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Where to Pick Your Own Fruit, Veg and Flowers in and around Nottingham



If you're looking for a wholesome family experience this summer then fruit picking has got to be it! Whether it's classic strawberries, pumpkins or even sunflowers - we've got it covered!


There are a few different places dotted about on the outskirts of Nottinghamshire and beyond so depending on whereabouts you are in Nottingham there will be definitely be somewhere within a 45 minute drive on this list!



School Farm

Ollerton Road, Retford DN22 8DB

Free entry, free parking, no booking required


Pick Your Own:

Strawberries – June to August (dependant on weather)

Sunflowers – June - August

Pumpkins - October


ALSO:

Tea room and farm shop

Maize Maze - £5 per person, under 3s free

Farm animals



Wymeswold Fruit Farm

Wide Ln, Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6SE

Free entry, free parking, no booking required


Pick Your Own:

Strawberries - June to august

Gooseberries – June

Rhubarb – June to August

Raspberries - July to August

Red, white and black currants – July

Pumpkins – October


Also:

Free tractor rides at the weekends

Café and ice creams




Scaddows Farm

Scaddows Ln, Ticknall, Derby DE73 7JP

Free entry, parking available (doesn’t specify free but I assume so), booking not required


Pick Your Own:

Strawberries – From June

Gooseberries – from June

Raspberries – From July

Blackcurrant and redcurrants – from July


Also:

Café and ice creams




Cattows Farm

Swepstone Road, Heather, Leicestershire, LE67 2RF

No Booking Required, Free entry, free parking


Pick Your Own:

Strawberries, gooseberries – mid June

Raspberries, red currants, blackcurrants – early July

Sunflowers – mid July

Pumpkins – from 1st October


Also:

Restaurant on site, takeaway drinks and ice creams,

Inflatables on selected weekends, play area and pygmy goats



Goachers

Wood Lane, North Wheatley, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 9BG

Free parking, Free entry but there is a minimum spend of £5 per car


Pick Your Own:

Strawberries – June/July

Gooseberries – June

Redcurrants & Blackcurrants - late June and July.

Raspberries – June until late September. The peak time for raspberries is July.

Tayberries – A Raspberry cross Blackberry - July.

Cherries – early July.

Worcesterberries – mid-July to August.

Plums, Damsons and Greengages –August to late September.

Blackberries - August to September.

Apples and pears – From September

Pumpkins – October


Also:

Picnic area and toilets

Farm shop, ice cream and drinks



Pumpkins and more!


Nottinghamshire Pick Your Own Pumpkins

Oaks Lane, Oxton, Southwell, NG25 0RH

Free parking, no booking required, entry fee TBA


Pick Your Own:

Sunflowers, Potatoes, Corguettes and Gladioli – From end of July/early August

Pumpkins – October


Also:

Maize maze, sunflower fields, lavender fields (TBC), wildflower meadow

Food and Drink by Little Schnauzer Coffee Company.


Mr Pumpkin

Lime Farm, Mansfield Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6JU

Tickets required (adults £2 in 2022) free parking


Pick Your Own:

Pumpkins – October


Also:

Bouncy Castle, mini fairground, pumpkin trail, food stalls




Tips

Dates and timings are all approximate!

Check Facebook pages or other social media of your chosen location daily for updates regarding fruit availability as this is very changeable with the unpredictability of our great British weather! It is difficult to plan this kind of trip too far in advance.


Check opening times as some places run shorter times when fruit is in low supply. Go as early as possible in the day if you want a quieter experience or if you are going at the weekend. You also get the best pick of fruit for the day.


Toilet facilities are very variable so bare that in mind for children in nappies or who are potty training.


Dress appropriately knowing you will be in an open field on a working farm.


Take advantage of this very wholesome experience to get some nice family pictures - and be unapologetic about getting those shots! I’m down on the ground, phone at all angles, candid shots, posed shots – portrait mode is on! Sorry it’s just got to be done. Our pumpkin patch photos are always so lovely and will be treasured for many years – 2023 will be our first year strawberry picking and I plan on doing the same!

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