Children of the Corn

Dear mummy, on a beautiful sunny Autumn day we headed to Netley, Southampton in Hampshire, to pick some pumpkins for Halloween – but came away with a lot more than that!

Pickwells Pick Your Own Review

Pickwells had been recommended by a family friend and we visited on a quiet Monday morning during term time. It was great for a toddler like me to burn off energy by pushing a wheelbarrow and picking fruit. ‘Pick your own’ is a great day out and it was fascinating to find out where my food comes from.

Pickwells Pick Your Own Review

There is no entrance fee to Pickwells and you pay for what you pick. There is a nice farm shop on site as well. It’s a family-run business established in 1985 and the ‘Pick & Pay’ fields are open from 9am-4.30pm, seven days a week from April-October. Address: Grange Road, Netley, Southampton, SO31 8GD.

Pickwells Pick Your Own Review

We had great fun walking around the fields in the bright sunshine spotting the fruit and veg and enjoying the wildlife. We could hear the distant traffic in the background which was a close reminder that Pickwell is sandwiched between the M27 and Southampton City Centre. But to be here, looking up at the blue sky and the fields, it was like we were in another world.

Pickwells Pick Your Own Review

I’ve always been a good eater and will try my hand at anything put in front of me, including greens, so this trip was a real eye-opener for me. I loved finding out where my food came from and how it grew. Even my mummy was educated by Grandma, who had come along for our adventure and had been brought up on a farm.

Pickwells Pick Your Own Review

We had fun hunting down the pumpkins while walking through the fields. We saw them sparkling like orange jewels against the blue sky their twisted vines lying on the ground. There were also rhubarb fields, strawberries, broad beans, peas, and raspberries as far as the eye could see.

Pickwells Pick Your Own Review

I loved having something to show for my efforts and was very proud of my wheelbarrow haul. I was desperate to get home and start cooking my corn and even helped my mummy boil it with lemon and sugar to soften it up.

Pickwells Pick Your Own Review

It was lovely picking and cooking veg on the same day and we could definitely taste the difference between shop bought corn on the cob and the fresh from the field veg.

Pickwells Pick Your Own Review

We would highly recommend this as a fun, healthy and educational activity and we came away with 4 pumpkins, 3 large ears of corn on the cob and a punnet of strawberries all for only £8!! Really good value and a great family experience.

Pickwells Pick Your Own Review

As you can see the proof is in the pudding and it was my first time eating corn off the cob! Very yummy!

Love Bella x

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67 thoughts on “Children of the Corn

  1. What a fun day out and Netley is only about 20mins from me, definitely going to suggest to hubby that we take Leo to do this this weekend. Looks like you had a great time xx #dreamteam

  2. Oh you are so lucky! I’ve been looking on line for somewhere I could take my daughter to pick-your-own-pumpkins too. You look so adorable in your photos 🙂 xx

  3. Wow that’s some pumpkin patch. I can’t believe you came away with all those goodies for £8! I almost fell off my chair. I really want to find somewhere like this near us. Thanks so much for sharing with the #dreamteam xx

  4. When I was little, I used to go to a ‘pick your own farm’ in Netley too, my Aunty and Uncle lived in Southampton. I can’t believe you got pumpkins and strawberries at the same time, it all look delicious. Some great pictures of your lovely day out Bella xx #MyCapturedMoment xx

  5. We haven’t managed to do any fruit picking, or visit a pumpkin patch this year, just haven’t had a free weekend! Looks like you had a great time 🙂 Gorgeous photos. And, your blog post title made me smile, am I showing my age?! #countrykids

  6. I adore pumpkin fields. There are none near me but i love seeing the photos of others visiting them. That photo with all the different colour pumpkins really caught my eye on Instagram, I’m delighted to see it in context. the wheelbarrows are a lovely tough and being able to make a day of it and pick more than just pumpkins. Eating what you pick is always so much more rewarding.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  7. Absolutely stunning pictures and looks like a wonderful day out together! We love corn on the cob here and yours looks so much fresher than what you’d find in the supermarket. Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam Hope to see you next time x

  8. That looks like a amazing place! I can imagine the wheelbarrow was a good workout haha. Pumpkins and toddler! And we love corn! Looks delicious! #countrykids

  9. What fun! Your post brought back memories of taking my son to pick strawberries at a nearby farm. They grow up so fast. You are making lovely memories. #countrykids

  10. We don’t seem to have pumpkin patches near us but this would be a pretty cool activity to do! I grew corn on my allotment one year and totally agree it tastes the best freshly picked! #countrykids

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