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We’ve created this page to cover questions that we are often asked in the lead up to pumpkin picking here at Sompting Pumpkins.  If you can’t find the information you are looking for, do get in touch.

Your questions answered

Do I need to book in advance?

No need to book ahead of your visit, just turn up any time between 9.30am and 4pm on our open dates in October. There is plenty of free parking on site near to our pumpkin field. Please note that the entrance gate will close at 4pm.

Is there an entry fee?

No – entry is free! You will only be charged for your pumpkins and any other purchases you choose to make while you visit. We have a craft activity tent and a variety of local food trucks selling delicious hot food, coffee and ice creams. If you wish, there will also be opportunities to donate money to our chosen charity, Chestnut Tree House.

Will you still be open if it rains?

Absolutely! Unless the weather is so bad that we have to close for health and safety reasons, we will be open. We have a covered marquee with a craft and activity area and plenty of seating so you can enjoy food and snacks under cover. Bring your wellies and a raincoat for pumpkin picking in the field.

Can I bring my dog?

Due to food hygiene regulations, we cannot accept dogs on our site, but we will be selling home-made pumpkin dog biscuits at our pop-up café on site to take home as a treat!

Will there be toilets on site?

Yes, we have site loos near the pumpkin field.

Are you under new ownership?

We are still owned and operated by the same farming team as we have been for the last 5 years, however this year we are proud to be family managed.

Do you accept cash and card payment?

Yes, we are happy to accept both cash and card on site.

Where is the pumpkin field?

Entrance to the pumpkin field is just off the A27 on Halewick Lane, Sompting, BN15 0NE. On entering the field, follow the track and the directional signs. Our staff will meet you and direct you to the parking and the pumpkins!

Are you accessible by public transport?

The number 7 Stagecoach South bus stops just around the corner from Sompting Pumpkins on Halewick Lane. This bus runs regularly from Lancing train station.