The Pumpkin Patch

Pick your own pumpkin

From september 2021

Pumpkin Picking in Colchester & Basildon

The Pumpkin Patch is the original Pick your Own Patch in Essex and has been operating since 2015. There are two locations in Essex- Basildon (Watch House Farm, Wash Road, SS15 4ER. Bus route 9 and 100) and Colchester- (Green Lane, Aldham, CO6 3PR- Bus Route 88).
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There is an online booking system and everyone visiting the Pumpkin Patch (excluding babies under 1 years old) will require a ticket (1 group ticket is valid for up to 4 people) so for 6 adults you need to purchase 1 group ticket and 2 additional tickets. To book your ticket, please click the button below! 

Please note no dogs allowed.

Photography Packages!
We love to welcome professional photographers to our infamous Pumpkin Patch! Bring your clients and let the pumpkin fields provide them with the perfect backdrop for autumnal photoshoots!

Please be aware that our photography tickets do not offer exclusive use of The Pumpkin Patch and there will be other members of the public there. We suggest visiting earlier in the season when we are at our quietest and the fields are looking their best!
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Planned opening dates for 2022

We are not sure if we can open right up to Halloween due to the weather and stock availability so please visit us as early as you can…. the pumpkins will keep if left uncarved until Halloween! 
Please check our website and social media the morning of your visit to confirm that we are open, as we sometimes need to close due to weather and stock availability.


7th & 14th


  • 1st & 2nd
  • 8th & 9th
  • 15th & 16th
  • 17th - 31st

Famous at the patch

Every year we are lucky enough to have some famous faces visit us! Last year the lovely Denise Van Outen and Stacey Solomon visited! Who will you spot this year?
Denise Vanhouten at the pumpkin patch

The Pumpkin Patch Essex was featured on ITV with Alison Hammond of This Morning.

The Pumpkin Patch Essex was featured on ITV with Alison Hammond of This Morning.

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Our Locations

Basildon pumpkin patch location


Pumpkin Patch


Colchester pumpkin patch location


Pumpkin Patch


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Fun on the farm

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Kid posing with vegetables

Closed for 2021

People jumping into mud

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Christmas trees being packed


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