Autumn Day's Out In Staffordshire

The nights are starting to become darker earlier and the coats & scarfs have been dug out from the backs of wardrobes, Autumn is here. The weather a little colder, its great to have a plan of what to do and where to go. Here are a few Autumnal tips to leave you feeling seasonal. Brookfields Farm shop for a morning Pumpkin picking Brookfields farm located on Stone rd, Blackbrook is a great destination to go pumpkin picking. The farm shop is located opposite the Barbour factory outlet and has onsite parking. When you pull into the farm shop you are instantly hit by the orange round wonder of pumpkins. From the big, the round, the ugly and the cute, there is a pumpkin for everyone and you can even find some very unique looking ones to create a spooky display at home. 

The nights are starting to become darker earlier and the coats & scarfs have been dug out from the backs of wardrobes, Autumn is here. The weather a little colder, its great to have a plan of what to do and where to go. Here are a few Autumnal tips to leave you feeling seasonal.

Brookfields Farm shop for a morning Pumpkin picking

Brookfields farm located on Stone rd, Blackbrook is a great destination to go pumpkin picking. The farm shop is located opposite the Barbour factory outlet and has onsite parking. When you pull into the farm shop you are instantly hit by the orange round wonder of pumpkins. From the big, the round, the ugly and the cute, there is a pumpkin for everyone and you can even find some very unique looking ones to create a spooky display at home. 

As well as having a great selection of pumpkins at a great price the farm shop offers up eggs, fruit, veg, jam and so much more! You can fill up a basket support a local business and enjoy a great day out with the whole family.  I recommend taking a good strong bag to pop all your chosen Pumpkins in, it really is great fun and its wonderful to see how big these veggies can grow. 

As well as having a great selection of pumpkins at a great price the farm shop offers up eggs, fruit, veg, jam and so much more! You can fill up a basket support a local business and enjoy a great day out with the whole family. 

I recommend taking a good strong bag to pop all your chosen Pumpkins in, it really is great fun and its wonderful to see how big these veggies can grow. 

The farm is full of quirky items so be sure to take your phone so you can fill up your Instagram feed with all the wonders you see.  Once you have all explored all Brookfields farm has to offer a much needed warm up and a nice cup of tea is a must. Middleport Pottery cafe is a great spot to relax by a wood fire with a giant slice of cake & a lovely cup of tea. The cafe is situated alongside the canal so if you are feeling brave and can sit outside it offers great views. Tea is served in china mugs that you can purchase from the pottery shop above. 

The farm is full of quirky items so be sure to take your phone so you can fill up your Instagram feed with all the wonders you see. 

Once you have all explored all Brookfields farm has to offer a much needed warm up and a nice cup of tea is a must. Middleport Pottery cafe is a great spot to relax by a wood fire with a giant slice of cake & a lovely cup of tea. The cafe is situated alongside the canal so if you are feeling brave and can sit outside it offers great views. Tea is served in china mugs that you can purchase from the pottery shop above. 

All the tea & cake may leave you feeling sluggish so why not take a lovely Autumnal walk along Trentham Gardens, you can even take the dog along with you as it's incredibly dog friendly. The gardens offer beautiful flowers, seating areas and a lake full of wildlife. throught the gardens are hidden sculptures created by local artists.  You really can spend hours roaming the gardens and enjoying the natural beauty but when you do start to feel the chill you do not have to walk much further for a warm as Trentham Gardens shopping village offers an array of shops, cafes & bars.

All the tea & cake may leave you feeling sluggish so why not take a lovely Autumnal walk along Trentham Gardens, you can even take the dog along with you as it's incredibly dog friendly. The gardens offer beautiful flowers, seating areas and a lake full of wildlife. throught the gardens are hidden sculptures created by local artists. 

You really can spend hours roaming the gardens and enjoying the natural beauty but when you do start to feel the chill you do not have to walk much further for a warm as Trentham Gardens shopping village offers an array of shops, cafes & bars.

For me I enjoy visiting Pie Minister for a seasonal pie and warm dose of caffeine. Pie Minister have a great selection of different flavoured pies everyone can enjoy.

For me I enjoy visiting Pie Minister for a seasonal pie and warm dose of caffeine. Pie Minister have a great selection of different flavoured pies everyone can enjoy.

If walks & cake are not your thing however and you fancy something a little more Spooky then Screamfest at national forest adventure farm is just the scare your looking for. Walk the maze if you dare and who knows what frights you will find. The scary fun starts from 14th October and runs until Hallowe'en. Tickets can be purchased online from http://www.screamfest.co.uk/prices/

Screamfest offers 5 terrifying attractions along with DJ sets and performers along with a Zombie shoot out.