It’s coming into those summer months that everyone longs for, it’s understandable that you’ll be looking forward to that well earned break. Whilst it’s nice to waste away the days doing absolutely nothing, or topping up that tan from your holiday; sometimes it can be hard to come up with new things to do.
Luckily, I live in the countryside where there are lots of places to venture out to. Especially farms, petting zoos, and fruit farms which is where I visited. This particular fruit farm McLauchlans is is Boxted, Colchester, Essex. They grow strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, sweetcorn, broad beans and they also have a farm shop where you can buy lots of local produce.
You can just walk in at any time between 9am and 6pm, pick up an empty container and walk around picking whatever you like! You then go and weigh what you picked and pay for it at the end. Our punnet of strawberries was 2.95£ and the raspberries, 3.60£. It’s a very calm atmosphere, very chilled out and it’s a nice way to spend a sunny afternoon. At first, it may sound a little dull, however, I was surprised with how much fun we had!
Also, don’t assume that when I say “date” it means you need an other half to do this with. Just because I went with J, you can go with friends, family, anyone! I’m actually going back next week with J’s sister and nephew.
If there is no where like this near you, then make a day of it. Take a trip to the countryside and visit a farm as well! If your in this area, Jimmy’s Farm is the best one in my opinion, or even go down to Dedham and take a trip on the boats! Happy holidays!
Lots of Love, x