There are a lot of things I associate with summer but I can honestly say I hadn’t really heard of fruit picking until I had children! Robinsons are helping to highlight the goodness in everyday – such as enjoying special moments with the family – and we were more than happy to oblige with a fruit picking trip. It is such a great way to spend a morning or afternoon and we had so much fun when Robinson’s armed us with a hamper ready to go hit up a P.Y.O farm.
The thing that kicked off our fruit picking experience was the smell of the strawberries as we opened the car door. It was so strong. Even Little I, straight away, went ‘ooh YUM, strawberries Mama’. We walked over to the little hut, picked up our punnets, had a chat with the staff and then wandered out into the fields excited to pick our strawberries and raspberries.
The first field was the strawberry field and had rows upon rows of strawberry plants. The kids were so excited to be allowed to pick fruit from the plants and even L, who is only 10 months old had a great time. Although he ate a lot more than he picked!
The raspberry field was just up the road and I found them so much easier to pick. It probably had a bit to do with the fact you were more upright and there were a lot more of them. I think Little I liked this field more as well because there was more space to run around and she said she liked the ‘little bobbly fruits’.
The next day we were out at the park and took our picked berries and Robinsons squash with us. It was fun trying to explain to Little I that the berries we picked were the same berries that were in our Robinsons Summer ‘Berries’ Fruit Squash. She found it hilarious to stamp around pretending to ‘squash her berries into juice’. We are not huge juice and fizzy drink drinkers in our house but we do love a glass of squash as a treat. It’s great to know that all Robinsons varieties contain real fruit in every drop, have no more than 5 calories per glass and no added sugar. They are great if you are struggling to get your kids (or yourself!) to drink enough water. It just makes it a bit more exciting.
That evening we carried on the berry theme and made these really fun no bake raspberry cheesecake mouse desserts. They were SO easy to make, looked great and Little I had so much fun helping. She loves getting involved in the kitchen.
Here is the recipe if you fancy trying them yourself:
I’ll leave you with a fun fact – 4 in 10 households in the UK buy Robinsons and so that means that 2 million glasses are drank daily. That’s a LOT of squash!
Did you go fruit picking this year? What did you pick? We will definitely go earlier next year to get the best of the crop and it has also spurred us on to do pumpkin, amongst others, picking later on in the year.
*This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Robinsons but, as always, all opinions and content are 100% our own.