Pick Your Own Fruit Near Me

Looking for a pick your own fruit farm near me? Fruit picking is a great outdoor family activity to try out in the late Summer months. Keeping busy in the sun, breathing in the fresh countryside air and finishing the day literally eating at the fruits of your labour – doesn’t get any better than that right?

Why do families love fruit picking so much, I hear you ask? Lots of farms that host ‘pick your own’ events have farm shops, cafes and play areas too for you little ones. There is also the chance to learn about conservation and to teach your kids about how fruits and vegetables grow. Not to mention price wise it’s fairly cheap with most farms offering free entry and a ‘pay for what you pick’ policy. It’s a great interactive activity to really get stuck into and as fruit season is fast approaching, farms need your help!

There are a variety of fruits & vegetables budding and blossoming that need a good pluckin’ and they need pluckin’ now! So, without further ado, let’s jump straight into our top picks for Pick Your Own Fruit Near Me events in the UK…

Pick Your Own Fruit Near Me: Strawberry Farms

East Yonderton Farm, Inchinnan

Situated near to Glasgow airport, East Yonderton Farm has PYO strawberries but also vegetables with peas broccoli and potatoes, and even gooseberries in the summer! There’s always some quality fresh produce ready for you to take home. We all know you can’t beat the taste of homegrown!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Walkinshaw Road. Renfrew. Glasgow and Strathclyde. PA4 9LP. Scotland.
  • Price Pay for what you pick!
  • When Monday to Friday 10:00 - 20:00. Saturday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00. Check website for seasonal strawberry picking times.
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The Balloon Tree Farmshop and Cafe, York

With pick your own fruit, a children’s play area, animal corner and a cafe that boasts award winning cakes The Balloon Tree in Yorkshire basically sounds like my ideal day out. As well as pick your own strawberries they also offer blueberries, plums and runner beans amongst others and the childrens play area is next to the cafe garden so you can supervise your kids while enjoying a cup of tea.

Info & Pricing

  • Location The Balloon Tree Farmshop and Cafe. Stamford Bridge Road. Gate Helmsley. York. YO41 1NB.
  • Price Must pre-book and check website for availability of fruit. Check website for prices.
  • When PYO activities available in the Summer only. The farm shop opening hours are 09:00 - 18:00 everyday of the week.
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Parkside Farm, Enfield

You know when you read something and think ’these are my sort of people’? As well as having pick your own strawberries at Parkside Farm in Enfield they also advertise that they sell chocolate dipping sauce in their shop. I need this in my life. As well as strawberries there’s blackberries, redcurrants, courgettes and onions as well as lots more and there’s a dedicated space for picnics too.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Hadley Road. Enfield. Greater London. EN2 8LA. England
  • Price You buy a Fruit Voucher in advance of your visit @ £4 per adult/child
  • & select a 15 minute entry time-slot.
  • When PYO activities start from mid-June.
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Trevathan Farm – Port Isaac, Cornwall

There’s always room for some extra helpers on the farm! Trevathan Farm is located near Port Isaac in the beautiful Cornish countryside. It’s a great place to collect fresh, ripe berries right from the fields.

Your little helpers will also have the chance to get involved in a wide range of farm activities alongside strawberry picking. Ever rode a tractor? Take a trip around the farm on the tractor ride or head over to the animal pens – get your bottles at the ready! Feed adorable baby lambs and learn about these curious creatures.

Love fishing? This strawberry farm is right by a fishing lake, so once you’re done with the picking, you can enjoy the fruits you’ve collected by the water, while securing the catch of the day.

Info & Pricing

  • Location St Endellion. Port Isaac. Cornwall. PL29 3TT. England
  • Price Pay for what you pick
  • When Summer
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Craigie’s Farm – Edinburgh, Scotland

How about all the folk up in Scotland? You’re a lucky lot, you’ve got Craigie’s Farm right nearby Edinburgh! Show your laddies and lassies where fresh fruit really comes from. Pick your own strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries and enjoy buckets of berrylicious goodness!

Want to know about the kids’ extras? With tractor rides, Nature Detective Trails and a kids’ play area – it’s safe to say the little ones will be begging for a second visit to Craigie’s farm. And the fun doesn’t stop there! Meet & greet some of the furrier residents on the farm. Say hi to piglets, pygmy goats, ponies and chickens at the farm.

