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Pumpkins at Crockford Bridge Farm
The Farm is open 10am - 5pm for Pumpkin Sales from Saturday 6th October! Pre-harvested Pumpkins are available for sale in Crockford's Corner and also in our Farm Shop.
Pumpkin Picking Weekends 6th/7th & 13th/14th Oct.
Our Pumpkin fields are open for picking on the weekends of 6th/7th and 13th/14th only. Field sales are cash only. It is not possible to pick pumpkins from our growing fields at any other time. After these weekends, plenty of pre-picked pumpkins are available in our Sales/display area in Crockford's Corner.
Pumpkin Festival 20th - 28th Oct 10am - 5pm
We hold our annual 'Pumpkin Festival' from Sat 20th Oct - Sun 28th Oct. During this time Crockford's Corner is transformed into a fun packed area complete with thousands of pumpkins displayed for sale, games, pumpkin carving and other activities. Entry is £4 per person payable on the day (free if you have a ticket to our immersive theatrical show)
Wonder Wood Immersive Theatre.
Our immersive Woodland Theare opens Sat 20th - Sun 28th October. Please see below for more details, booking online in advance is essential as our performances frequently sell out.
Pumpkin Picking Weekends
Our Pumpkin fields are open to the public for picking on the first two weekends in October only;
Sat 6th/Sun 7th October 2018
Sat 13th/Sun 14th October 2018
There is no entry fee on pumpkin picking weekends. Please be aware our Picking fields are closed during our Pumpkin Festival (20th - 28th oct)
Please bring bags to carry your pumpkins home and cash to pay (our payment kiosk is a temporary strucutre in a field with no phone lines for credit card machines!)
Pumpkin Patch Festival 2018
Saturday 20th Oct - Sunday 28th Oct (Half Term) - £4 entry
Our Pumpkin Festival has grown year on year and we now welcome more visitors than ever would have been imaginable when we first opened 15 years ago.
It is wonderful to welcome so many people to the farm in October and whilst we would love to offer free entry (as we do for the rest of the year), the cost of staffing and providing facilities during our event make this impossible. What was once a simple pumpkin sales visited by only a few people has grown by word of mouth into a fully fledged event enjoyed by thousands.
Charging an entry fee helps us to control footfall and make our event more enjoyable for all, more importantly, it allows us to invest back in to our Pumpkin Festival. Each year, we're able to improve and create the fun quirky environment, installations and displays our Pumpkin Patch is renowned for.
Jack & Mr. Beanz Stalk
20th Oct 2018 - 28th Oct 2018
During Half Term, The Wonder Wood opens and our immersive woodland theatre returns with a cast of travelling performers arriving to tell their tale.
This year you will join Jack and an assortment of characters (some familiar, some new) on a journey through the Wonder Wood.
When booking, please remember, tickets to the Wonder Wood shows are for a specific time. Tickets are non transferable. If you are late you will miss your show!
Tickets are only available to book online. A small amount of no-shows and latecomers may be available on the day but please book ahead to avoid disapointment.
20th Oct - 28th Oct 2018
A £4 entry charge (payable on the day) applies during half term. There is no charge if you have booked a ticket for our immersive show in the Wonder Wood.
- Theatrical Show - Book tickets early to visit our quirky, immersive theatrical show in the Wonder Wood.
- Face Painting - A visit to our professional face painters is part of the fun (separate charge applies - cash only)
- Pumpkin Carving area save on the mess at home. Carve your own pumpkin and let us clear up the mess!
- WE CANNOT PROVIDE SHARP KNIVES FOR HEALTH & SAFETY REASONS
- Pop Up Food
Every year different pop up food vendors bring a varied offering of delicious, freshly cooked food.
- The I'Scream Parlour - Our Ice Cream Parlour is open serving 24 flavours of incredible Italian Gelato from nearby Geleteria Danieli.
- Tea Shack - The Tea Shack is open serving Coffees, Hot Chocolate with marshmalows, Toffee apples and more!
- Play area, slides, treehouse and more!
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For information on our Pumpkin crop including tips on how to care for your Pumpkin, please visit our Pumpkin Crop Page
Can I pick my own Pumpkin from the field?
Yes, but only during our Pumpkin Picking Weekends (6th/7th Oct & 13th/14th Oct). Unlike other farms we do not usually open our growing fields for pumpkin picking. We harvest and clean our pumpkins ourselves displaying them for you to select in our 'Pumpkin Patch. This is due to the very real risk of groundfrosts causing damage to pumpkins left out in the fields in late October.
Do you take Card Payments?
We have a limited ability to take card payments, please remember our event takes place outdoors on a working farm. Card payments are accepted in the Pumpkin Sales tent, Ice Cream Parlour and Tea Shack
Please bring cash as there is not an ATM on the farm.
Is there an entry charge to the Pumpkin Patch event?
Yes there is a £4 entry charge to enter the farm during our Pumpkin Patch Event (20th - 28th October). This charge is payable on the day, Pumpkin Patch entry tickets cannot be booked in advance.
Entry to the Pumpkin Patch event is included in the ticket price for those visiting our woodland theatrical show.
For those not wishing to pay for entry to The Pumpkin Patch, there is a wide selection of Pumpkins available for sale in our Farm Shop which is free to enter. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the farm earlier in October when it is very quiet.
How can I book tickets to the Woodland Show?
You can book tickets to our Woodland Theatre show by clicking here (theatre tickets include the £4 entry charge to The Pumpkin Patch).
Tickets to enter The Pumpkin Patch cannot be booked in advance, simply turn up on the day.
Is there parking available?
Yes, there is plenty of free parking available on The Farm. Please use the Farm Car Park rather than the adjacent Garden Centre Car Park.
Click here for directions and travel information.
Can I bring a picnic?
No, Food and drink may not be bought in to the Pumpkin Patch or the farm. We have tried our best to accommodate picnickers in the past, but sadly have been overwhelmed with littering in recent years. The Pumpkin Patch is a catered event. Food and drink are available to purchase at Crockford's Corner.
Can I bring my dog?
No, sadly dogs are not allowed during our Pumpkin Patch Event (20th - 28th Oct). The Farm is simply too busy with hundreds of very excited children running around. We are very happy to welcome dogs on leads to the farm for the rest of the year and apologise for any inconvenience.
Can I carve my Pumpkin?
Yes, during Half Term there is a dedicated carving area where you can carve your own Pumpkin. (Sorry only Pumpkins purchased from us, you can't bring your own). For Health & Safety reasons we cannot provide knives for you to carve with. Pumpkin carving kits are available to purchase.
"Super good fun in the pumpkin patch !! Loved carving pumpkins and my little one had a blast on the playground!"
5 Star Review from Sofia Almudena Plana on Facebook
"We visited for the first time yesterday and had such a lovely afternoon choosing pumpkins, eating toffee apples and exploring. A wonderful place!"
5 Star Review from Megan Rorke on Facebook