Blogtober // Pumpkin Patch Trip

Something that I’ve made an autumnal tradition for myself and Jordan over the past few years is to take a trip to a pumpkin patch – partly so I can take photos, obviously, and partly to get some pumpkins for soup (that’s Jordan’s job). I thought today would be the perfect day to share some photos from this years trip!

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We usually visit Farmer Copley’s in Pontefract, about 40 minutes away from our house, which holds a huge pumpkin festival on the weekends in October and October half term. Usually I’ve had no problem visiting on a non festival day (which is a lot quieter) however this year they started charging entry and I couldn’t seem to get a straight answer off them as to whether I could come on a day that wasn’t a ticketed weekend day – after all, I’m here for the pumpkins, not the face painting and fairground activities they put on! Instead, we decided to visit Eastfields Farm in Tickhill, as it’s a lot closer to home and we figured it’d be a lot quieter.

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I’m really glad we decided to switch up where we visited this year – we went on a Monday morning during school time, and only saw one other group of people there on the other side of the field, making it a lot easier for me to shoot some bookish photos!

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I’m not sure if Jordan’s ever actually featured on the blog before – here he is!

Not only is pumpkin picking a great day out if you just love to take photos of all things orange and autumnal, like me – it’s fun for all the family and generally a very cheap day out too. Entrance to Eastfields Farm was free, and pumpkin prices ranged from about £1 to £5. We bought one good sized pumpkin (enough to make about five portions of soup, anyway) and it only cost us £2. Overall, a very cheap day out!

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Going pumpkin picking definitely seems to have become a more popular activity over the past few years and there are patches right across the country! We’re lucky enough to have a few close by to choose from – I believe that Eastfields Farm also does strawberry and raspberry picking in summer, so I’ll definitely be coming back then!

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Obviously I had to take a pumpkin to bump comparison photo – I’m definitely a lot bigger than the pumpkin though…

I’d definitely recommend pumpkin picking as an autumnal activity and I’m so excited to go next year with a baby! I’m already planning the wheelbarrow photos…


love,
Becky

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