Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire

The clocks went back this weekend. Did you enjoy an extra hour in bed? Or is the change in time wreaking havoc with your body clock? We had some family fun and went pumpkin picking in Staffordshire!

We’ve got a run of short, dark days ahead and I want to fill the days with as much joy as I can.

In the immortal words of Jon Snow;

‘Winter is coming.’

But dark days shouldn’t have to mean dull days.

There are so many fun things to do during the colder months.

Last week, during the half term holiday, the boys and I went up to my parent’s for a couple of days.

As we were hosting our annual Halloween party, on Saturday, I’d decided we should go pumpkin picking, to pick up some spooky supplies.

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Bednall Pick Your Own Pumpkins

We found a brilliant place; just a stone’s throw from my parents’ home in Staffordshire.

Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Bednall was the most fantastic setting for a morning of family fun.

For a start, it was free.

And secondly we got to spend a few hours out in the fresh air.

Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pumpkin Farm

More than Just Pumpkin Picking

It was so nice to get outside for a few hours.

Even though the weather was dull and grey, we filled our eyes with lots of colour, thanks to the pumpkins.

The boys had a ball, playing on the tractor and running over the hay-bales.

If you’re in the Stafford area, I’d highly recommend the pumpkin picking in Bednall. There was such a lot for the boys to do.

Best thing (according to Cosmo) was the little train-ride. Totally genius — the ‘carriages’ were fashioned from barrels, pulled along by a mini tractor.

The best thing (according to Nana) was the fact it was a fantastic, cheap day out. Our 6 (quite sizeable)  pumpkins came to just £7. The little trainride was just £1 each for the boys.

Bargain.

And finally, my best thing was that we got to hang out with my mum for a few hours; doing something really fun (in the fresh air).

And the twins were absolutely KNACKERED by the time we got home.

Winning all round, I’d say.

Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire | Free range family fun at Bednall Pumpkin Farm

PS — if you want a really cool craft to do with your pumpkins, check out my simple decoupage pumpkins post!

16 thoughts on “Pumpkin Picking in Staffordshire”

  1. Bednall is literally just up the road from where I live and it’s where we usually go for our pumpkins – it’s brilliant! We went somewhere else this year, which was lovely too. It looks like you had so much fun there – fab photos! My girls have been having Bassetts vitamins since they were 3 years old (they’re now 10, 9 and 7!) – I give them the ones with added Omega 3 in. I honestly don’t think I’d give them any other brand – they’re fab.

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    • It’s funny — my ex boyfriend (of 5 years!) lived in Bednall so it was quite weird going back and seeing his mum and dad’s house!! There’s a new pumpkin place opened up at the farm-shop by my parent’s too — it’s their first year :) It would be good to try somewhere else but Bednall was such a bit with the boys— plus it was FREEEEEEE!!!! :)

  2. Ah love this Caro! You’ve done a beautiful job with this post, the pictures are perfect for the season and as always the boys look like they’re having the best time. My girls take vitamins too, they’re especially important for Poppy who won’t eat ANY fruit.

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