CONTACT US & FAQ
P..P..PICK UP A PUMPKIN OPENS EVERY DAY
FROM SATURDAY (TBC) OCTOBER TO SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2020!
MONDAY - SUNDAY 9AM - 5PM
MAXEYS FARM SHOP
TELEPHONE: 01636 814566
Frequently Asked Questions...
-Where Are You?
We are located on the main road (A617) between Newark and Mansfield in Kirklington. We are 4 miles from Southwell, 9 miles from Newark, 10 miles from Mansfield and 17 miles from Nottingham.
Unfortunately we are not on a bus or train route.
-When Are You Open?
P..P..Pick Up A Pumpkin is open daily from Saturday (tbc) October until Saturday 31st October 2020 - pumpkin availability and weather dependant. If it is raining we may have to close the field due to health & safety. We will always update social media to let you know of any changes. Our opening times are Monday-Sunday 9am - 5pm.
-How Much Does It Cost?
Entrance to P..P..Pick Up A Pumpkin is free!
You simply pay for your pumpkins and any activities. Mini squashes start from 50p. Pumpkins start from £2. Pumpkins must be paid for with cash as there is no card machine in the field.
-Do You Need Wellies?
Wellies or old shoes are highly advised! The field can get very muddy, especially if it rains!
If it is too muddy due to weather conditions we will update our social media pages to inform you of any closures/changes.
-Is There Car Parking?
Yes, we have free car parking.. However, please note, there have been occasions at the weekends where we have reached full parking capacity. Unfortunately this cannot be helped. The majority of people have been able to get in at some point throughout the day.
If the weather is wet and muddy car parking can be limited as it is in a field.
We also have limited disabled parking - if you mention to one of our car park assistants we will always endeavour to find the most suitable spot if all designated spaces are occupied.
-What Activities Are There?
We have plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy! There is a Spooky Woodland Walk, James' Pumpkin Carriage Ride, Bouncy Pumpkin Castle, BBQ, Ice Cream, Gift Tent and of course the fabulous Farm Shop! Due to weather conditions for health & safety reasons certain activities may be closed. We will update our social media to inform you of any closures/changes.
There are also lots of photo opportunities available to make this a memorable family day out!
-Are your pumpkins homegrown?
Yes, our pumpkins are grown from seed. Three generations of the Maxey family are involved from planting the seed to harvest.
To keep up with demand we sometimes have to replenish the picking field with our homegrown pumpkins from our other fields.
-Do I Need To Book?
You do not need to book to Pick a Pumpkin!
However, weekends get incredibly busy so if you are able to visit in the week we would advise this!
-Do You Take Credit/Debit Card?
Credit/Debit cards are taken in the Farm Shop but unfortunately due to the event being in the middle of a field we cannot take card payments outside. Cashback and card payments are available in the Farm Shop. The farm shop has a minimum card payment of £5.
-Can We Bring Pushchairs/Wheelchairs?
Yes pushchairs and wheelchairs are allowed, however as we are in a field that can get muddy - use at your own risk! (We do not want you getting stuck!)
-Are There Any Toilet/Changing Room Facilities?
Portable toilets are provided and spread around the site. Unfortunately we don't have any changing room facilities.
-Is there any seating?
We have limited bench seating and straw bales available dotted around the site.
-Are Dogs Allowed?
Unfortunately due to hygiene reasons - dogs are not allowed.
-Is Smoking Allowed?
Maxey's Farm Shop and P..P..Pick up a Pumpkin is a strict non-smoking site.
-Can I Bring A Large Group/School Visit?
Yes you can. If a coach is planning on attending this must be booked in advance so there will be allocated parking for you.
Children must be supervised at all times; Maxey's is a working farm so tractors and other vehicles are always in operation.
-Do you have any job opportunities to work at P..P..Pick up a Pumpkin?
All jobs are listed on the website, Facebook or on indeed. To view the jobs on the website please click on the job pumpkin on this page!
Any further enquiries please feel free to contact us on 01636 814566 or email
General Data Protection Act Regulation
The Law on Data Protection allows us to collect and process your personal data under several different elements.
The legal basis we operate is Legitimate Interest
Under this basis, we are allowed to use your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might be reasonably expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interest.
Ways we would use your data
We may use your purchase history to email details of any offers we think might appeal to you.
We may use your purchase history to identify what products and services are popular and enable us to improve any areas we feel are not being of benefit to our customers.
Ways of collecting your personal data
Our main way of obtaining your data is through our Friendship Cards. We would only contact you through the email address you have provided on your Friendship Card Application Form. There is an option provided for you to decline any emails from us.
We may also store any correspondence from you regarding queries, complaints and information received from you and our replies to show how we have responded.
When you engage with us on social media.
When you enter our prize draws or competitions.
When you book to attend an event we are holding.
6. When you use our car park or shop, our security system may record your image during your visit.
We do have a requirement by law to pass on any information we hold about people who may be involved in fraudulent or any other criminal activity.