How to Survive Apple Picking with Toddlers!


 Well it’s that time of year again – Fall.  You wake up in the morning to a crisp chill in the air, leaves have started changing colors and there’s a whole new group of activities to sink your teeth into – literally.

I decided to take my twin toddlers to Triple B Farms for some apple and peach picking. It’s about 45 minutes from my home, so imagine my dismay when I realized 3 minutes away from the destination, that I had left my entire handbag and wallet at home. I had laid on the promise of tractors and apples galore so there was no way we could just throw the plan in the bag.

This is where the survival plan kicks into place:

Step 1: Always remember to take your wallet to the Farm! And if you happen to forget it, please make sure your angel of a friend, will be meeting you there and will kindly loan you the funds to keep the dream alive (thank you Mary!!) So after a few false starts, and deciding not to let this bad mommy moment get you down, get to your main activity….apple picking!

Step 2: Toddlers have a window of time before they get tired, so make sure you get your apple picking and peach picking done before they tire. We made friends with the tractor driver Ron, who made the ride around the farm fun! We picked the peaches and got out of there fast – it was a little too buggy for us.

The apple picking was amazing though. The apples were shining red on the trees and were thickly bunched together, just waiting to be picked.

Some were just waiting to be eaten too :)

It was extremely peaceful walking through the apple orchard selecting our prize apples. The boys could pick the ones low down that I am sure many adults have overlooked.

Step 3: Enjoy the other activities the farm has to offer. This farm had some lovely farm animals – goats, pigs, chickens, that my toddlers loved seeing. Cameron offered a word of warning: “careful mommy, careful” as we were looking at the large pig.

We then went and played on the slides. Normally I wouldn’t have left time for these but the kids had an absolute ball sliding down the slides on big grain sacks. This was a fun new activity at the farm for us.

By the time we got home and put the apples in the bowl, the boys must have each started another couple of apples each.

At the end of the day I was saying “No more apples!” I think it is a mothers dream to say that to their kids – it just shows how much they were loving the freshly picked fruit!

Can’t wait to make something delicious with our crop – although just crunching into them with no additional fuss is amazing too!

Hope you are going to take advantage of all your area has to offer this season! Remember – take your cash!! Enjoy the main event while your toddler still has energy and leave a little time for those fun extras the farm has planned for you.

Come back to see where we go next this season.

About Twin Mom

34 year old, born in a small steel town in South Africa, now living in a large Steel City in the US. Mother of twins and loving every moment.
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20 Responses to How to Survive Apple Picking with Toddlers!

  1. Kim says:

    WOW – how fun!!! Oh how I wished we had an apple orchard near us. I bet it’s fall already where you are. It’s still very hot in north Texas. Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience for your boys.

  2. Lexie Lane says:

    Wow! What a collection you ended up with! You have the best fun with them! This is really fantastic. You always give me such great ideas for my toddler.

  3. Ahh! I would have been completely losing it after realizing I had forgotten my wallet and was already nearly at my destination. It is so great that your friend was able to help you out of that jam. What are friends for, right? It looks like your boys had a blast apple and peach picking, though, and sliding down the slides, which is what matters in the long run when you’re planning out fun activities for them to do. I need to get apple picking before it gets too cold here!

  4. Laura says:

    My kiddos love apple picking and pumpkin picking. This is great! I had to laugh at the title, PERFECT!

  5. That looks like such a great time!! I love activities like this :) And the fruit looks so yummy!

  6. Pamela R says:

    we love a good apple picking trip in the fall!! and then home made pie—-YUM!

    • Twin Mom says:

      Might have to try a pie – although I am just starting out baking – I love cooking, but baking is a different story!

  7. Mollygram says:

    The boys will love making pie! Love the pics. Apple envy! Great post. Miss you!

  8. OUPA says:

    The fruit looks first class. Such a fun afternoon for the boys.

  9. Michele says:

    I haven’t gone apple picking for ages and ages! Those apples do taste better just after you have picked them right off the tree!

  10. cindy says:

    Lol love this! Sounds like a good idea for kids though! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Sista says:

    That really does look like you had fun fun fun! Yes, been there done that, where you’ve built it up to the kids and then suddenly realise you have forgotten one vital ingredient – there really is NO backing out of it then. What did the boys think of your pie?

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