Country Kids from Coombe Mill

Posted on August 4th, 2012

Pick your Own at Pencarrow House

The children have been going on for weeks about a visit to a PYI place. I have not been for more years than I care to remember but have fond memories from childhood, so armed with a free Sunday afternoon and inspired by Country Kids posts from the past weeks from we set off. Pencarrow House is only about 10 minutes drive from us. It is an old stately home with beautiful spacious gardens which are open to the public and worth a visit outside of PYI season. Ours were taken with the Massey Ferguson Tractor on arrival! There is a lovely partially fenced picnic area and quaint gift shop if you are making a day of it.


Pencarrow  House and Gardens

Raspberries for us 

PYI follows the seasons at Pencarrow, we arrived in the middle of raspberry season which was a popular choice with the children. Armed with empty punnets we headed for the well maintained bushes. A competition for the prize raspberry kept everyone amused. The Sun shone, the kids played and ate as they picked and even farmer Nick seamed to find the lack of DIY jobs a refreshing change!

Raspberry PYI at Pencarrow

After a great afternoon we had 5 full punnets and 5 full tummies all for £11! We will definitely be making this an annual event! The children excitedly discussed options for their hoard on the way home. In the end we settled for completing the do it yourself theme with “DIY” ice cream Sundays after tea, featuring of course raspberries! I think this was nearly as much fun as the picking, though I did have to restrict the ice cream servings!

Making Ice cream Sundae


July Winner

Thank you for linking up some amazing summer activities this month. Plenty to inspire me and so much we all do with our children to give them happy healthy outdoor experiences. My Country Kids sun hat this month goes to  for her family visit to Porthkerry Country Park I just loved the simplicity of their park day with the beach right there too! 

Joining in with Country Kids

Country Kids is all about healthy outdoor fun for children. Space, freedom and fresh air for learning and play. Whatever you have been up to from the garden to the beach please grab the badge and come and join in. If you can spare a few minutes to see what others have been up to and leave a comment I’m sure this would be appreciated. 

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