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Pumpkins at Crockford Bridge Farm 2020

We're open from Friday 2nd October for sales of Farm grown pumpkins (10am - 5pm)

For those not wishing to pick from our fields or visit our Pumpkin Festival you can simply turn up and buy a pumpkin without booking.

From 17th October onwards we will have a huge selections of pre-harvested Pumpkins and Squashes to choose from in our outdoors sales area by Crockford's Corner.

Pumpkin Picking

For those wanting to get your hands dirty, you can pick your own pumpkins directly from our fields on the following days only. This year, booking in advance is essential.

Sat 3rd / Sun 4th October

Fri 9th October

Sat 10th / Sun 11th October

Please scroll down for more information about pumpkin picking...

Pumpkin Festival

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Sat 17th - Sat 31st October

Adults (14+years) £4 + booking fee

Children (1-13 years) £5.50 + booking fee

Infant (under 1) £0 + booking fee, a ticket is required under rule of 6 guidelines.

Join us for our fun filled times at our annual Pumpkin Festival. Dress up in any way you want to get into the Halloween vibe. Prizes will be given to those dressing to impress.

Things are a little different due to Covid-19 this year. Please scroll down for more information.

Please remember we're a very small team. Due to the high number of emails we receive, unfortunately we can't reply to all enquiries or answer questions already answered on this page.

Pumpkin Picking Weekends

Booking is ESSENTIAL

Our Pumpkin Fields are open for Pumpkin Picking on the following dates only. Please check back as extra dates may be added if there is demand.

Sat 3rd & Sun 4th October 2020 (10am-5pm)

Friday 9th October 2020 (12pm - 3pm)

Sat 10th & Sun 11th October 2020 (10am-5pm)

A booking system is in place so we can maintain a safe and controlled environment. Unfortunately, anyone arriving this year without a booking will not be allowed entry to our fields.

A range of pre picked pumpkins will be available every day in our sales area at Crockford's Corner for those not picking from our fields (much larger selection available from the 17th October)

How Pumpkin Picking works

  1. Book your Pumpkin Picking pass online and select your arrival time.
  2. Arrive on site, check in at our field entrance and pick your Pumpkin.
  3. At the exit tills, the value of your Pumpkin Picking Pass will be deducted from your total. If the value of you pumpkin is less than the value of your Picking Pass, you may wish to pick more, but no refunds can be given.

We cannot accept cash payments. Contactless payment is available for transactions up to £45.  Apple Pay is available for larger amounts (sorry no AMEX).

Timed Entry Slots

Entry to our fields is permitted up to one hour from your booking time. For example, if you book for 2pm, you will be allowed entry between 2pm up and 3pm. Latecomers will not be allowed entry.

Pumpkin Festival 2020

Ticket for our Pumpkin Festival are now on sale. Please read through the following page carefully before booking as many aspects have changed from previous years due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Sat 17th - Sat 31st Oct 2020

In order to control footfall and maintain social distancing, things have to run differently this year. This is to manage peak time rushes and to ensure people can safely attend our Pumpkin Festival.

The number of tickets available are severely reduced from previous years, we recommend booking as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

This year there are 3 different time sessions throughout the day

9:30 am - 12 pm

12:30 pm - 3 pm

3:30pm - 6pm

We understand this may may not suit everyone, however it will be a much nicer, less crowded experience albeit with precise timings. We have considered a wide variety of options and this is the only viable way for us to hold our Pumpkin Festival this year.

Your Ticket allows entry between these times, we recommend arriving at early as possible to maximise the time you can spend on site.

Booking Pumpkin Festival Tickets

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Whats at the Pumpkin Festival?

  • Distanced 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.
  • Fun Activities. Various activities will be available to keep the children entertained! We will be bringing the magic of The Wonder Wood to Crockford's Corner with some familiar faces.
  • Thousands of Pumpkins and Squashes - Browse thousands of pumpkins laid out for sale in our Pumpkin Sales area. Have fun enjoying our quirky autumnal displays.
  • Photo Opportunities, huge pumpkin displays and arty installations, with plenty of instagrammable moments
  • 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 Fetival 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), Hoem made soup, Halloween chocolates and Toffee Apples. This year, The Tea Shack is only open to Fetival Ticket holders to reduce queuing and maintain distancing.
  • Pop Up Food.  We are delighted to welcome Happy Hereford back. They will be on the farm throught October offering delicious Burgers and Hot Dogs sustainably sourced from their own farm. Proper field to fork!
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Woodland Performances

We have sadly decided not to go ahead with our Woodland Performance at Halloween but we will be bringing the magic of the woods to our Pumpkin Festival!

With current guidleines and restrictions on the performing arts, our Pumpkin Woodland Performances are simpy not viable at the moment. We will be putting our energies into a magical Father Christmas Experience instead, tickets for this will be released in early November.

FAQ's

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

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. This year, we are asking customers to consider visiting earlier in October when the farm is quieter to buy pumpkins.

Visiting earlier in the month will help us to spread footfall more evenly throughout October and maintain social distancing.

Will my Pumpkin last if I buy it early?

Yes! Pumpkins last a very long time. Traditionally they were traditionally 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, unlike our Summer PYO where queuing on site was possible, entry to our Pumpkin picking fields will be ticketed to stagger entry times and maintain social distancing. Please check back here before visiting in October.

Do I need to book to visit the Pumpkin Festival ?

Yes, booking in advance is essential this year. We are operating at a significantly reduced capacity in order to meet social distancing guidelines.

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.

When will Tickets be released for sale?

If you would like to be amongst the first to know when tickets are released, you can register for email updates using the form at the bottom of this page.

Do you take Card and Cash Payments?

No, we are ONLY accepting card payments this year due to Covid-19. Please note we do not accept American Express.

Is there parking available?

Yes, there is plenty of parking available on The Farm for customers visiting The Pumpkin Festival. Visitors to the Farm must use The Farm 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 on to The Farm. We have tried our best to accommodate picnickers in the past, but sadly have been overwhelmed with littering in recent years. . Food and drink are available to purchase in both Crockford's Corner and The Food Store.

Can I bring my dog?

No, sadly dogs are not allowed during our Pumpkin Patch Event. The Farm is simply too busy with many very excited children. 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