June 09, 2016

Visiting Hendrewennol Fruit Farm

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, the family and I headed to our local fruit farm for a spot of strawberry picking.

Hendrewennol (Home of the Swallows) is a good 40 minute drive away from us, so not exactly what you'd think of as local, and we had yet to visit before so weren't exactly sure what to expect. Driving down the country roads it was very clear that the fruit farm is somewhat out of the way, but despite its location it certainly is popular - and having now visited myself I can see why!

We arrived at the fruit farm early in the afternoon, a little later than expected, and were told upon entry that unfortunately the strawberries had all been picked - there was quite the rush in the morning and being keen beans early on in the fruit picking season, all the fruit had been picked. Fruit picking isn't the only activity offered at Hendrewennol and so we opted to experience and explore the farm even if we'd be departing with no fruit in hand. I will mention that even though we didn't get to taste the fruit first hand ourselves, there were a number of parties there that had been able to go fruit picking, and let me tell you those strawberries looked delicious!

So after paying the minimal entrance fee we headed on in.

As well as pick your own fruit, Hendrewennol has a number of activities that are sure to keep little ones busy: a fun little play area that's tucked away to the back with little nooks and crannies to play in, including little wooden teepees; a sand pit with buckets and spades provided; a bouncy castle inside a marquee of benches (great for when the little ones need a bit of a cool down); a giant chess board set that's sure to entertain older kids and adults alike; a hay bale stack which definitely seemed a hit whilst we was there (with my toddler included); and lastly a face painting station with some very talented face painting artists.

Alongside the host of family friendly activities you'll find a little cafĂ© offering an assortment of foods and beverages including some truly delicious ice cream - the perfect way to end any hot summer's day in my opinion!

Being that we were early in the season, it was only strawberries available to pick, but it is well worth mentioning that they aren't the only items available to pick at Hendrewennol. On their website you'll find a handy dandy chart sharing what is available and at what time of the year as well as a bunch of other information regarding the farm, including a little back history on the place itself.

The friendly staff, fun activities, tasty fruit and inviting atmosphere means we'll be sure to visit Hendrewennol Fruit Farm again!

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  1. Love the cute shots you got here and despite all of the strawberries having been picked it sounds like you had a good day out and enjoyed yourselves, which makes all the difference! I haven't been fruit picking for years so it's something I definitely need to try out again soon. - Tasha

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    1. We definitely did have a good day :-) Even though our first time fruit picking with toddler was a fail. Haha!

      Ah, you should try and go fruit picking this summer - I feel like it's an essential summer activity!

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  2. I can see why you are a busy lady!

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  3. A pity that you missed out on the fruit but it sounds like you are keen to return for the rest of the fruit on offer later in the year. It's also great that there's more than one activity to keep all ages amused. #MyFavouriteTrip

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    1. For sure - freshly picked fruit is the best kind! We were surprised to find so many activities on offer.

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  4. You have reminded me we've not been out fruit picking yet this season. Looks like you found a lovely place to visit.

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    1. I hope you have fun when you do go fruit picking :-)

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  5. We have never been fruit picking but would love to go at some point. A shame all the strawberries were gone but looks like a lovely place to visit in any case. Great with all of the buttercups in bloom. Lovely photos. My little one is still mentioning Alexander every now and then :) Thanks for joining in with #MyFavouriteTrip Polly x

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    1. Thanks, Polly. There was plenty to see and do, which is always good when you have an active child on hand! I bet your little one would love fruit picking! Ahh :-)

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