Our house is on full Halloween mode right now, I wanted to get some pumpkins to do some Halloween crafts with, but I didn’t want to just get them from the supermarket. I do like to support the local farms if I can, and after our visit to Pickwell Farm in the summer for strawberries, I knew just where to go for our pumpkins.


What makes it even more fun is that the children can pick their own pumpkins, after strawberry picking went down so well, I knew they were going to love pumpkin picking!


Pickwell Farm is so big, with different fields full of different types of fruit and vegetables, depending on the season you can pick lots of things. We headed off to the back of the farm and found the pumpkins!



Tyler thought it was a good game to hide a funny shaped pumpkin, then the twins had to try to find it within all the pumpkins….as you can imagine that game didn’t last very long and the girls got bored looking!


I took the opportunity to get a couple of photos, Tyler wasn’t on great form that day, so I left him to it! Although I did manage to get our Me and Mine for the month here.





My 3 pumpkins!!


I did expect that the prices were going to be more buying them from the farm, but we had 3 pumpkins, small, medium, and large for £6. Which is a great price and we will be going back again to get our carving pumpkins.


I don’t have a vegetable patch in our garden, so it’s nice the kids get to learn how their vegetables and fruit grow as well.



Although I think I need some lessons too, as behind Tyler you can see the sweetcorn. Afterwards we went and had a look at the sweetcorn, I’ve never seen corn on the cob being grown, so I had no idea how we were meant to pick them, and if they are ready to be picked! I said to the kids, were come back another time for that one!




Monkey and Mouse

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall



  1. Ah what a fab time you had! I wish we’d visited a Pumpkin Patch this year but we couldn’t fit it in… next year!!

  2. It looks like you had a fun day out. I really love the idea of this and am definitely adding this to our autumn bucket list for next year. Fab photos. Hugs Lucy xxxx

  3. Looks brilliant! We were pumpkin picking this weekend and had so much fun choosing pumpkins! You got some great photos of your children and it’s such a nice activity for autumn to pick some pumpkins, what are you making something with them? We are hoping ours will last to carve them in a week or so. I love the colour of pumpkin fields, they look brilliant! Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

  4. Oh how I would love to go pumpkin picking. I love Halloween. With Christmas its my favourite time of the year.Unfortunately we dont have a field near us.

  5. Such beautiful pictures. I love this idea. I wish there was a pumpkin patch near us. It looks like you all had such a good time! xx

  6. What a lovely way to buy pumpkins for halloween – so much better than going to the supermarket. We usually grow our own pumpkins at our allotment but we ran out of space this year, so we’re going to find a local farm like this. Sweetcorn is ready to harvest when the hairy bits sticking out of the end of the cob has turned brown, it will be lovely and ripe then 🙂 #whatevertheweather

    • Oh fantastic! I saw a hairy one!! Next time were get one as the kids love sweetcorn, Thank you!

  7. The London Mum Reply

    We’ve just been to pick up our pumpkin today from our local farm! What lovely pictures of your children x

  8. I want to do something like this with Blake it looks such fun. I’ll definitely have to see if somewhere near me does something like this.

  9. Aw what a fab day put. This looks like so much fun. I really would love to take my two pumpkin picking this year. It is so much fun for the family. Lovely photos xx

  10. We went pumpkin picking last year at Secretts farm near Guildford, I loved it and so did the kids. We will be going again this year probably in half term as I loved all the different varieties on offer. Sarah #WhateverTheWeather

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