Christmas Tree Farm

Top of my list of things to do this festive season was to buy a real Christmas tree from a Christmas tree farm. In fact, what I really wanted to do was find a Christmas tree farm where I could choose my own tree to cut down but Rich assured me that wasn't possible. What do men know, eh? I found an incredible farm just 30 minutes away where it is, indeed, possible to cut your own Christmas tree- Crockford Bridge Farm Crockford Bridge Farm Christmas Trees

We were a little worried about the price because we couldn't find any information on the site and their phone line was only for very specific enquiries. However, we figured that even if they were insanely expensive, it would be nice to visit the farm and take some photos. 
Christmas Tree Farm
Christmas Tree Farm UK
On arrival at the farm, which is just a few miles away from the M25, we had a quick ganders at the pre-cut trees on sale. We found that the 4ft potted trees were around the £20 mark so, although we weren't sure of the exact price for us, we knew it wouldn't be too expensive.
Cut your own Christmas tree
Although the website recommended bringing your own saw, we decided to borrow one from the farm as, y'know, we don't exactly have saws or axes lying around. Despite the warning that we may need to wait for equipment at busy times, we were able to get one straight away even though it was a mid-December Saturday afternoon. 
Cut your own Christmas tree farm in Surrey
Saw in hand, off we trotted to the rows of Christmas trees. After a quick session taking OOTD photos, we set off in the direction of the small trees. I was pretty specific about what I wanted- a deep green, full, fluffy, small tree. Not asking for much, right? As we walked through the rows of trees, we drew up a little mental shortlist until we found one particular little tree who stood out.
Real Christmas tree farm
He was everything I wanted- deep green, full, fluffy and small. It took approximately 30 seconds to cut him down and give him a little trim. We named him Kevin and headed back to the tree kiosk to pay.
Baby Christmas tree
At this point, we discovered that the cut-your-own trees were priced by the foot according to the species. Ours is a Nordmann Fir and, as he's so small (in fact, the smallest one the man had seen this year), we were charged for just one foot- £7.50. What a great deal! 
Blue spruce Christmas tree
After popping Kevin in the car, we each had cheeseburgers from the barbecue and warmed up with hot chocolate and marshmallows before visiting the farm shop and on-site garden centre. I wanted to visit Santa in the Enchanted Forest but I think I would have got some funny looks rocking up without a child!
Mulled Wine Sign
It was such a great day that we've decided to do the same thing every year. Crockford Bridge Farm also do pick-your-own events in the summer and host Halloween events, so I think we'll be back before next Christmas!
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9 comments:

  1. This looks like SO much fun!! I've never gone to a tree farm, we always bought them pre-cut from a shop and now we have a fake one! I can't wait to see your tree all decorated!

    La Belle Sirene 

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  2. This is amazing! I didn't even know places like this existed?!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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  3. That sounds and looks so lovely and fun, what a fab afternoon out!

    Sophie x

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  4. This farm looks magical! you can't beat a real tree for Christmas! I love the smell, it's so festive!
    Emma Xx
    www.emmaslookingglass.com

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  5. Wow! The tree farm looks & sounds so awesome!
    I'm also lovin' your festive hat!

    www.raiin-monkey.blogspot.com

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  6. Ahh Kevin, aptly named considering Home Alone ;). Looks like you had lots of fun, this idea definitely reminds me of the beginning part of National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

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  7. I'd love to do this. It would be so lovely to have a tree in the house that you'd personally picked out. Unfortunately I have a house rabbit so a real tree isn't a possibility as he'd just eat it and that wouldn't end well for either the tree OR the rabbit haha.

    Great post Becky x

    www.kirstytalks.co.uk

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  8. Your tree is so cute haha! I'd love to go do this - never noticed a tree farm near me though!

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  9. We want a real Christmas tree next year, this place sounds like a great place to get it from! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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