Love fruit and want to encourage your little ones to eat more?
What better way to spend a day with the kids? Getting some fresh air (and getting them away from the electronics) and spending quality time picking your own fruit? The best thing is there is no age limit… from tot to teen (and older). What’s not to like?
Not only that – we’ve included some great ideas below for things to make with your picked fruit.
The farm opens mid-June and there is free entry.
Strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, black and red currants and rhubarb (when in season).
Address: Coppice Road, Poynton, SK12 1SW
Contact: 01625 879401
Find our more about Poynton Fruit Farm here
The farm is open 7 days a week throughout the year. Fruit is available from late June and the farm is free to enter with free parking, just pay for the fruit you pick.
Strawberries, gooseberries, dessert gooseberries, redcurrants, whitecurrants, blackcurrants, raspberries, tayberries, blackberries in the summer months.
There is also a cafe, play area (including swings, slides, zip line and pedal tractors) and a plant centre so you can make a full day of it if you wish.
Address: Winwick Lane, Croft, Warrington WA3 7ED
Contact: 01925 763646/ 01925 765531
Find out more about Kenyon Hall Farm here
Claremont Farm has a farm shop and cafe that is open all year round. Fruit is available to pick mid-June.
The farm also has Creative Writing Summer Schools, Inflatable Fun Days, Holistic Therapies, Yoga, Afternoon Tea, Wild Foraging Experiences and Outdoor Theatres if you fancy making even more of your day.
Strawberries, Green Gooseberries, Red Gooseberries, Golden Gooseberries, Raspberries, Tayberries, Redcurrants, Blackcurrants
The Pick Your Own fields are situated just off the Drayton Motors roundabout by Clatterbridge Hospital (follow the signs). Please note cards are not accepted in the PYO fields.
Address: Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral CH63 4JB
Contact: Office – 0151 334 1906/ Shop & Cafe – 0151 334 1133
Find out more about Claremont Farm here
Leapers Rock Orchard is free entry and you only pay for what you pick. Their season will start mid-June.
Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, damsons, cherries, apples and pears.
Address: Kellet Road, Over Kellet, Carnforth, Lancashire LA6 1BP
Contact: 07831 538936/ 07739 668158
Find out more about Leapers Rock Orchard here
The farm has a tea room and a shop selling cider, fresh apple juice, ice cream etc.
Strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, apples, pears, gooseberries, tayberries, plums
Address: Newcastle Road, Woore, Crewe CW3 9RE
Contact: 07988 944006
Find out more about Woore Fruit Farm here
Please note: Opening dates, times and fruit availability can vary so it might be worth checking before setting off to avoid disappointment.
Why not plan ahead and get some recipe books so you can continue the fun with the kids when you get home by making some super tasty smoothies, lollies, puddings etc. Made with their own little hands, it’s sure to be a winner!
Here are some ideas that are sure to go down well…
Why not make some fresh fruit lollies? The 50 Lolly Recipe Book is sure to provide lots of inspiration with 30 reviews and 5* you’re sure to find plenty of ideas that the kids will love. Priced at £7.87 (at the time of posting).
Buy your copy of the 50 Lolly Recipe book here
Don’t forget lolly moulds, these look great…
Buy your reusable lolly moulds here
Take a look at The Smoothie Recipe Book which includes 150 Smoothie Recipes, with 300+ reviews and 4* it is great value at only £5.99 paperback or £3.83 kindle (correct at time of posting). How good do they look?
Order your copy of The Smoothie Recipe Book here
Looking for a more comprehensive recipe book that includes cookies, cakes, pies and puddings?
Try the 500 Fruit Recipes book which has 4.5* reviews and is £9.99 (correct at the time of posting).
Order your copy of the 500 Fruit Recipes book here.
One for the adults… and I must admit, my personal favourite 😉
What better way to use your fresh fruit than to combine in your favourite cocktail?
The 200 Cocktails receipe book has 4.5* and is only £3.99 Paperback and £1.99 kindle (at the time of posting).
Get your copy of the 200 Cocktails Recipe Book here