Where has our summer gone? We feel really lucky to live in a county where there is still lots to do whatever the weather. It’s not fun being stuck inside all day with a toddler! Yesterday the rain was relentless. We decided to take Evie to somewhere a bit different and went fruit picking at Trevaskis Farm in Connor Downs.
Trevaskis Farm is a huge beautiful farm situated across 28 acres. It’s home to a large restaurant that serves up the biggest, most delicious desserts you’ll ever eat, a market shop bursting with fresh produce including fish and meat, friendly farm animals and an abundance of fruit and vegetables that you can pick yourself straight from the ground.
For me the highlight of the farm is getting to pick your own fruit and vegetables. It’s such a fun way to teach children where food comes from as well as making a great day out. There are apple orchards, berries of all kinds, peas, beans, plums, sweetcorn, the list goes on. Evie loves strawberries so that’s where we started. Luckily we were slightly sheltered from the rain as the strawberries grow undercover in polytunnels.
Evie loved helping to pick the strawberries. Although I must admit she did enjoy eating them more and kept getting quite cross when we told her that they needed to go in the box. Luckily they have an honesty box at the till because her red sticky face did give it away that she’s had a few along the way.
It was really nice to get some quality family time together. Nothing beats being outdoors in the fresh air, especially running around and getting muddy. Stupidly we didn’t think about just how muddy it would be and all three of us were wearing some kind of white. Evie had refused to put on her wellies (toddler tantrum) so her regular shoes are now no longer with us, as she decided at one point to run off straight into a big boggy puddle on our way to visit the animals.[sliderpro id=”12″]
The animals were really friendly and approachable and we saw the BIGGEST pigs we’ve ever seen. They were 10 times the size of Evie! A cute goat and pony live together in a pen and came bounding over to us for a stroke. It was really nice to see Evie confident around the animals.
What’s great is that the farm is free to visit, you just need to pay for what you pick. It’s such a fun way to entertain little ones. We visited their website before we went and it tells you which produce is in season and what you’re able to pick at the moment which is really helpful. It also has a printable map of the farm so that you can plan your journey before you come.
Where do you go on rainy days? Do you brave it and go outside?
Please let us know below. We’d love to get some more rainy day inspiration!
If you’re planning on visiting Cornwall, be sure to check out my section on great family days out.
*Pleas note: This post ISN’T sponsored. I just loved this family day out.