Top 5 pumpkin patches to visit near London
It’s pumpkin season! Pumpkin picking has become a popular autumn tradition and it’s the perfect ‘spooky’ activity to get the kids involved in this October half term. Check out Nannytax’s top 5 pumpkin patches to visit near London, each offering ‘pick your own’ experiences and other fun Halloween theme activities on-site. Grab your wellies and join the fun!
1. Cammas Hall
Visit Cammas Hall's fully stocked pumpkin patch guarded by ‘cheeky scarecrows’ or take a tractor ride out to the fields where you can pick your own. Other Halloween theme activities include a maze, face painting and crafts. Stock up at their farm shop with carving kits, sweet bags and scary decorations - you can also treat the kids to a spooky cookie or a good old fashioned toffee apple.
2. Pumpkin Picking Patch
Wheelbarrows to push, straw bale sculptures and great food – all this and more at this pumpkin picking patch. Visit their brand new pumpkin house and if you’re lucky the friendly witch family might be home! There’s also pumpkin noughts and crosses and of course you can choose your own special pumpkin to take home and decorate.
3. Foxes Farm Produce
Pumpkins galore! This farm has acres of land brimming with piles of bright orange pumpkins. A beautiful rural setting which makes for the perfect photo opportunity so be sure to take your camera for some great snaps of the kids. There’s also a corn maize trail and various ‘pumpkintastic’ games to be had.
4. Tulleys Farm
Whether you want to carve a ghoulish face, make a delicious pie or decorate your house with unusual gourds, Tulleys PYO (pick your own!) have an ideal pumpkin for everyone. You can also have a fun-packed day at Tulleys Spook Fest Family Halloween - this daytime halloween fest appeals to children of all ages and includes exciting haunted houses, a terror trail and the horrid hayride.
5. Crockford Bridge Farm
Bringing the festival feel to fall is their infamous ‘Hippie Hallowen’ where you can expect fun, flowers and chilled out vibes. Don’t miss the apple bobbing and ‘ice scream’ parlour! During half term their Magical Wonder Wood opens as well as an immersive Woodland Theatre with a cast of travelling performers arriving to tell their tale of ‘James & The Giant Pumpkin’.