Info & Pricing

  • Location West Craigie Farm. South Queensferry. Edinburgh. Edinburgh and Lothian. EH30 9AR. Scotland.
  • Price £3.00. Free admission to farm.
  • When Summer
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Graveley Fruit Farm – Graveley, Hertfordshire

Strawberries are the main crop at Graveley Fruit Farm, so if you come in during strawberry season, you’re guaranteed to find plenty of fruit to pick.

To make your kids’ day special, the farm offers an adventure play area with a zip wire and a haystack, plus tractor rides on weekends. And you’ll get the chance to meet the farm pigs too!

The one experience you’ll hardly ever expect at a PYO strawberry farm is a hot air balloon flight but hey – at Graveley Fruit Farm that’s also an option! Who knew you could head out to do strawberry picking near you and end up floating in the sky…

Info & Pricing

  • Location 197 Graveley Road. Hitchin. Hertfordshire. SG4 7EH. England
  • Price Pay for what you pick.
  • When Summer. Call up before arriving to check if there is enough ripe fruit to pick.
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Stanhill Farm, Dartford

This family-favourite PYO patch offers strawberry picking from June to September. The farm offers lots of other PYO opportunities too throughout the year – vegetables included too. Collect runner beans, marrows, beetroot, tomatoes, pumpkins, raspberries and so much more! Not to mention the beautiful sunflower maize maze.

There’s no need to bring your own containers to Stanhill Farm as they are already supplied onsite. Always check this farm’s social media pages and website for any changes to opening times.

Pick from a delicious range of fruit and other fresh seasonal produce! Keep your eyes peeled for seasonal events too, especially around Halloween… So, what do you say, trip to Dartford?

Info & Pricing

  • Location The Farm House. Birchwood Rd. Dartford. DA2 7HD
  • Price £3.00 per punnet / £15.00 per basket.
  • When June to September. Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm (last admission is 4:00pm) We close the PYO on Mondays to give the fields a chance to recover
  • and for more fruit to ripen.
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Pick Your Own Fruit Near Me: Cherry Farms

Cairnie Fruit Farm, Fife

Cairnie Fruit Farm has pick your own cherries but it also has loads more on offer with strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries, pumpkins and even sunflowers. There’s also a cafe, funyard and mega maze (last years Darth Vader maze looks amazing! There’s an entry fee to pay but this is a full family day out and looks like loads of fun.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Cairnie House. Cupar. Kingdom of Fife. KY15 4QD. Scotland
  • Price Adults: £6.50. Child: £7.50. Family (up to 5 people): £27.00. Seniors and Under 3s: Free.
  • When PYO activities are available in the Summer.
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Trevaskis Farm, Cornwall

Trevaskis Farm in Cornwall has enough to keep everyone busy with fruit picking, a shop, farm park and a cafe that has a great looking kids menu. As well as PYO cherries you’ll find pumpkins, peas, sweetcorn and raspberries amongst others.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Gwinear Road. Connor Downs. Hayle. Cornwall. TR27 5JQ. England
  • Price Pay for what your pick
  • When PYO activities open in the Summer. Always check website for availability first.
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Copas Farms, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

There are two Copas Farms, one in Berkshire and one in Buckinghamshire and both of them have PYO cherries as well as other fruit and vegetables including asparagus, runner beans and raspberries. There is a minimum charge of £3 per person however this is refunded off any produce you pick and buy.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Lower Mount Farm. Long Lane. Cookham. Berkshire. SL6 9EE. England
  • Price Minimum spend £3
  • When Fruit picking is available in the Summer months when the fruit is ripe. Always double check website.
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Cammas Hall, Essex

Not only is Cammas Hall the winner of the Farm Retail Awards but it is a must-visit family day out in Essex! This popular farm is a great place to go cherry picking as well as lots of other delicious fruits like strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, blackberries, and blackcurrants. You can handpick fresh vegetables too like sweetcorn, pumpkins and onions.

