October usually signifies the start of exciting Autumnal events like Halloween and Bonfire night, but whilst things are a little different this year and things aren’t running as they should be, it’s important to try and do as many “normal” things as possible – so getting tickets to go pumpkin picking at Cammas Hall seemed to be the perfect opportunity!
Cammas Hall, Hertfordshire
Cammas Hall is a family-owned farm in the middle of the countryside of the Essex/Hertfordshire border. The farm has ‘pick your own’ fruit and vegetables from June to October, a tea and farm shop barn, a maize maze, nature trail and children’s play area, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy here all year round.
🎃 Picking pumpkins at Cammas Hall 🎃
Tickets sell out so quickly for this, so I was fortunate enough to grab x2 tickets for a midweek morning visit. Unfortunately, the weather was pretty bad on our visit (heavy rain on and off, windy, a bit chilly etc) so we were a little soggy but it was still a fun little trip with my sister!
Tickets cost just £2.25 per person, which can be redeemable against pumpkins or squashes you wish to purchase! You can grab a little wheelbarrow, and walk around the pumpkin patch to pick out what ones you would like to purchase. The pumpkins and squashes are then weighed, and you are charged per kg – but there’s a handy little guide at the farm shop which gives you a rough guide on how much you can expect to pay when you get to the till.
The pumpkin patch was decked out with Halloween decorations, and there were plenty of patches to walk round and look at – and lots of photo opportunities along the way! There’s also a little pop up cafe serving delicious hot food and drink – including a Halloween inspired hot chocolate.
We ended up buying 4 squashes for a £1, and they’re going to accompany our little pumpkin once we get round to carving it.
It was a nice little morning out, and a great first experience at a pumpkin patch! I look forward to going to a pumpkin patch in Essex next year again – but fingers crossed we’ll be able to go on a crisp cold and blue skied day!
Where can I go pumpkin picking in Essex?
There are lots of different pumpkin patches in Essex to go pumpkin picking – check out some of the below!
- Graceful Blog went to Foxes Farm Produce
- Jay Saunders Photography went to Marsh Farm’s Halloween Festival
- Passport Stamps went to Hurley’s Pumpkin Forest
Have you been to a pumpkin patch before? 🎃