Pumpkin Picking & Halloween Afternoon Tea

It’s the most wonderful time of the year...

October signals the return of cosy sweaters, spooky films and pumpkin picking. 

There is something that feels so satisfying about picking your own pumpkin. What’s better than wrapping up warm and hunting through the patch to find your perfect pumpkin for the season?

A couple of years ago, we visited Cattows Farm in Leicestershire and decided we would pay another visit this year. This year they have extended the festivities to a corn maze, along with special Halloween afternoon tea offered during a certain time in the day. 

We grabbed our wheelbarrow and headed to the patch to find our perfect pumpkins. Luckily for us it was a cool and dry day, ideal pumpkin picking weather. We found some beautiful round pumpkins and on the way back from the patch was able to browse all the little squashes, the munchkin pumpkins and white pumpkins! We left with quite the pumpkin haul...

The night before our little visit to the farm, we had watched a Stephen King film on Netflix called “In The Tall Grass”. It’s basically about two people who get lost in a haunted corn maze and end up possessed, all that good stuff. What did we decide to do after pumpkin picking? You guessed it! It was such fun in the corn maze and we made it out just in time for afternoon tea. 

After a breezy hour or so out in the field, we couldn’t wait to get inside and begin our Halloween afternoon tea. It cost £14 per person and it was genuinely one of the most imaginative, exquisite afternoon tea experiences I’ve ever had. 

Our three tiered stand arrived at our table, accompanied with a pot of tea and a spooky raspberry lemonade concoction. Our sandwiches were all vegetarian friendly and the only thing I didn’t try was the jelly, as that normally contains gelatine. The little cauldron cheesecake was my favourite, but the miniature pumpkin pie was delicious. 

I think Preston was highly impressed with the pumpkins we bought home...

What do you have planned for October?

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