9 Best Pick Your Own Farms
It's peak PYO season so grab your straw hat and wicker basket get yourself down to one of Glos and Worcs fruity farmsteads and fill up those punnets.
Can we tempt you with something juicy and plump? … we’re talking about luscious fruits at a Pick Your Own Farms of course (cheeky). It’s peak PYO season so grab your straw hat and wicker basket get yourself down to one of Glos and Worcs fruity farmsteads and fill up those punnets pronto.
Here’s where to find ’em.
Lotmead Farm is a personal favourite for picking luscious fruits. It’s a lovely foraging experience with lots of room between rows for picking.
They alternate the opening times of fields too, to ensure they have time to grow in between picks too. Make sure to book your slot via the website. We loved the raised plants racks which mean you don’t break your back picking for an hour, and there’s lots of super-helpful staff on hand to help you forage. The cafe and shop sell great, local food and snacks. So pick up your empty punnett at the gate and go wild.
Primrose Vale Farm Shop near Cheltenham is open all year round for fruit and veg picking with 15 types of crops. You’ll find strawberries (it’s most popular crop) grown on raised platforms along with raspberries, blackberries and vegetables. We also love the Strawberries ‘n Cream Drive-Through, just order a punnet and cream through its click and collect, turn up and you’ll be handed them through your window.
Over Farm Market is a popular spot for loading up your fridge and freezer with fruit. Located in Gloucester this working farm has super sweet strawberries as well as raspberries and early blackberries. They also have a great Family Summer Trail on until the end of August for kids to enjoy. Numbers are restricted in the farm shop and pre-booked slots for the PYO visits cost £2, punnets can be purchased upon arrival.
Hayles Fruit Farm is in Winchcombe near Cheltenham and still has crops to pick if you’re quick. There’s also a beautiful lake here too (to munch your strawberries by when you’re done). Make sure to call ahead to book your slot.
Keep your eyes peeled on Elmore Fruit Farm near Gloucester. With new raspberry and tayberry rows as well as blackberries on offer, it’s highly anticipated opening hours are due to be released soon. Great for fairly priced, responsibly grown berries.
Over in Worcs, head to Clive’s Fruit Farm. Located in lovely Upton-upon-Severn this little gem has strawberries, raspberries and cherries in its PYO fields. They are open daily from 9am-3pm.
Another you’ll find in Worcs is Bell’s Farm Shop. Located in Hartlebury, near Stourport-on-Severn it is open 9am – 5pm 7 days a week, all year. Call ahead for PYO visits to guarantee a slot. Likewise, check out Stanley’s Farm Shop in Corbett. The farm covers approx 250 acres, of which 25 acres are for pick your own fruit and vegetables. Currently on the PYO hotlist are strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries, cauliflower, calabrese, spinach and courgettes. That’s an entire meal.
Woolstones Orchard, near Evesham with lovely views over the Severn Valley, is open for pick your own. So if you love a good crumble (stock up the freezer for autumn!) or fruit smoothies head here because they have trees heaving with apples, pears and plums just waiting to be picked.
Want to pick your own blooms? Head to our roundup of the best Flower Fields here too …