There are a number of pick your own farms near London where you enjoy a day out picking a wide range of fruit, vegetables and flowers during summer and autumn. In this guide, I have listed our favourite pick your own farms near London that we have visited through the years.
Some pick your own farms start to open in late spring for rhubarb and asparagus picking, while others open in June for strawberry picking season. More crops become available from late June onwards, including raspberries, cherries, green beans, apples and much more. We enjoy heading back in late summer to pick sunflowers and sweetcorn, and it’s an annual tradition to visit the pumpkin patch in autumn.
Keep in mind that most pick your own farms near London will require booking a time slot following government guidelines and time slots are typically released a few days in advance.
Garsons Farm in Esher, Surrey, has one of the best pick your own fruit and vegetable farms near London. It is also the UK’s largest, with 28 crops of fruit, vegetable and flower crops open from June to October. Garsons Esher PYO farm is open from 7 June 2021. The first crop will be strawberries and you will need to book a Farm Pass to enter the PYO Farm at https://www.garsons.co.uk/pyo-farm
Read my post on Garsons Farm Pick Your Own for more details about picking fruits and vegetables from June to October.
Address: Winterdown Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8LS
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am – 6pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm
Farm Pass: Book a Farm Pass and choose a time slot in advance at https://www.garsons.co.uk/pyo-farm. Each individual, including children and infants, will need to have a Farm Pass which cost £4 per adult and £1 for child. The cost of the Farm Pass(es) will be deducted from your PYO purchases at the farm exit.
For the latest crop availability list, visit https://www.garsons.co.uk/pyo-farm
Crockford Bridge Farm
Crockford Bridge Farm in Addlestone, Surrey opens in late spring for rhubarb and asparagus picking, and is another popular PYO farm in Surrey for strawberry picking. This is a great pick your own farm to visit with little children because it’s easy to walk around and there’s a small playground, ice cream stand and bee house to look at near the farm entrance. During the summer season, you can also pick raspberries, marrow, beetroot, sunflowers and much more. As of 1st September, you no longer need to book a PYO Voucher for the rest of the summer picking season. Check the latest crop availability at https://www.crockfordbridgefarm.co.uk/farm-pyo
During the first two weekends of October 2021 (bookings required), Crockford Bridge Farm will be open for pumpkin picking and a wide range of pumpkins and gourds will be available for sale throughout October at their Pumpkin Market. You can now book your tickets for pumpkin picking at Crockford Bridge Farm on this website: https://crockfordbridgefarm.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
Read more my post on Crockford Bridge Farm for more details about their PYO farm and the 2021 Pumpkin Festival and Pumpkin Market.
Address: New Haw Road, Addlestone, Nr. Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2BU
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 1000 to 1730; Sunday 1000 to 1630
PYO Voucher: Adults (over 14) £4; children ages 2-14, £2; ages 2 and under no charge. Vouchers are redeemed against the value of your crop purchases.
Check crop availability and book your PYO Voucher at https://www.crockfordbridgefarm.co.uk/farm-pyo
Cammas Hall Farm
Located on the Hertfordshire / Essex border, Cammas Hall Farm opens for strawberry picking season and during the summer, there are a wide range of crops to pick including gooseberries, raspberries, cherries and blueberries. As of 9th September, Cammas Hall Farm has crops of blackberries, sweetcorn and onions open for picking. Check ticket availability at https://www.cammashall.co.uk/pyo/
Last October half-term, we went to Cammas Hall Farm, located on the Hertfordshire / Essex border to visit their fantastic pumpkin patch. They had a large selection of pumpkins and squash of all types and sizes, some great photo opportunities and a maize maze where the children could look for clues for a prize. There’s a farm shop, tea barn and BBQ kiosk on site, along with a playground.
Tickets are now available for Cammas Hall Farm Halloween 2021 pumpkin patch and family activities – https://www.cammashall.co.uk/halloween/
Address: Cammas Hall Farm Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak CM22 7JT
Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm
Fruit Voucher: £3 per person (plus a 25p booking charge per person). The £3 value can be redeemed against the fruit you have picked. Slots will only be made available a few days in advance at https://www.cammashall.co.uk/pyo-booking/
Halloween 2021 Tickets: £2 to £4 per adult and child 2+ (prices vary depending on day). Children under 2 enter free but still require a ticket.
For latest crop availability and to book tickets, check their What’s Picking page at https://www.cammashall.co.uk/pyo/
The Pop-Up Farm
The Pop-Up Farm is located in Hertfordshire, 30 miles north of London and near the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable. The Pop-Up Farm runs pop-up farming festivals for picking pumpkins, squash, sweetcorn and sunflowers in late summer / autumn with family-friendly activities for a fun day out. This October, the Pop-Up will have a Pumpkin Festival with a pumpkin patch and family activities. I will update this post with more details on how to book once they are released.
Address: M1 junction 9 Flamstead, next to the Harvester. Use postcode AL3 8HT for sat nav.
Opening Hours: Details TBD for the October 2021 Pumpkin Festival
For the latest updates, visit https://www.thepopupfarm.co.uk/
PIN FOR LATER
This post was updated on 10 September 2021 with information on pumpkin picking in October.