Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, maize 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 maize 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!

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Updates for August 2022

Most pumpkin patches  and maize mazes usually open by late August, some earlier! Maize mazes usually open in July. You may also want to try the latest fun, Zombie Paintball, see this website!. The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here. You will find a local Christmas tree farm on this page. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

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  • The Secret Farm - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, train rides, corn cannon, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, inflatables/bounce house, pedal kart track
    Blunham Road, Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire MK44 3RA. Email: [email protected]. Open: Hours vary considerably; please see our website or Facebook page for current availability and hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: The Secret Farm, Blunham Road, Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, MK44 3RA. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AndroidPay, ApplePay. Click here for our Facebook page. They grow more than 20,000 pumpkins. With 25 different varieties of Pumpkin and 10 different varieties of Squash. To book tickets please visit Secret Pumpkin Patch Bedfordshire on Eventbrite.  Tickets provide entry to our outdoor pumpkin patch, free parking, childrens activities, (pumpkin carving, mini tractors, space hoppers, straw fun) and plenty of unique photo backdrops!  Wheelbarrows will be available for your use on a first come first serve basis. Food, refreshments and toilets available onsite.  (UPDATED: June 13, 2022) (ADDED: February 07, 2022, Suggested by a visitor) Aka, Andersons Farm & Nursery,
  • Woodside Animal Farm - farmshop, tractor rides, indoor barn, crazy golf, farm animals
    Mancroft Rd, Aley Green, Luton, Bedfordshire, England, LU14DG. Phone: 01582 841044. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily, 8 am to 5:30 pm. This is an animal farm and leisure/amusement park. You can get up close and personal with our animals at Woodside Animal Farm. Feed them, pet them and even cuddle them during our 'Cuddly Encounters' hands on sessions. As well as our wide range of farm animals and reptiles there are tractor and trailer rides, animal demonstrations, a mini fun fair, crazy golf and lots of outdoor play fun. For rainy days and when the kids just want to run wild there’s the heated indoor soft play centre and cafe serving fresh sandwiches, toasties and paninis, a selection of rich and warming coffees and a tempting range of delicious cakes and treats.


  • 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: [email protected]. 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.
  • Hurley's Christmas Tree Farm and Pumpkin Farm - pumpkins, restrooms
    Woodham Road (Old Road), Battlesbridge, Rettendon, Essex, SS11 7QL. Phone:  07951734481. Email: [email protected]. Open: weekend in October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:  Our pumpkin farm and pumpkin patch is based in Battlesbridge, Essex and is located just off the Rettendon Turnpike on Woodham Road (the old Woodham to Wickford road). We are near Chelmsford and not that far away from London pumpkin picking hands!Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.  Pick your own pumpkins from our wonderful pumpkin forest and pumpkin patch. There will be lots of family fun with thousands and thousands of the finest freshly grown halloween pumpkins and eating pumpkins to choose from our wonderful pumpkin patch.  Entry to our pumpkin farm and pumpkin patch is free. You only pay for the pumpkins that you want to buy. We also have a large number of specialist pumpkins, extra large pumpkins, squashes and good eating pumpkins. Click here for a link to the Facebook page. Entry to our pumpkin farm and pumpkin patch needs to be pre-booked again in 2021. At our pumpkin farm field you then only pay for the pumpkins and squash that you want to buy. Any additional optional activities & services taken will be payable separately on the day.
  • 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! 
  • 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 am 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, Cox's, 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: [email protected]. Open: September - May on Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10:00am to 4:00pm. Directions: Directions and map . Cox's at Spencer's Fruit Farm Facebook page.


  • Cammas Hall Fruit Farm - pumpkins, maize maze, refreshments, farm shop and cafe
    Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak, NA, CM22 7JT. Phone: 01279 718 777. Email: [email protected]. Open: booking in advance is required,   October 1 - October 31 except October 5,12 and  19 on Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm, book the cafe in advance. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Cammas Hall Farm has several varieties of pumpkins available which include the Snowman pumpkin and the Knucklehead. Only portaloos in the car park and no other facilities. Strawberries: June to October.  Raspberries:  July to October. Gooseberries: June to July.  Blackberries: July. Blackcurrants: July. Sweetcorn: End of August. Blueberries: July to August. Broadbeans: June. French Beans: July. They also have fruit/veg that is already picked and ready to go. Pick your own Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, sweetcorn & onions. Our own sunflowers and cherries are available ready picked.  They have a Tea Barn for Breakfasts, paninis, salads, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, cream teas, ice creams, delicious homemade cakes and a great selection of hot and cold drinks. There is also a Farm Shop with a wide range of local produce including fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and cheeses, meringues, our jam and honey, eggs, chutneys, pickles and much more. For further updates and to find out about our summer opening schedule please keep checking back here or follow us  Click here for our Facebook page  or Twitter.  (UPDATED: 9 October 2020 JBS)  (UPDATED: July 31, 2015)
  • Pearce's Farm Shop - runner beans, pumpkins, gourds, squash, PYO: raspberries
    Hamels Park Farm, Buntingford. Phone: 01920 821246. Email: [email protected].  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)