Plum picking: Our guide to the best places in the UK

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  • Plums are ripe for picking between July and September so take the kids on a fun fruit picking day out to get them eating more fruit.

    They’ll love tasting them to see who’s picked the sweetest one and when you take your plums home, you can turn them into delicious plum dessert.

    The plum-picking season varies from farm to farm, so check on the website or call the number listed below, before visiting.

    Find your local plum picking farm by area:

    Scotland and North of England
    The Midlands
    East of England
    South of England

    Scotland and the North of England

    West Cragie Farm Shop in Edinburgh

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and raspberries.
    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

    Brocksbushes Fruit Farm in Northumberland

    Which other fruits can I pick here?
    Strawberries, gooseberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and raspberries.
    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 £1 person but children under the height restriction go in for free. 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

    The Midlands

    Wakefield Country Courtyard in Northamptonshire

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries and blackcurrants.
    What else can I do here? Browse in the various shops in the courtyard, including an equestrian shop and a furniture shop. You can also buy locally-sourced products in the farm shop or relax at the farm’s tearoom.
    How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end.
    Where? Wakefield Lodge Estate, Potterspury, Northamptonshire, NN12 7QX
    Website: wakefieldcourtyardshops.co.uk

    Contact: 01327 811493

    Goachers Farm Shop in Nottinghamshire

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.
    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, strawberries, gooseberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, raspberries 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? Strawberries, gooseberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries 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

    East of England

    The Leith House Plum Orchard in Norfolk

    Which other fruit can I pick? There are no other fruits available.
    What else can I do here? You can buy jams and preserves made with plums grown on the farm, at 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? Burnham Overy Town, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8JL
    Website: pmfarming.co.uk

    Contact: 01328 738311

    The South of England

    Peterley Manor Farm in Buckinghamshire

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries.
    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

    Grange Farm in Sussex

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Apples and pears.
    What else can I do here? There is a farm shop that sells a range of gifts, cards and locally-sourced food.
    How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end.
    Where? Grange Farm, Funtington, Near Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 9LN
    Website: grangefarmcrawleydown.co.uk

    Contact: 01243575372