If you’ve read my latest Living Arrows post you would have seen that we went to a pumpkin patch just over a week ago. It was our first time going to a pumpkin patch and we absolutely loved it! We went to Foxes Farm Produce Pumpkin Patch which is near Colchester in Essex. I honestly had no idea there was a pumpkin patch so close to us, so as soon as I found out I knew we had to go.
A farm full of pumpkins
We visited on the first day it opened, which meant we had a great choice of pumpkins. There were tons of pumpkins to choose from, and I do mean tons! I was expecting a lot but the farm was huge! We’d decided we wanted 3 pumpkins in total; one for daddy, one for mummy and one for Oliver. It was rather overwhelming deciding where to start!
I didn’t want to choose the first few good pumpkins we found. As the farm was so huge I felt like I needed to search the whole patch to make sure we found ‘the ones’. This next photo doesn’t show how big the patch was – this is only about a 5th of it!
We found our pumpkins
After spending about 30mins looking around (and taking lots of photos) we finally found our perfect pumpkins. We didn’t realise how hard it would be to carry 3 pumpkins, a changing bag and a toddler, so Nathan grabbed a wheelbarrow pretty swiftly! After Oliver had a go in the wheelbarrow (which he loved) we popped our pumpkins in and made our way back.
Another lovely thing about this pumpkin patch is that there is a hot drinks and snacks van, so we stopped to have a quick drink before paying and heading home. There were lots of hay stacks for the children to play on, which Oliver was obviously dying to get on. As soon as Oliver see’s other children having fun he desperately wants to join in! He’s still at that age where we can’t really let him play alone with the big kids, but we did let him have a quick run around on the hay stacks.
It was so lovely to spend the afternoon with Nathan and Oliver. It felt like I hadn’t seen Nathan at all during the week as he’d been working so much, so I really appreciated this fun afternoon we had together. Foxes Farm Produce Pumpkin Patch was so perfect, and I can’t wait to go again next year. All together for our 3 pumpkins it was £10, which I’d say is pretty darn good considering the sizes of them! We’re still yet to carve the pumpkins, but I’m hoping one evening this week Nathan and I will be able to get started. We have a poorly boy at the moment who is currently sleeping on Nathans chest on the sofa, so fingers crossed he feels better soon!
Have you visited a pumpkin patch yet this year? I’d love to hear all about it!