Pumpkin Patch - Now Closed!!

!! Pumpkin Patch - Now Closed !!

Saturday 31st October - We have had to close the Pumpkin Patch as the ground is completely water logged, muddy and very dangerous. Please DO NOT try to arrive by foot as the whole field and car park is closed.

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!! Our Pumpkin Patch is now fully booked and we do not have any further availability !!

Following the release of additional tickets over all dates, we are once again fully booked. The only possibility of booking a ticket is to check the booking system from time as we often get cancellations, and the ticket will then be released back into the system. Please click here to check availability. 

PLEASE do let us know if you need to cancel and are not able to do so via Eventbrite. Please email your order number to: info@stanhillfarm.co.uk 

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!! Pumpkin Patch - Opening Saturday 17th October! Pre-booking ESSENTIAL !!

Please click here to book your tickets! 

IMPORTANT: Please read all of the following information:

Our 2020 Pumpkin Patch will be opening on Saturday 17th October and due to Covid-19 and the government regulations, it will be a pre-bookable event this year.

Pre-booking is ESSENTIAL, and entrance will NOT be permitted without presentation of a ticket - either printed or shown on your phone/device.

A ticket admits ONE car and a maximum of SIX* people. Groups of more than six people will not be accepted. Tickets are free and guarantee your allocated session. (*As per government regulations).

Sessions run for two weeks, from Saturday 17th October through until Saturday 31st October.

Please can we ask that you do not stay longer than two hours from the start of your session time slot, as we are trying to limit the number of people on the farm at any one time.

Please arrive within your booked 30 minute session time slot. Customers who arrive late will be turned away.

Please do not book multiple times. Our booking system will be checked, and we reserve the right to cancel bookings if we find this is the case.

If you can no longer attend, please cancel your booking to give others the opportunity to book your time slot.

We reserve the right to change, cancel or amend any bookings without prior notification.

Pumpkins are subject to availability, while stocks last.

Pumpkin Prices:

  • £30.00 - x 1 Wheelbarrow full (as many pumpkins as you can fit in, while still being able to push it!)
  • £1.00 upwards - Individual pumpkins.

Please note: This event is subject to further change to government regulations.

We grow an abundance of pumpkins on the farm each year ready for Halloween, all of which are available from both our Pumpkin Patch and Farm Shop.

The Pumpkin Patch has proved very popular since we first opened it seven years ago, and it is lovely to see people of all ages enjoying Halloween and selecting their own pumpkins to take home and carve.

Grab a wheelbarrow and head down to the patch where you will find a huge array of pumpkins in various different sizes. It is also a great chance for a photo opportunity, surrounded by a sea of autumnal, orange colour! We have seen some fabulous pumpkin carvings over the years and welcome any photos of customers’ creations to be posted on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. You can also make use of the pumpkin flesh and create delicious soups, pies and even muffins!

For details on how to find us, please click here.

Please comply with the following rules at all times when visiting the Pumpkin Patch:

PUMPKIN PATCH RULES – PLEASE READ!!

  • In the event of heavy rain, we may reserve the right to close or refuse entry without prior notification if, in our opinion, we consider the ground has become too wet and muddy to operate the Pumpkin Patch safely.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided, before and after entering the Pumpkin Patch.
  • No large groups – a maximum of six people only, per group.
  • Dogs are not allowed anywhere on the farm.
  • Please maintain social distancing rules in the fields at all times.
  • Please only touch the pumpkins you wish to pick.
  • Children under the age of 16 must always be supervised.
  • Please do not linger for too long after you have finished choosing your pumpkins.
  • Please do not drop or throw the pumpkins as they may smash and will be not be in a sellable condition.
  • No picnics allowed.
  • No smoking or vaping allowed.
  • All rubbish must be removed from the farm.
  • Thieves will be prosecuted.
  • We reserve the right to refuse entry and to remove people from the farm.
  • Please ensure that you do not leave valuables in your car. Stanhill Farm cannot accept any liability for theft or damage (however caused) to vehicles or their possessions whilst in the car park.
  • Any belongings and other property brought onto the farm are at the customer’s own risk.

Please see our FAQ section below, which you may find useful.

Pumpkin Patch - FAQ's

When do you open?

We are open from Saturday 17th October until Saturday 31st October.

What are the opening times for the Pumpkin Patch?

Our pre-bookable sessions run from 9:30am - 3:00pm Monday to Saturday and 10:00am - 2:30pm on Sundays.

How can I find you?

For details on how to find us, please click here.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, please click here to book your tickets. 

How much do the pumpkins cost?

