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The Best Pumpkin Farms & Patches Near London in 2023 πŸŽƒ

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In this post, we’ve rounded up the best pumpkin picking farms & patches near London by tube, train and bus. The scary season is approaching, so check out the best places to stockpile orange knobbly pumpkins, perfect for carving out ghoulish faces!

Visiting pumpkin-picking patches near London has become a family tradition leading up to Halloween in addition to getting scary costumes and finding spooky places in London. But how much does it actually cost to visit a farm? And does the ticket price include any actual pumpkins? Check our list below to get a full overview:


1. Lewis of London, Barnet

πŸš†Public transport: 1 hr 13 min

πŸš—Car: 55 min

🎫Ticket price: Off-peak Β£2.50, Peak Β£3.50 (entry only, pumpkins are sold separately)

πŸ“Address: Fold Farm, Galley Ln, Barnet EN5 4RA

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Within easy reach from the Northern Line station at High Barnet in North London, Lewis Farm is an excellent place for getting away for a few hours from London’s inner zones. A small field where children can run around with a wheelbarrow to pick pumpkins during the Farm’s Halloween event. A small playground with a tractor is also a friendly alternative to the city’s crowded parks and playgrounds. Refreshments are available in the on-site cafΓ© though it is homemade ice cream.


2. Aldenham Country Park, Hertfordshire  

πŸš†Public transport: 1 hr 16 min

πŸš—Car: 59 min

🎫Ticket price: Β£8.95 per person for Spook-Fest (entry only, pumpkins are sold separately)

πŸ“Address: Aldenham Rd, Elstree, Borehamwood WD6 3BA

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Spook Fest tickets include an array of thrilling activities such as tackling Giant Puzzles, trying your luck with Pumpkin Bingo, navigating the Spider Maze, unleashing your inner rock star with Spooky-Oke, enjoying the Mini Tractor Play, bouncing around on the Bouncy Castle, grooving through the Dance Tunnel, and unleashing your inner adventurer in the Bale Play area.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the charming Scarecrow characters, who are known to surprise you with their pop-up shows on selected dates from the 14th to the 15th and then from the 21st to the 29th of October 2023. It’s a Spook Fest you won’t want to miss!


3. Priory Farm, Surrey  

πŸš†Public transport: 1 hr 21 min

πŸš—Car: 1 hr 27 min

🎫Ticket price: From Β£4.00 per person (entry only, pumpkins are sold separately)

πŸ“Address: Sandy Lane, South Nutfield, Redhill RH1 4EJ

priory farm pumpkin picking farm

At the Pumpkin Fields, visitors can embark on a delightful journey through endless rows of pumpkins, each with its unique shape and size, until they discover the one that perfectly suits their fancy.

Choose between several options:

  • Discovery Land Halloween Trail: Β£6.00 PP
  • Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins Tractor & Trailer Rides: Β£6.00 PP
  • Park and Pick Pumpkins: Β£4.00 PP

Among the pumpkin patches, there are interactive play features waiting to be explored. Take on the challenge of our exhilarating Hay Bale Maze, where adventure beckons around every twist and turn. Within the enigmatic depths of the maze, those seeking an extra dose of excitement will find a thrilling slide that promises an added thrill.

For those seeking memorable moments, there are ample Halloween-themed photo opportunities scattered throughout the area. Engage in action-packed Pumpkin Games, and don’t forget to explore our House of Pumpkins, where a diverse collection of pumpkins and gourds, ranging from the big and small to the delightfully warty, awaits your discovery. It’s a place where cherished memories and pumpkin wonders unite.


4. Crockford Bridge Pick Your Own Farm, Surrey  

πŸš†Public transport: 1 hr 22 min

πŸš—Car: 1 hr 12 min

🎫Ticket price: Β£4.50 per person (ticket value taken off the pumpkin cost at checkout)

πŸ“Address: New Haw Rd, Weybridge, Addlestone KT15 2BU

Crockford Bridge Farm is a family-owned farm near Weybridge in Surrey. They grow many different crops including pumpkins for you to pick yourself directly from their fields.