After your PYO activity why not rest up for delicious snack like scones with your favourite fruit jams, sourced from the farm itself! The Tea Barn also sells paninis, jacket potatoes, sandwiches and a selection of Grandma’s Homemade Cakes! Take a trip to the Farm shop for more locally harvested goods and seasonal fruits.

There is also a maize maze to explore and exciting seasonal events throughout the year! You should always pre-book before arriving at Cammas Hall.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Needham Green
  • Hatfield Broad Oak. Bishops Stortford. Hertfordshire. CM22 7JT. England
  • Price Free entry but PYO voucher needs to be purchased.
  • When 1st April to 4th November 2022. Always check website too for availability.
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Pick Your Own Fruit Near Me: Apple Farms

Hillfield Nursery and Farm Shop, Norwich

You’d be hard pressed to find a pick your own farm with a larger range of apples that you can pick, Hillfield Nursery has 250! With lots of different fruit and vegetables that you can pick their season starts in May and finishes in October so if you’re local to Norwich then there’s an excuse to visit again and again with pears, rhubarb and quinces amongst the selection. Hillfield has a farm shop and hosts events such as their blossom walk through their orchards.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Mill Lane.Thorpe- Next- Haddiscoe. Norwich. NR14 6PA
  • Price Please see website for more information.
  • When Apple season starts in August with the main crop ready between mid-September and mid-October.
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Highbury Orchard, Birmingham

Looking for somewhere to pick apples and learn about conservation at the same time? The impressive Highbury Orchard in Birmingham is located on the grounds of Joe Chamberlain & his family’s former home in Moseley, Highbury Estate.

Kids can enjoy Forest Education sessions while volunteering to pick apples and other scrumptious fruits like pears, other soft fruit and perennial herbs. There is a children’s community garden, fun adventure trails that lead to a play area. Keep your eyes peeled for beautiful trees and native British plants.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Coedkernew. Marshfield. Newport. NP10 8UD.
  • Price Free
  • you can volunteer. Contact hoccic@gmail.com for more information.
  • When Contact hoccic@gmail.com for more information.
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The Hop Shop at Castle Farm, Kent

The PYO at The Hop Shop looks designed for filling up your instagram as it’s based on a beautiful lavender farm in Kent which you can tour during the summer months. During the autumn you can visit their pick your own orchard which has pears, corn on the cob and Kent Cob hazelnuts as well as apples.

The farm is also just a 50 minute drive from London! So, if you are planning a family staycation in Kent or London, make sure to drop into Castle Farm.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Redmans Lane. Sevenoaks. TN14 7UB
  • Price Free entry to the orchard. Pay for what you pick. Norfolk Royal Apples PYO are £2.50/kilo and £2.95/kilo for ready picked.
  • you can volunteer. Contact hoccic@gmail.com for more information.
  • When The Castle Farm Apple Orchards will be open for pick your own from mid September on Fridays
  • Saturdays and Sundays (10am-5pm) until picked .
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FAQs

When is the best time to pick apples?

The month of September is generally the best time of year to pick apples. While different varieties of apples ripen at different times, and the climate varies the harvest from year to year, early fall is almost always a reliable time to go apple picking.

When is the best time to pick apples?

Harvesting. Strawberries ripen from early summer to early autumn, depending on the variety. Pick when they’re bright red all over, ideally during the warmest part of the day, as this is when they’re at their most tasty. Eat them as soon as possible – they don’t keep well once ripe.

When is the best time to pick Cherries?

Harvesting. Cherries ripen from early summer onwards, depending on the variety. Pick during dry weather if possible, and hold the stalk rather than the fruit, which bruises easily. Eat sweet cherries fresh or store in a fridge in a sealed plastic bag for up to a week.

What do you wear to go fruit & vegetable picking?

Wear clothing you don’t mind getting stained and consider long-sleeved shirts and trousers, especially if you’ll be picking berries on thorny canes. Choose footwear that is comfortable for standing and walking and ones that you don’t mind getting dirty.

If you are picking in the Summer months, you’ll want to wear clothes that won’t make you overheat. Consider taking a thin waterproof mac too in case it rains.

We hope that’s inspired you to pick up a punnet and head out to find some tasty treats – whichever pick your own fruit you like best! If you’re hungry for even more tips to help with your harvesting – check out the related posts below.

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