Here’s our guide to the best places to go pumpkin picking in Surrey in 2023.
Summer is well and truly over, which means we can officially get excited about autumn. Conkers, crunchy leaves and top of the list, Halloween! So, to get yourself ready for the spooky season, head over to your nearest pumpkin patch.
So you know where the best places are to go pumpkin picking in Surrey are, we’ve compiled a guide to the best pick-your-own pumpkin farms. Don’t worry about it being too early, good quality pumpkins will last for months in a cool dry space.
Pumpkin-picking makes a fun family day out at October half-term and is and is fairly cheap too. What’s more, many of the Surrey pumpkin farms offer a host of spooky Halloween activities too. If you’re looking for more inspiration at Halloween, here’s our guide to all the best Halloween events in Surrey for 2023.
Plus, we have done a bumper list of all the fantastic events happening in Surrey this autumn 2023. And it’s not just for kids. We’ve included plenty for adults too, including a couple of beer and wine-tasting events.
Of course, it’s never too early to take a sneak look ahead at our guide to events in Surrey this Christmas.
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Top tips for pumpkin picking
- Wear your wellies or some walking shoes
- Bring something to carry your pumpkin in – either a wheelbarrow or big bag
- Never carry a pumpkin by the stem
- The price for pumpkins is usually by weight or size
- The pumpkins will most likely be more expensive than the supermarket, as they are a superior grade
- Choose a pumpkin that is firm and sounds hollow
- The pumpkins grow in an uneven field, which may be difficult for buggies and wheelchairs
- If you are going to carve your pumpkin, think about the design before you go
- Dogs are not usually allowed to go pumpkin picking
Garsons Farm, Esher
Winterdown Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8LS
With one of the biggest pumpkin patches in Surrey, Garsons Farm in Esher is high on our list of the top places for pumpkin picking in Surrey.
With 155 acres of land, Garsons is an enormous farm, with a choice of seasonal pick your own (pyo) crops throughout the year. They have a choice of fruits, as well as vegetables and flowers (dahlias, sunflowers and gladioli).
The pumpkins are available for picking during September and October. Garsons have thousands of pumpkins, so there’s sure to be one you like. Some of the fruit and veg, such as cabbage, sweetcorn, squash and carrots, will still be available for harvest during these later months too.
To pick your own pumpkins at Garsons, you must buy a farm pass for all visitors in advance. Admission is £5 for adults and £2 for children aged 2-14 years. Toddlers under 2 and babies are free. However, the cost of the farm pass will be deducted from your total bill for produce. In 2023 pumpkins cost £0.99 per kg.
Garsons have slots every half hour and dates are released 7 days in advance on Friday mornings.
Click here for more details of pumpkin picking at Garsons of Esher.
Priory Farm, Redhill
Sandy Lane, South Nutfield, Redhill RH1 4EJ
Another of the best places in Surrey for pumpkin picking and Halloween activities is Priory Farm in Redhill.
The first option is Park and Pick Pumpkins. As the name suggests, simply park your car in the designated car park and go choose your favourite pumpkin. They have over 10,000 pumpkins, so it might take some time! Once you’ve chosen your pumpkin, kids can enjoy some interactive play features such as the Hay Bale Maze. The Park and Pick experience costs £4 pp (over 1 year old).
Alternatively, you could enhance the experience with a Tractor and Trailer ride to get to the pumpkin patch. Keep your eyes peeled for some spooky bats on the way. This option costs £6 pp.
The pumpkin picking experiences take place every weekend in October and during October half-term. If you are looking for Halloween activities in Surrey, Priory Farm has its own Discovery Land Halloween Trail. The trail costs £9 per person.
Click here for more details of pumpkin picking at Priory Farm.
Secretts of Milford, near Godalming
Hurst Farm, Chapel Lane, Milford, Surrey GU8 5HU
Another of the best pumpkin patches in Surrey is Secretts in Milford, near Godalming.
Pumpkin Week at Secretts runs from 9am-4pm every day from 21st to 29th October 2023 . Admission is £3 for all visitors over 2 years. Buy your tickets in advance online and you will be given a timed session.
Other pumpkin activities at Secretts include a Halloween fancy dress competition, biscuit decorating, a scavenger hunt and glitter tattoos.
If you are feeling peckish, a full pumpkin menu is available from 12pm. Hot drinks and snacks are also available in the morning.
Click here for more details of Pumpkin Week at Secretts.
Crockford Bridge Farm, Addlestone, near Weybridge
New Haw Road, Addlestone, nr. Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2BU
Another of the best places to go pumpkin picking in Surrey is at Crockford Bridge Farm in Addlestone. However, you can only pick pumpkins from the fields during the first two weekends of October. Pumpkin-picking times are from 10am to 5pm and you must book online in advance.
Admission is £4.50 per person and a £2.00 booking fee, but you can redeem this against the cost of your pumpkins.
From 4th October 2022 you can go to the Pumpkin Market and choose a pre-picked pumpkin.
During October half-term, Crockford Bridge Farm hosts its annual Pumpkin Festival. You’ll find a choice of pumpkin related activities for children, including pumpkin carving and decorating and a pumpkin shy. There is also entertainment from the Enchanted Players Theatre Company.
Click here for more details on pumpkin picking at Crockford Bridge Farm.
A map of the pumpkin farms in Surrey
Where’s your favourite place to go pumpkin picking in Surrey? We’d love to hear your comments below.
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