Autumn is my all-time favourite season of the year for so many reasons. The beautiful golden colours. The cosy days at home. Jackets, boots and being able to wear ALL the layers.
Its pure hygge and I love everything about it. Especially pumpkin season. For the first time ever we went pumpkin picking this year and I wanted to share a little bit about our experience, and of course some of the lovely autumnal photos that we took.
It seems we are quite lucky down here in the South. Although we’d never been before we were spoilt for choice with three farms on our doorstep that offer pumpkin picking in October. So after a few recommendations and a fair bit of research, we decided to visit Priory Farm, a lovely family-run pick your own farm in Redhill Surrey.
What to expect at Priory Farm
We weren’t expecting to discover a farm that has so much to offer, with lovely play areas, a nature walk, garden centre, farm shop and a very decent family-friendly cafe. We explored it all, and when we were done got on a tractor to go to the pumpkin field (a rather nice touch).
For our first experience of pumpkin picking, Priory farm didn’t disappoint. There were plenty of different varieties and sizes of pumpkins to pick from which made it fun for all the family. Everyone could find and pick a pumpkin of their own and take it back on the tractor to take to the car.
We loved how easy pumpkin picking was. Not to mention reasonably priced. It definitely made a difference from picking out a few uniform looking pumpkins from the supermarket. But most of all it was fun. We made memories and had a good time doing something different from the usual.
So if you haven’t yet tried out pumpkin picking, I’d definitely recommend giving it a go.