17 Pick Your Own Farms – Don’t miss the fun of picking
There are many PYO farms in the UK, you can pick your own fruit and vegetables. Fruit ranging from strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, currants, cherries, to apples, plums. For vegetables, you can pick pumpkins, tomatoes, cucumbers, lentils, corn and many others. After hard work (picking), with your harvest, definitely you will feel that the fruit is sweeter and taster.
From the middle of June, you can pick the lovely strawberry- the children’s favorite, go and pick with your family.
Here i’ll introduce 17 PYO farms, you can choose the one closer to your home or the one you like.
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- Garsons Farm – Surrey, PYO, Family fun, Garden Centre, restaurant, babecue
- Millets Farm – Oxford, PYO, Family fun, Garden Centre, restaurant, Falconry Centre, Softplay
- Parkside Farm – London, PYO
- Hill Farm – Cambridgeshire, PYO, Honey, Camping
- Court Farm & Leisure – Tillington, Herefordshire, PYO, fishing
- Crockford Bridge Farm – Addlestone, Surrey, PYO, honey, events
- The Balloon Tree – Gate Helmsley, Yorkshire, PYO, Family fun, events
- Stanhill Farm – Dartford, PYO, Maze
- Goodall’s Strawberries – Hampshire, PYO
- Gary’s Farm – Berkshire, PYO
- Manor Farm Fruits – Birmingham, PYO, drive-through
- Essington Farm – Birmingham, PYO, Butchry
- Claremont Farm – Liverpool, PYO, Family fun, Fishing, Cooking School, honey
- Chilton Manor Farm – Kent, PYO
- West Craigie Farm- Edinburgh, PYO, Family fun
- East Yonderton Farm – Glasgow, PYO
- Bellis Brothers Farm – South Wales, PYO, Garden Centre, restaurant
Garsons is the largest PYO farm in the United Kingdom. It is located next to Hersham Riverside Park in the Surrey area around London. It’s history more than 100 years. Garsons Farm also supplied a variety of vegetables and fruits to the surrounding villages/towns and the famous “Borough market”. Except a wide variety of fruit and vegetable picking, there are also a large garden center, a somall zoo, activity center, restaurant, barbecue venue, etc., suitable for the family to spend a happy weekend together.
Address：Winterdown Road, West End, Esher, Surrey KT10 8LS
Millets Farm is located in Abingdon, southwest of Oxfordshire. It is a family farm with garden center, playground, Softplay, restaurant, fishing club, etc. There is even a Falconry Centre.
The quality of the fruit is very good, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, plums, etc. are all very delicious. In addition, there are plenty of fun facilities at the playground, like sandpits, coin-operated excavators and tractors. Other activities you can enjoy including animals walk, falcon shows, carousel. Notice there will be a annual circus performances event. The food in the restaurant is also very good, however, the restaurant is temporarily closed during Covid-19.
If you like fishing, here is Millets Farm Fly Fishing Club where you can enjoy the 4 acres of pond.
Address：Kingston Road, Frilford, Nr Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 5HB
Parkside Farm is around London. It started from 1938. Since 1979, it has provided 4 acres of strawberry farm PYO. Now the total PYO area is nearly 50 acres with about 20 different crops grown! The most popular picking is ofc the lovely strawberries, others picking choices including raspberries, blackcurrants, plums, and fresh vegetables.
Address：Parkside Farm, Hadley Road, Enfield EN2 8LA
Hill Farm, Cambridgeshire
Hill Farm is a very popular self-picking farm in Cambridge shire. Mainly grow a variety of berries, the farm also sells home-brewed honey. And the ground is also a camping ground.
Address： Oundle Road, Chesterton, Peterborough PE7 3UA
Court Farm & Leisure
This farm is located in West Midlands, near Cotswold, a fairy tale town, and is one of the best pick your own farms in the UK. Not only picking vegetables and fruits, but also you can do fishing. There are two fish ponds, the day fish pond and the night fish pond. You must be at least 16 years or older. Most of the fish is carp.
