It’s strawberry season.
Surely, nothing is quite as scrumdiddlyumptious …
… is it? …
as super juicy strawberries straight off the plant.
And luckily there are a whole bunch of PYO farms in London …
… or at least within the M25 …
where you can pick strawberries to your heart’s content.
We go strawberry picking every year.
And a trip to one of London’s PYO farms really does make a fab family day out.
You get to spend a good half day together outdoors.
AND stuff your face with strawberries.
What could be better?
So what are you waiting for?
Here are all the best PYO farms in London – or very close to London – where you can pick your own strawberries.
(And in fact other yummy fruit as well!)
Best PYO Farms In London
1. Garson PYO Farm
Garsons is the big granddaddy of PYO farms in London.
It’s enormous. And very smart.
And has a big garden centre with fancy cafes.
Garsons PYO Farm is down in south west London near Chessington.
Unfortunately, it’s not too easy by public transport.
If you go by car, it’s only 15 minutes drive from the cool Brooklands transport museum.
2. Hewitts PYO Farm
An alternative in south London is Hewitts PYO Farm.
It’s as different from Garsons as you can get.
It’s just a small – to be honest slightly scruffy – family PYO farm.
There are no facilities. And you pay cash.
But we love it!
It’s like some 1980s throw back to a simpler, easier time.
A wonderful antidote to the hussle and bustle of London.
Plus it’s small enough for small legs to get round.
AND you can go on the train. We do.
From Knockholt station it’s 5 minutes walk by public footpath over a golf course.
The only downside is crossing busy Court Road. You have to be patient.
3. Parkside PYO Farm
Up in north London, award winning Parkside PYO Farm is well loved by locals.
It’s a lovely little farm near Trent Park and Chase Farm Hospital.
They have other berries to pick as well as strawberries.
And you can also pick your own veg.
You can read a review from a local Enfield mum here.
4. Stanhill PYO Farm
Back down in south east London is Stanhill Pick Your Own Farm.
It’s very close to beautiful Joydens Wood.
A fab place for a picnic and running wild after picking your strawberries.
They also have raspberries, blackcurrents and blackberries.
And a small amount of veg to pick.
5. Crockbridge PYO Farm
Crockbridge PYO Farm is tucked just inside the M25 near Weybridge in south west London.
You can pick loads of different berries and veg.
And the rhubarb’s still going strong.
There’s an ice cream parlour – yum! – and small shop on site.
Plus a garden centre next door.
6. Copas PYO Farm
The Copas PYO Farm is just outside the M25 in west London.
In addition to the strawberries, they have PYO cherries and plums and apples later in the season.
7. Flower Farm
Flower Farm is another PYO farm just outside the M25.
Down in Godstone in Surrey, it has a farm shop selling all sorts of produce in addition to the PYO.
It’s also handy for Godstone petting farm so you could combine the two.
And there you go – 7 PYO farms in London or only just outside London where you can pick your own strawberries, other fruit and veg.
If you’ve not done it before. Do give it a go.
It’s such a special experience for London kids.
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