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Winding Brook Farm
This fall has been the most fun I have had in a long time. Now that I live in an area surrounded by fields and farms (which I absolutely LOVE by the way) and have a toddler, I have really been making an effort to make the most of what is around me. The other day we decided to go pumpkin picking, and not just go find a pile of pumpkins and pick one, no we wanted to wander around in a field and find our pumpkins with my little guy.
We took a ride over to Winding Brook Farm which is on Bristol Road, only about 15 minutes up the road. We had tried twice before to go pumpkin picking but when we went during a weekend the weather was rainy, it cleared up so we took a drive over, then an icy wind appeared as we got out of the car. It was just too cold to try to wander around, so headed home and tried a weekday, but they were only open weekdays the following week (had misread the information on their website) so we came back on Friday night right as the sun was beginning to set.
There were two fields available with pumpkins, one right as you walk in, or you can take a hay ride over to another field which takes about 15 minutes to get to. We had asked someone if we could leave the stroller off to the side of where they weigh the pumpkins, then he asked us if we wanted to ride over to the other field since he only had 2 people in his wagon. (I guess Friday night isn't typically when people go pumpkin picking. haha) So we jumped in and took a very awesome sunset hayride with the moon overhead.
Winding Brook does both haunted hayrides as well as evening moonlit hayrides. Kaeden is much too young for the haunted stuff, but we would absolutely do an evening hayride again. My husband and I both said we felt very content during the ride, and Kaeden sat quietly enjoying the ride and occasionally playing with the hay in the wagon.
At the field Kaeden picked out his own little pumpkin, and even carried it until we went back to the wagon.
Once back in the wagon, we had another 15 minute ride back, in which Kaeden happily held onto his pumpkin most of the way, until he got a little chilly, then he curled up on my lap to snuggle and get warm until we got back.
As we headed back to the car we passed a large crowd of teens all excitedly lining up for the haunted hayride, which seems to be a big draw. Maybe we will come back to try it out when Kaeden is older.
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