A great day out and snack shopping combined: Strawberry & Raspberry picking has it all. There’s delicious red fruits, beautiful countryside, freedom for the children and snacks as fresh as they come! PYO is a firm summer favourite in our family!
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We have spent a lot of time at Thorne’s Farm Shop PYO over the years! The fruit is delicious with strawberries growing both on the ground in the polytunnels, and on ‘tables’ with the fruit handing low enough that my son could reach when he had just turned 2. They have a cafe too with a lovely decking area to enjoy some lunch, cake or coffee outside!
Price: Strawberries £6.99 kg or Raspberries £7.49 kg
Picnic spot: We found this beautiful spot in-between the lockdowns. Drive out of Thornes back to the main road. Go straight over and when at the top of the hill there is a car park on the left. Take your picnic and enjoy the panoramic views of glorious countryside and a lovely little wander to the tree and back. Parking: What3words: stream.weedy.umbrellas
Website: Thornes Farm Shop
Facebook: Thornes Farm Shop
Address: Hawthorn Gardens, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Crediton EX17 4BH
Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 17:30
Saturday: 9:00 – 17:00
Sundays: 10:00 – 16:00 during June, July & August
Please remember the fields are closed half an hour before the shop closing time.
Strawberry Picking Experience is a whole lot more! Depending on the ticket you buy it may include Find the hidden golden strawberry for a prize; or the ‘Farm Barn’ complete with farm animals, bouncy castle, sand pit, ball pit, mini games, go karts and much, much more! Tickets must be bought in advance for both the children and adults and the price depends on the time of day and term time or holiday.
After you have finished in the fields and the barn, the children will also enjoy the small play park and the space for running around which is just next to the outdoor tables – perfect for you to be able to keep and eye on the preschoolers while having a quieter lunch. Or take a picnic blanket to sit on the lawn with babies so crawlers can have a bit of freedom too. The restaurant is praised and their afternoon picnics (pre-booked) look super special too.
Price: Tickets from £2 each (under 1s free) Both Adults and children need a ticket.
Address: Strawberry Fields, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0DE
Monday – Saturday
Open daily throughout the summer (9am – 5pm) with last admission to the fields at 4pm. Even if the rain sets in we remain open thanks to our all weather poly tunnels – so have your wellies at the ready!
There is plenty of PYO at Pips (check their facebook page to see what’s currently growing) including the delicious strawberries. When the little ones have picked to their fill there are picnic benches, and some animals to say hello to. The strawberries are growing on the ground so are easy for toddlers to pick.
Price: Strawberries £10.50 kg
Seasonal and weather dependent so do check the Facebook page or call the mobile for updated opening times and availability.
Halberton Court grow their delicious strawberries on tabletops under polytunnels and their raspberries outside. There’s a great cafe as well as farm shop.
Price: Strawberries £7.99 kg