Welcome to Nottinghamshire 'Pick Your Own' Pumpkins
A family that's passionate about pumpkins...and now sunflowers and lavender!
Set in the rolling Nottinghamshire countryside a few miles north of Nottingham, this family-run 'Pick Your Own' has 1000's of pumpkins and squashes for you to choose from in October. During the summer we hold our Sunflower Experience! 5 acres. 40,000+ sunflowers! New for 2023 was our Maize Maze.
With a family-friendly atmosphere, delicious food by Little Schnauzer Coffee Company, and free parking, this is the perfect outing for all the family!
Situated just off the A6097 and A614 on Oaks Lane, Oxton, Southwell, NG25 0RH.
Nottinghamshire 'Pick Your Own' Pumpkins
Information for The Sunflower Experience
The Sunflower Experience is now closed for 2023. Thank you to everyone who visited this year.
Starting 13 years ago with 300 pumpkins, this family-run business has grown steadily over the years. Now, we grow 1000's of pumpkins and ornamental squashes!
In the summer months we open our Sunflower Experience, with over 40,000 sunflowers, alongside some other lovely pick-your-own produce!
In 2023, we are very excited to be launching our Maize Maze and hopefully a lavender field (tbc).
Information for Pumpkin Picking
Pumpking picking will open again on Thursday 12th October 2023.
No need to book.
Cash & Card accepted on-site.
Sorry, no dogs or other animals allowed.
Small to Extra-Large Pumpkins in a range of varieties.
Pick Your Own Pumpkins
40,000+ pumpkins to choose from!
Opening Thursday 12th October 2023.
No need to book
Cash and card accepted
No dogs allowed
Food and drink by Little Schnauzer Coffee Company
Portaloos on site
Free car park
We have thousands of pumpkins, squashes and ornamental gourds to choose from, in a huge range of colours and varieties, including white, blue, green and pink to name just a few!
Please visit our FAQ's to find answers to some commonly asked questions.
The Sunflower Experience, Maize Maze and Summer Pick Your Own
5 acres. 30,000+ sunflowers.
Pick Your Own.
The Sunflower Experience and Maize Maze is now closed for 2023.
Make sure to visit us this October for pumpkin picking!
Now closed for 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Sunflower Experience and Maize Maze
What are your opening days and times.
We are open every day from Thursday 12th October - Tuesday 31st October.
We will be open 9.30am - 5pm.
On the 30th and 31st we will close at 4pm.
We may have to close if there are adverse weather conditions. We regularly update our social meida, so please check there in the first instance.
Is there an Entrance Fee?
No, there is not an entrance fee.
You pay for whatever you pick when you leave.
Pumpkins range from £3-£11.
Do I need to book?
There is no need to book! Just turn up!
We may have to close if there are adverse weather conditons, so please do check our website and social media before visiting, if you are unsure as to whether we will be open.
Where are you?
We are on Oaks Lane, Oxton, Southwell, NG25 0RH. Just off the A6097 and A614. We are on Google Maps.
We are opposite the entrance to the golf club. Please do not go down the drive to the golf club.
There are signs up pointing you in the direction of the entrance. We have a separate entry and exit gate.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept both cash and card payments.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, dogs and other animals are not allowed.
Is the field suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs?
It is a flat field, with a mixture of grass and bare earth. As it is an agricultural field it is quite uneven in places, and depending on the weather, could be muddy.
Do you have toilets on site?
We have portaloos and hand-washing on site. We also have an accessible portaloo, if you would like more information, please get in touch.
Are you on a public transport route?
Unfortauntely, we are not on a direct public transport route.
If you decide to travel by taxi or Uber, we recommend pre-booking the return journey, as it can be difficult to get a taxi from the field.
Is there a Professional Photographer Charge?
Yes there is.
It is £40 per three-hours for a Professional Photographer Pass. This is for Professional and Commerical Photographers.
This must be pre-booked. Please do this by emailing us.
This price is for during our opening days and hours. If you wish to use the site outside these days and times there will be an additional charge to cover staffing costs etc.
Can I hire the site?
Yes you can!
If you want to use the site outside of our opening hours, please do get in touch to discuss costs and feasibility etc.
Open daily for Pumpkin Picking from Thursday 12th October - Tuesday 31st October .
9.30am - 5pm