Pick Your Own Perfect Pumpkin

Choose from a variety of pumpkins and squashes of all shapes and sizes. Booking is a must!

Opening Times: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Saturday 30th September – Sunday 1st October
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th October
Friday 13th – Sunday 15th October
Friday 20th – Sunday 29th October (Half Term)

Otto’s Pumpkin Patch Essex (Braintree)

The Cousins family can trace their roots back 8 generations to 1798. Since then a variety of crops and animals have been farmed there. A little notoriety was even gained by Joe Cousins and his Essex pigs when they met the Queen Mother! However 2022 was the first time pumpkins were grown on the farm.

The diversification was the idea of recent St Andrews’ graduate Finn Cousins. After admiring similar pumpkin patches in Scotland he thought his home farm could do with its own patch! Numerous planning meetings later the idea became a reality…

Along the way family and friends have made this journey possible: Mum and Dad Cousins, even Grandpa Cousins have all shared their insight and knowledge to get the pumpkin patch up and running.

We are now looking forward to welcoming everyone back for our second ever Otto’s Pumpkin Patch. We learnt so much last year and this year we are ready and raring to go with more varieties and more things to do. We look forward to welcoming old and new faces!

Not Just Pumpkin Picking…

Otto’s Pumpkin patch has other delights in store:

  • Decorated faraway forest with a fun quiz

  • Games area

  • Giant art board

  • The Pumpkin House
  • Otto’s Den
  • The Pumpkin Tree
  • Hot and cold refreshments available, picnics are also welcome

  • and lots and lots of stunning photo opportunities.