hole crazy golf course, open all year round. Little ones will love our exciting Jungle Gym Equipment, perfect for burning off all that extra energy! The Jungle Gym has places for parents to watch and is open all year round. It is also FREE of charge. The Blake House Craft Centre is used as a landing site for hot air balloon rides. (UPDATED: July 13, 2015, JBS)
  • Foxes Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maize - Pumpkins, maize maze, pumpkin patch, wholesale pumpkins
    Foxes Farm Produce, Hall Lane, Upminster, RM14 1UA. Phone: 07720 888053. Open: This year we are opening our pumpkin patch and maize maze from Saturday 24th October at 10am until 31st October. We are delighted to announce that new for 2015 the long awaited pumpkin patch and maize maze have arrived! As we grow our own pumpkins, we thought what a great opportunity for children and adults alike to see our pumpkins grow and pick the exact pumpkins you want directly from our patch!  We have finished planting now and both the pumpkins and maize maze are growing well in the field and we have made sure that we have a huge selection of varieties and sixes of pumpkins in the patch for you to choose from!  (ADDED: July 15, 2015, JBS)
  • Lathcoates Farm - PYO: apples, red and blackcurrants, raspberries, pumpkins, Beehive Lane, Galleywood, Chelmsford. Tel.01245 353021. Open: Farm Shop is open Monday to Thursday & Saturday 9:00 -5:00, Fridays 9:00 to 6:00, Sundays 10:00 to 4:00, The Farm Shop is open all year round. Our specialty is English apples - we grow 40 varieties in our orchards. The season begins in August and ends in April or May. A date for your diary is Saturday October 18th. Then we will hold our annual Apple Day and Farmers' Market when you will be able to sample 30 varieties of apple grown at Lathcoats and enjoy many other attractions. Directions: A12 Galleywood exit. Take B1007 towards Galleywood for one mile, at traffic lights straight over. After 200meters, Turn right just past Helix Garage, into Beehive La, B1009. Farm is less than 1 mile on L. 45 hectares of apples, 40 varieties grown, also 3 hectares strawberries and other soft fruit, plus cherries, plums, pumpkins. You can rent lots of varieties of apple trees and get to keep all the apples at harvest time.
  • Spencers Farm Shop - Wickham Fruit Farm - 18 Varieties of Apples, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Red & Blackcurrants, Runner Beans,  Courgettes
    Wickham St Pauls, Halstead, CO9 2PX. Phone: 01787 269476. Fax: 01787 269476. Email: Open: September - May on Monday - Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10:00am to 4:00pm. Directions: Directions and map . (UPDATED: July 13, 2015, JBS)


  • Pearce's Farm Shop - runner beans, pumpkins, gourds, squash, PYO: raspberries
    Hamels Park Farm, Buntingford. Phone: 01920 821246. Email:  We grow a great range of pumpkins and squash available from October, in time for Halloween and also ornamental gourds that make interesting autumnal decoration. The farm shop has  raspberries,  Veg, fruit, bread, cakes, frozen foods, chutneys, jams, dairy, smoked salmon, dried goods, animal foods, plants, flowers. (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS)



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