We love October for its beautiful change of colours, scrunching through leaves and choosing our favourite pumpkins from a local pumpkin patch.
I previous years we have researched the best places to pick pumpkins around Bournemouth and Poole and this year we were keen to try somewhere different.
We decided to head west this year and arrived at Bincombe Bumps Pumpkin Patch, just outside Weymouth.
Bincombe Bumps, so called because of the distinct set of 6 barrows on the south side of Weymouth Ridgeway, is set on a dairy farm just off the A354 Weymouth relief road.
It is worth noting that the farm is set on a hillside and may require some climbing, although there is a flatter route at the bottom of the hill for younger visitors.
My three loved clambering up and down the hills, looking for their perfect pumpkins.
There was a good mix of colours and sizes to choose from and we were surprised to see poppies and cornflowers still in bloom, although it has been very mild this year.
With the field being set on a hill, Isaac did lose the balance of his wheelbarrow at one point on one of our chosen pumpkins went rolling off down the hill, much to everyone’s amusement. Thankfully we managed to chase after it and add it back to our collection.
The real draw of Bincombe Bumps are the other free activities they have on offer, which include a witches walk, haunted house and carved pumpkin displays.
There is also a cafe and picnic area and the chance to try your hand at archery and axe throwing.
The activities were very reasonably prices, with 9 axes costing £2.50 and 21 costing £5.00. All activities were fully supervised.
We really enjoyed our visit to Bincombe Bumps and were also impressed with their pumpkin prices, which although were more than the supermarket, were much more competitive than some of the previous places we have visited.
Where do you like to pick pumpkins?