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Little Moments Big Adventures: Undley Pumpkin Patch

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Don't you just love this time of year? I think it's pretty clear from the way it looks outside that Autumn is well and truly here to stay, which means lots of things to look forward to. In fact, as I write this post I've got a chunky knitted jumper on and it's looking very grey and miserable outside. But still Autumn has to be, by far, my favourite season of the year. There's nothing quite like looking at the changing colours of nature, the fresh crisp air, chunky knits, tan boots, cinnamon scents, and not forgetting berry coloured lipsticks. I'm definitely looking forward to snuggling up in blankets and reading a good book whilst watching the rain outside in the coming months. Butt most of all I was very excited for taking those obligatory pumpkin photos and take a trip to Undley




As a child my parents wouldn't allow us to celebrate anything that remotely relates to Halloween, including picking pumpkins. My husband's family would just take a trip to the local supermarket to pick one up. However, now that we have our own family it's time to change some of those and make our own traditions with some Halloween fun. Undley Pumpkin Patch is such a little discovery. As well as seeing an array of bright orange pumpkins there is so much more to do including a giant pumpkin shaped bouncy castle, a maize maze, face painting, crafts, donkey rides, as well as hay bales to climb and some lovely stalls to have a browse through. 




But for those who have yet to visit a pumpkin patch in Norfolk, you need to go and visit Undley Pumpkin Patch. I know you'll have the best time as there's so much more to do. Undley Pumpkin Patch is open 10-5 every weekend in October including half terms week. Entry is free but there are lots of activities at an extra charge, there is also more than ample parking that is also free. Pumpkins are £1-6, and gourds are 4 for £2 we got some many of these as they were a great size for our daughter. 






As you can see already, we love it here. There are so many different patches to go and pick up some pumpkins, however this year the opened opened up a gourd patch for everyone to go and pick the best ones. There were some beautiful pumpkins but there a far few ugly pumpkins as well as oddly shaped ones too. We had the best time scouting around look for the best ones for carving. As you enter the patch there are cute scarecrows welcoming you to Undley and then you see a massive hale bale that you have to unleash your inner child and climb. 






Games as you go around like name the scarecrow where you find all the letters to complete the scarecrows name and win a sticker. Let your little ones jump around in an inflatable pumpkin for £2 for five minutes, each child will get a token and wait for 5 minutes before jumping on, ensuring each child gets their allocated time. The last few years you were able to have some halloween fun and get crafty, however this year we were slightly disappointed to see that it wasn't in the tent. But we soon found ourselves occupied with lots of different activities. Not forgetting several food stalls including hog roast, burgers, pizzas and of course pumpkin pie! Here are some of the other activities:

Maize maze (£5 each adult, £3.50 kids, under 5s free)

Donkey rides (£2.50)

Face painting (£3)

Storyteller (£1.50)

Circus workshop and shows (£2/3 each)

Stalls selling Halloween and Christmas goodies, and animal balloons (£4.50)







As you can see we had the best time at Undley Pumpkin Patch, and there are more than a few great photo opportunities in the pumpkin patch or just outside the maize maze. I am really glad that we did go on a weekend that was glorious. We did feel rather silly in our big winters coats and boots. But it was a fantastic day. Are you going pumpkin picking this year?
5 comments on "Little Moments Big Adventures: Undley Pumpkin Patch"
  1. We also visited a pumpkin patch. There is definitely something about picking your own. Looks like you had a great time x

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  2. Look at all those pumpkins!! Beautiful pictures. I love this time of year, there is so much fun things to do!! looks like you had lots of fun!

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  3. I don't really remember pumpkin picking being a thing when I was little. It's definitely a big family tradition of ours, we love going every year!

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  4. Pumpkin picking really is big business these days! And it sounds like there's loads of extra stuff to do here. I think it's so nice to make a real family tradition out of this #blogcrush

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  5. Ah I am so gutted we missed pumpkin picking this year with the children being ill and being on holiday. I love your photos!

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