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The ultimate themed Halloween and Pumpkin Picking Festival at Chelmsford this October 21st to 29th, Pick your own pumpkin! With a bountiful supply of sizes, shapes and colours to choose from!

Experience The Charm of the Season with Land of the Dead

Savour the joy of autumn as you visit our scenic pumpkin patch. Nestled in the heart of Chelmsford, we’ve transformed into a pumpkin paradise, offering a multitude of varieties perfect for carving jack-o-lanterns, baking pumpkin pies, or adding a touch of fall to your home d├ęcor.

Pick the Perfect Pumpkin

At our annual Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin event, you’ll be spoilt for choice with our extensive selection of pumpkins. You’ll find the perfect pumpkin whilst you enjoy the activities and fun at Land of the Dead.

Family-Friendly Halloween Activities

We offer more than just pumpkin picking. Our event is filled with a plethora of family-friendly activities, from the spooktacular themed circus to the thrilling fun fair fiesta, there is fun for the whole family to enjoy.


Tickets for Land of the Dead 2023 are now available, buy yours in advance to save money and guarantee entry!

  • Children under 2 go free
  • It’s advised to arrive at least 30mins before circus start times (See Schedule)
  • Pumpkins & squashes sold separately
  • Funfair wristband doesn’t include the Hook A Duck attraction


If you are coming to a Pumpkin Nights Event, make sure you read up on our tips, we want you to have the best experience and these suggestions will make your night even better!


Running with the theme of Land of the Dead, why not put together a Dia de los Muertos inspired outfit and enjoy the event. People of all ages can have their faces artfully painted to resemble skulls, and, mimicking the Calavera Catrina, they don suits and fancy dress.


A very popular look at Land of the Dead and across the whole world during this time of year is the Sugar Skull, the traditional makeup to the Day of the Dead. There are many popular tutorials available for you to perfect the best look for when you come to #LANDOFTHEDEAD


Day of the Dead has inspired Hollywood to make multiple movies, we’ve picked out some of the best ones for you to watch to get you into the spirit of things!

  • Coco (For Obvious Reasons!)
  • James Bond – Spectre (For the intriguing opening Day of the Dead Parade scene!)
  • The Book of Life (Highlights Day of Dead’s international recognition)

Make sure you take advantage of all the fantastic photo spots we have dotted around the Festival. There’s plenty to choose from, inspired by different spooky aspects!