This past weekend we decided to take the minions out for the first of what I hope to be many "Harvest" focused activities. Both kids have been paying keen attention to everything fruit and vegetable with an unprecedented and unusually high level of excitement every Monday when our Tupperware full of produce arrives at our front door. We figured that this interest would translate well to a trip apple picking.
We decided to try somewhere new this year that was a little off the beaten path and without admission fees. We went to Archibalds Orchards and EstateWinery in Bowmanville which is about an hour drive East of Toronto - If you don't get lost which we totally did because of my poor ability to navigate Google Maps. The kids had a blast and we walked away with a giant bag of apples (cost is $24 for one giant overflowing bag of apples). They did fairly well picking the apples themselves and I'm fairly certain Molly ate her weight in apples.
Repurposed Farm Equipment in a play area
Enjoying some hide and seek.
Recycled material train, complete with bell.
Jack and dad doing some heavy lifting.
We didn't have a chance to check out the cider or the winery, but now we have a reason to go back. We are open to other harvestesque suggestions this fall if anyone wants to float some ideas.
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