Last Updated on June 1, 2023 by Suzy
We love to go fruit picking in the summer. It should be on every child’s summer bucket list. All of these places have PYO strawberries in 2023. Some have other fruits and sometimes vegetables are available for picking when they are ready. I
PLEASE do check ahead before you leave home. Not all these places are open all week and some close when they don’t have enough fruit to sell. Most of the following places are recommended by my readers.
“We’re very excited to welcome you back to Scaddows Farm this summer! We are passionate about producing traditional & homegrown produce, and the farm has become famous for it’s Pick-Your-Own strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries & blackcurrants. We are hoping to extend our fruit season and expand our range of fruit now that our new farm shop is open, beginning with longer strawberry & raspberry seasons.
NO DOGS allowed – Please remember we do not allow dogs on-site. Payment by card when possible in the field and Farm Shop. No toilets are available.”
Address: Scaddows Farm, Scaddows Ln, Ticknall, Derby DE73 7JP
“We now grow 10 acres of traditionally grown strawberries (8 different varieties), 3 acres of raspberries along with gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and blackberries. Sunflowers are also available for pick-your-own.”
You do not need to pre-book and there is no entry fee. Cards and cash are accepted. There is an on-site restaurant.
Address: Swepstone Rd, Heather, Coalville LE67 2RF
- Containers are charged for and weighed with the fruit. This works out at about 10p per small container and 50p per large container. We do encourage you to reuse your containers on return visits.
- You are welcome to bring your own containers but these must be weighed before picking so that we know what to deduct at payment.
- Information on fruit available for picking & prices is displayed in the sales hut.
- Pets are not allowed in the picking area, so please leave them at home.
Address: Copston Magna, Hinckley LE10 3HE
“Come and join us for a fun-filled family day out fruit picking in the heart of Leicestershire. All of our fruit is grown outside the old-fashioned way, not in polytunnels. Taking advantage of the great British weather ensures all of our fruit is bursting with flavour.
When you arrive, simply grab a basket and some directions to the best picking spots from our friendly staff and head out into the field to pick your fruit. When you are finished, make your way back to the pay station to have your fruit weighed. It’s as simple as that.”
The fruit farm also has a shop where you can buy locally produced cream and ice cream to enjoy with your fruit or buy a soft drink or slush puppy to quench your thirst after your visit. There is also a toilet on-site and a large car park for your convenience.
Address: Wide Ln, Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6SE
Their fruit season usually starts mid-June until late July depending on the weather. Strawberries and gooseberries begin the season, with the raspberries, red and blackcurrants towards the end of June through July. They are open 7 days a week through the main season. They welcome all members of the public to come to the farm and ‘pick your own’ fruit. At a little extra cost, they have a ready-picked service for all their fruit if you don’t have the time to pick your own.
Address: Hewitts Ave, New Waltham, Grimsby DN36 4RS
At only £1.10 per lb/450g for pick your own strawberries you’ll not find them cheaper anywhere else in the region! Cash payments only. To cut down on single-use plastics we also welcome the use/reuse of your own containers!
Address: Postcode: PE22 8BH
“There’s nothing quite like the taste of freshly picked homegrown strawberries, fruit always tastes best when fresh off the plant and still warm from the sunshine.
At Syston, for the last 30 years, we have been growing pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, tayberries, blackberries, gooseberries, currents, rhubarb and our amazing asparagus. We are passionate about growing and would love you to come by and see just how tasty freshly picked fruit can be.”
Address: Syston Park Farm, Grantham NG32 2BZ
We grow a wide variety of fruit including strawberries, raspberries, cherries, plums, apples and pears. We sell our fruit mainly through our farm shop at North Wheatley where you can come and pick your own when the fruit is in season or buy it ready-picked. Free parking is available. We accept both cash and card payments. Picnic area and toilet facilities onsite.
Address: Green Acres/Wood La, Retford DN22 9BG
In addition to the pick-your-own produce and the farm shop available here at School Farm, we have the added bonus of our Maize Maze! Fantastic fun for the whole family, get lost in our themed maze as you look for letters and solve the missing word. Please visit the ‘Maize Maze’ page for more information and opening times. The maize maze will open in late summer. Friendly farm animals including Alpacas, goats, ducks, sheep & more! We aim to be open from June to mid-August for strawberry picking, but crop timings and availability depend heavily on the weather conditions. Other fresh fruit is also available to pick when ripe.
Address: Ollerton Rd, West Drayton, Retford DN22 8DB