Pick Your Own - Open! Please Read Below!

Our Pick Your Own is open (please see opening days/times below), however, it is now very late in our strawberry and raspberry crop season and both are now virtually picked out and very hard to find. If you are coming to the farm solely for Pick Your Own we do not advise that you visit, as you will be disappointed. We also have a Summer Activity Trail available (please see details below), Berries and Beans Cafe and our Farm Shop has now re-opened. Please click here for more details about the Farm Shop. 

Please be aware that if the PYO becomes too busy or the fruit runs out, then we may need to close the farm at short notice. Please keep an eye on our social media pages and website for updates.

Summer Activity Trail

With the absence of our Maize Maze this year we have introduced a small Summer Activity Trail, suitable for young children (aged 4-11). Each £1.50 trail sheet includes one small prize for the child and one cup of tea for the parent/carer. Collect your trail sheet from the Pick Your Own (PYO) marquee. Remember to bring a pencil to complete the trail, or you can buy one here for 10p, you might also like to bring a book or magazine to lean on! Card payments only, please.

Trail Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday: 9:30am - 3:30pm (Last admission is 3:30pm)

Sundays: 10:00am - 3:00pm (Last admission is 3:00pm)

To see an 'at a glance' status table of all our PYO crops, please scroll further down the page.

No need to pre-book, however, please note that we may need to introduce a bookable system if the fields become too busy. Please read all of the following information:

PYO Prices

  • Strawberries - Punnet: £3.00
  • Strawberries - Basket: £15.00
  • Raspberries - Punnet: £3.00

!! Please do not bring your own containers !!

PYO Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm (last admission is 4:30pm)

Sundays & Bank Holidays: 10:00am - 4:00pm (last admission is 3:30pm)

!! 9:00am - 9:30am Tuesday - Friday is for the over 60's only !!

!! We are closing the PYO on Mondays to give the fields a chance to recover, and for more fruit to ripen !! 

Please note, opening times are subject to change according to weather or crop availability.

These are extremely unprecedented times and we ask for your patience and understanding. Please comply with the following rules at all times when visiting the Pick Your Own:

PICK YOUR OWN RULES – PLEASE READ!!

  • We may reserve the right to close or refuse entry without prior notification if, in our opinion, we consider the farm has become too busy to operate safely.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided, before and after entering the PYO.
  • No large groups – a maximum of six people only, per group.
  • Dogs are not allowed anywhere on the farm.
  • Please only take the quantity of baskets/punnets that you require, as we cannot take any back to be re-used.
  • Please maintain social distancing rules in the fields at all times.
  • Please only touch the fruit you wish to pick.
  • All fruit must be taken home and washed before eating. Maximum of two children per responsible adult. The responsible adult must ensure their children comply with social distancing rules.
  • Children under the age of 16 must always be supervised.
  • Please do not linger for too long after you have finished picking.
  • No picnics allowed.
  • No smoking or vaping allowed.
  • All rubbish must be removed from the farm.
  • Thieves will be prosecuted.
  • We reserve the right to refuse entry and to remove people from the farm.
  • Please ensure that you do not leave valuables in your car. Stanhill Farm cannot accept any liability for theft or damage (however caused) to vehicles or their possessions whilst in the car park.
  • Any belongings and other property brought onto the farm are at the customers own risk.

Please see our FAQ section below, which you may find useful.

To see an 'at a glance' status table of all our PYO crops, please scroll further down the page. 

For details on how to find us, please click here.

Pick Your Own - FAQ's

What are the opening times?

Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm (last admission is 5:00pm) We are closing the PYO on Mondays to give the fields a chance to recover, and for more fruit to ripen.

Sundays & Bank Holidays: 10:00am-3:30pm (last admission is 3:30pm)

Please note, this is subject to change according to weather or crop availability.

How can I find you?

For details on how to find us please click here.

Do I need to book in advance?

No, we do not take bookings unless you are in a large group ie, a school visit.

How much does it cost?

  • Strawberries – Punnet: £3.00
  • Strawberries – Basket: £15.00
  • Raspberries – Punnet: £3.00

Do you accept debit/credit cards?

We accept both debit and credit cards.

Can we use our own containers?

No, as we are charging a set price per punnet/basket.

Do you supply containers?