  • £30.00 - x 1 Wheelbarrow full (as many pumpkins as you can fit in, while still being able to push it!)
  • £1.00 upwards - Individual pumpkins.

Do you accept debit/credit cards?

We accept both debit and credit cards.

What should I wear?

We are a working farm and care should be taken on uneven surfaces. Please wear suitable footwear such as trainers or outdoor boots in dry conditions and wellington boots when it’s wet as the fields can be muddy. It is also advisable to wear gloves as the pumpkins are muddy and the stalks are prickly.

How does it work?

Yout ticket will be checked upon arrival and you will then be directed to the parking area. Just collect a wheelbarrow and walk over to the patch to select your chosen pumpkins where they will already be cut off their vines.

Once you have chosen your pumpkins, please enter the marquee area where a member of staff will take your payment. When you have finished with your wheelbarrow, please return it to the Pumpkin Patch area. If you borrow a wheelbarrow, please ensure you are careful as they can easily tip over.

Do you provide carrier bags?

We provide standard plastic carrier bags priced at 5p each. However, it is advisable to bring strong carrier bags with you to accommodate heavier pumpkins or if you plan to buy more than one. Reusable supermarket bags (‘bags for life’) or strong recycling bags are ideal. Bin liners, however, are not strong enough to carry many pumpkins.

Are there lots of pumpkins available?

We always plant thousands of pumpkins, so we anticipate there will be plenty. Our social media pages and website will be updated regularly with information about availability.

Do you allow photoshoots on the Pumpkin Patch?

You are welcome to take some photos if you are buying pumpkins, however, we do not allow official photoshoots to take place. 

Can I carve my pumpkin at the farm?

At present we are not able to offer pumpkin carving workshops at the farm as we do not have the facilities or staff available to assist. 

I am having a function/event - can you supply a large quantity of pumpkins?

Yes, please email info@stanhillfarm.co.uk to discuss this further and we can make the necessary arrangements.

Can we walk anywhere on the crops?

No, for your health and safety please only stick to the areas you have been directed to for the Pumpkin Patch.

Can I take a pram/wheelchair on the Pumpkin Patch?

We put straw down on the Pumpkin Patch, so the ground is cleaner and more pleasant to walk on, therefore, this area would be easier for prams or wheelchairs. We dont advise using the main pumpkin field as it can get very muddy and therefore more challenging for pram or wheelchair users.

Can I bring my dog?

No, we do not allow dogs on the Pumpkin Patch or anywhere on the farm.

Is parking available?

We have plenty of free parking available. Please drive slowly and safely as there will be children about and the ground could be uneven and muddy. Please ensure that you do not leave valuables in your car. Stanhill Farm cannot accept any liability to any customers or other visitors or their children for theft or damage (however caused) to vehicles or their possessions whilst in the car park.

Can I bring a picnic?

No, picnics are not allowed this year. 

Do you have a café onsite?

Berries & Beans cafe will be reopening for the pumpkin season on Saturday 17th October. Operating a takeaway service, serving tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cold drinks, toasties, cakes and ice creams (Salcome Dairy soft scoop). Card payments only, please.

What should I do if I feel poorly?

If you are feeling poorly we ask that do not visit the farm. Please seek advice from your GP. 

Do you have toilets?

We have one portaloo and one disabled portaloo. They are located to your right as you head down towards the Pumpkin Patch.

Do you have baby changing facilities?

Yes, there is a baby changing unit available in the disabled portaloo.

Do you keep lost property?

Any lost property that is found will be kept until the end of the pumpkin season. Please email us with a full description of the lost item and we will get back to you.

Is smoking permitted?

No, smoking and vaping is not permitted on the Pumpkin Patch or anywhere on the farm.

Is alcohol permitted?

No, alcohol is not permitted on the Pumpkin Patch or anywhere on the farm.

Do you welcome coach parties?

Only for pre-booked school visits and not at weekends.

Do you do children’s parties?

No, unfortunately at present we don’t have the staff or facilities available.

Why can’t I get an answer on your office phone number?

We are a small family business and during the busy season we are all working on the farm. If your request is urgent, please leave a message on our answerphone and we will endeavour to call you back as soon as possible. Alternatively, please email: info@stanhillfarm.co.uk

Please note:

  • Do not drop or throw the pumpkins as they may smash and will be not be in a sellable condition.
  • Children under the age of 16 must always be supervised by an adult.
  • All rubbish must be removed from the farm.
  • We reserve the right to refuse entry and to remove people from the farm.
  • Thieves will be prosecuted.