BTW, effected by Covid-19, PYO is temporary closed, may re-open in Oct, 2020, pls refer to the website.
Address：3 Court Farm Dr, Tillington, Hereford HR4 8LG
Crockford Bridge Farm
This one is also in Surrey, about 20 kilometres southwest of London, picturesque. There are many kinds of vegetables and fruits that can be picked. The farm also has its own home-brewed honey. There are events during the festival, such as picking Halloween pumpkins, visiting Santa, etc.
Address：New Haw Road, Addlestone, Weybridge KT15 2BU
The Balloon Tree in Gate Helmsley, Yorkshire
The farms in Yorkshire have many fruits and vegetables that can be picked, as well as animal corners, children’s play areas, seasonal events, etc. There also plenty of variety of products in the farm shop.
Address：Stamford Bridge Road, York YO41 1NB
Not far from Blue Water shopping center, you can pick and go shopping in the same day. The main picking is strawberries, but there are also blueberries, blackberries and other crops. The farm is not big, basically 1-2 hours is enough if you don’t factor in the big maze (Now closed, waiting for further notice).
Address：The Farm House, Birchwood Rd, Dartford DA2 7HD
Located in Lymington, near Southampton, profession strawberry farm but not very large, there are many other picking like fresh potatoes, blueberries, raspberries and cherries. Depending on the season,
In Covid-19 period, the farm is currently closed after the strawberry season.
Address：Goodall’s Strawberries, South Baddesley Rd, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 5SH
Not a big farm yet there are many kinds of fruits and vegetables for picking. The most famous thing is the big red strawberry at the farm entrance.
Address: HEATHLANDS ROAD, WOKINGHAM, BERKSHIRE. RG40 3AN
Manor Farm Fruits
Located near Birmingham. This farm specializes in all kinds of berries, strawberry raspberry blueberry blackberry. During Covid-19, the drive-through service was also opened.
Address：Hints, Tamworth, B78 3DW
This farm in the northern suburbs of Birmingham with a long history. The business started since 1892 and there are about thirty kinds of fruits and vegetables available for picking now. Essington Farm’s pork and beef are also very famous, after picking you can buy some fresh meat and take it home.
Adress：Essington Wolverhampton, West Midlands,WV11 2AZ
This farm in the southwest of Liverpool is also the place of the weekend fun, many things you can do like picking, fishing, outreach training, and even a small chef school, as well as home-grown honey. At the end of the strawberry season in mid-July, PYO is closed, but still there are many other things to do.
Address：Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 4JB
Chilton Manor Farm
Located near Kent, this farm is updated their website with pickable vegetables and fruits every week, including strawberries, raspberries, cherries, etc.!
Address：Chilton Manor Farm, Highsted Road, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0AA
West Craigie Farm Shop
The West Craigie Farm is located in the northwest suburbs of Edinburgh, one of the well-known farms, and there are many picking like strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, cherries, etc. The Play Area here has a variety of rides, small animals and farm tractors.
Address：West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9AR
East Yonderton Farm
East Yonderton on the edge of Glasgow Airport is a family-run farm with a history of more than 90 years. It has not only soft and juicy fruits such as berries and mulberries, but also common vegetables, such as broccoli and potatoes.
Address：East Yonderton Farm, Walkinshaw Rd, Renfrew, Renfrewshire PA4 9LP
Bellis Brothers Farm
Bellis Farm is a historic farm located in Dee Valley, South Wales. There are even some World War I photos on their website. The surrounding scenery is very nice. In addition of strawberry picking, there are also a garden center and restaurant.
Address：Wrexham Road Farm, Holt Village, Wrexham LL13 9YU
- Check the farm’s website to see what can be picked and make a plan of your schedule.
- During Covid-19, some farm PYOs need to be booked, make sure before you leave home.
- In principle, you cannot eat fruit during picking, you can only do it after paid.
- There are many PYO farms, please check the PYO website.