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On Saturday morning we didn’t really have any plans, so after waking up to see it was a warm and dry day I decided we needed to get outside for a few hours. Just a ten minute drive down the road from us is Pips, a ‘pick your own’ farm, and knowing how much Willow loves strawberries I thought this would be a perfect family activity for a Saturday morning and it most definitely was.

We arrived to find ample parking, toilets, and a few picnic benches, oh and fields and fields of fruit and vegetables. We quickly collected our tub and headed straight to the strawberries, of which there were a few varieties to choose from.

To begin with Willow seemed a little confused as to why Mummy and Daddy kept rummaging amongst the plants. We asked her to look out for the reddest strawberries and she quickly became chief strawberry spotter.

It took a little persuasion to get her to try a strawberry as I don’t think she’d put two and two together but after Daddy had taken a bite we couldn’t stop her. Each time I’d turn around I would find her with another face full of strawberries and a cheeky grin on her face, I’m sure she probably ate more on the way around than we collected in our tub!

After we’d filled our tub (and our tummies) we decided to take a little wander across the fields to see what other fruits and vegetables they had. There were beetroot, rhubarb, beans, loganberries, blackberries and many more, including some that were not quite ready for picking. I think Willow was quite intrigued as she wanted to touch all the plants and constantly asked ‘what’s that?’ I thoroughly enjoyed teaching Willow where our fruit and vegetables come from, she now knows its not made in a supermarket.

We hadn’t realised quite how sunny it would be at the farm as it had been pretty cloudy when we left the house. So having forgotten both the girl’s hats, Daddy’s cap soon became Willow’s. After seeing her wearing it I am now convinced she needs a little trucker hat of her own.

Unfortunately I didn’t get a photo but the farm also had a few rabbits that Willow loved talking to (and trying to feed strawberries to) and the farm had just opened a small maize maze too. We didn’t have enough time to complete the maze this time around but at only £1 a go we’ll definitely be paying Pips another visit over the coming weeks.

Unbeknown to me it was also Hubby’s first time strawberry picking, which, having lived in a village growing up I was very surprised by. I think he enjoyed himself and from the amount of strawberries he consumed combined with the facial expressions I would say it was a hit!

We finished our morning by paying for our delicious strawberries and buying myself and Willow a small tub of ice cream each. Due to the sheer speed at which I inhaled (and Willow ate and smeared all across her hands and face) I was unable to get a photo but I can assure you the chocolate chip ice cream was a delightful treat!

Have you and your family been fruit picking this year? What other fruit or vegetables would you suggest we collect next time?

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    Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope)

    28th July 2016

    Looks like a fun day out! Always our dream to go to pick your own but we dont have one near us so you guys are so lucky to have visited this place =) w#atevertheweather

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      28th July 2016

      Fingers crossed a pick your own farm pops up in your area in the next few years, they make for a fun and educational day out 🙂

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    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    28th July 2016

    I love strawberry picking! We went a few weeks ago, but I’m thinking of doing another trip this weekend. Strangely, my husband had never been either! Love the sound of the maize maze too – I know my son would love that! #whatevertheweather

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      28th July 2016

      How funny, well our husbands have been missing out. We went to a maize maze last year and had a great time, I’d definitely recommend if one ever appears near you 🙂 x

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    Jenny Eaves - Monkey and Mouse

    28th July 2016

    Oooh, yum! I love strawberries and so do our boys. We haven’t picked any yet at farms as we have tons at home, but will head to a local one when our run out! Willow looks like she had a fab time and I love her t-shirt, she is a little adventurer! Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather x

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      28th July 2016

      Oh yummy, strawberries at home, I wish I was a little more green fingered! Thank you, I love her tee too, definitely one of my favourites 🙂 Thanks for hosting lovely x

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    Sam - Travelling With Our Kids

    29th July 2016

    Looks lots of fun. We havent taken our boys strawberry picking yet. Should really look into it as im sure they would enjoy finding the best ones! #whatevertheweather

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      30th July 2016

      I’d definitely recommend going, it was a really fun (and yummy) activity for us all 🙂

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    Nadia - ScandiMummy

    30th July 2016

    What a gorgeous day for this and W looks like she is having the best time. I’d love to take Caspian and he would too stuff his face. Looking forward to seeing what you get up to next time you go! Great post and love the photos. #PointShoot

    Nadia – ScandiMummy xx

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      30th July 2016

      Thank you lovely, I think Willow really did have the best time, she definitely wasn’t hungry by the time we left! Oh Caspian would love it (and so would you) xx

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    Clare's Little Tots

    1st August 2016

    Yum I LOVE strawberries. We haven’t been to pick any this year I must change that. #Whatevertheweather

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      2nd August 2016

      Oh you must, you can’t beat fresh strawberries 🙂

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