The Pumpkin Patch Essex- FAQ's 

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!  
To keep up with demand for all you wonderful pumpkin pickers, we sometimes have to replace the field with ready picked pumpkins from our other fields.  
You simply turn up, pick your pumpkin from the field and then pay our helpful staff once you have chosen. Simple!  
Our pumpkin patches in Colchester (closed for the season) and Basildon offer a great family day out! Feel free to bring your picnics and eat them in the fields..... 

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 - CLOSED due to wet season. 
We will have plenty of pumpkin patch signs around Essex so look out for the signs and you will be sure to see us! Any questions on location just give us a call on the pumpkin phone! 

Is it muddy on your pumpkin farm? 

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. 

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!)  

Do I need to book to come to visit the pumpkin fields? 

Basildon is currently the only site that is open this year (due to heavy rainfall at Colchester) and yes all tickets need to be pre booked with limited availability. Book your entry tickets at The entry charge is £1.00 per person and includes entry to the Pumpkin Patch. 

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

Entry into the pumpkin patch and pumpkintastic games is subject to pre booked tickets. You will not be permitted entry to the site without a pre booked ticket. Once you have bought your entry ticket, all you have to pay for is the pumpkins you pick and they range from as little as £1 up to £8 for the monster pumpkins!  

When are your pumpkin patches open in Essex?  Pumpkin Picking Dates 2019 

Tuesday 29 October - Basildon only subject to pre booked tickets. 
We are open from 10am- 4pm. 

Can I bring a large group i.e. school visit/ group coach trip to pick our pumpkins in Essex? 

Absolutely, we love seeing big groups on our patches but this will be subject to prior notification to us. 
Pumpkin Field Games at Foxes Farm Produce? 
We have lots of fun pumpkin related games around the pumpkin patch, including pumpkin facts, pumpkin tug of war, bale mountain, welly wangling and a pumpkin scavenger hunt! 

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 2019 will be local charity Lizzie's Fund 

Is there Car Parking at the Pumpkin Patch Essex? 

The car parking is on grass fields and the weather has got the better of us at Colchester. We still have limited car parking available at Basildon and entry is only with a pre booked ticket. Please ensure that you stick to all hard standing areas and 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!  

What do I need to bring with me?! 

The WHOLE family, wellies for all, some 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? 

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! 
We also know that half the fun is eating outside so we have plenty of spooky straw bales for you to sit on to enjoy your lunch! There will be toilets available. 

Do you take card Payments? 

Yes we do accept card payments. We also accept cash payments if you prefer and there are cash points nearby to both pumpkin patches. Unfortunately we do not accept cheques.  

Can we bring Wheelchairs? 

We are a working farm and our patches are in a field and due to the high levels of rainfall this year, the mud on the fields will not accommodate wheelchairs. 

I have picked too many pumpkins what can I do with them? 

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 for some inspiration!  


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! 


Please make all enquiries on 07720 888053 or and we will be happy to help. 
Pumpkin patch Essex


On site this year we have: 
Pick your own pumpkin patch 
Ready cut pumpkin picking from the field 
On site catering 
Straw bales for picnic area 
Picnic benches  
Cash / Card Pay Desk 
Straw bale mountain 
Fun Games 
8 acre Corn Maze  
Pumpkin Games 
Facepainter (Basildon only) 
Welcome to pumpkin patch Essex Colchester Basildon Pick your own pumpkin Wash Road Basildon SS15 4ER Pick your own pumpkin Essex Colchester Aldham CO6 3PR Pumpkin picking fun Essex pumpkin field Colchester Basildon Essex
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