Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Sussex, England?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in Sussex, 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 July 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

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

East Sussex

  • Sharnfold Farm - PYO: sweetcorn, Christmas trees
    Hailsham Rd, Stone Cross, Pevensey. Phone: 01323 768490. Directions: On B2104 Stone Cross/Hailsham Rd next to Coopers ph. Open: from early May to end September 40 acres of PYO crops providing activity for customers.  We will harvest around 10 tonnes of squashes and pumpkins this year! We are growing 15 varieties of Pumpkin and 10 different types of squash, including one called the Pink Banana! We grow one and half acres of pumpkins and squashes. We want to give you a huge variety of sizes that are suitable for both pumpkin carving at Halloween and lots of really good culinary dishes. Halloween half term there is a wicked witch hunt around the farm trail and pumpkin carving every day from 27 – 31 October between 10 am and 4 pm. We have built an amazing Pumpkin display again this year. Your children and grandchildren can also help us find the zombies around the Zombie farm trail. Also Coarse fishing lake for anglers (Tench, Roach, Perch). The farm shop has Asparagus. Orchard & soft fruits, fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, cream, free range eggs, preserves, fruit juices, honey. Also Christmas trees. (UPDATED: July 15, 2015, JBS)

West Sussex

  • Grange Farm Shop And Pyo - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, prepicked produce, gift shop
    Funtington, Near Chichester, PO18 9LN. Phone: 01243 575372. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; Closed Sunday and Monday. Directions: Farm is 4 mile North East of chichester on the B2146. It is 100 yards west of the Fox and Hounds Pub in Funtington Village.  Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: July 15, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: May 22, 2008)
  • Roundstone Farm - Fruit and vegetables: pumpkins, Apples, sweetcorn
    Littlehampton Road, Ferring (near Worthing), West Sussex BN12 6PW.  Map: click here.  Phone: 01903 783817/PYO 770670 or 501663. Open: from late May until the end of September, subject to weather, 7 days a week,  from 9am to 5pm (Last customer 4:30pm). Directions: A259 north side, between Worthing and Littlehampton at Ferring. Farm offers fruit and vegetables for PYO and in farm shop. Extensive PYO range.  PYO: Apples, plums, red & blackcurrants,  raspberries, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, broad beans, courgette, cauliflower, French beans, runner beans, mange tout, sweetcorn, spinach, onions, peas. The farm shop has orchard & soft fruits, fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, dairy produce, free range eggs, locally baked bread, preserves, cakes, fruit juices, honey. Ample parking, picnic area, plants & shrubs, toilets, tractor rides, easy access for disabled, car boot sales. (UPDATED: July 15, 2015, JBS) 
  • Slindon pumpkin festival - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, gift shop
    4, Top Road, Slindon,, Chichester, bn18 0rp. Phone: 07960 748634. Email: robinupton@tiscali.co.uk. Open: times on website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: September 22, 2015)
  • Thornhouse - apples, and pears
    Near the small village of Kirdford, West Sussex, only 30 minutes from Guildford and Chichester, and 20 minutes from Haslemere is Thornhouse Farm, one of the oldest fruit farms in this well known fruit growing area. At Thornhouse Farm you may select your own fruit right off the tree. We have many varieties of apples and pears. Plums starting in July, then Apples and Pears. See the calendar for exact varieties and picking dates.  Email: mcgw@aol.com. Open: NOTE - I have not seen an update from or about this farm in several years, they may have gone out of business;  from 10am to 4:30pm every day during the season which starts in late July and finishes in early October.
  • Tulleys Farm - Pumpkin Patch, maize maze, farm animals, play area
    Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 4PE. Open: Tulleys Puzzle Park opens on Saturday 18th July 2015 and runs through to the school holidays, last day for fun - Sunday 6th September. We are a seasonal family events venue running a variety of attractions throughout the year including Shocktober Fest, Pumpkin Patch and Spooktober Fest at Halloween, The Tulleys Family Christmas Experience, Christmas Shop and Natural Christmas Trees, The Big Hatch Easter Experience and The Giant Maize Maze and Puzzle Park throughout the summer. In addition, we have the famous Tulleys Tea Room and Animal Patch which is open for most of the year every day of the week serving a range of delicious hot and cold food, cakes and drinks. Throughout the spring and summer half terms we also have additional kids slides and trampolines in our Victorian Courtyard. These continue at weekends through to the end of June before the Puzzle Park opens.  Easter Fun, PYO Crops, Adventure Park, Spooktacular Festival, Christmas Time.  (UPDATED: July 15, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: October 25, 2013, from their website)

 

 

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