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October Pumpkins!

We are one of Surrey's largest growers of Pumpkins and are renowned for the high quality of our crop which is painstakingly harvested by hand every year.

Our crop is of a superior grade to the cheaper mass harvested pumpkins found in supermarkets, which are priced artificially low as 'loss leaders' to drive footfall. Each of our Pumpkins is harvested by hand to leave a longer, more attractive stalk and to avoid the scars and blemishes caused by machine harvesting which is seen on lesser grade crops. You will see the difference in quality.

Pre-harvested Pumpkins are available for sale from 2nd October from our Pumpkin Market. Unlike many other farms, Pumpkin picking from the field only happens on selected days...

What's on when!

Ther are various events happening throughout the month of October. Please take a look at our calendar to see what's going on when. Scroll down for more information on each event... 

Pumpkin Picking from our fields

First two weekends of October only.

Pumpkin Festival

3rd weekend of October (16th/17th Oct)

Half Term week (23rd - 31st OCtober

Pumpkin Market

Open every day in October 10am - 5pm

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Booking your tickets...

Tickets can only be booked online in advance and are not usually available on the day. When booking your tickets, please make sure you have fully entered your card details and received a confirmation email.

The 'Payment Confirmation' screen you will be taken to next (pictured) is NOT the final stage of the booking process....

Tickets are non refundable. If you have booked for the wrong date or time, please email us  general@crockfordbridgefarm.co.uk  DO NOT MAKE A SECOND BOOKING.

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Pumpkin Market 

Open every day for sales of Pre Picked Pumpkins From Sat 2nd October 10am - 5pm

For those who don't wish to pick from our fields or visit our Pumpkin Festival event, our Pumpkin Market is open every day with hundreds of pre picked pumpkins available to buy.

There's no need to book for the Pumpkin Market, just turn up

We recommend visiting early in October to avoid disapointment (you'll also have the best selection of crops to choose from before our speciality squashes begin to sell out). Keep an eye on social media for updates, particularly before making a long journey as the market will close quickly when we sell out!

Pumpkin Picking Weekends FINISHED

Update 11th October - Pumpkin PICKING has now finished. Our Pumpkins have now been harvested and are on sale every day in our Pumpkin Market. No booking is required but we do recommend visiting on weekdays where possible to help reduce queues at weekends.

Pick Pumpkins directly from our fields on selected dates - Please note this is a separate event to our Pumpkinn Festival and happens on different dates.

Booking is ESSENTIAL, no tickets on the day

Our Pumpkin Fields are open for Pumpkin Picking on the first two weekends of October only. After this time all remaining Pumpkins in our fields are harvested due to the risk of ground frost damage.

Sat 2nd October (10am - 5pm)

Sun 3rd October  (10am-5pm)

Sat 9th October 2020 (10am-5pm)

Sun 10th October 2020 (10am-5pm)

Please bring your own bags or wheelbarrows to take your Pumpkins away as we do not provide these.

Tickets are non refundable. If you have booked for the wrong date or time, please email us  general@crockfordbridgefarm.co.uk  DO NOT MAKE A SECOND BOOKING.

How Pumpkin Picking works

There is no admission charge for Pumpkin Picking, you simply need a pre booked voucher to enter our fields (no entry without a voucher).

On the day your voucher can be redeemed against the cost of your pumpkins at the exit till, (vouchers cannot be carried foward and expire on the day they are booked for).

Please bring your own carrier bags or wheelbarrows to take your pumpkins away as we do not provide these.

Please be aware that dogs are not allowed into our fields for hygiene reasons.

Sorry, buggies aren't allowed in our fields.

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Pumpkin Festival 

Join us during the last week of October (half term) for our Pumpkin Festival. Please note that Pumpkin Picking is a separate event which ends on 10th October before the Pumpkin Festival begins. Pumpkins cannot be picked from our fields during the Pumpkin Festival

Pre harvested Pumpkins are available to purchase every day during the Pumpkin Festival.

