Back to the fruit picking, I've always loved Brockbushes, it's got a lovely family feel to it, a superb tea room and an excellent farm shop selling local produce. I left my camera at home for a change so all of the images are Instagrams, I think I've mentioned before how I love Instagram, I know that some people knock it but for me it proves that the best camera is the one you have with you at the time!
The kids and hubby all love fruit picking, probably because they eat lots of it on the way around. Just as an FYI Brockbushes charge £1 per person admission and a £1 deposit on each basket but you get that back at the end and I don't think you can blame them for charging admission when most people eat the fruit on their way around!
Loobys favourite fruits are raspberries so we collected tons of the blooming things before we moved on to the Strawberry Fields
passing some friendly fellows along the way
I love picking strawberries, I think it's the foraging and then being rewarded with huge red jewels, there's nothing quite so pretty as a juicy red strawberry
before too long we'd collected a massive amount of strawberries and when we checked them out we'd spent £12 on Strawberries and Raspberries, I quickly decided that we'd make an enormous pavlova and some strawberry and raspberry jam
I've already given a couple of jars away and have reports that it's very good indeed!
So my top fruit picking with the family tips are -
1, Wear comfy shoes or wellies, this is not the place for high heels
2, expect to eat lots of fresh fruit
3. remember when you have huge baskets of fruit that you will need to use them within a couple of days
4. you could take a picnic, there are grassy areas, I saw some families with picnics and it'd definitely somewhere you could spend at least half a day
5. you can buy jam jars and everything you need to make jam with at Brockbushes which is handy!