It’s pumpkin picking time! (October 2019)

It’s pumpkin picking time! (October 2019)

Image by: Crockford Bridge Farm

Yes, it’s coming up to that time of year where the kids (and some grown ups) get dressed up and go Trick or Treating. I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by, but I think since having kids, I have been saying this every year!

Hand in hand with Halloween, comes pumpkin picking!! It has become an annual tradition in our house along with many other houses in the Surrey area, I am sure!

I thought I would help a parent out and put together a ‘What’s On’ in Surrey Halloween Guide. So if you’re looking for something to do with your little ones over the Halloween half term, check it out!


Crockford Bridge Farm

Where: New Haw Road, Addlestone, Weybridge KT15 2BU

What: Half Term Fun

When: 19th October for half term

Cost: £2 for Half Term Fun / £5 for Pumpkin Festival

Good to know: During Crockford’s Half Term Fun week, there will be apple bobbing and pumpkin carving. 

What: Pumpkin Festival

When: The pumpkin fields are open for pumpkin picking 12/13 October. The main Pumpkin Festival opens 25th October.

Cost: £5

Good to know: All of the Half Term Fun events will continue for the Pumpkin Festival and there will also be face painting and the Giant Hay Maze. 

For those who are looking for something a bit extra, Crockford are holding an immersive theatre experience of James and the Giant Pumpkin in their Wonder Wood!

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What: Wonder Woods –  James and the Giant Pumpkin

When: 25th – 31st October

Cost: £13-£15 per person + £1 booking fee

Good to know: This immersive theatre experience is geared towards kids ages 4-11 years of age. It is a show that involves you walking through their Wonder Woods, so there are no seats. Tickets must be purchased in advance and the performance will go on in the cold and rain, so be prepared! Tickets to the show can be purchased by clicking here 




Horsell Halloween Treasure Hunt

Where: Horsell High Street

When: 28th October – 1st November, between 9:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: Free

Good to know: This treasure hunt is perfect for those who like the idea of trick or treating, but aren’t fans of the sugar overloads that can come with it. 10 Halloween bats will be hidden around the shops of Horsell High Street. Find all 10, record where you found them and pop over to the Home Nursery at Salvation Army Sythwood and claim your prize!




Secretts of Milford

Where: Hurst Farm Chapel Lane, Milford GU8 5HU

When: 26th – 31st October – £2 entry fee

Cost: Entry fee is £2

Good to know: Pumpkin Week is cash only at Secretts, so make sure you have some money in your purse. The entry fee covers the tractor ride to the pumpkin fields. The tractor queue can get quite long, so I would recommend you either get there super early, or leave it until later in the day when things quieten down. Otherwise, take lots of snacks with you to give to the kids while you wait! There will be activities for the children and T’Jays Pay & Play will be there again this year, offering a range of things like a bouncy castle, face painting and mini golf.  You also have the opportunity to buy some food and drinks while you’re there – some of it pumpkin themed, of course!

Click here for more details.


Priory Farm

Where: Sandy Lane, South Nutfield, Redhill RH1 4EJ

What: Haunted Halloween

When: Starting 19th October

Cost: Free entry, £2.50 for the tractor ride

Good to know: Take your little ones on a tractor ride to the pumpkin fields. The ride departs from the entrance to The Discovery Walk and is being held on Saturday, 19th & 20th October 10:00 – 16:00 (closed between 13:00-13:30). There’s no need to prebook, you can just turn up and buy your tickets on the day.

Make sure you check the Priory Farm website before going, to make sure it hasn’t been cancelled due to adverse weather!

For those who enjoy a walk, check out Priory Farm’s spooky trail!

What: Spoooooooky Trail

When: 18th October – 4th November, 9:30am-4:30pm (last entry 3:45pm)

Cost: £3-£4 depending on if you would like the quiz sheet. Fish food £1 per bag

Good to know: Let your kids take a spooooooky Halloween adventure through the deep dark woods on The Discovery Walk through Priory Farm. It’s on this walk that they will be able to seek out spooks and spiders and have some fun, frights and fresh air!

Click here for more details.



The Lightbox

Where: Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA

What: Halloween lantern making

When: 29th October, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Cost: £8

Good to know: Suitable for ages 5-7 years. Places must be booked in advance. 

What: Spooky Spider making workshop

When: 30th October, drop in between 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Cost: Free, suggested donation £3

Good to know: Let your kids make spooky spiders from recycled materials.

Click here for more details.


Longacres Garden Centre

Where: London Road, Bagshot, GU19 5JB

What: Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Carving

When: 26th-31st October

Cost: Free entry, £5 pumpkin carving

Good to know: No need to book this in advance. The pumpkin carving will run between 11:00am – 3:00pm. The £5 pumpkin carving fee includes the pumpkin. 

Click here for more details.



RHS Wisley

Where: Wisley Lane, Wisley, Woking, GU23 6QB

What: Taste of Autumn at Wisley – Pumpkin carving

When: 16th – 31st October

Cost: Normal entry fee + £5 per pumpkin

Good to know:  Suitable for ags 6+ and you must book in advance

Click here for more details.




Where: Winkfield Road, Windsor, SL4 4AY

What: Lord Vampyre’s Brick or Treat

When: 17th October – 2nd November

Cost: Normal entry fee

Good to know: There will be lots of fun Halloween activities at Legoland over the half term, including the Creepy Cobweb Castle, Monster Rocker’s Dance Party, the Brick or Treat trail, a costume competition and a NEW Haunted House Monster Party Ride! There will also be fireworks on 19,20.25 October and the 1,2 November. 

Click here for more details.



Bocketts Farm

Where: Young Street, Fetcham, KT22 9BS

What: Wizards and Witches Week

When: 26th October – 3rd November

Cost: Normal entry fee

Good to know: Lots of Halloween activities at Bocketts Farm over half term, including Science and Slime shows a Creepy Craft Corner, a Spooktacularly Fun Trail around the farm, a Bubble Disco and you have the opportunity to take home a home grown Bocketts Farm pumpkin!

Click here for more details.

Image by: James Wheeler
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