5 places to pick your own strawberries in and around North Leeds & Wetherby
Is there anything better than juicy strawberries and cream? We all know they taste even better when you have picked them yourself! 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 been in touch with 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 North Leeds! If you have any more places please do share on the North Leeds Mumbler chat group!
*** Check the Facebook page/website of each location for the confirmed opening date as this is weather dependent. ***
1. Kemps: Horsforth Pick Your Own
Our local PYO in North Leeds is 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.
**Update 11th July 2020 – Limited supply, check Facebook Page for opening details
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.
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
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).
Provisional Opening Dates:
Pick your own strawberries available from 1st July 2020, daily 10am -4pm.
Socially distanced picking with a ticketing system to control the number of pickers – available to book from approx 20th June 2020.
2m social distancing guidelines in place with one way system