Pick Your Own Fruit FAQ

Come along and enjoy the countryside and the freshest fruits
How much does it cost?

You pay £3 per person to enter the field, and this includes a punnet that you can fill up and take home.

If you would like extra fruit, grab more punnets from the hut, fill them up, and pay by weight at the hut before leaving.  All fruits are the same price, so you are welcome to pick a mixed punnet.

Can we use our own containers?

Yes, we have always welcomed you bringing your own punnetts (ice cream tub, yoghurt pot etc.) just ask the staff to weigh them before you start picking.

We will deduct the weight of the container at the end, so you don’t pay for its weight. 

Do you supply containers?

Yes, we supply containers, but to reduce waste we encourage you to bring your own.

Do you accept debit/credit cards?

We accept both debit and credit cards.

How can I find out what produce is available to pick?

For a full list of what is currently available for picking, please check our front page. We also send updates to our mailing list.

Where can I find the various crops for picking?

Our staff at the PYO will point you in the right direction for the particular crop you are picking.

Usually, the further you go, the better the fruit gets.

Can I eat the fruit while I pick?

Yes, we’re happy for you to sample the fruit as you pick, and this is included in the entry fee. 

If you are deemed to be eating excessively, you may be politely asked to reduce your consumption! Many Pick Your Own farms have gone out of business due to excessive eating.

How much can I pick?

You can pick as much or as little as you like, but you will need to pay for everything you pick over and above your punnet included with entry.

Please do not pick fruit and then abandon it before paying, it causes unnecessary waste and is unfair on other customers who may not be able to pick their own fruit as a result. If you are worried about over picking, please ask staff beforehand for a cost estimate of what your container will hold.

Is fruit suitable for freezing?

Raspberries, blackcurrants and blackberries are all suitable for freezing. Strawberries can be frozen but they will lose all their texture once thawed. However, they can still be used to make sauces, jams and smoothies etc.

Can I get a pram/wheelchair in the fields?

Pram or wheelchair access is possible, however, please be aware that adverse weather conditions may affect accessibility.

Can I bring a picnic?

We are happy for you to bring a picnic to the farm but ask that you eat it in the picnic area provided.

Do you have a café onsite?

We serve local ice cream and a variety of drinks from the hut.

Do you have toilets?


Can I bring my dog?

We welcome dogs in the car park and near the picnic area when on a lead, but not in the fruit fields.

Please note:

Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
All rubbish must be removed from the farm.
We reserve the right to refuse entry and to remove people from the farm.

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