By the end of this week you will all be fed up with my feed as this is one of my favourite times of the year and I try to cram as many Halloween related trips into the half term as I can!
If you have read my previous post on Priory Farm you will know that I had got the wrong day for picking so on Sunday we headed to Garsons Farm in Esher to pick out our favourite pumpkins.
After several split and misshapen pumpkins were selected by the kids and then rejected by me we got one that was just perfect.
It’s so much fun to be able to show the children how they are grown and cost no one than buying one from your local supermarket.
We popped over to the other field and got ourselves some juicy sweetcorn which is something that none of us had ever picked before.
As well as the pumpkins and corn Garsons has a huge selection of other things to pick from apples to marrows and even strawberries!
Once you are done with your picking you can take a look around the huge garden centre and coffee shop or pick yourself up some scrummy food in the well stocked farm shop. The cheese straws from the bakery section come highly recommended from us.
This week if you chose to visit you might be able to spot the Pumpkin Fairy flying around whist your there!
Our family all love fruit and we especially love our annual fruit picking trip.
Today was perfect weather for it so we set off to Flowers Farm in Godstone to start our day.
I only had the two little ones today so it was easier to keep an eye on the amount of fruit that was going into the mouths rather than the baskets!
Number four was quite reserved and only snuck a few, number five on the other hand didn’t get the concept at all and had to have his basket removed!
We got a fabulous crop of strawberries, raspberries and cherries and had a fantastic time running around the fields trying to find the best fruit.
Once we were all done we had a short drive up the road to the newly opened Oldpost.
I had been a while ago and had a beautiful Valentines afternoon tea here and wanted to take my parents and Sister as I knew it would be right up their street.
They were not disappointed as we walked into the beautiful, serene courtyard and picked a table by a tranquil water feature.
To my Sister’s delight they had a Wimbeldon themed menu which consisted of a scrumptious scone with cream and jam and a glass of processo or Pimms.
The staff were extremely welcoming and even though the setting was wonderful they were more than happy to accommodate my two over active little ones!
My Sister made a new best friend when she received a complementary top up on her prosecco.
Tummies full and slightly tipsy we had a walk around to see what else Oldpost had to offer. There is a wonderfully stocked gift shop perfect for something a little different, a light and airy studio which offers a wide range of exercise classes and also classes for little ones; plus a beauty room offering a good array of very reasonable priced treatments.
With my birthday coming up next month my sister and I have a girly day there planned with another few glasses of prosecco to celebrate!