I have never been Pumpkin Picking until yesterday (13th October 2018) at the age of 22.
Me and Jacob took a trip to Windmill Animal Farm in Burscough yesterday to feed the animals and hold the critters! When we arrived we purchased 2 bags of animal food (50p each) and headed straight to the barn to feed the goats, sheep, cows, llamas and deer! We also couldn’t resist stopping to cuddle the bunnies and the guinea pigs…
After that, we went to visit the critters… The critters are only at the farm on weekends (unless it is the school holidays then they are there all week!), so we hadn’t managed to see them on previous visits. There were snakes, bearded dragons, geckos, tarantulas, scorpions and frogs! Those of you who know me will know I am terrified of spiders… but I managed to hold a tarantula… I almost cried in the process… but I DID IT!
While we were there we took a walk around the Maise Maze and even had a go on the children’s pedal tractors (big kids at heart!) It was such a lovely day and the staff, as always, were amazing. If you live in the area I highly recommend a visit! We have been a couple of times now and we will definitely be going again in the future!
To end our day we decided to pick out a pumpkin (as I had never been pumpkin picking before!)
We headed over to the large field filled with hundreds of pumpkins, all different shapes, sizes and colours! We are very glad we brought our welly boots as the field was rather muddy!
We walked around the field in the search for the perfect pumpkin! I never thought pumpkin picking could be such fun… I definitely see why families do this every year! I really enjoyed it and we eventually found a pumpkin that we both thought was perfect!
People were walking around with wheelbarrows full of huge heavy pumpkins… and we had chosen a cute little one, so it was only appropriate to use a kiddies wheelbarrow! The pumpkin cost £3.50 (no matter what size!) and we headed home after a lovely day at the farm!
Prices: Entry Fee
Adults – £6.50
Children – £7.50 (under 1’s FREE)
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 paying children) – £26
OAP’s and Carers – £5
One half-price adult with each paying child!
The farm is open 7 days a week between 10am and 5pm (up until the end of November!)
To walk around the pumpkin patch was absolutely free, each pumpkin (of any size!) costs £3.50 or you could choose 3 for £10 – Wheelbarrows were provided (I highly recommend welly boots!)
Find out more about Windmill Animal Farm on their website here!