With the warm weather I’m expecting that we’ll have plenty of strawberries to pick in 2020, however with Coronavirus and lockdown restrictions there are a few changes to who is operating PYO and how it will be done!
But don’t worry, we have checked out all of our family favourite PYO’s as it’s such a lovely family activity to do and we wouldn’t want you to miss out!
So here are my top 5 places to pick strawberries around Wakefield! If you have any more places please do share on the Wakefield Mumbler chat group!
Please do check individual contact pages for up to date opening dates and timings before travelling.
Please also stick to the Government Guidance on what you can and can’t do – you can find that HERE.
The popular Farmer Copleys has fields of strawberries and raspberries to choose from. Alongside the farm shop, there is the Moo Cafe which will also be celebrating the strawberry in its desserts and cakes, salads, drinks, juices, cocktails and Pimms (the Moo cafe is currently closed due to Coronavirus restrictions).
1st July – mid August 2020
Table top strawbwrries. Socially distanced picking with a ticketing system to control the number of pickers – available to book from approx 20th June 2020
Open daily 10am – 4pm
2m social distancing guidelines in place with one way system
Takes cash or card
Plenty of parking available
Cafe and toilets available onsite (not open due to Coronavirus)
Family owned strawberry fields at Thorn Farm in Morley has a large patch with a variety of different berries to choose from. You have the choice of a small basket (approx 1 kilo worth) or a larger basket.
Open Saturday 20th June until NOW CLOSED
Open daily 12pm -6.30pm, (check their facebook page for opening days)
Social distancing plans currently being worked through
Large free car park (There is a short walk to the strawberry field)
No toilets or dogs allowed onsite
Cream available to buy!
Strawberry cost – Small Basket £5, Large Basket – £15 pay before you pick.
You can fill these up to the line of the basket. We are not operating a “Weighing” system due to the current conditions.
Thorn Farm, Morley, LS27 0LX, Based on the main A650 road opposite the Toby Carvery
MH Poskitt have been producing carrots for over forty years in Yorkshire and have built a reputation as the leading supplier in the White Rose County. They open their doors to the public for strawberry picking every year!
Open Tuesday 2nd June until NOW CLOSED
Weekdays 10am – 7pm, weekends 9am – 6pm
Social distancing rules apply
Recommended by a Mumbler
£2.50 per kg or £1.14 per lb
Near Kellington Church, Whales Lane, Goole, DN14 0SB
Bert’s Barrow is a small family run farm in Hillam and was started up by Marlene and Ian (Bert) Thompson with a cart at the side of the road with an honesty box, selling locally sourced seasonal vegetables in aid of the village defibrillator fund. They have a lovely courtyard area with tables where you can sit and enjoy a coffee or ice cream and the most amazing cakes! There are also pedal tractors to keep the kids entertained as well as goats, chickens and horses to see, as well as Pizza Nights and Outdoor Yoga!
Open Wednesday 3rd June until approx mid July 2020
Open Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am -4pm and Sun 10am-4pm.
Social distancing with a one in one out operation when they reach safe capacity
All pickers must wear a face mask (available to buy for £1)
Due to face mask policy, under 2’s are not permitted
Lot’s of lovely produce from drive through farm shop
Recommended by North Leeds Mumbler is their local PYO Kemps in Horsforth. Farming in Horsforth for over 60 years the Kemp family started the popular outdoor pick your own in 1984. The pick your own concentrates on strawberries and raspberries, with a number of varieties of each to enable as long a picking season as possible.
Opening 17th June 2020, Picking slots available between 10am-6pm
(Please check Facebook Page for updates on opening before travelling)
Pre-purchased entry ticket/voucher required to limit visitor numbers at any one time, so the farm does not get overwhelmed.
To pre-purchase your ticket/slot visit kemps.merlintickets.co.uk/ (Slots will be released daily based on fruit availability). Ticket price: £2 adult, £1 child, under 3 free.
Social distancing at all times
Use of hand sanitiser
One way system around the picking fields
Contactless payments will be the preferred payment option
NEW for 2020 Table top strawberries will be available which will help to extend the season
Large car park
Horsforth Pick Your Own, West End Lane, Horsforth LS18 5ES.
NEW INFO AS OF 28TH JUNE – BENTLEY GRANGE NOW OPEN FOR PYO!!
Bentley Grange grow a range of soft fruits including Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackcurrants, Redcurrants and Gooseberries. Strawberries often start around Wimbledon week and last approximately six weeks. Gooseberries start a little earlier and raspberries and currants a little later but each year is different, depending on the weather.
Strawberries, raspberries & blackberries now available for PYO
Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm, weekend opening see website
Sell Longley Farm Cream, local honey and fresh farm eggs