• Pumpkin Picking | Fun With The Kids At The Pumpkin Patch MK

    On Sunday afternoon Sean and I had fun with Cuba and Coco-Ivy visiting The Pumpkin Patch MK in Milton Keynes. It is the first year the event is being held at the Mount Mill farm, Deanshanger in Buckinghamshire.

    The pumpkin patch is the brainchild of the Gurney family, who have farmed in the Buckingham area for the previous four generations. Farmer Joseph Gurney and his wife Rosalyn found the inspiration in their own challenges in finding fun things to do with their own children Bruce aged 3 and Tilly aged 5.

    So, they decided to ‘mix business with pleasure’ providing families an opportunity to a ‘unique attraction that balances the beauties of being in the open countryside on a working farm, the joy of being able to pick your own pumpkin direct from the field and the fantastic fun for both young and old’.

    This free event is open throughout October and and there is a choice of attractions for the kids and adults to enjoy such as, face painting, locally produced food and refreshments, a professional outdoor photograph studio and a barrel ride.

    The 100 Bale Straw Maze

    The Bale Maze was deffinitely Cuba’s favourite part of the day.

    There are so many pumpkins to choose from across a vast space in the field.

    Such a stunning autumnal sight of all the beautiful pumpkins spread around the patch.

    The pricing is according to the size and colour of your chosen pumpkin.

    This huge Pumpkin sign is the perfect photo opportunity.

    The atmosphere was amazing as all the families were enjoying time together in the beautiful and natural environment.

    Cuba enjoyed the barrel ride.


    The farms four legged resident accompanied the kids on the ride.

    More fun photo opportunities.

    Here’s my youtube video, take a peek and see some of what we got up to.


    To find out more about the Pumpkin Patch Mk click here

    Final thoughts

    We thoroughly enjoyed our lovely afternoon, we were so lucky as the weather was perfect. It was a unique opportunity for the children to explore and run around freely on the field. Many thanks to the Gurney family for hosting this amazing event, hope to see you next October.

    Has anyone else been to a pumpkin patch? I would love to hear from you.

    Lot’s of love 

    Dana x x

    *This post is not sponsored. We paid for everything ourselves and we wanted to share our wonderful experiences and love to inspire others looking for family fun ideas.



    1. jabedford2000
      October 22, 2019 / 2:43 pm

      Sounds like a fabulous day out and one to remember.

      • amamanistalife
        October 22, 2019 / 3:33 pm

        It definitely was one to remember and a great opportunity for some lovely photo taking x x

        • amamanistalife
          October 22, 2019 / 9:52 pm

          It was a first for us and definitely a unique experience. Cuba was very pleased with his choice of pumpkin next job now is the carving! x x

    2. October 22, 2019 / 9:33 pm

      Oh wow! I’ve never been pumpkin picking so this post has shown me that more happens beyond picking the veg. Looks like you guys had lots of fun though and Cuba’s face whilst holding the pumpkin!

    3. October 26, 2019 / 8:50 am

      I’ve never been to a pumpkin patch. How fun! Love the photos.


      • amamanistalife
        October 26, 2019 / 5:52 pm

        We had a fabulous time and it’s also great to see our local farmers are experiencing good business ventures that benefit them and the local communities x x

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