The Best Guide to Pick Your Own Farms


One of the best ways to celebrate summer is to take your kids to pick your own delicious fruit. It’s the perfect way to spend the day outdoors as you wander the sunny fields hand picking delicious produce.

Take your baskets home and cook up a storm together using ingredients they tell you they have picked themselves, as you bake a cake or make some jam together. The fresh air and running around will have tired them out so you can then enjoy a peaceful night as they sleep soundly. 

 

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A guide to the fruit picking seasons in the UK

Strawberry picking season

Britain’s strawberry season starts in early May, reaching its peak in June and July. If the warm weather stays, you can enjoy picking these delicious red berries well into August and even September. 

Blackberry picking season 

Blackberries generally ripen in mid to late summer right through to early autumn. These juicy berries can plentily be found from mid-July through to September.  

Gooseberry season

Gooseberries usually come into season in the middle of summer, in June and July.

Plum season 

The plum season starts late July but doesn’t last for long. Late July marks the start of plum season, as the scrumptiously succulent fruit ripen. 

Apple season

The prime harvest takes place in September and October.

The Best Guide to Pick Your Own Farms in England

 

Pick Your Own Farm London

 

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Parkside Farm Pick Your OwnEnfield

Address: Parkside Farm, Hadley Rd, Enfield EN2 8LA 
Phone: 020 8367 2035 
Website - https://www.parksidefarmpyo.co.uk/

What fruit and vegetables can I pick there? (click here for crop calendar)

Table top Strawberries, Gooseberries (ready-picked only), Raspberries, Blackcurrants, Redcurrants, Blackberries, Broad Beans, Spinach / Swiss Chard, Courgettes, French Beans, Onions, Beetroot, Marrows, Sweetcorn (supersweet), Tomatoes, Squashes (3 varieties) 

What does it cost to pick fruit and vegetables there?
£4 minimum spend per person (babies under 1 are free) 

 

Pick Your Own Farms Hertfordshire

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Hawkswick Lodge Farm 

Address: Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 6JG
Phone: 01727 831224
Websitehttps://www.hawkswickfruit.co.uk/pyo/

What fruit and vegetables can I pick there? (click here for crop calendar)

Strawberries (six varieties of strawberry on offer including the award-winning Vibrant), raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, redcurrants

What does it cost to pick fruit and vegetables there?
£3 minimum spend per person, kids under 5 are free

 

Graveley Fruit Farm

Address: Graveley Fruit Farm, Graveley SG4 7EH
Phone: 01438 727709
Websitehttps://www.graveleystrawberries.co.uk/

What fruit and vegetables can I pick there? (click here for crop calendar)

Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and redcurrants

What does it cost to pick fruit and vegetables there?
No minimum spend. Pay for what you pick.

Is there anything else to do there?
The cafe serves teas, coffees, light snacks and ice cream. They’ve got a large children’s adventure play area including a zip wire and a haystack. The play area is overlooked from the café, so you can relax with a cup of tea while the kids let off steam.
 
Tractor and trailer rides are available most weekends and include a trip over the 'off road' bumps at the back of the farm. There’s also some pet pigs to look at and feed (pig food is available to feed them).

 

Cammas Hall Fruit Farm

Address: Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak, Near Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM22 7JT
Phone: 01279 718 777
Instagram: @cammashall
Websitehttps://www.cammashall.co.uk/

What fruit and vegetables can I pick there? (click here for crop calendar)

Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, sunflowers, onion, sweetcorn, squashes, pumpkins

What does it cost to pick fruit and vegetables there?
£3 per person (babies in baby carriers and prams are free)

Is there anything else to do there?
A great day out for the whole family, there’s a Tea Barn, Farm Shop, Play Area with giant sandpit, beach toys, slide with play tunnels, swings and two tyre mountains. Under 5’s even have their own fenced area. Their Quadberry track gives you the opportunity to drive an electric quad for only £1 (weekends only).

There are 2 nature trails (1km & 3km) and get lost in their six-acre Maize maze. You get a card with a puzzle to solve and a reward at the end if you find the answer!

 

Bury Lane Farm Shop

Address: A10 By Pass Melbourn, Royston, Herts, SG8 6DF
Phone: 01736 260418
Instagram: @burylanefarmshop
Websitehttps://burylanefarmshop.co.uk/p-y-o/

What fruit and vegetables can I pick there?

Strawberries

What does it cost to pick fruit and vegetables there?
£3 per person (babies in baby carriers and prams are free)

Is there anything else to do there?
There’s a farm shop, a butchers, deli, fishmongers, gift shop, café, garden centre and children's purpose-built fun barn.

Bury Lane Fun Barn is a purpose-built, recently extended farm-themed Fun Barn that your kids will just love. It has fun curly slides, large dedicated secure toddlers’ area, soft ball shooter game, role play areas and a baby sensory room.

In the summer you can also access ‘The Beach’ where there’s real sand, diggers, bungee trampolines, go-karts and climbing boulder.

