I love this time of year! Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!
I love October, definitely my favourite month! Autumn, cosy nights, cold but sunny walks, boots and scarfs, hot chocolate, my birthday, Halloween and of course pumpkins!
For the last few years now we have headed to Cockfields Farm for pumpkin picking and every year it gets bigger and better. As a busy mum, I absolutely love that the kids can cut and carve their pumpkin at the farm, leaving all the mess there! There’s always a lot of mess.
Over the weekend we headed to the farm for a fun family day out. This year, the kids can collect stickers on their way around the farm, which my three really enjoyed. No way were we going home without a full sticker book!
When we arrived, my younger pair straight away noticed the indoor role play area was back open. Due to Covid restrictions we haven’t seen it open recently, so they were over the moon.
Next we headed straight to the Pumpkin Village. This area is full of pumpkins but not for picking, it’s a perfect spot to take some photos. An ‘instagrammers’ dream! We had loads of fun! I got the kids to pose for a few and also got plenty of natural pictures of them just having fun.
Oscar spied the mini wheelbarrows, so it was on to pick our pumpkins. They couldn’t decide from the thousands of pumpkins and all three kept changing their minds. I think they just enjoyed pushing the wheelbarrows around. After a while they were all happy with their choices so we headed to carve!
The friendly staff gave us all the equipment we needed to carve our pumpkins. The kids decided removing the pumpkin guts was a messy job for mummy and daddy- how kind! But all three loved drawing funny and scary faces on their pumpkin and had a go at carving. I noticed all the equipment was cleaned before the next families use.
After that it was a bit of a whirlwind! The kids love a day out at Cockfields Farm and all have their favourite things to do. After calming them down and promising them that we’ll go on everything we went to feed the animals for a bit (Oscar loves feeding the goats), and to cuddle the bunnies and Guinea pigs (Isla’s favourite part). The cuddle corner is great, the staff are managing how many people are in their all at once which was fab. It didn’t feel overcrowded but also we didn’t have to queue to long either.
We headed to the Monster Mash Bash which was great fun. Only Isla started off dancing, the boys thinking their too cool. But by the end even my 9 year old couldn’t resist the tunes such as the Macarena, Superman and Baby Shark haha. Monsters Finz and Phluffy were great with the kids and were very happy to pose for photos.
One of my favourite things to do at the farm is a pretty new attraction- the tractor ride. Take a ride around the bumpy track. I love it on a sunny day, you get a gorgeous view of Hartshead Pike. Once we jumped off, we had a little stroll around the duck pond too which is lovely.
Then the kids ran off like headed chickens to play on the jumping pillow (I can never get them off it), the playground, sand pits and of course the carousel!
All of this is included in your ticket price, plus apart from Pumpkin Picking there’s no limit on how many times you do things0 so if your kids are like mine you can say YES to the 10th time on the carousel or YES to another 20 minute go on the jumping pillow- perfect time to visit the café for a hot drink!
For more information on Cockfields Pumpkin Festival and to book see here.
Also check out all the information on Cockfields Amazing North Pole Adventure see here. This is one not to miss!
This is a sponsored post. In return for an honest review and my lovely photos, my family and I get to visit the farm. All views are my own.