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.

TREVASKIS FARM FRUIT PICKING 3For 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.

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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.



  1. Jenny Eaves
    July 15, 2015 / 7:01 am

    Aww, lovely photos! We have the same problem when strawberry picking, eat one, put one in the basket! The people at the till don’t mind as long as you tell them to increase the total a bit. Yay at our first #Whateverthheweather 🙂 x

    • July 16, 2015 / 8:33 am

      We were happy they had an honesty box haha. The cashier did smile as we dropped some coins in it. It’s such a great activity to do with little ones isn’t it. I’m so glad we had people turn out for our first day! 😀 x

  2. July 15, 2015 / 8:11 am

    Sounds like a great day you had. We visit family in Cornwall twice each year so will try to make this visit when we are there next. Looks like fun! Nice post xx #WhateverTheWeather

    • July 16, 2015 / 8:34 am

      It’s definitely worth a visit. If you stop for lunch or afternoon tea you can spend most of the day. I bet your little ones love Cornwall! 😀 x

  3. July 15, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    we have a similar place not far from us. Its amazing how excited they get over simple things like seeing a pig or a cow. Looks like a great day

    • July 16, 2015 / 8:35 am

      It’s so amazing. Especially when only a few short month ago they weren’t even walking or really understanding what an animal is. 😀 x

  4. July 15, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    I loved strawberry picking as a child. I always came home with a red, sticky face! I’m planning on taking my two girls fruit picking at the weekend but I’m hoping for good weather because our local farm doesn’t have poly tunnels. We do go out in wet and blustery weather, often to the beach. I’ve got some great photos of Tin Box Tot blowing away the cobwebs by the Solent where we live #Whatevertheweather

    • July 16, 2015 / 8:37 am

      They’ll absolutely love it. If you don’t have polytunnels then you really do need a nice day don’t you. It gets so slippery. I bet it’ll be so nice to see a new generation with red sticky faces. The beach is perfect for wet weather (which I know sounds odd) but it’s practically empty so you have so much space and the sand is nowhere near as sticky. 😀 x

  5. July 15, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    Going strawberry picking is great fun – I haven’t taken my kids yet, but I think we will definitely go one day.

    Thanks for hosting! Xxx

    • July 16, 2015 / 8:37 am

      Thank you for linking up Catherine. They will absolutely love fruit picking. It’s a very yummy day out. 😀 x

  6. July 15, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    I used to go strawberry picking in the summer to earn some money – we’d all shuffle along on our bottoms and pick off two rows at the same time. All I wanted to do was eat them! This post has brought back many memories!

    • July 16, 2015 / 8:38 am

      Awww what a tasty way to earn some money. I fear I wouldn’t have made any because I would have eaten them all. You’ll have to take your children one day. They’ll love it. x

  7. July 15, 2015 / 9:42 pm

    Ahhh you’ve made me want to go fruit-picking now! I’ve just googled it and there is a farm near us – will check it out. Thanks for the tip about not wearing white and wearing wellies – noted down! #whatevertheweather
    Sabrina xx

    • July 16, 2015 / 8:41 am

      You’ll absolutely love it. But yes, white is a big no! I was wearing a brand new white jumper too. Big mistake. If it’s sunny you might be ok, but our little one insisted on being picked up and she was drenched in mud which meant we all were too. If it’s nice weather and dry ground you might get away with normal shoes but it’s worth taking some just in case. 😀 x

  8. July 15, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    Ah we went fruit picking last weekend too – but I love the fact that your farm has strawberries off the ground! and in tunnels :D. Thank you first hosting this great new linky xx

    • July 16, 2015 / 8:42 am

      It’s such a good thing to do this time of year isn’t it. It’s is so helpful to have them off the ground, although it kind of isn’t the same, because it’s quite nice rooting around the floor for them. But you do get to see from underneath where all the good ones are. Thank you so much linking up. x

  9. July 15, 2015 / 11:30 pm

    I’ve always wanted to do this, we have done farm visits with the kids but never fruit picking, I really must organise it #whatevertheweather

    • July 16, 2015 / 8:43 am

      It’s such a yummy day trip idea. It is really lovely seeing little ones getting involved as well, learning about where food comes from and getting to choose there own. x

  10. Emma Chanagasubbay
    July 16, 2015 / 7:11 am

    Fruit picking is a favourite of ours too.
    The honestly box is a brilliant idea as mine always end up sneaking way to many on the way round!! #whatevertheweather

    • July 16, 2015 / 8:44 am

      It’s so much fun isn’t it! The woman behind the counter did smile when we dropped some coins into it. Evie isn’t the most graceful eater so she was very red and sticky. x

  11. Morna
    July 16, 2015 / 8:09 am

    Aw what a lovely day out. I’ve got a real hankering to go fruit picking now. We’re very lucky that my MIL grows more raspberries than any child can eat so twice a week my girls can pick their full. I’d love to pick some veg though. #whatevertheweather

    • July 16, 2015 / 8:45 am

      I wish we’d picked some veg actually. I think that would be a lot of fun because you need to actually get it from the ground and it’s so fresh. Hopefully another day. x

  12. July 16, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    That sounds like such a great day out! Thanks for hosting #Whatevertheweather

    • July 19, 2015 / 2:47 pm

      Thank you for linking up. It’s a great activity to for babies that want everything in their mouth haha. x

  13. July 18, 2015 / 11:26 pm

    Eating the fruit as you go is half the fun! I’ve been trying to go fruit picking for the past month but it keeps raining on a Sunday which is our only family day until school breaks up. Fingers crossed for tomorrow! Looks like you had a lovely time and Trevaskis looks a great place to go.Thank you for linking up to Country Kids

  14. July 19, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    I wish we have a farm like this here. We dont and I want to go cuz I am thinking it might inspire my son to try more variety of fruits as he just eats banana and apple.


    • July 22, 2015 / 7:27 pm

      You should google it to see where you nearest one is. Hopefully it’s just a phase. My daughter get so fussy with food too sometimes. 🙂 xx

  15. Emma Farley
    July 19, 2015 / 8:00 pm

    I bloody love that place! We used to live just down the road and went for far too many evening meals! Luke’s allergic to strawberries so I didn’t pick my own very often but we had to check on the animals whenever we went. I really want to go for dinner at some point this summer so we’ll have to ask someone nicely babysit!

    • July 22, 2015 / 7:28 pm

      They do such huge food portions don’t they. It’s so yummy and all so fresh. I live in the next town over so it’s great for fleeting visits to buy some fruit and veg and to see the animals. You’ll have to try and go for sure! 😀 It’s such a shame that Luke’s allergic to strawberries. At least that means there is more for you! 😀 x

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