 

Grove Farm PYO

Address: Grove Farm PYO, Great Gap, lvinghoe Leighton, Buzzard LU7 9DZ
Phone: 01296 668175
Instagram: @grovefarmpyo
Websitehttps://www.grovefarmpyo.co.uk/

What fruit and vegetables can I pick there?

There are 30 different fruit and vegetables available for picking, including redcurrants, gooseberries, raspberries, potatoes, onions, carrots, courgettes, beetroot, kale and spinach.

What does it cost to pick fruit and vegetables there?
No minimum spend or entry. You pay for what you pick

  

Pick Your Own Farms Surrey

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Crockford Bridge Farm Shop and Pick Your Own 

Address: New Haw Road, Addlestone, Nr. Weybridge, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2BU
Phone: 01932 853 886
Websitehttps://www.crockfordbridgefarm.co.uk/
Instagram: @crockfordbridge

What fruit and vegetables can I pick there? (click here for crop calendar)

Rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, raspberries, blackberries, beetroot, spinach, carrots, broad beans, peas, courgettes, marrows, French beans, runner beans, sweetcorn, sunflowers, squashes,  pumpkins, Christmas trees

What does it cost to pick fruit and vegetables there?
£4 minimum spend per person (babies in carriers are free, no buggies allowed)

Is there anything else to do there?
There’s a farm shop, tea shack and ice cream parlour. Outside of the summer months they run a number of popular events including our Easter Eggvent, Pumpkin Patch and Visit Father Christmas walk.

 

Flower Farm

Address: Flower Farm, Oxted Road, Godstone, RH9 8BP
Phone: 01883 742288
Websitehttps://flower-farm.co.uk/pick-your-own/
Instagram: @flower_farm_godstone

What fruit and vegetables can I pick there? (click here for crop calendar)

Strawberries, raspberries, cherries, Victoria plums, pumpkins.

What does it cost to pick fruit and vegetables there?
No entry or minimum spend

Is there anything else to do there?
They have an online shop, farm shop, tea room, taproom & bar, host live events including Oktoberryfeast and Christmas turkeys.

  

 

Pick Your Own Farms Kent

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Garsons Farm (one of the largest PYO in the UK)

Address: Winterdown Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8LS
Phone: 01372 460 181
Websitehttps://www.garsons.co.uk/pyo-farm
Instagram: @garsons_gardencentre

What fruit and vegetables can I pick there? (click here for crop calendar)

Beetroot, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflowers, courgettes, cucumbers, French beans, marrows, onions, pumpkins,  spinach, squash, sweetcorn, apples, blackberries, blackcurrants, cherries, gooseberries, plums, raspberries, redcurrants, strawberries and sunflowers.

What does it cost to pick fruit and vegetables there?
Minimum spend: Adults (14+) £4, Child (2-14) £1 and infants are free.

Is there anything else to do there?
They also have an extensive shop/ grocery store and nursery.

 

Chilton Manor Farm

Address: Highsted Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 0AA
Email: info@chiltonmanorfarm.co.uk
Websitehttp://www.chiltonmanorfarm.co.uk/

What fruit and vegetables can I pick there? (click here for crop calendar)

Gooseberries, strawberries, raspberries, loganberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, apples, pears and pumpkins

What does it cost to pick fruit and vegetables there?
No minimum spend. Pay for what you pick.

 

Felderland Pick Your Own

Address: 20 Deal Rd, England, CT14 0BJ, United Kingdom
Phone: 01372 460 181
Instagram: @felderlandfarmpyo
Website: https://www.felderland-pyo.co.uk/ 

What fruit and vegetables can I pick there? (click here for crop calendar)

Strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blackberries, corn, pumpkins, redcurrants, blackcurrants and plums.

What does it cost to pick fruit and vegetables there?
No minimum spend. Pay for what you pick.

 

Pippins Farm Orchards

Address: Maidstone Road, Pembury, Kent, TN2 4AD
Phone: 01892 824544
Website: http://www.pippinsfarm.co.uk/home

What fruit and vegetables can I pick there? (click here for crop calendar)

Over 50 varieties of apples, pears, cherries, quinces and cobnuts available. As well as more modern commercial varieties such as Braeburn, Bramley, Cameo, Cox, Gala and Fuji.

What does it cost to pick fruit and vegetables there?
No minimum spend. Pay for what you pick.

 

Stanhill Farm

Address: Birchwood Road, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7HD
Phone: 01322 669711
Instagram: @stanhillfarm
Website: https://www.stanhillfarm.co.uk/pick-your-own

What fruit and vegetables can I pick there? (click here for crop calendar)

Strawberries, raspberries, courgettes, runner beans, dwarf French beans, beetroot, sweetcorn, mini cucumbers, sunflowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and squash.

What does it cost to pick fruit and vegetables there?
No minimum spend. Pay for what you pick.

 

We would love to hear of your favourite Pick Your Own Farms and of your family days out there!!!

Leave your comments below.

 

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