Strawberry Picking In Birmingham

basket of strawberries, pots of double cream, and packs of meringues on an outdoor table in the middle of a field at Stanley Farm

The Summer months have arrived on our doorsteps and you know what that means? JUICY STRAWBERRIES AND OUTDOOR FUN! The fruit picking has returned but if you’re scratching your head thinking “Can I go strawberry picking in Birmingham”, then the answer is yes, you can! Here’s a list of farm shops and fruit farms perfect for Strawberry picking in/near Birmingham…

strawberry farm
Strawberry picking is a charming activity to take up in the Summer with your kids. You’ll spend the day outdoors on your local farm passing by adorable farm animals while collecting fruit in a basket. This mindful experience is wonderful for little ones too as they explore the wonders of farm life and learn about where their food comes from.

Not only is fruit picking fun and educational but it is a great way to support local businesses and communities. It is a super ethical day out too as your kids can tuck into fresh fruit (keeping them healthy and energised) while also benefiting the environment by reducing package waste and pollution in the process.

And for the final reason, it’s a cheap and cheerful day out with fruit picking baskets starting from £5 and the majority of farms being free entry.

Manor Farm Fruits, Tamworth

manor fruits farm strawberry field on a sunny day
There’s plenty of fresh fruit ripe for the picking at the family-run, Manor Farm Fruits! Located in a picturesque village in the West Midlands, Manor Farm Fruits is situated just outside of Birmingham and lies between Staffordshire and Tamworth.

With a total of 55 acres of soft fruit, Manor Farm Fruits has 17 acres of strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and blackberries designated specifically for ‘Pick-Your-Own’ during the summer months as well as selling ready-picked blueberries and rhubarb. And what’s more? There will also be a brand new Maize Maze opening at the end of July!

Even when the summer months have dwindled you can still enjoy PYO activities on Halloween during the pumpkin picking season.

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Watling St, Hints, Tamworth B78 3DF

Opening Times

Opening date yet to be announced.

Pricing

Prices yet to be announced.

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Essington Fruit Farm, Wolverhampton

essington afternoon tea stand with strawberry cakes, sandwiches and scones
Passed down through generations of the Simkin family since 1892, Essington Farm is known for its high-quality products and glorious family events like PYO fruit activities.

There’s just one thing you need to know really, and that is that Essington is an award-winning farm that produces the freshest fruit with the best flavour! And it’s not just strawberries on the PYO menu but raspberries, blueberries, plums, damsons, runner beans, sweetcorn, rhubarb and more!

If all that fruit picking has tired you out, why not rest up in the Farm shop and enjoy some quality afternoon tea with fresh bakes and sweet treats? You can buy your local meat and produce from here too!

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Bognop Rd, Essington, Wolverhampton WV11 2AZ

Opening Times

Coming soon in Summer 2023

Pricing

Pricing yet to be announced.

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Scaddows Farm, Derby

three pots of strawberry jam stacked on top of eachother from scaddows farm shop
Get picking and tuck into the finest fresh produce from Derbyshire and Leicestershire at Scaddows Farm! Enjoy a huge range of orchard fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrant, redcurrants and gooseberries.

Wondering how it works? At Scaddows, you’ll pay a small entry fee for your containers and once you’ve returned with your container after a lovely afternoon of fruit picking you will be charged by how much your box of fruit weighs.

Just remember to only pick how much fruit you actually want/ will eat. 

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Scaddows Farm, Scaddows Ln, Ticknall, Derby DE73 7JP

Opening Times

Opening dates are yet to be announced

Pricing

Pay for what you pick

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Stanleys Farm Shop, Harvington

basket of strawberries, pots of double cream, and packs of meringues on an outdoor table in the middle of a field at Stanley Farm
Stanleys Farm Shop is a beautiful farm with PYO seasonal produce all year round!!!

Kids will get the ultimate farming experience, scouring the land for its finest jewels whether its Autumn raspberries, damsons, blackcurrants, gooseberries, redcurrants, rhubarb, strawberries, tayberries, beetroot, board beans, broccolini, carrots, cauliflower, courgette, patty pan squash, romanesco & so much more!

The sheer amount of produce you can hunt for is wild! So whether you are seeking out the perfect ingredients for a comforting winter soup, a super sweet summer jam or a refreshing fruit salad, there’s plenty on offer.

This has to be one of the most impressive strawberry-picking spots near Birmingham that we have we found! 

