Welcome to Nottinghamshire 'Pick Your Own' Pumpkins

A family that's passionate about pumpkins...and now sunflowers and lavender!

The Sunflower Experience is now closed for 2022.

We will re-open on Friday 14th October for pumpkin picking. 

We are thrilled to be open our own lavender fields, Nottinghamshire Lavender, in 2023! Subscribe to our mailing list to keep up-to-date.

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. And for the first time this August, we held our Sunflower Experience! 5 acres. 40,000+ sunflowers! 

With a family-friendly atmosphere, delicious food by Little Schnauzer Coffee Company and Rocket Dogs, and free parking, this is the perfect outing for all the family! 

Situated just off the A6097 on Oaks Lane, Oxton, Southwell, NG25 0RH. 


Nottinghamshire 'Pick Your Own' Pumpkins

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Information for The Sunflower Experience

The Sunflower Experience is now closed for 2022. 
Thank you to everyone that visited.

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Family Business

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 2021, we held our inaugural Sunflower Experience. Over 40,000 sunflowers to explore on a lovely summers day in the Nottinghamshire countryside. In 2022, we will be opening the Sunflower Experience again, alongside some other lovely pick-your-own produce!

In 2023, we are very excited to be launching our lavender fields, Nottinghamshire Lavender! 

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Information for Pumpkin Picking

Open for pumpkin picking on the 14th October 2022.

No need to book.

Free admission. 

Cash & Card accepted on-site. 

Sorry, no dogs or other animals allowed. 

Small to Extra-Large Pumpkins in a range of varieties 

Our Sunflower Experience will open again this summer, keep scrolling for more information!


Pick Your Own Pumpkins

40,000+ pumpkins to choose from!

See you on the 14th October 2022, when we open for Pumpkin Picking 2022!

Open 9.30am - 5pm

Open daily

Free entry

Cash and card accepted

No dogs allowed

Food and drink by Little Schnauzer Coffee Company and Rocket Dogs

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.


Nottinghamshire Lavender

Coming June 2023

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The Sunflower Experience and Summer Pick Your Own

5 acres. 30,000+ sunflowers.


Frequently Asked Questions

Pumpkin Picking

What date do you open and when do you close?

We will be open daily from 9.30am - 5pm from Friday 14th October until the 31st October.

Please note that on the 31st October we will close at 4pm. 

We may have to close if there is adverse weather conditions. We regularly update our social media, so please check there in the first instance. 

In the event that we sell out of pumpkins before the 31st, then we will close, as we only sell what we grow. But as we have circa 40,000 pumpkins, squashes and gourds, it is unlikely that we will sell out.

Is there an admission fee to pick a pumpkin?

No, it is free to enter our pick your own pumpkins. You pay for what you pick.

The Sunflower Experience charges for admission, please visit the FAQ's for that further up the page for more info.

Do I need to book?

There is no need to book!

Where are you?

We are on Oaks Lane, Oxton, Southwell, NG25 0RH. Just off the A6097. 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.

Are you on a public transport route?

Unfortauntely, we are not on a direct public transport route. 


Get in Touch

Oaks Lane, Oxton, Southwell, NG25 0RH
Just off the A6097
A Few Miles North of Nottingham


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Opening Hours

The Sunflower Experience is now closed.

Pumpkin Picking opens Friday 14th October. Open daily, 9.30am - 5pm.


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