The Pumpkin Patch Essex- FAQ's
Are there any changes due to Covid- 19 restrictions?
As with all events this year we have been working really hard all Summer to ensure that we can open our wonderful Pumpkin Patches this year for our lovely pumpkin pickers! We have, therefore, implemented some measures to ensure that our customers remain safe with Covid- 19.
We are operating an online booking system to limit the number of people in the field and all tickets will need to be pre-booked before arriving at the Pumpkin Patch
We have removed the play equipment to avoid cross contamination
There will be no corn maze this year due to the inability to social distance safely in the maze
We have hand sanitiser stations at the patch
One wheelbarrow per family with sanitiser station for you to santise your own wheelbarrow
Toilets are available if necessary with hand sanitiser to be used pre and post use.
We have plenty of signs reminding customers to stay socially distance as per the Government Guidelines
We are taking both cash and card but conactless card payments are our preffered option
Masks will not be provided as they are not compulsary outdoors, but you are welcome to bring your own.
This is a new system for this year in light of Covid-19, so we do ask for your co-operation while us farmers work out how to keep you all safe, while also ensuring you can enjoy some lovely outdoor family fun at our Pumpkin Patch.
We appreciate your ongoing support, especially following the wet harvest of 2019! We really hope to see as many of you as possible again this year for what is looking to be a great harvest.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Who can I bring to the Pumpkin Patch in Essex?
We welcome all of the family- babies, children, grandparents, cousins, neighbours, everyone- but unfortunately we do not allow dogs due to Health and Safety (even our little miniature daschund Fudgie has to miss out on the fun!)
For 2020 EVERYONE visiting the Pumpkin Patch will require a ticket (exlcuding babies in arms)
Can I change my tickets/ get a refund?
Once you have booked your tickets they are not transferable and non refundable.
If we have to close the patches due to wet weather or stock avalibility we will issue you a refund and you will have to book tickets for a different day yourself.
When are your pumpkin patches open in Essex? Pumpkin Picking Dates 2020
We are open on the following dates (weather dependant):
Saturday 26th September
Sunday 27th September
Saturday 3rd October
Sunday 4th October
Saturday 10th October
Sunday 11th October
Saturday 17th October
Sunday 18th October
Monday 19th October
Tuesday 20th October
Wednesday 21st October
Thursday 22nd October
Friday 23rd October
Saturday 24th October
Sunday 25th October
Monday 26th October
Tuesday 27th October
Wednesday 28th October
Thursday 29th October (TBC)
Friday 30th October (TBC)
Saturday 31st October (TBC)
We are open from 9am- 5pm.
What Pumpkin Fun is there at Foxes Farm Produce?
For 2020 we will have our pumpkin scavenger hunt( please bring own pencil), hidden golden pumpkins, pumpkin facts and lots of photo opportunities allowing for lots of fun to be had by all!
We have over 15 different varities of pumpkins to choose between- can you find them all?!
Due to Covid 19 the play equiptment and corn maize will not be avaliable this year.
Is there Car Parking at the Pumpkin Patch Essex?
Yes the car parking is on grass fields and plentiful. Please follow the marshals as they will direct you where to park. Please ensure that you adhere to the 5 miles per hour speed limit on site. Cars are parked at the owners' risk.
What do I need to bring with me?!
The WHOLE family, your tickets or a phone showing your tickets, wellies for all, gloves as the stalks can be prickly- especially for children; a bag/ cloths as the pumpkins will be muddy and a camera to take lots of snaps and selfies of course! All of the pumpkins are cut in the field so there is no need to bring any knives or cutters and these will not be permitted on site!
Do you take card Payments?
Yes we do accept card payments and our preference is contactles payments where possible. Unfortunately we do not accept cheques.
I have picked too many pumpkins what can I do with them?
That is half the fun!!
Pumpkins are delicious believe it or not and there are several different ways to cook with them! You can make soups, pasta dishes, pies even cakes! Check out http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/pumpkin for some inspiration!