One of my favourite summer activities to do with my little ones – strawberry picking, or raspberry picking or even red current picking (but I have to admit, I don’t really know what to do with the red currents!) The beautiful Devon countryside as a backdrop, freedom for the children and delicious fruits ready for their snack as fresh as they come.
Have fun and don’t forget to tag us in any pics – love seeing the excited smiles that strawberry picking brings!
📸 thanks to @the.jacksons.218
We can’t wait for this year’s pick your own strawberries – the ultimate summer activity to enjoy with friends and family in the open air. Make sure you meet the scarecrows on the way…
With the current situation and taking into account the government guidance that we are required to follow on site, we will be asking you all to book your arrival time slot. But don’t worry, this is an easy and hassle free process and means that you will have plenty of fruit to pick in a strawberry patch that will be never too busy! To cover the cost of this booking process and the further measures that we are required to adhere to this year, there will be a charge of £1.50 per person. Under 2’s are FREE of charge. Tickets are not refundable.
FREE PYO Child’s Milkshake
All pick your own strawberry tickets booked between 3pm-4.30pm Monday – Friday can claim a free milkshake for children under the age of 12. The perfect after school activity with a tasty treat at the end!
After you have finished in the fields, 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 pretty special too.
This year there is also a Maize Maze £5 per person (under 2s free) find out all you need to know here: maize-maze
Price: £15 bucket (2.5kg ish) or £7.50 punnet (1kg ish)
Address: Strawberry Fields, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0DE
Monday – Saturday
Farm Shop 8am – 6pm
Restaurant/Coffee Bar 8am – 5.30pm
Farm Shop 8am – 5.30pm
Restaurant/Coffee Bar 8am – 5pm
We love Thorne’s Farm Shop PYO. Delicious fruit with strawberries growing both on the ground in the polytunnels, and on ‘tables’ with the fruit handing low enough for my 2 year old to be able to reach. They have a cafe too with much more outdoor seating than previous years for you to be able to enjoy some lunch, cake or a chat! (and i can vouch for the take away meringues – yum!
Price: Strawberries £5.99 kg or Raspberries £6.99 kg
Picnic spot: 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.
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 say:
For many years we have grown Strawberries and Raspberries for PYO. We have we been told they are some of the best fruit people have tasted. PYO Strawberries and Raspberries are now available. You DON’T need to book, but if you’re coming far, please check availability directly with the shop on 01884 829543.
Price: Strawberries £6.50 kg
Royal Oak Farm is sadly no longer a PYO
But instead it offers beautiful accommodation for the perfect Devon Staycation.