As it’s the summer holidays, we’ve been so busy enjoying days out as a family that I haven’t done as many play and learning activities with the girls at home. So, I thought I would share some of those lovely days out, just in case you’re looking for somewhere to visit with your children, this summer holiday. If you’re looking for fun play and learning activities to do at home, you can find my Pondering Playtime series here. In the meantime, here’s a little roundup of our blueberry picking fun at Fairgreen Farms near King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
Fairgreen Farms is around 50 minutes’ drive from Norwich, just outside King’s Lynn. It is signposted from the A47 and easy to find. Having said that, until today, I hadn’t known it was there, but I think we’ve discovered a real gem, and will definitely visit again next blueberry season!
The pick your own blueberry bushes are arranged in long rows and are absolutely overflowing with fruit. The grass between the rows is long, and we made the mistake of wearing trainers and sandals, when it had rained overnight. We got soggy feet, which was a particular issue for our three year old, so I would recommend taking wellies if you visit when the weather has been less than perfect. Trainers would have been perfectly adequate if the ground had been dry.
Fairgreen Farms provide you with your choice of a bucket or punnets to deposit your picked fruit into. We chose punnets, but transferred the fruit into our own reusable containers after it had been weighed and paid for, so that the plastic punnets could be reused by others.
The pick your own fruit costs £5 per kilo, but the lovely people at the farm rounded down the price to the nearest £1 at weigh in. Which I thought was very generous, given the amount of fruit that our one year old consumed while we were picking! They also provided a sheet of suggested recipes to use your blueberries in. We’re currently undecided as to what we’ll use them for, but we’ve frozen some to use later in the year, and I imagine a good quantity will be eaten with yoghurt as a pudding!
We had a lovely morning at Fairgreen Farms, King’s Lynn, picking our own blueberries, and I’m sure we’ll return for more!