Some Frequently Asked Questions

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If you’re still unsure of anything after reading this page please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help you!

Tickets & Prices

Do I need to book to visit?2023-08-18T18:40:59+01:00

Yes ! Booking is essential as we only have a limited amount of space for cars.

What are the prices of the pumpkins?2023-08-18T18:40:44+01:00

We will have a variety of pumpkins and squashes (£2 – £12) – all are edible!

Payment options2023-08-18T18:40:32+01:00

Card payment is preferred; however we accept cash.

What happens if there is bad weather ?2023-08-18T18:40:17+01:00

A bit of rain never stops us enjoying ourselves at Otto’s. We will remain open in most cases so bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

We do not offer refunds or exchanges outside of our usual policy unless we have to close.

Can I swap my tickets or get a refund ?2023-08-18T18:39:55+01:00

Tickets will only be refunded if we have to close due to bad weather and unsafe conditions.

We know however that sometimes life gets in the way of plans, so we do offer an exchange for another slot if you contact us here up to 48 hours before your booked visit.

The Facilities


We will have catering onsite thanks to My Little Drinks Van. Coffee, Tea, cakes as well as toasties.

You are also very welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy it in the field.


We have a Portaloo for emergencies. The pumpkin patch is a field so facilities are basic, with no running water or electricity.


Parking is next to the field and included in the ticket price.

The Farm

How do I get there?2023-08-18T18:42:35+01:00


The postcode for the farm is CM77 8DL.


Braintree Freeport station is a 15 minute walk from the farm, however take care as the last 200m there are busy road crossings with no provision for pedestrians.


The number 38 linking Halsted, Braintree and Witham passes close by the farm. The bus stop is called esxdwatj, opposite Fowler’s Farm. Care must be taken as the last 100m involves a busy road crossing with no provision for pedestrians.

Can I bring my dog?2023-08-18T18:41:33+01:00

Friendly dogs on leads are welcome. Please clear up after your dog.

What’s the field like?2023-08-18T18:41:22+01:00

The main paths will be mostly mud free (along as there isn’t too much rain!)

Off the paths it will be muddier and more uneven.

If unsure bring an old pair of shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy.


Who is Otto?2023-08-18T18:39:01+01:00

Some say he was the person who brought pumpkins to Europe. Others say he started the world’s first pumpkin patch. To us though Otto is the man behind all the magic…

Can organised groups visit?2023-08-18T18:38:48+01:00

We love to have organised groups. Please contact us beforehand though so we can make sure there is enough space on site!

Is there disabled access?2023-08-18T18:38:22+01:00

The ground is uneven in places, however please contact us beforehand if you are concerned.

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)

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