Last October we picked our own pumpkins at Goodall’s Strawberry Farm in Lymington, on the edge of the New Forest, and we decided to return this year for the start of the fruit picking season. Strawberries are grown here in polytunnels which mean the fruits tend to grow and ripen a little earlier than usual. SO Kid and SO Teen took a punnet each and started searching the tunnels for the biggest, juiciest looking strawberries and they soon worked out that there were plenty of these on the far sides of the plants where few people had looked, so made their way down the outside of the tunnels to reach the best ones. Once they’d both filled their punnets to the max, we strolled back up to the teeny tiny farm shop to pay and ordered some cream teas to enjoy in the very cute little tent cafe. The warm scones were delicious and there was even a small sand pit just outside the tent and a few toys to keep little ones entertained. This is definitely a place we’ll be returning to in the next few weeks when the cherries and raspberries are ready for picking!
SO Mum, SO Dad, SO Teen and SO Kid, blogging about family life in Hampshire.