Visiting a Pumpkin Patch
On Friday the 25th of October Jaz and I decided to visit a pumpkin patch for the very first time! I’ve been wanting to go to a pumpkin patch for years and this year we finally got to go. Originally we were planning on going to Foxes Farm in Basildon, Essex, but after checking the website on the day we discovered they were closed due to some rain the night before. So, instead, we went to Hurleys Pumpkin Forest in Battlesbrdige, Wickford.
We had a great afternoon and picked up 3 pretty perfect looking pumpkins if I do say so myself. It felt so festive and autumnal and I’ll definitely be making this an annual tradition from now on.
Visiting a Pumpkin Patch
Hurleys Pumpkin Forest is also a Christmas tree farm and we saw hundreds of adorably tiny Christmas trees all getting prepared for the upcoming holiday season. I’m very tempted to come back here in December to pick out my tree!
There were a lot of activities going on too such as a witches maze, pumpkin painting, face painting, pumpkin bowling, pony rides and various other games that’s fantastic for kids! I really wanted to get my face painted haha but it was pretty busy and I felt a little silly standing in line with a bunch of 5-year-olds waiting for someone to paint a pumpkin on my face. So, instead, Jaz and I picked up a wheelbarrow and headed straight toward the pumpkins!
Picking our Pumpkins
There was quite a large variety of pumpkins available! From cute munchkin pumpkins, white and green pumpkins, to your classic large orange pumpkins and more unusual onion pumpkins. I wanted to get one of each! I pretty much found my perfect pumpkin right away. It was a great size, a vibrant colour, nice and round with perfectly indented ridges. It was ideal for carving!
Jaz took a little longer finding his perfect pumpkin but he got there in the end! He was specifically looking for a very large one that had a decent stalk. I also couldn’t resist picking up a munchkin pumpkin. They were just too cute to leave behind!
We ended up paying £10 in total for our 3 pumpkins which I thought was pretty good. We didn’t have to pay anything to enter the farm, just the price of the pumpkins and any activities or food and drinks we wanted.
Honestly, it was so much fun and I came away feeling very happy and protective over my pumpkins haha. I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to visit a pumpkin patch! If you’ve never been to a pumpkin patch before I highly recommend it, it really puts you in the autumn/Halloween mood. I can’t wait to carve my pumpkins now!
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