Where to go strawberry picking in Berkshire
There’s nothing better than picking your own fresh fruit and vegetables. Their taste and flavour can’t be rivalled by anything you buy in the supermarket and it’s really good value too. It’s also a great way for kids to get involved and encourage them to try new things. Here are a few great places to go in Berkshire to PYO (pick your own). We also have a great pick your own farms guide for Oxfordshire, so you could venture a little further afield and make a day of it.
Best Pick Your Own Farms in Berkshire
Gray’s Farm (Wokingham) – there was some worry that Gray’s Farm would be closed but they have had their extended until 2019 and have 5 miles of planted raspberries and strawberries. No entry charge, no need to book, just pay for what you pick. As well as the pick your own fruit and vegetables, there is also a play area, picnic spot and farm trail.
Hildred’s PYO is a lovely little PYO fruit and vegetable area just outside the beautiful village of Goring. It’s a simple, rural set up with several fields of PYO fruit and vegetables and payment at the caravan. Asaragus and rhubarb are available to pick from the ground from mid April until mid June. Strawberries and gooseberries are available from mid June until mid July. Blackcurrants, redcurrants and raspberries are available in July and at the beginning of August.
Cobb’s Farm Shop & Kitchen (Hungerford) has mostly soft fruit in the summer with some vegetables, including squash and pumpkins in the autumn and asparagus and rhubarb in the spring. It also has a popular children’s play area at the end of our garden or pop up to new bespoke Play Barn where you can sit back and enjoy a delicious coffee while your little ones burn off some energy.
Copas Farms, Lower Mount Farm (Cookham) – open Tuesday, Thursdays and the weekends. Check their website in advance of visiting in case they get picked out.
Crockford Bridge Farm (Aldestone not too far from East Berkshire) – Their picking season starts in late Spring with rhubarb and asparagus. From late May there are abundant crops of the strawberries and raspberries we are renowned for. Outside of the Summer picking season, they also grow Pumpkins and Christmas Trees which are available to purchase at their Pumpkin Patch event in October and Christmas Tree Cabin from late November.