Strawberry picking: our guide to the best places in the UK

Take the kids on a fun day out and pick your own fresh strawberries...

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Strawberry picking is the ideal way to spend a day out with your family.

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 fruit picking farm (opens in new tab).

Strawberries are in season from late May through to September, making it a perfect school summer holiday (opens in new tab) family activity. Though 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.

Here's our round up of the best farms across the country for strawberry picking.

The South of England

South East England

Grove Farm in Leighton Buzzard

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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01296 668175

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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. You will need to book at slot (opens in new tab) here due to Covid-19 restrictions. 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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01206 272275

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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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01920 821246

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Peterley Manor Farm in Buckinghamshire

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. Opens in June or early July 2021. 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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01494 863566

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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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01932 853 886

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Durleighmarsh Farm Shop in Petersfield

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, blueberries, tayberries, sunberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, rhubarb 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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01730 821626

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Grays Farm in Wokingham

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and rhubarbWhat 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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01189 785386

South West England

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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01626 777570

Thurloxton Fruit Growers in Somerset

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 from June 23. 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: thurloxton.com/ (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01823 413 413

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Trevathan Farm, in Port Isaac, Cornwall

Which other fruits can I pick here? Aside from strawberry picking, you can also pick 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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01208 880248

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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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01872 510774

Ansty Pick Your Own and Farm Shop in Wiltshire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, tayberries, loganberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and blackberriesWhat 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 endWhere? Ansty PYO & Farm Shop, Ansty, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 5PX Website: anstypyo.co.uk (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01747 829072

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Strawberry picking in the Midlands

Scaddows Farm in Derbyshire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants are available to pick from June. 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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01332 865709

Whetstone Pastures Farm in Leicester

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries and blackberries, from June 2021. 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 6LXWebsite: whetstonepasturesfarm.com (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01162 774 627 or 07971 403823

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Willows Farm in Lincolnshire

Which other fruits can I pick here? Aside from strawberry picking, 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. Available in June, July and August. Where? A52, Chapel St Leonards, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 5UB Website: willowsfarm.co.uk (opens in new tab)

Contact: 07771 696001

Goachers Farm Shop in Nottinghamshire

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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01427 880341

strawberry picking at Goachers Farm Shop

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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, however there is a minimum spend of £2. Where? Court Farm and Leisure, Court Farm, Tillington, Herefordshire, HR4 8LG Website: courtfarmleisure.co.uk (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01432 760271

strawberry picking at Court Farm and Leisure

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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 £2 to the pick-your-own field which is then redeemable against the produce you pick. Where? Bognop Road, Essington, Wolverhampton, WV11 2AZ Website: essingtonfarm.co.uk (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01902 735724

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Strawberry picking in 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 from June. What else can I do here? There is a cafe, 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 £3 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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01313 191048

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The Balloon Tree in Yorkshire

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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01759 373023

strawberry picking at The Balloon Tree

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North West England

Claremount Farm in Wirral

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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01513 341906

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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. Please note: Green Bank Farm can't accept debit or credit cards, so be sure to bring cash. 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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01524 733296

North East England

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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01434 633100

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Strawberry picking in Wales

Hooton's Homegrown PYO site in Gwynedd

Which other fruits can I pick here? Aside from strawberry picking, 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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01248 430322

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Gower PYO site in Swansea

Which other fruits can I pick here? Raspberries, visitors can also pick sunflowers What else can I do here? There's a cafe onsite serving ice cream, homemade cakes and refreshments Where? Scurlage Farm, Reynoldston, Scurlage, Swansea SA3 1BA Website: gowerpickyourown.wales (opens in new tab)

Contact: 07796 796777

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