Put on your wellies and winter coats and go get your Autumn kicks at one of these pumpkin picking sites near East London for a fun day out with the family.

Please note, due to changing Covid guidelines please check the farms are open and have availability before travelling.

Hurley’s Farm

Hurley’s Farm near Battleship in Essex has thousands and thousands of lovely pumpkins, squashes & gourds waiting to be picked.

They also have a number of pumpkin crafts & activities you can collect on arrival (additional costs).

Details: Pre-booking required due to socials distancing.
Price: £5 per car / £2 off-peak. Prices for chosen pumpkins is additional)
W: http://pumpkinforest.co.uk/

Foxes Farms

Foxes farms have two pumpkin patch sites in Essex – one in Basildon and one in Colchester. Both farms are currently open and taking bookings so dress up warm and go and pick your favourite pumpkins.

The farms have over 15 different pumpkins and squash varieties this year plus hay bale seating for photo opps. and wheelbarrows for those planning to collect a big crop.

Details: Pre-booking required due to Covid guidelines.
Price: £5 per family of 4. (Prices for chosen pumpkins is additional)
W: https://www.foxesfarmproduce.co.uk/

Marsh Farm Halloween Festival

Marsh Farm is going one step further and throwing a whole Halloween Festival. Tickets will include entry to the Halloween 3D cinema, adventure play, crazy golf, animals, and rides plus each ticket includes one free pumpkin to the value of £3 from Pumpkin Village.

Details: Pre-booking required due to Covid guidelines.
Dates: 17 & 18th October and 24th – 31st October
Price: £15.99 – £17.99
W: https://www.marshfarm.co.uk/

Chiltern’s Manor Farm

Chiltern’s Manor farm and shop can be found in the beautiful Kent countryside near Sittingbourne.

This family offers fruit picking year-round and you can also browse and buy fruit, vegetables, apple juice, and more from the farm shop.

Pick Your Own Pumpkins is starting on Saturday 17th October 10am to 4.30pm and Sunday 18th October 10am to 4pm. Then open every day from Sat 24th (including Monday 26th) until 31st October (or until all the pumpkins have sold out).

The farm’s pears and apples are also in season and available for picking.

Details: You don’t need to book but you can only come in groups of maximum six people. You may be asked to wait if the field is busy to adhere to social distancing rules.
W: http://www.chiltonmanorfarm.co.uk/

Pick Your Own Pumpkin, Ashford

This farm near Ashford in Kent has tonnes of ready to pick pumpkins for Autumn.

Slots must be pre-booked and parties can be no more than 6 people.

Entry is free, you just need to pay for your chosen pumpkins.

Make sure you bring your wellies and check their Facebook page for the latest info before your visit.

Dates: 17-18th Oct; 24th-31st Oct
W: https://pickyourownpumpkin.farm/