Sat 16th/Sun 17th Oct

Sat 23rd Oct - Sun 31st Oct

There are three different sessions throughout the day to choose from;

09:30 - 12:00

12:30 - 15:00

15:30 - 18:00

Tickets are non refundable. If you have booked for the wrong date or time, please email us  general@crockfordbridgefarm.co.uk  DO NOT MAKE A SECOND BOOKING.

Whats at the Pumpkin Festival?

  • Festival Entertainment from the Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Roving characters and festival fun.
  • Outdoor pumpkin Carving and decorating area. We've made our Pumpkin Carving area bigger and better this year. There's plenty to do including knife free decorating for the little ones. Send us pictures of your best effort for a chance to win prizes in our carving and decorating competition. We can't provide sharp knives to children for Health & Safety Reasons. *Pumpkins are not included in your entry ticket and are only available to purchase while stocks last (please bear this in mind if booking close to Halloween)*
  • Fun Activities for children and those who are children at heart. Try your luck at the Pumpkin Shy!
  • Thousands of Pumpkins and Squashes -Browse thousands of pumpkins laid out for sale in our Pumpkin Sales areas. Have fun enjoying our quirky autumnal displays *Pumpkins are not included in your entry ticket and are only available to purchase while stocks last (please bear this in mind if booking close to Halloween)*
  • Photo Opportunities, Pumpkin displays and arty installations
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  • Our Ice Cream Parlour is open serving a wide range of incredible Italian Gelato from nearby Geleteria Danieli. This year, the Ice Cream Parlour is only open to Festival Ticket holders to reduce queuing and maintain distancing.
  • Tea Shack. Enjoy a warming hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows, Farm Fresh apple juice direct from the tap (no wasteful bottles for us), Home made soup, Halloween chocolates and Toffee Apples (while stocks last). This year, The Tea Shack is only open to Festival Ticket holders to reduce queuing and maintain distancing.
  • Pop Up Food. Poor Boys will be on site every day offering New Orleans Street Food.
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Woodland Performances

Sadly our Woodland Performances will not be returning in 2021. Ongoing difficulties with staffing due to the Pandemic, Brexit and Test and Trace have made our performances all but impossible to run this year. We're very sorry and hope to return in 2022.

FAQ's

For information on our Pumpkin crop including tips on how to care for your Pumpkin, please visit our Pumpkin Crop Page

What if there's a lockdown?

Pumpkins are food (obviously), Our outdoor Pumpkin Market and Pumpkin Picking will remain open to sell our crop in the event of a lockdown.

When should I visit?

As early as possible! Typically most people like to visit the Farm in late October during our busy half term Pumpkin Festival. For those only wishing to purchase Pumpkins, we recommend visiting earlier in October when the farm is quieter and there is a wider selection.

Will my Pumpkin last if I buy it early?

Yes! Pumpkins last a very long time. Traditionally Pumpkins and Squashes were stored for many months over winter as a valuable food supply. Your pumpkin will easily last until you are ready to carve it if you leave it untouched in a cool dark place.

Do I need to book just for Pumpkin Picking?

Yes, booking is essential.

Do I need to book to visit the Pumpkin Festival ?

Yes, booking is essential. There will be no tickets available on the door and our Pumpkin Festival frequently sells out.

Can I just turn up and pay on the door?

No. Entry to our Fields and Pumpkin Festival will not be permitted to anyone arriving without a pre-booked ticket. There may be a small amount of 'no shows' and cancellations available each day, but please do not count on this.

Is there parking available?

Yes, there is plenty of parking available on The Farm for customers visiting Farm customers must use The Farm field car park rather than the Garden Centre car park which is reserved for Blue Diamond customers only.

Click here for directions and travel information.

Can I bring a picnic?

No, Food and drink may not be bought to The Farm. We have tried our best to accommodate this in the past, but sadly have been overwhelmed with littering in recent years. Food and drink are available to purchase in Crockford's Corner.

Can I bring my dog?

No, sadly dogs are not allowed during October. The Farm is simply too busy with many very excited children. We're very happy to welcome dogs on leads to the farm for the other 11 months 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