This week we take a brief break from our three-part miniseries on Sir Walter Scott to bring you a quick, seasonal post. If you're looking for a fun-filled location, than look no further then the Cairnie Fruit Farm. Located about an hour and a half from Edinburgh, this farm has activities for all ages.
On one of our recent days off, the Wee Walking Tours family decided to venture out and explore the Fife countryside. We are avid fans of autumn and all the seasonal events that go along with it. For us, that means doing a maize (corn) maze, and the Cairnie Fruit Farm delivers on this in a 'mega' way!
Cairnie's has a mega maize maze every year at this time, and this year's is in the shape of a sea turtle. We consider ourselves conservationists and the theme for this year's maze is timely and on point. I don't want to spoil too much of the fun, but I will say that we thoroughly enjoyed how the maze highlights the importance of recycling, reducing waste, and taking care of our waterways.
The maze is indeed 'mega', and I highly recommend that you wear comfortable shoes as the terrain can be a bit uneven as you would expect in a maize field. There is an admission fee for the maze. However, in my opinion, it's certainly worth the fun opportunity to explore and meet the challenge of finding all of the hidden clues throughout.
I have been in quite a few mazes, and Cairnie's is one of my all-time favourites! Make sure to check out their website for important seasonal information- including tickets for the Halloween Torchlight maze which is sure to be some spooky fun for the older ones. Regarding Halloween, the pumpkin patch wasn't open yet when we visited, but be sure to check online for opening dates.
However, there is so much more that you can do at Cairnie Fruit Farm including pedal go-karts, trampolines, a hill sledge, picnic area, and pick your own fruit. Speaking of that, we didn't pick our own, but we purchased some fresh strawberries from their Farm Shop and they are some of the tastiest I've had since we last visited Finland (nothing beats wild berry picking in the Finnish forests). Be sure to set aside time to check out the fresh fruit and vegetables at the shop along with a variety of delightful products.
One place we highly recommend is the café on the premises. All of our meals were positively delicious- including my panini with bacon, brie, and chili jam as well as the chili burger. And don't even think of skipping out on dessert as this is an area where Cairnie's further shines. I had the lemon cake and it was quite refreshing and oh so delicious.
So, if you are coming up on an autumn break or holiday, make sure to stop by Cairnie Fruit Farm in Fife. It is definitely a place that you won't want to miss!
Until next time- Explore & Discover!