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.
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.)
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.
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.
We also brought our own packed lunches purely for three simple reasons;
- E&E can be incredibly fussy.
- 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.
- We saved a few bucks – where we could.
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.
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.
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.
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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