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Red, juicy strawberries are best eaten as soon as they've been picked and one of the easiest ways you can do this, is to get them at your local strawberry picking farm. Here's our pick of the best farms across the country.

Strawberries are in season from late May through to September, but the strawberry-picking season varies from farm to farm, so check on the websites or call the numbers listed below, before visiting.

Find your local strawberry picking farm by area:

Scotland and The North of England

West Cragie Farm Shop in Edinburgh

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and plums
What else can I do here? There is a cafe, butchers and deli at this farm, plus a fun bike trail for the kids
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, West Lothian, EH30 9TR
Website: craigies.co.uk
Contact: 01313 191048

The Balloon Tree in York

Which other fruits can I pick here? Only strawberries are available for picking
What else can I do here? The farm has a shop, a cafe with a landscaped garden and a play area for the children. There are also animals on the farm, which your kids can feed
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Stamford Bridge Road, Gate Helmsley, York, YO41 1NB
Website: theballoontree.co.uk
Contact: 01759 373023

Brocksbushes Fruit Farm in Northumberland

Which other fruits can I pick here?
Raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and plums
What else can I do here?There is a farm shop which overlooks the pick your own area. The farm also has a licensed tea room which sells a selection of delicious food and beverages
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Brocksbushes Farm, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE43 7UB
Website: brocksbushes.co.uk
Contact: 01434 633100

Green Bank Farm in Lancashire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and rhubarb
What else can I do here? The farm sells light refreshments and has a family picnic area
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Over Kellet, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 IBS
Website: greenbankfarm.co.uk
Contact: 01524 733296

Claremount Farm in Wirral

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants
What else can I do here? The farm has a kitchen, which offers cookery lessons by professional chefs. There is also a farm shop and a large fishing pond
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH6 34JB
Website: claremontfarm.co.uk
contact: 01513341906

The Midlands

Scaddows Farm in Derbyshire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants
What else can I do here? This farm has a caravan site, so you could take your family on a mini fruit-picking break. There is also a cafe and a farm shop
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Scaddows Farm, Derby, Ticknall, Derbyshire, DE73 7JP
Website: scaddowsfarm.co.uk
Contact:
01332 694523

Whetstone Pastures Farm in Leicester

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants
What else can I do here? Relax in the farm's tea room, which sells hot and cold drinks and light snacks. The farm also runs various events across the summer so check out their website to find out what's happening now
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Whetstone Gorse Lane, Whetstone, Leicester, LE8 6LX
Website:
whetstonepasturesfarm.com
Contact:
01162 774 627

Willows Farm in Lincolnshire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants
What else can I do here? You can buy locally sourced products from the farm shop and Stay overnight at the farm at their caravan site
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Chapel St Leonards (A52), Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 5UB
Website:
willowsfarm.co.uk
Contact: 01754 873266

Goachers Farm Shop in Nottinghamshire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, blackberries and plums
What else can I do here? There's a farm shop that sells a variety of fresh and frozen fruit, jams and locally-grown frozen vegetables
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Green Acres, Wood Lane, North Wheatley Nr Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 9BG
Website: goforgoachers.co.uk
Contact: 01427 880341

Court Farm and Leisure in Herefordshire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Apples, pears, blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, plums and rhubarb
What else can I do here? The farm has a tea shop, picnic area, farm shop, children's play area and farm animals
How much? £8.00 for parties of over 4 people for the pick-your-own area
Where? Court Farm and Leisure, Court Farm, Tillington, Herefordshire, HR4 8LG
Website: courtfarmleisure.co.uk
Contact: 01432 760271

Essington Fruit Farm in Wolverhampton

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, blackberries, plums and rhubarb
What else can I do? The farm has a restaurant, a butchers and a farm shop
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Bognop Road, Essington, Wolverhampton, WV11 2AZ
Website: essingtonfarm.co.uk
Contact: 01902 735724

Gailey Fruit Farm in Staffordshire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants
What else can I do here? This farm has a farm shop, which sells fresh produce such as cheeses and free-range eggs
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Watling Street, Gailey Nr. Penkridge, ST19 5PP
Website: gaileyfruitfarm.co.uk
Contact: 07791 872577

Gorst Hill Farm in Worcestershire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and rhubarb
What else can I do here? This farm has a picnic area and sells freshly-picked fruit from a small kiosk
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Gorst Hill Farm, Rock, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY14 9YJ
Website: gorsthillfarm.co.uk
Contact: 07773 751 880

