So cliche. I know, I know. I’m so happy I finally have a pumpkin patch picture for Instagram she says as she’s secretly fed up of seeing everyone elses on her feed LOL.
I feel like my intense desire to visit a pumpkin patch has been a number one priority of mine for the last few years, I have my American friends to thank for that. Where the cute pumpkin patches, hay bale rides and spooky rides at tho in the South West? Joined with my hate of driving anywhere that isn’t within 30 minures of my home I didn’t think I’d ever get to go to a pumpkin patch.
1 hour later, one wrong house later and about 103 baby pheasants later, we arrived at Lifton for the start of their pumpkin fest.
Turns out pumpkins really do grow from the ground, mind blown.
The first stop was obviously the tractor/trailer ride, ok, YES, it was just for children and no I definitely was not more excited than the children over the sight of an actual bouncing tigger.
The tractor tour guide mentioned that they should do an adult version in the evening and make it really scary, because yes I would totally be up for that!
Oh, Winnie baby <3
Tractor rides can be exhausting! 24 degree heat in October? Perfect weather for a hot chocolate. The cafe at Lifton Farm did not disappoint – I’m already eyeing up going back for their picnic bench afternoon teas in December.
Alas, it was finally time to get down to the business of why we came to visit a pumpkin patch. To get a photo for Instagram of course.
Oh, I guess to pick some too, eh?
Let the candid photo shooting commence.
Almost x 100 shots later, we hadn’t even started on Becky’s yet.
Naturally I wore my brand new ASOS cable knit jumper that would have been perfect if the weather was 20 degrees cooler.
We got some amazing photos during golden hour, and armed with a wheelbarrow between us we got a lovely little selection of pumpkins, I got a medium sized one and a wee little munchkin that has now taken prized place on my shelves in my bedroom.
I’m so looking forward to carving it this week whilst watching Hocus Pocus again. I say carve, what I really mean is cut it the same way that I do every year. Sounds about right.
So grateful for finally making it to a pumpkin patch with my bestie, the ticking off my autumnal bucket list begins and I couldn’t have had a better time. I have a feeling this is now going to be an annual thing.
The Pumpkin fest finishes this weekend (28th) so if you’re in the Devon/Cornwall area and desperate to visit a patch I would definitely recommend a visit.
I also did a VLOG of it, OBV!
Have you been to a pumpkin patch this year? Have you visited Lifton Farm before?