10 Best Pick Your Own Farms For AutumnSeptember 13, 2018 • Get Outdoors
Summer is almost over but it doesn’t mean you and your brave explorers cannot enjoy fresh fruit and veggies anymore!
Autumn is perfect for picking your own seasonal goodies such as apples, pumpkins or plums. What’s better than a trip to he nearest Pick Your Own farm with your gang to pick your own fruit and veg? We’ve rounded up our 10 favourite PYO farms in the UK where you and your little explorers can enjoy fresh and healthy fruit and veggies throughout autumn.
Garsons Pick Your Own farm grow more than 70 varieties of fruit and veggies and the season lasts until October. Summer might be over, but you can still have a lovely family day out and pick lots of autumn goodies such as plums, marrows, red cabbage, courgettes and many more. Their crop availability is updated online every day so make sure to have a look before you plan a family foraging adventure.
This family-owned farm is only 30 minutes away from London and grows lots of different crops that you and your bold adventurers can pick directly from the fields. Plus, the famous Pumpkin Patch event is organised in October to help your little adventurers pick the perfect pumpkin for Halloween. There’s also a shop offering a wide range of seasonal produce and a café where you can enjoy handmade ice cream.
Cammas Hall is located on the Hertfordshire/Essex border, in easy reach of London. Visit the farm and enjoy a large selection of colourful squashes and other seasonal fruit and veggies. You can also try something more challenging with your older adventurers and get lost in the Maize Maze. There’s also a play area for children, a farm shop and a café.
Stanhill Farm is located just 17 miles from London and is open all year round. Lots of different seasonal fruit and veggies are available – try their delicious sweetcorn, tomatoes and pumpkins this autumn. There are also baby changing facilities and you can bring your own picnic to the farm.
Millets Farm Centre has over 50 acres of crops exclusively for Pick Your Own and offers more than 30 types of fruit and vegetables. Plums, sweetcorn and apples are in season. Your little ones can also pick their own pumpkin to get ready for Halloween! There’s also a café, a restaurant, a play area for children and an animal walkway – sounds like a perfect family day out!
This lovely, award-winning 50-acre is located in the wonderful countryside just to the north of Enfield. Yummy blackberries, French beans, squashes and marrows are waiting to be picked as they’re in season right now. There’s also a shop selling cold drinks and desserts if your gang gets peckish.
Visit this lovely farm to pick some delicious plums (there are more fruit and veggies to pick but you’ll have to wait until summer). It’s the perfect place for a relaxing family day out. We recommend the lovely Wild Strawberry café offering homemade meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
Bring your own containers (or ask for a basket) and fill them with fresh goodies. Plums, pears, runner beans, courgettes and beetroots or now in season but you’ll have to hurry up before they’re gone. You can even pick your own eggs! If your family is into fishing, the farm has two large pools, perfect for a fishing adventure with your little explorers.
This farm is perfect for a family day out. There’s a children’s play area and your little explorers can roam around, feed the animals before or after picking some delicious fruit and vegetables. Head to The Balloon Tree to eat as many blackberries as you can (in season now) or to pick a Halloween pumpkin.
Essington Farm is a family business run by the Simkin family where you can enjoy a 50-acre Pick Your Own site. Visit the farm to stock up on yummy seasonal fruit and veggies such as plums, sweetcorn, courgettes and many more. You can also visit their lovely Farm Shop, restaurant and butchery.