Yes, we do supply containers - you will be offered a punnet or a basket.

How can I find out what produce is available to pick?

For a full list of what is currently available for picking, please see the table below. We also post updates on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

Where can I find the various crops for picking?

Our staff at the PYO will point you in the right direction for the particular crop you are picking.

Can I eat the fruit while I pick?

No, we ask that you do not eat any fruit until you have taken it home and washed it.

How much can I pick?

You can pick as much or as little as you like, but you will need to pay for everything you pick. Please do not pick fruit and then abandon it before paying, it causes unnecessary waste and is unfair on other customers who may not be able to pick their own fruit as a result. 

What is the best way to pick a strawberry?

For maximum shelf life try to avoid handling the red flesh. Instead, pinch the stalk off between your thumbnail and forefinger. Leave the stalks in until just before serving. As with all fruits, pick only ripe ones – they taste better!

Is fruit suitable for freezing?

Raspberries, blackcurrants and blackberries are all suitable for freezing. Strawberries can be frozen but they will lose all their texture once thawed. However, they can still be used to make sauces, jams and smoothies etc.

What should I wear?

We are a working farm and care should be taken on uneven surfaces. Please wear suitable footwear such as trainers or outdoor boots in dry conditions and wellington boots when it’s wet as the fields can be muddy. It is also advisable for children to wear long sleeved and long-legged clothing to protect against scratches and stings.

Can we walk anywhere on the crops?

No, for your health and safety please only stick to the areas you have been directed to for picking.

Can I get a pram/wheelchair in the fields?

Pram or wheelchair access is possible, however, please be aware that adverse weather conditions may affect accessibility.

Is parking available?

We have plenty of free parking available on the PYO. Please ensure that you do not leave valuables in your car. Stanhill Farm cannot accept any liability to any customers or other visitors or their children for theft or damage (however caused) to vehicles or their possessions whilst in the car park.

Can I bring a picnic?

No, picnics are not allowed this year. 

Do you have a cafe onsite? 

​We are very pleased to welcome back Sophie's Tea Tent - now renamed as 'Berries & Beans'. Sophie is operating a takeaway service every day (except Monday) from 10:30am - 5:00pm, serving tea, coffee, cold drinks, toasties and ice creams (Salcome Dairy soft scoop). Card payments only, please. 

Do you have toilets?

Yes, we have one portaloo and one disabled portaloo.

Do you have baby changing facilities?

No, not at present.

When is the best time to visit?

The busiest times are during the school holidays and at weekends. We advise people to arrive early to get the best pick of fruit.

Do you keep lost property?

Any lost property that is found will be kept until the end of the season. Please email us with a full description of the lost item and we will get back to you.

Can I bring my dog?

No, we do not allow dogs anywhere on the farm.

Do I need to wash the fruit?

Yes, we recommend that you do wash the fruit before eating.

Do you welcome coach parties?

Only for pre-booked school visits and not at weekends.

Do you do children’s parties?

No, unfortunately at present we don’t have the staff or facilities available.

Why can’t I get an answer on your office phone number?

We are a small family business and during the busy season we are all working on the farm. If your request is urgent, please leave a message on our answerphone and we will endeavour to call you back as soon as possible. Alternatively, please email: info@stanhillfarm.co.uk

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • All rubbish must be removed from the farm.
  • We reserve the right to refuse entry and to remove people from the farm.
  • Thieves will be prosecuted.
Pick Your Own: 
Crop NameSeason (Approximate)PricePicking Status
Strawberries June - September£3.00 per punnet / £15.00 per basketVirtually picked out - very hard to find
Raspberries June - October £3.00 per punnetVirtually picked out - very hard to find
CourgettesJuly - September£1.85 per kiloJust started
Runner beansJuly - October£5.00 per kiloJust started
Mini cucumbersAugust - September£2.50 per kiloJust started
BeetrootAugust - October40p each / 5 for £1.50Just started - currently quite small
Dwarf French beansJuly - OctoberNot yet ready
Sunflowers (two small plots - not fields)Middle of August - SeptemberNot yet ready
SweetcornMiddle to end of August - SeptemberNot yet ready
TomatoesSeptemberNot yet ready
PumpkinsOctober Half Term - Pumpkin PatchNot yet ready
SquashOctoberNot yet ready