Come October and the first thing we associate it with is #Autumn. Autumn is the most beautiful season and I’m sure many of you will agree with me on this. With leaves changing into the best of their colors, is a sight to behold 😍. Autumn is a season of harvest times, turning leaves, cool temperatures, and dark nights. Autumn also reminds me of pumpkins and Halloween🎃. Halloween is celebrated on 31st October in many countries, especially in America. It is largely associated with carving pumpkins into spooky jack-o-lanterns, trick or treats, telling haunted stories or watching horror movies, lighting bonfires, attending Halloween costume parties, etc. I am feeling spook-ta-cular already.
Speaking of pumpkins, there are several nice pumpkin patches around London. One of the patches I visited recently is the Cammas Hall Farm in a quaint Hertfordshire countryside. You can find the location here.
In line with Covid-19, they have switched the booking process online and no walk-ins are entertained without a confirmed voucher. I really tried hard to get the tickets online, but unfortunately, all the time slots were sold out till the end of the month. Luckily, there was a last-minute cancellation, so I was able to snap up the tickets. As it is my first autumn in the UK, I was really excited to visit the patches. Thank You, Instagram for making this happen. You can follow them on Instagram for more events and updates.
Cammas Hall Farm is a great place to spend your day with family and friends. The Lukies are running this establishment since 1889, pioneering “Pick-your-own” farms of the era. They have plenty of seasonal produce from June to October to offer to their visitors like pumpkin (currently available for picking), strawberries, gooseberries, cherries, black currants, blueberries, onions, sunflowers, raspberries, etc.
They also have a tea barn, farm shop, maize maze (August to October), nature trail (currently closed), and children’s play area.
Some great tips to consider if you plan to visit here:
- Cammas Hall Farm is at roughly 1.5 hrs from London.
- Uber and private taxis are easily accessible to and from Sawbridgeworth station.
- Strictly no entry without a valid confirmation.
- No dogs allowed.
- Please wear comfortable footwear, preferably wellies (waterproof boots) or shoes as the land is mucky and slippery.
- Separate toilet facilities for males and females available.
- Ample of parking space on the farm. There are volunteers to guide you through the parking.
- Sanitizing stations installed on farms.
There are some more interesting pumpkin patches around London and a few of them are mentioned below.
- Cammas Hall Farm, Hertfordshire: Details and pictures shared above.
- Secretts, Surrey: An award-winning farm, located in the beautiful county of Surrey. The pumpkin week starts from 24th October to 31st October. You must book a ticket online to attend this event.
- Foxes Farm, Colchester/Basildon: They are located at Colchester and Basildon. They are the farmers of Pumpkins and Christmas Trees. The Farm Mud Run is quite famous with the kids as well as adults. It’s a fun activity to indulge in. They are pumpkin wholesalers and supply to various parts of the UK.
- Crockford Bridge Farm, Surrey: They are a family-owned farm, growing 20 varieties of crops. Pumpkin Market is open every day outside of the Pumpkin Festival. Various fun activities are available to keep the kids entertained. A separate pumpkin carving area is built even bigger and better this year.
This being my first Autumn experience, I am truly ecstatic. From visiting the beautiful Hyde Park and watching the fall to picking up my own pumpkin from the patches. Visiting the patches, I almost felt like a kid at the candy store. I am looking forward to carving my first ever picked pumpkin and celebrating Halloween in its true sense. Autumn truly is in full swing.
So, what are you waiting for? Check out for the available slots, book your tickets, and visit your nearest pumpkin patch. Share with us your #AutumnMoments.