The South

Grove Farm in Leighton Buzzard

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and rhubarb
What else can I do here? After you have picked your own fruit you can stock up on vegetables too. Fresh vegetables grown on the farm are available to buy from a stall onsite
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Grove Farm PYO, Great Gap, Ivinghoe, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9DZ
Website: grovefarmpyo.co.uk
Contact: 01296 668175

McLauchlans of Boxted Berry farm in Essex

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants
What else can I do here? You can buy both fresh and frozen fruit, dairy products and potatoes from the farm shop
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? 53 Straight Road, Boxted, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5RB
Website: boxtedberries.com
Contact: 01206 272275

Mill Farm Strawberries in Essex

Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries only
What else can I do here? If the kids manage to eat all the strawberries and you want more to take home with you, you can buy ready-picked fruit at the farm
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Brightlingsea Road, Thorrington, Colchester, Essex, CO7 8JJ
Website: millfarmstrawberries.co.uk
Contact: 01206 303007

Alder Carr Farm in Ipswich

Which other fruits can I pick here? Rhubarb, gooseberries and blackberries
What else can I do here? There are animals on the farm that the kids will love to look at. There's also a cafe to relax in after a hard day of fruit picking and a farm shop selling local produce. The farm hosts many events in the summer so visit the website to find out what's happening now
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Alder Carr Farm, Creeting St. Mary, Ipswich, IP6 8LX
Website: aldercarrfarm.co.uk
Contact: 01449 720820

Hamels Park Farm and Pearce's Farm Shop in Hertfordshire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries
What else can I do here? Visit the cafe for refreshments and browse for a variety of locally-sourced foods in the farm shop.
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Hamels Park Farm, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9 9ND
Website:
pearcesfarmshop.com
Contact:
01920 821246

Shute Fruit Farm in Teignmouth

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries
What else can I do here? There is a farm stall that sells fresh fruit picked from the farm and various preserves
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Shute Farm, Newton Road, Bishopsteignton, Teignmouth, TQ14 9PN
website: shutefruit.co.uk
Contact: 01626 777570

West Holme Farm in Dorset

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants
What else can I do here? The farm has a tea room, farm shop and garden centre
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? West Holme Farm, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6AQ
Website: holmeforgardens.co.uk/
Contact: 01929 554716

Wotton Farm Shop in Gloucestershire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants
What else can I do here? There is a farm shop that sells a variety of products including local meat, seasonal vegetables and freshly-made sandwiches. There is also a family picnic area
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Bradley Road, Wotton-under-edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7DT
Website: wottonfarmshop.co.uk
Contact: 01453 521546

Thurloxton Fruit Growers in Somerset

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and rhubarb
What else can I do here? This farm only offers fruit picking
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Adjoining A38 between Taunton and Bridgwater, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8RH
Website: boez.co.uk/thurloxton
Contact: 01823 413 413

Ansty Pick Your Own and Farm Shop in Wiltshire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and blackberries
What else can I do here?
The farm has a fun, giant maize maze for you and your kids to explore. It also has a tea room and a farm shop
How much?
Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where?
Ansty, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK SP3 5PX
Website:
anstypyo.co.uk
Contact:
01747 829072

Grays Farm in Wokingham

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants
What else can I do here?
There is a farm shop which sells fresh fruit picked from the farm
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Heathlands Road, Wokingham, RG40 3AN
Website: graysfarm.co.uk
Contact: 01189 785386

Peterley Manor Farm in Buckinghamshire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, blueberries and plums
What else can I do here? There is a farm shop which sells fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, pressed apple juice and cakes
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Peterley Lane, Prestwood, Buckinghamshire, HP16 0HH
Website: peterleymanorfarm.co.uk
Contact: 01494 863566

Durleighmarsh Farm Shop in Petersfield

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants
What else can I do here? There is a farm shop that sells a range of local produce including organic meat, fruit and vegetables from the farm
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Durleighmarsh Farm, Petersfield, GU31 5AX
Website: durleighmarshfarmshop.co.uk
Contact: 01730 821626

Crockford Bridge Farm Shop and Pick Your Own in Surrey

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants
What else can I do here? This farm has a farm shop, coffee shop, ice cream parlour and children's play area
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? New Haw Road, Addlestone, Nr. Weybridge, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2BU
Website: crockfordbridgefarm.co.uk
Contact: 01932 853 886

Find more local fruit picking farms by clicking on the fruit you want to pick:

Strawberry picking

May - September

Rhubarb picking

June and July 


Gooseberry picking

June and July

Raspberry picking

July - September


Currant picking

July and August

Blackberry picking

July - September 


Plum picking

July - October

Apple and pear picking

August - October

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