All of their pumpkins are nurtured in the great outdoors, without the shelter of polytunnels, basking in the embrace of warm summer sunshine. This meticulous cultivation process not only makes our pumpkins perfect for carving fun but also results in vibrant colours and an exceptional flavour profile. In this way, their pumpkins are distinct from the mass-produced, intensively-grown varieties often seen in supermarkets.


5. Garsons Pumpkin Parade, Surrey

πŸš†Public transport: 1 hr 26 min

πŸš—Car: 1 hr

🎫Ticket price: From Β£3 per person (entry only, pumpkins are sold separately)

πŸ“Address: Garson Farm PYO, Winterdown Rd, Esher KT10 8LS

garsons pumpkin picking patch


Visitors can embark on the enchanted pumpkin farm experience by picking up a wheelbarrow and making their way to a magical orange sea.

As they enter the pumpkin tunnels, they will step into a world of enchantment at the Pumpkin Parade.

Families and friends can harvest cherished memories on their parade journey, where they will encounter dazzling displays and numerous joyful photo opportunities.

Among the abundant selection of pumpkins grown at Garson Farm, visitors can choose and pick the ones that inspire them. This collection process allows them to gather ideas for celebrating and decorating their homes.

At Garson Farm, there’s a perfect pumpkin for everyone, whether they prefer mini, grand, or extraordinary varieties!


6. Stanhill Farm, Kent

πŸš†Public transport: 1 hr 28 min

πŸš—Car: 51 min

🎫Ticket price: Β£3.50 per group (one vehicle, up to 7 people – pumpkins sold separately)

πŸ“Address: The Farm House, Birchwood Rd, Dartford DA2 7HD

stanhill pumpkin picking farm

Grab a wheelbarrow and head down to the patch, where you will find a vast array of pumpkins in various sizes. It is also an excellent opportunity for a photo opportunity, surrounded by a sky of autumnal orange colour! 


​7. Broadditch Pumpkin Patch, Kent

πŸš†Public transport: 1 hr 34 min

πŸš—Car: 1 hr

🎫Ticket price: Β£5 per group (one vehicle, up to 8 people – pumpkins sold separately)

πŸ“Address: Manor Farm, New Barn Rd, Gravesend DA13 9PU

Broadditch Pumpkin Patch

Broadditch is growing thousands of Pumpkins and Squash on their 3-acre site for you to choose from when our PYO opens in mid-October. They operate a pre-booking system to secure your ideal time and to avoid having too many people on-site at any given time. You can book an hourly time from 10 am to 3 pm daily. The booking fee is for one vehicle, which includes entry to our Pumpkin field, use of a wheelbarrow and photo opportunities.


8. Tulleys Pumpkin Picking Farm, West Sussex

πŸš†Public transport: 1 hr 36 min

πŸš—Car: 1 hr 29 min

🎫Ticket price: From Β£5 per person (entry only, pumpkins are sold separately)

πŸ“Address: Unit 5, Turners Hill, Crawley RH10 4PD

pick your own pyo farm tulleys

Tulleys’ pumpkin fields are located in the picturesque West Sussex countryside. One of the most popular pumpkin patches near London has planted 600,000 seeds over 90 acres this year and is planning to produce over 1 million Pumpkins & Gourds!

Take your pick from knobbly, wrinkly, and different shapes and sizes; there is a bountiful stockpile of shiny pumpkins, irregular gourds and clumpy squashes. Want to carve a ghoulish face, make a delicious pie or decorate your house with unusual gourds? Visiting Tulleys Pumpkin Farm, chances are high you’ll find your ideal pumpkin.


9. Hatter’s Farm PYO pumpkin picking patch, Essex

πŸš†Public transport: 1 hr 43 min

πŸš—Car: 1 hr 9 min

🎫Ticket price: From Β£2 per person (entry only, pumpkins are sold separately)

πŸ“Address: Hatter’s Farm, Takeley, Bishop’s Stortford CM22 6NP

family picking pumpkins

Hatter’s Farm has produced thousands of pumpkins for this year’s Halloween season at their pumpkin patch. Hatter has it all with over 50 varieties, whether you like knobbly ones, giant ones, tiny ones or colourful ones. As well as pumpkin picking, you can also participate in other activities, from the Pumpkin Cannons to their Maize Maze. Hatter’s Farm is super easy to get to by car, whether coming from London, Essex, Hertfordshire or Cambridge.


