Here’s our guide to the best places to go pumpkin picking in Surrey in 2021.
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.
If you’re wondering where the best places are to go pumpkin picking in Surrey, 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.
Before you book your tickets, here are some top tips for pumpkin picking. Enjoy!
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
One of the biggest pumpkin patches in Surrey is at Garsons Farm in Esher. With 155 acres of land, it is an enormous farm, with a choice of seasonal pick your own (pyo) crops throughout the year.
During October they have thousands of pumpkins, so there’s sure to be one you like.
To pick your own pumpkins at Garsons, you must buy a farm pass for all visitors in advance. Admission is £4 for adults and £1 for children aged 2-14 years. However, the cost of the pass will be deducted from your total bill for produce.
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
Priory Farm in Redhill is a great place to visit for pumpkin and Halloween activities. Children can ride on a tractor to get out to the pumpkin fields, where you’ll find over 10,000 pumpkins to choose from.
You can go pumpkin-picking at Priory farm every weekend from 9th October. Tickets must be bought in advance and are £3.50 for all visitors over 1 year old. Alternatively, you can go to the Pumpkin Palace to pick your own pumpkin.
There is also a Halloween Trail at Priory Farm, which follows the path around the farmland. It is open from 9th – 31st October and costs £6 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 popular location for pumpkin-picking in Surrey is at Secretts in Milford, near Godalming.
Pumpkin Week at Secretts runs from 9am-4pm every day between 23rd and 30th October 2021. As well as choosing your favourite pumpkin, you can buy BBQ hot dogs and pumpkin-themed food.
Admission to Pumpkin Week is £3 for all visitors over 2 years. Buy your tickets in advance online.
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 9th October you can go to the Pumpkin Market and choose a pre-picked pumpkin.
During October half-term, Crockford Bridge Farm hosts a Pumpkin Festival. This has lots of pumpkin related activities for children, such as 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.
Where’s your favourite place to go pumpkin picking in Surrey? We’d love to hear your comments below.
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