This weekend we did something lovely as a family. We visited a nearby farm and went strawberry picking.
It was with nostalgia that we went as Hubster had taken me to Kenyon Hall Farm on one of our very first dates so it was lovely going back as a family.
I couldn’t quite believe Hubster had said yes actually. Getting him to leave the farm is usually like pulling teeth but I have discovered that if you ask him in advance he is more likely to decline so I caught him unawares. I told him where we were going and said he was coming too and next thing I knew, we were in the car driving the five minutes to the strawberry farm.
Kenyon Hall Farm had expanded in recent years and now has a lovely farm shop and cafe area. You have to walk through the foyer of the retail building to get to the fields and there are workers at the entrance handing out punnets.
We got two punnets-Boo had one and Hubster and I shared the other one.
We started in the strawberry fields and had a great time picking them.
Strawberries are not the only fruit though, there are raspberries, gooseberries, tayberries, blackberries, blackcurrants and even runner beans.
We got a few raspberries too and turned round to find Boo with a bit of a red mouth and hand.
I am sure pick your own farms are used to a few fruits being consumed before the checkout and Boo looked very pleased with herself but said more so off back to the strawberry fields we went.
For non-farm dwelling people, there are tractor rides and an adventure playground but, after an hour picking, we heading inside to pay.
The shop is lovely and stocks an abundance of locally grown products as well as speciality brands.
We got a bunch of carrots-still dirty with the leaves attached and, not only did the leaves provide a lovely treat for our rabbits, the carrots were the most delicious I have ever tasted. So much so that I am considering visiting just to buy my veg there.
There is a programme of events in all summer long at Kenyon Hall Farm including a maize of maize later in the summer which I am sure we will return for.
It really was a lovely trip out.
To find out more about fruit picking at Kenyon Hall Farm, click here.
It is just off junction 22 of the M6 so is within easy reach of most of the north west.
I was not asked to write this post, we just really enjoyed our time there.