10 Best Pick Your Own Fruit and Veg Farms in the UK

10 Best Pick Your Own Fruit and Veg Farms in the UK

There is no better way to celebrate summer than picking your own delicious fruit!

If you and your family are in need of vitamins and fresh air, try fruit picking this summer - we are sure your children will love it.

Lots of lovely Pick Your Own farms in the UK are full of delicious fruit that you can pick yourself. Here is our guide to the 10 best places to pick your own fruit in the UK. Pack a pair of wellies, remember to follow current Coronavirus safety guidelines and have a fantastic (and delicious!) day out with your little ones.

1) Parkside Farm, Enfield, Middlesex

Head to this brilliant, award-winning 50-acre farm to pick some delicious strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and fresh veggies (remember to book a slot online). The farm is located in the wonderful countryside just to the north of Enfield and the season opens in June. Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9am - 5:30pm, Sunday - hours vary. Toilets and picnic areas are currently closed for safety reason. Click here for the latest Covid-19 updates.

2) Craigies Farm, Edinburgh, Scotland

If you live in Scotland and feel like picking some fresh raspberries, strawberries, cherries or gooseberries (and many more!), visit Craigies. It is also the perfect spot to pick your own Halloween pumpkins in October. Download the PYO map showing the best places to pick, book a time slot online and head to Craigies to enjoy seasonal goodies with your family. Opening hours: daily 9 am – 5 pm Click here for the latest Covid-19 updates. 

3) Stanhill Farm, Dartford, Kent

Stanhill Farm is located on the outskirts of London, just 17 miles from the city centre. Lots of different fruit and veggies are available – strawberries, raspberries, sweetcorn, broad beans, pumpkins and more. Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30am - 5pm (last admission 4:30pm), Sundays & Bank Holidays: 10:00am - 4pm (last admission is 3:30pm) Click here for the latest Covid-19 updates.

4) Copas Farm Cookham, Berkshire

This lovely farm offers lots of yummy fruit and vegetables, from strawberries and cherries to apples for the visitors to pick. Picking fruit is such a fun outdoor activity. Plus, there is a tasty reward at the end! Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10am - 4pm 

5) McLauchlans of Boxted, Essex

Visit the farm to stock up on strawberries, gooseberries, broad beans and more. After visiting McLauchlans, why not try these delicious recipes to make the most of what you have picked? Opening hours: 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday, 9am – 4pm on Sundays.
  • Book online here (strawberries only, no reservation needed to pick other fruit)
Click here for the latest Covid-19 updates.

6) Crockford Bridge Farm, Addlestone, Surrey

The farm is easily accessible from London (only 30 minutes away) and grows 20 different crops such as strawberries, blackcurrants, broad beans, blackberries or marrows that you can pick yourself directly from the fields. Visit the Ice Cream Parlour (open at weekends serving ice cream to take away) and enjoy delicious, handmade ice cream to boost your energy levels after your fruit picking adventure. Opening hours: 10am – 5.30pm Monday – Sunday (10am - 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays) Click here for the latest Covid-19 updates.

7) The Balloon Tree in Gate Helmsley, Yorkshire

From fresh strawberries and peas to raspberries, asparagus and gooseberries, there are lots of yummy fruit and vegetables to be picked. There’s no entry fee, you pay for what you have picked. Head to Yorkshire for a wonderful family adventure – pick your own fruit and vegetables, visit the farmshop and have a cup of coffee or a sweet treat at the local café. Opening hours: 10am – 4pm Monday - Sunday Click here for the latest Covid-19 updates. 

8) Cattows Farm, Heather, Leicestershire

Cattows Farm is a family run farm established in 1899. Visit the farm to pick traditionally grown strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and blackberries. Need a break? Have a family picnic and enjoy the lovely surroundings or have a treat at the Tea Room (take away only). Opening hours: 9am – 5pm Monday - Sunday Click here for the latest Covid-19 updates.

9) Graveley Fruit Farm, Graveley, Hertfordshire

Enjoy a day in the countryside and pick your own fruit for a fun-filled family adventure. The fruit is grown on a ‘Table Top’ system, which means the fruit is presented at waist height - no need to bend. At the end of your visit, head to the cafe and have a take away snack with your little ones (outdoor tables available). Opening hours: 10am – 4pm Monday - Sunday Click here for the latest Covid-19 updates.

10) Rectory Farm, Stanton St. John, Oxfordshire

Enjoy 45 acres of farm and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to choose from. Picking your own produce with your little ones is not only fun, but also helps them understand where their food comes from. Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday - 9.30am - 4.30pm, Sunday 9.30am - 3.00pm
  • Book online here (raspberries only)
Click here for the latest Covid-19 updates.
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