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.
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.
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).
Winning all round, I’d say.
PS — if you want a really cool craft to do with your pumpkins, check out my simple decoupage pumpkins post!
Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.