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The Pumpkin Patch Essex Picking

What is your Pumpkin Patch - Pick Your Own Pumpkins Essex? 

Were you thinking..... Where can I pick my own pumpkin in Essex? We offer you the chance to visit our pumpkin patches and pick your own pumpkin direct from the field. 
 
We have thousands of pumpkins for you to choose from and lots of different varieties of squash and pumpkin too! 
 
Book your tickets online, turn up at your chosen designated time, pick your pumpkin from the field and then pay our helpful staff once you have chosen.  
 
We have worked really hard to make sure that we can open our patches safely in the current pandemic and give you a great experience so we thank you for all your support to our family farm this year! 

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! 

Where is your pumpkin picking in Essex? 

We have two pick your own pumpkin patches- one in North Essex and one in South Essex. Postcodes for the Patches are-  
SS15 4ER for Basildon Pumpkin Patch  
CO6 3PR for Colchester Pumpkin Patch  
 
We will have plenty of pumpkin patch signs around Essex so look out for the signs and you will be sure to see us! 

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) 

Do I need to book to come to visit the Pumpkin Patch? 

Due to Covid- 19 restrictions for 2020 you will need to book tickets to visit the pumpkin patch to ensure we can safely open. Tickets cost £5 per family of 4 and include entrance to the pumpkin patch and car parking. Everyone visiting the pumpkin patch (excluding babies in arms) will need a ticket. 
 
If your family is larger than 4 i.e. 2 adults and 4 children then you have the option of buying additional tickets at the online checkout. 
 
If your family is smaller i.e. 1 adult, 1 child you will still need to purchase a family ticket. 
 
You will not be permitted entry to the site without a pre booked ticket.  
 
No ticket = no entry. 
 
If we have to close the patch due to wet weather you will receive a refund for the ticket purchased only and have to book a different date to visit yourself. 

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.  

How much does it cost at the Pumpkin Patch in Essex? 

Entry into the pumpkin patch is subject to pre booked tickets and these are priced at £5 per family ticket.  
 
You will not be permitted entry to the site without a pre booked ticket.  
 
Our Pumpkin Price List is: 
£1 minature pumpkins 
£2 small pumpkins 
£3 medium pumpkins 
£5 large pumpkins 
£8 monster pumpkins 

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. 
 

Is it muddy at your Pumpkin Patch? 

Yes- you will be coming onto our fields to pick your pumpkins so it can be very muddy so wellies (or at least old shoes!) will need to be worn; but then mud is fun isn’t it?! Please do take care when walking through the field as it is muddy and uneven as you would expect on a farm. 
 
If it is too muddy and wet and we have to close the patch we will update our website and social media to keep you informed. 
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. 

Do you make any charity donations? 

We love to be able to support local charities and every year like to support different charities each year. 
 
Our chosen charity for 2020 will be local charity Lizzie's Fund- please bring change to give the charity on the day or visit their page here to see how to make a difference: https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/get-involved/our-supporter-groups/supporter-groups/groups/lizzies-fund/ 

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 about the Weather for pumpkin picking? 

We all know us British love talking about weather so we will regularly be updating facebook and twitter with weather updates and conditions in the patch so please check these or our home page for an update on conditions here at the pumpkin patches!  
 
If we have to shut the patches due to wet weather we shall let our customers know on our website and on social media. 
 
Tickets will be refunded and you will need to purchase additional tickets to visit a different day. 

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! 

Are there any facilities? 

We are closely following Government Guidelines but at the moment the pumpkin patch has a yummy spooky food stall offering eerie bacon rolls, spooky sausages and wizard burgers. As well as refreshing cold drinks and yummy hot chocolate! 
 
There will be toilets available but we ask that you only use these if necessary and make sure you use hand santiser before and after use . 

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.  

Can we bring Wheelchairs? 

We are a working farm and our patches are in a field, we do have grass paths around the patches which are wheelchair and pushchair accessible at the moment. 

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!  

Updates 

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates on the patches and the weather! You can also keep up to date on how our pumpkins are growing in the patches! 

Enquiries 

Please call our pumpkin phone for a voicemail on 07419 741 479 or email hello@thepumpkinpatches.co.uk and we will be happy to help. 
Pumpkin patch Essex
 

Facilities 

2020- On site this year we have: 
 
Pick your own pumpkin patch 
Ready cut pumpkin picking from the field 
Over 15 different pumpkin varieties 
Lots of photo opportunities 
On site catering  
Straw bales for picnic area 
Cash / Card Pay Desk 
Toilets 
Wheelbarrows (1 per family)  
Scavanger Hunt (bring own pencil) 
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