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Fisher Castle Farm,
Sandy Lane,
Harvington,
Kidderminster,
Worcestershire,
DY10 4NF

Opening Times

Strawberry picking available in June - August

Pricing

Prices available in June - August

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Canalside Farm, Staffordshire

Strawberry greenhouse at canalside farm
Canalside Farm produces over 40 tonnes of strawberries and raspberries per season – how crazy is that?! That means the farms need your help to pick lots of delicious treats from their luscious vines.

There are two varieties of strawberries in total: Mailing Centenary (superb flavour with a conical shape, usually ready by mid-May) and Elsanta (aromatic, glossy, succulent strawberries with outstanding flavour. They will be ready to pick throughout the Summer until September).

The strawberry plants are easily accessible as they are waist high, so all ages can get involved with fruit picking. This farm is also wheelchair-accessible and pushchair friendly.

Psst, don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for other pick-your-own events like pumpkin picking in the Autumn! Make sure to check out the Summer Maize Maze too.

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Mill Ln, Great Haywood, Stafford ST18 0RQ

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Opening Times

Farm shop is open daily from 09:00 - 17:00

Please check online for strawberry picking times as they have not been announced yet.

Pricing

No prices available yet. Small fee for parking, make sure to get a parking ticket.

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Caldicott’s Nursery, Solihull

parents and kids having picnic in field at Caldicott nursery farm in solihull
Solihuller’s did you know there’s a pick-your-own fruit farm right on your doorstep? Gather a cluster of strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, tayberries, gooseberries, tomatoes and cucumbers from Caldicott’s Nursery.

Whether you like to eat your fruits raw, save them for cake decorations or you want to make a delicious summer jam, there are plenty of fruits and vegetables to choose from.

This nursery is located one mile from Solihull town centre (where there is lots of parking) and Widney station is just 500m away!

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50 Lovelace Avenue, Solihull B91 3JR

Opening Times

Monday - Saturday 09:30 - 17:30

April: Rhubarb

May: First Gooseberries and Cucumbers

Early June: Tomatoes

Mid-June-July: Outdoor strawberries (4 different varieties), raspberries, gooseberries, black currants, red currants, tayberries, and blackberries

August: Autumn raspberries, blackberries, apples

September-October: Raspberries and apples, plums

Pricing

Baskets start from £5

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Kinver Edge Farm Shop, Kinver

kinver edge farm shop in the summer with sunflowers and outdoor benches
Kinver Edge is a magical place with long forest walks, steep hills, and the Kinver Rock Houses, and you can explore the beautiful nearby town of Kinver. After a day of exploring the outdoors head over to the Kinver Edge Farm shop and purchase some ready-picked strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and rhubarb! They will all be ready from June onwards.
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Hill Farm House, Sandy Lane, Kinver, Stourbridge DY7 6HX

Opening Times

Open every day from 9:30 –16:30

Pricing

Free entry

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FAQs

What is the best season for strawberry picking in the UK?

Britain’s strawberry season kicks off in early May, reaching its peak in June and July. And if the weather remains sunny and blissful throughout the Summer, you’ll be able to pick delicious red berries well into August and even September!

How long do strawberries last after picking?

1-2 days

What should I do after I've picked strawberries?

If you haven’t eaten your strawberries already you can store them in the refrigerator. They are best eaten fresh though so make sure you are only picking as many as you will eat, otherwise you will be wasting your money as well as food.

How do you clean-picked strawberries?

You can wash your fruit at home in a water and vinegar bath. This mixture will remove any bacteria and will put off moulding for longer. This mixture is made up of 1 cup of vinegar 9apple cider vinegar or white vinegar) and 3 cups of water. Let them soak for 20 minutes then thoroughly rinse the berries with water after you’ve taken them out of the mixture to remove the vinegar.

Will strawberries ripen after being picked?

No, once picked strawberries will no longer continue to ripen so don’t be fooled into picking the green ones, thinking that they might last longer.

We hope you have found the ideal spot for strawberry picking in Birmingham to take your little ones on a beautiful Summer Day. Strawberry picking really is the perfect day out during the school holidays. You’ll be outdoors getting fresh air and eating fresh and healthy food, while also meeting friendly staff. And let’s not forget about the additional farm experiences like meeting animals and Maize Maze for kids. Many farms on our list had farm shops and farm cafes so you can fill your family day out with lots of rest and more locally sourced treats.

If you are looking for more Strawberry Picking activities Near You then rest assured, we have loads more pick-your-own articles. Check out Strawberry Picking in London, Pumpkin Picking Near You, Ice Cream Farms Near You, Pick Your Own Fruit Near Me & so much more!

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