Apologies for my tardiness in posting on here as we had a rather busy week last week. It included having to go to work, a restaurant review, long drive up north, pumpkins, tapas, a broken toe and a long wait in a & e! Anyway let me tell you what we got up to for Halloween in Yorkshire 🙂
Driving with Kids
So as i said we had a 4 hour drive up to Aunite Liz & Uncle Paul this week, I drive up with the children on a Wednesday or Thursday and Mr Kath joins on a Friday evening via train. Now the first time I did this with Flo she was only 6 months or so and she screamed constantly for the last hour so that was fun! I had my fingers crossed this didnt happen again! I packed toys for the back of the car, the dvd player for Z even though he didnt bother with it and plenty of snacks, drinks and sweets. Well I was pleasantly surprised, my little treasures sat nicely until we got about half way where we stopped for a wee wee and a cheeky ‘Old Macdonalds’ and then carried on our way – I even got to have the radio on till that point and managed to persuade Z to have a Disney CD on so we could both sing along. It was one of the best car journeys ever and the fact we hit no traffic was even better!
We visited Farmer Copleys Pumpkin Farm in Pontefract this week. I’m sure you get the idea – you pick your own pumpkin, carve it there and then, or take it home. We decided to carve one there and then to leave with Auntie and keep one to take home for Halloween. Z did really well with the little carve set they give you which comprises a little saw, scoop and scraper (£2).
As well as the fun in picking your own pumpkin there was tractor/train ride, duck racing and story time:
Additionally there was a ride on pumpkin like a bucking bronco plus hay bales to climb and a lovely (but not cheap) farm shop. All the extras are around £1 a go plus the cost of your pumpkins but at a cost of nothing to get in it’s a fairly cheap family day out.
We ate in Qubanas in Wakefield which is a lovely Tapas restaurant. At lunch time they do a 3 tapas for £7 – how can you go wrong?! Accompanied by a gorgeous cold white Pinot Grigio it was a welcome rest after the madness of pumpkins! Outside are fountains which kept Z entertained and in the end, soaked, for hours!