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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 and depends on the weather, 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, a new Canine Cafe (for dog walkers and their pets), a butchers and deli at this farm. There's also a fun bike trail for the kids
How much? Entry to the pick-your-own field is £2 per person, which is refunded once the fruit is weighed and priced up at the end
Where? West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, West Lothian, EH30 9AR
Website: craigies.co.uk
Contact: 01313 191048

The Balloon Tree in York

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, blueberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, whitecurrants, blackberries, plums and rhubarb
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, tayberries, 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 to the pick-your-own field is £1 and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end. There is also a refundable deposit of £1, for every fruit-picking basket you use
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, jostaberries and rhubarb
What else can I do here? The farm sells light refreshments in the snack bar
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 - PYO is closed for 2014!

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, tayberries, 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? Claremont Farm Limited, Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 4JB
Website: claremontfarm.co.uk
contact: 01513 341906

The Midlands

Scaddows Farm in Derbyshire - strawberry picking is finished for 2014!

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants are still available to pick
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 865709

Whetstone Pastures Farm in Leicester

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries and blackberries
What else can I do here? Relax in the farm's tea room, which sells hot and cold drinks and light snacks. There is also a play barn and pizza oven for the kids to get involved with. 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 or 07971 403823

Willows Farm in Lincolnshire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, whitecurrants, tayberries, plums and cherries
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? A52, Chapel St Leonards, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 5UB
Website:
willowsfarm.co.uk
Contact: 07771 696001

Goachers Farm Shop in Nottinghamshire - strawberry picking is finished for 2014!

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, cherries, plums, apples and pears
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, tayberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, cherries, 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? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
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, tayberries, 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 - PYO is closed for 2014!

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and tayberries
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, Staffordshire, ST19 5PP
Website: gaileyfruitfarm.co.uk
Contact: 07791 872577

Gorst Hill Farm in Worcestershire - PYO is closed for 2014!

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

Wales

Hendrewennol Fruit Garden in Vale of Glamorgan

Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants
What else can I do here? There is a shop, cafe, a play area for children and a maize maze. Events run throughout the summer, so check the website to find out what's on 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? Hendrewennol Fruit Garden, Bonvilston, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6TS
Website: hendrewennol.com
Contact: 01446 781 670

Nicholaston Farm Campsite in Swansea - PYO is closed for 2014!

Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, gooseberries and rhubarb
What else can I do here? There is a farm shop selling refreshments and snacks
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Nicholaston Farm, Penmaen, Gower, Swansea, SA3 2HL
Website: gowerpickyourown.com
Contact: 01792 371209

Hooton's Homegrown PYO site in Gwynedd

Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, blackcurrants and rhubarb
What else can I do here? There is also a stall selling Hooton's Homegrown products
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? A5025 just one mile from Menai Bridge in the direction of Pentraeth, Gwynedd, LL59 5RR
Website: hootonshomegrown.co.uk
Contact: 01248 430322

Aberbran Fawr Farm Camping in the Brecon Beacons

Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and gooseberries
What else can I do here? There is a campsite and a farm shop selling free-range eggs, jam, fruit and 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? Aberbran Fawr Farm, Aberbran, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9NG
Website: aberbranfawr.co.uk
Contact: 01874 623301

The South

Grove Farm in Leighton Buzzard - strawberry picking is finished for 2014!

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants
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. There is also a 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? Grove Farm PYO, Great Gap, Ivinghoe, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9DZ
Website: grovefarmpyo.co.uk
Contact: 01296 668175

McLauchlans of Boxted Berry farm in Essex - strawberry picking is finished for 2014!

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 - PYO is closed for 2014!

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? Blueberries, cherries, raspberries and tayberries
What else can I do here? There are animals on the farm that the kids will love to look at and a small nature trail. 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, Suffolk, 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, Hamels Mead, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9 9ND
Website:
pearcesfarmshop.com
Contact:
01920 821246

Shute Fruit Farm in Teignmouth

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries and blackberries
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, blackcurrants, redcurrants and whitecurrants
What else can I do here? The farm has a tea room, farm shop, garden centre and a wildlife 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? 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? Gooseberries
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 and a nursery selling plants and hanging baskets
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 - PYO is closed for 2014!

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, loganberries, 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? Keirles Farm, Thurloxton, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8RH
Website: boez.co.uk/thurloxtonhome
Contact: 01823 413 413

Mitchell Fruit Garden in Newquay, Cornwall

Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, 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? Mitchell Fruit Garden, Mitchell, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5BZ
Website: mitchellfruitgarden.co.uk
Contact: 01872 510774

Trevathan Farm, in Port Isaac, Cornwall

Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries
What else can I do here? After a hard day's fruit picking, you can take the kids to see the farm animals. There is also a farm shop and a tea room selling homemade cakes. You can also book to stay at the farm's 4-star holiday cottages
How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end
Where? Trevathan Farm, St Endellion, Port Isaac, Cornwall, PL29 3TT
Website: trevathanfarm.com
Contact: 01208 880248

Ansty Pick Your Own and Farm Shop in Wiltshire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, tayberries, loganberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and blackberries
What else can I do here?
The farm 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 PYO & Farm Shop, Ansty, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 5PX
Website:
anstypyo.co.uk
Contact:
01747 829072

Grays Farm in Wokingham

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and rhubarb
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? Grays Farm, Heathlands Road, Wokingham, RG40 3AN
Website: graysfarm.co.uk
Contact: 01189 785386

Peterley Manor Farm in Buckinghamshire - strawberry picking is finished for 2014!

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, apples and plums
What else can I do here? There is a cafe, a farm shop which sells fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, pressed apple juice and cakes, and also a nursey selling plants and hanging baskets
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 Manor Farm, Great Missenden, 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, tayberries, sunberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and plums
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, Rogate Road, 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, redcurrants and rhubarb
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, Weybridge, 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

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June and July 


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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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