I have never considered going pumpkin picking before. However, when I realised you could pick your own pumpkin at White House Farm in Norwich I thought it was an opportunity we couldn’t miss. The farm is near my childhood home in Thorpe St Andrew. It is located just off Blue Boar Lane in between Tesco and the Sprowston Garden Centre.
Driving down the lane to the farm it felt like we were in the middle of the countryside rather than a couple of miles from Norwich city centre. Luckily there were several signs reassuring us we were on the right track! The car park was large and inside the farm there was a cafe that sold home made produce. Unfortunately we just missed the Market Day.
The farm has a wide range of fruit and vegetables to pick depending on the time of year. Pumpkins were the only thing we had our eyes on though and Adam set off straight away following the pumpkin signs.
The pumpkin field was huge! Adam was in his element running between each pumpkin and attempting to pick them up. We walked up and down the field deciding on which ones to take home. As there was a little walk back to the car park we restricted ourselves to the size of pumpkin we chose – although we spotted a little wagon on the way out.
We hadn’t realised the stalk of the pumpkins would be so sharp. Gloves or a knife would be handy to bring in order to brake the pumpkin away from the vine.
Adam had his eyes on his own little pumpkin and managed to carry it from the far side of the field back to the car.
Adam absolutely loved pumpkin picking and had a huge smile on his face throughout the visit. Daddy managed to carry our huge pumpkin back to the car.
After falling in love with our huge pumpkin we realised we had no idea how much it would cost. We were pleasantly surprised when we put them onto the scales. Adam’s pumpkin was £1 and our huge one was £5.
I have to admit there was something special about picking our own pumpkin rather than choosing one from a supermarket. I feel this will become a family tradition and the White House Farm is the perfect venue for it.
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Adam was 2 years and 5 months old.
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