Undley Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze

I remembered how much we really like our visit to Undley Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze last year, so last Sunday (29th Oct.), we decided to go there again.

Actually, we didn’t intend to go to pumpkin patch this year as our original plan on spending our half-term was to fly off to Rome and have a little catch up with our friends. But thanks to Monarch Air, all our plans have all changed in a blink of an eye, along with our 20% hard earn money.

Despite earlier set back, we’re determine not to let this spoil our fun day-out. Our blogger friend Lauren’s, (dilan and me), power of persuasion has ensured us that this year will be better than ever in the post here.

As we arrived promptly after 12 noon, the cheerful staffs at the entrance handed out a map of the place. Compared to last year, there were certainly more variety of things for the kids to do.

Undley Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze

Source: Undley Farm

 

The very first thing Evelyn wanted was a face paint. So we went along to have that done. Ethan on-the-other-hand wasn’t interested in having one. That took us back a bit, as we were a little surprised – perhaps, he’s growing out of it – already? (Please don’t grow up too fast – my boy.)

Undley Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze

 

The staffs also handed E&E a stamp trail, where they have to find and collect different type of the stamps. E&E really enjoy this freedom as we trusted them running around in this safe family friendly environment.

Undley Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze

 

I really like that they have managed to keep the prices low on all bouncy castles and the donkey rides too. We didn’t managed to visit the craft area as we wanted to go into the Maze right after these activities.

Undley Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze

Undley Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze

Undley Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze

Undley Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze

 

We also brought our own packed lunches purely for three simple reasons;

  1. E&E can be incredibly fussy.
  2. Save queueing time. This proved to be a smart move as the weather on the day was extremely windy and rather cold. The queue was long – as expected.
  3. We saved a few bucks – where we could.

 

The Maze

Undley Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze

 

Undeterred by the weather, we matched into the wonderful maze. The maze this year is even taller than I can remember. This year’s theme was about Witches and Wizards and it comes with a map too! Ethan’s reading has grasped along nicely, and he didn’t moan about reading the clues that we’ve found. He was very interested in the subject and the magic of this type of reading.

Undley Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze

 

We only managed to find 7 out of 10, when my nature was calling. Like any other maze we’ve been to – we had difficulties finding our way out. (No surprises there! lol!) At one point, my O.H. even had Ethan on his shoulders to see if he could find the way out for us, but the task at hand proved to be too hard for him. We even followed other people, but they too were lost. I think it probably took us a full 30 minutes to find out way out. Haha

 

I’m happy to report that the portaloo were clean and supplied with toilet tissue and hand sanitisers. 🙂

 

The Pumpkin Patch

This year, there was also the chance to choose between picking from the vine or picking from the pre-picked sea of pumpkins – set across an enormous 50 acres – approximately 25 football pitches! Because, we were there the day before their last days of event, we had to hurt around the football pitch for a little while for our perfect pumpkins. We saw heaps and heaps of them got damaged and smashed in some way or the other. It felt like we were in a pumpkin war zone.

 

Undley Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze

 

E&E got to chose their own and my O.H. got to choose his. I didn’t get one for myself as I just like watching the kids, and big Kid entertain themselves carving and seeing the magic happens when we lit the light up inside.

Undley Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze

 

So take that pumpkin right at you Monarch Air – who needs you anyway?

 

Here’s our capture of the day on film.

 

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Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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36 Comments

  1. 31/10/2017 / 2:23 pm

    I really which we did go to a pumpkin patch this year. But we ran out of time. It looks fab at this one – loving Evelyn’s facepaint. Sarah #ExplorerKids

    • 07/11/2017 / 11:06 pm

      It was a great fun day out. We really enjoyed it and Evelyn loves her face paint too. x

  2. 31/10/2017 / 6:11 pm

    Looks like a beautiful fall day!

  3. 01/11/2017 / 1:54 am

    Sorry your plans to Rome were changed like that at the last minute but it seems like you found some great fall fun and made some wonderful memories.

    • 07/11/2017 / 11:11 pm

      I know. It was such a pain. I was really looking forward to that too. Never mind, we did enjoyed out day at Undley though. x

  4. 01/11/2017 / 11:33 am

    What an amazing place, such fun for kids. A fantastic idea for a maze. I’m sure you’ll get to Rome another time #ExplorerKids

    • 07/11/2017 / 11:15 pm

      Yes, we love it there. & yes, I’m sure we’ll get to Rome one day soon. x

  5. 01/11/2017 / 11:44 am

    So sorry Su about your Rome plans being cancelled!!! Hope you get to go soon! Pumpkin, maize maze and riding look a lot of fun and glad the sun was shining for you guys!

