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. Looks like you had a great day out. I love a ‘pick your own’. It’s great for the little ones to see how things grow and get a chance to harvest their food. Pretty pics too!

  2. I’m so jealous of your pumpkin picking.There’s no pick your own farms with bus distance, so we miss out.You’ve captured some adorable photos.Over from Country Kids.

  3. We actually went to the same one this week! It really is a great way to spend the day, although the main road leading down from the M27 to the farm really is not nice is it? #CountryKids

  4. LOVE pickwells! Its such a fab place to go and they are so welcoming to the kids, planning to take my Preschoolers there as well as the Peachicks again!

  5. It looks like you had an amazing day out and well done for cooking your first corn on the cob too, they were always a favourite of mine as a child (until I broke my front teeth and now I have to be careful with my veneers!). I love that you could pick so many different sizes of pumpkin and they were so cheap too, it makes our local farm look extortionate! Thanks so much for sharing on #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

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