Sunday morning was chilly and crisp yet filled with streaky sunshine; the perfect Autumnal morning for pumpkin picking.
Last year Gareth and I visited Foxes Farm and had loved it so much that we had been desperate to return again this year. This time with my family in tow.
At ten o’clock we pulled in to the makeshift car park and were surprised to see how busy the farm was. Rows of cars lined the field, glinting in the sunshine. Ahead, parents were pushing children in wheelbarrows whilst others were eagerly scouting out the biggest and best pumpkins.
The pumpkin patch at Foxes Farm is only open at weekends. It should be no surprise then, that a Sunday morning would be busy. However, the patch opens at 10 o’clock and, just minutes passed that time many visitors had already descended upon the fields.
Inside the patch we were met with a sea of orange; a field of fire burning in the sun. My mum-dressed in her colour-appropriate jumper-rushed off to collect a wheelbarrow. Then we began our search.
There is something so calming about weaving in and out of the pumpkins, looking for the perfect one to take home and carve. We had a lot of fun pointing out all of the weird and wonderful varieties to each other and of course, posing for lots of lovely photos.
We spent an hour at the pumpkin patch and had a wonderful morning wandering around. In the end we came away with a wheelbarrow full of different shapes and sizes!
The patch itself is located in a large field and there are thousands of pumpkins and squashes to pick as well as pre-picked pumpkins. On site there are food stalls serving hot drinks and food, although we didn’t eat there on this occasion.
Entrance to the patch is free – you simply pay for the pumpkins you pick. I would definitely recommend this activity to friends and family but would note that the later in the month you go the less pumpkins there will be so it’s best to go as soon as possible!