    • 01/11/2017 / 11:46 am

      Sorry forgot to mention I popped by via #Explorekids. Hope you had a nice Halloween!

  6. 01/11/2017 / 10:12 pm

    I always love your pictures, the colours are beautiful.
    It’s a bit of a way to this Pumpkin Patch for us but I’ve seen so many amazing things about it I might have to have a special trip next year. #countrykids

    • 07/11/2017 / 11:17 pm

      Thank you so much. You are very kind. Oh, I think it is so worth it! Our kids love it there. x

  7. 01/11/2017 / 11:26 pm

    It’s so interesting to read your posts because in every country there are different traditions and family activities. Never been to a pumpkin patch or through such a maze but it looks very funny

  8. 02/11/2017 / 2:22 am

    It looks like your kids had a great time! We didn’t get to a pumpkin patch this year, and it took us 4 stores to find a pumpkin the Saturday before Halloween…
    Thanks for sharing your day!
    ~Jess
    #ExplorerKids

  9. 02/11/2017 / 9:01 am

    Oh what a shame that your plans to visit Rome were cancelled. Looks like you had a lovely day out at the pumpkin patch. The maize maze looks like fun although I get slightly panicky if I can’t find my way out fairly quickly – 30 minutes sounds like a long time to me! Love the look of the donkey rides. #countrykids

    • 08/11/2017 / 12:16 am

      I know, but I hope to get to Rome one day soon. We did have a lovely time at Undley. Oh, I think it was just us being us lost in the maize. lol! The kids thoroughly enjoyed their donkey rides. x

  10. 02/11/2017 / 9:38 am

    So sorry to read about Monarch and your trip. I went to a maize maze a few months back and got so claustrophobic! #CountryKids

    • 08/11/2017 / 12:18 am

      lol! I know it can feels like that – but lucky there was other people who was lost with us – so we didn’t feel so alone. xx

  11. 02/11/2017 / 9:40 am

    What a great place to visit with the kids it looks like you all had a fab time and a great way to get all ready for Halloween 🙂 I’m sorry to hear you didn’t manage to go on your trip to Rome, but least it didn’t stop you having fun! great tips thanks for sharing. Mandy xxx #ExplorerKids

    • 08/11/2017 / 12:21 am

      We really did had so much fun! I know, never mind about Rome – another time perhaps. x

  12. 02/11/2017 / 12:02 pm

    Wow I have seen so many Pumpkin patch posts these past few weeks but non as activity lead as this. It really looks like they moved from pumpkins in a field to a whole day of entertainment for all the family. I can see this setting a trend for others. Back here in Cornwall I’m still waiting for just a field to open up! You Photos are beautiful, it looks like such a lovely day even if it was cold. I’m so sorry about your trip to Rome, but every cloud has a silver lining as they say!

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    • 08/11/2017 / 12:24 am

      Oh yes indeed! I’d love to come over and pick a pumpkin at Coome Mill. That would be amazing! xx

  13. 02/11/2017 / 1:38 pm

    Ahh this looks great. So much more on offer than the usual pumpkin patch..I love the maze and so sorry about your holiday to Rome #explorerkids

    • 08/11/2017 / 12:26 am

      Oh yes – there was plenty of things to do. Rome will come another day. 🙂 x

  14. 02/11/2017 / 5:11 pm

    Su This looks like a gem of a place. We love pumpkin picking it is such a lovely thing to do with the kids ! My girls would love the face painting too. Sorry to hear about your flights 🙁 #explorerkids

    • 08/11/2017 / 12:31 am

      Oh, never mind about Rome, we love this place too much to miss it. 🙂 x

  15. 03/11/2017 / 11:25 am

    Sounds like such a great day out and what lovely photos! x

  16. 03/11/2017 / 12:01 pm

    Such a shame about Monarch but this looks like such a fab day 🙂 xx

  17. 04/11/2017 / 10:44 am

    This looks fantastic. We wanted to go but things got in the way, illness, travel etc. Hopefully next year.

  18. 05/11/2017 / 7:58 pm

    So annoying about Monarch Air, I still can’t believe how it all played out. Glad you’s all had a great day regardless, I’m still in awe of Undley, with every post I read about it I get more jealous. It looks like the be all and end all of Pumpkin Patches!

    • 08/11/2017 / 12:41 am

      I know! Undley is just the antidote we needed. They were the closest Pumpkin Patch to us. There were other ones at similar distance, but it was wayy for more expensive. I’m glad Undley was there.

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