10. Pumpkin Moon, Kent

πŸš†Public transport: 1 hr 50 min

πŸš—Car: 1 hr 14 min

🎫Ticket price: From Β£3.25 per person (entry only, pumpkins are sold separately)

πŸ“Address: Sandling, Maidstone ME14 3BE

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Pumpkin Moon has three PYO pumpkin farms in Kent located at Maidstone, Rainham & Bapchild. You’ll find something for everyone, such as decorative gourds for autumnal decorations, your favourite pumpkin for a spooky Halloween display and delicious, culinary delights.


11. Marsh Farm‘s Family Halloween Festival

πŸš†Public transport: 1 hr 50 min

πŸš—Car: 1 hr 15 min

🎫Ticket price: From Β£6.99 per person (entry only, pumpkins are sold separately)

πŸ“Address: Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5WP

Marsh Farm's Pumpkin Patch

Marsh Farm invites everyone to come in fancy dress, creep through a devilishly decorated farm, and enjoy funfair rides, pumpkin picking patch, adventure play, bouncy pillows, spooky 3D cinema, and π˜΄π˜–π˜°π˜–π˜°π˜° much more. At the pumpkin picking village, you’ll find all types of pumpkins and squashes including Big ones, little ones, strange ones, ugly ones, weird ones & spooky ones.


12. Millets Farm, Oxfordshire 

πŸš†Public transport: 2 hrs 11 min

πŸš—Car: 2 hrs

🎫Ticket price: From Β£1.50 per person (entry only, pumpkins are sold separately)

πŸ“Address: Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Rd, Frilford, Abingdon OX13 5HB

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From gremlins and goblins to witches with charm, Millets Farm invite you all to their Spook-tacular Farm! With a circus full of tricks, a disco full of spooks, a reptile shack full of critters and fields full of pumpkins, there’s spookily good fun to be had by all…if you dare!

Admission to the pumpkin patch is from Β£1.50 – Β£2.50 per person, depending on dates, and then you pay for what you pick. Pumpkin prices vary depending on size. Children under 2 years old can enter the fields free of charge and do not require a ticket. Tip: Wear sensible footwear as the ground is very uneven in places


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Pumpkin fun without leaving London

Don’t have a car and can’t be bothered to make your way out of London to visit a pumpkin farm? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Get your Halloween costume on and check our list of places to buy and admire pumpkins in all shapes and forms within London. Here are a few places where you can get all pumped up with pumpkins before Halloween:

London’s City Farms

Watching donkeys at Spitalfields Farm

Scattered around London you can experience authentic city farms full of charm and local produce. The pumpkin crops vary yearly, so check the websites for what’s available. Spitalfields Farm and Hackney Farm are two favourites where you can enjoy a great brunch and let the kids roam around. Mudchute Farm and Surrey Docks Farm are two other family favourites.


Covent Garden Pumpkin Market 

πŸš†Public transport: 7 min

πŸš—Car: 2 min

pumpkins in covent garden
Pumpkin market in Covent Garden

You won’t find a pumpkin patch in Covent Garden, but you’ll find a beautiful pumpkin market as a perfect backdrop for a family Halloween photo. Covent Garden is such a family favourite; there’s street performance to watch for the kids and plenty of things to do in the surrounding streets for a whole day out. 


Borough Market

πŸš†Public transport: 19 min
πŸš—Car: 20 min

If you don’t have the time or energy to head out of London to visit a pumpkin patch, we recommend visiting Borough Market to get in the Halloween mood. The location is both creepy and wonderful at the same time. You might not find the cheapest pumpkin in town, but it’s definitely a cooler experience than going to the nearest Tesco. We also recommend checking out London’s farmers’ markets to get the freshest pumpkins from local farms around London.

pumpkins at the market
Get your pumpkins from one of London’s many farmers’ markets

Kew Gardens

  • πŸš†Public transport: 57 min
  • πŸš—Car: 40 min
pumpkins at Kew Gardens

Kew is London’s finest park and often showcases pumpkin variations in its greenhouses. At Kew, the pumpkins come in all shapes, sizes and colours. They can range from blue to yellow and spotty and can be tall, long, pear-shaped, or round. Check their website for the latest Halloween-related events.


