Picking a potato or two..


Last weekend, Little Mr and I drove over to National Forest Adventure Farm for an afternoon in the sunshine. We were joined by my lovely friend who was visiting us from London so we wanted to make the most of our company and enjoy the farm and all of the attractions.


When we visited the National Forest Adventure Farm last month, we really enjoyed it. Little Mr absolutely loved the freedom of being able to roam around the farm and I enjoyed not having to worry that he was going to put himself in any danger.

One of the attractions that we enjoyed on Saturday was Spudfest, a chance to dig up our own potatoes grown in the fields of the National Forest Adventure Farm. During every weekend in September, families visiting the farm will be provided with a fork and a bag to collect their own potatoes.Pot3

We love to do something new so thought it would be a fantastic experience for Little Mr, a chance to get his hands dirty for a good reason and a bag full of potatoes to take home. 

After digging in various patches of soil, we managed to collect a good dozen potatoes of varying sizes. It was hard work! Little Mr enjoyed shouting ‘tay-to’ every time we found one and we gave him the pleasure of picking it up and dropping it in the bag.

We were joined in the fields by several other families who were all having fun digging for their potatoes and everyone looked to be enjoying themselves. Little Mr did confuse a few stones for the odd potato so it was a fun learning experience for him too.

Spudfest is on every weekend of September so if you’re local to Burton-On-Trent, you really should take advantage of the September sunshine and pick your own potatoes. 

We enjoyed the rest of the attractions at National Forest Adventure Farm for the afternoon including the Barrel Stampede ride and the sandpit all of which Little Mr absolutely loved.

The fun didn’t finish there as we took our bag of potatoes home and hubby washed, cut, par-boiled and oven baked them to go with our dinner. They were delicious and we all enjoyed them.


Disclaimer: We were invited back to the farm to enjoy picking our own potatoes but were under no obligation to write this post. We had such a fab afternoon, I thought my readers would enjoy reading about it and seeing our photographs. 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Donna 21/09/2014 at 10:00 pm

    This looks like such a fantastic day out! x

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