A couple of weekends ago we made our annual trip to our local pumpkin patch at The Pop Up Farm. The name is funny because it’s not a pop up farm, the pumpkins are planted and grown at the farm! We love going every year and picking a wheel barrow full of pumpkin and squash to decorate our home.
As you enter the farm you can collect a wheelbarrow and head out to the pumpkin patch. The pumpkin fields are quite big and we found it was worth walking to the further end to get the best pumpkins.
When the pumpkins reach a certain size they are cut from the stalk to prevent them rotting, but there are still plenty to see growing along the ground.
Some of the pumpkins are placed in huge wooden crates but we preferred to look for our own. The kids had ideas about what shape and colour they wanted, which kept us busy!
Apparently the poor weather over the summer made for brilliant growing conditions. So there were lots of ‘monster’ pumpkins to be found. The prices were really good and we soon filled our wheelbarrow.
There were some fun props in the pumpkin patch and we stopped to take some family photos. We especially loved the huge tractor!
We must have spent a good hour looking for pumpkins and when we finished we headed back to the bar to pay. There were smaller varieties at the barn so we added a few smaller squash to our collection, and bought a big sack to put them in.
Then it was time for hot doughnuts and drinks whilst the kids played on the giant hay bales.
Both the kids enjoyed burning off some energy and we all loved our trip to The Pop Up Farm.
The Pop Up Farm can be found at M1 Junction 9, Flamstead, St Albans AL3 8HT. Books tickets in advance and look out for their special events too.