London Zoo

  • πŸš†Public transport: 34 min
  • πŸš—Car: 17 min

Yeah, believe it or not; London Zoo is a great place to go pumpkin-watching leading up to Halloween. The animals get a selection of pumpkins in all shapes and forms, and the gorillas usually have a blast smashing them up in pieces. Check London Zoo’s latest events on its webpage.

London Zoo Pumpkin Fun

Horniman Museum & Garden

  • πŸš†Public transport: 1 hr 2 min
  • πŸš—Car: 39 min
pumpkins at horniman museum

You might not get to buy pumpkins, but you’ll often find a great pumpkin patch in Horniman’s beautiful garden showcasing a medley of different variants. Close to Forrest Hill, the Horniman Museum is a family favourite in South East London, with a great mix of old Victorian exhibitions and a wonderful outdoor space. They usually organise several family events leading up to Halloween.


List of pumpkin-picking PYO farms sorted by travel time from central London (prices updated September 2023):

RankPumpkin Picking FarmAreaPrice from*By train/bus:**By car**
1Lewis of LondonBarnetΒ£2.501 hr 13 min55 min
2Aldenham Country FarmHertfordshireΒ£8.951 hr 16 min59 min
3Priory FarmSurreyΒ£4.001 hr 21 min1 hr 27 min
4Crockford Bridge FarmSurreyΒ£4.501 hr 22 min1 hr 12 min
5Garsons Pumpkin Picking PatchSurreyΒ£3.001 hr 26 min1 hr
6Stanhill FarmKentΒ£3.50***1 hr 28 min51 min
7Broadditch Pumpkin PatchKentΒ£5.00***1 hr 34 min1 hr
8Tulleys Pumpkin Picking FarmWest SussexΒ£5.001 hr 36 min1 hr 29 min
9Hatter’s FarmEssexΒ£2.001 hr 43 min1 hr 9 min
10Pumpkin MoonKentΒ£3.251 hr 50 min1 hr 14 min
11Marsh Farm’s Pumpkin PatchEssexΒ£6.991 hr 50 min1 hr 15 min
12Millets FarmOxfordshireΒ£1.502 hrs 11 min2 hrs

* Price example for adult entry to the farm (pumpkins are usually not included in the price).

** Travel time is an average estimation using Trafalgar Square as a starting point. The actual travel time from London will depend on the time of travel, traffic and delays.

*** Price is per group

How much does pumpkin picking cost?

Farm entry for pumpkin picking in England varies from Β£1.50 to Β£4.00 per person, with children under 2 years old usually going free. In addition to this comes the price for the pumpkins which can cost from Β£1 to Β£20 depending on the size. Some farms such as Aledenham Country Farm and Marsh Farm offer a Halloween experience in addition to pumpkin picking, but they also charge more in terms of ticket price. Remember to book your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment when arriving.

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Dress up for a spooky photo shoot when going to the pumpkin farm! For inspiration, check our post on the UK’s top 31 Halloween Costumes in 2023. Photo: Marsh Farm

Halloween Facts:

Why do we actually go pumpkin picking for Halloween?


What prompts our tradition of pumpkin picking for Halloween? The roots of this trendy Halloween celebration trace back to the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. This pagan observance marked the conclusion of summer and signalled the onset of winter, with its bountiful harvests serving as a significant transition. The Celts believed that during this time, mystical beings and the departed souls could easily cross into our realm. To ward off malevolent spirits, lanterns were placed outside homes. In Scotland and Ireland, these lanterns were originally crafted from turnips and potatoes, readily available during this season.

In the mid-1800s, Scottish and Irish immigrants made their way to America, carrying with them the tradition of carving lanterns for Samhain. However, due to the abundance of pumpkins and squash at the end of October in the United States, these vegetables replaced turnips and potatoes as the preferred canvas for carving. Thus, the practice of using pumpkins as decorations during Halloween emerged as a blend of British and American customs.

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