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Where to Go Strawberry Picking Around Leeds

· Darcie Hewitt-Dudding · Food and Drink

Happiness is a fresh summer strawberry.

Kemp's Farm Pick Your Own Strawberries

Make the most of the season with these strawberry picking farms in Leeds.

With the sun in the sky and a sweet scent in the air, it can only mean a summer’s day picking fruit at the strawberry patch. Is there a more wholesome way to spend an afternoon? There are loads of farms in and around Leeds that offer strawberry picking. So whether you’re planning a day out with loved ones or you just fancy strawberries for dessert, here are five places to pick your own.

Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Picking Leeds

Strawberry Fields is one of the best places to go strawberry picking in Leeds. It’s an established, family-run farm, and the experience is all about the strawberries. There are no distractions here. Choose from a big punnet or a small punnet at the door and head into the field to hunt amongst the greenery for the ripest of fruit. There are a few different varieties to choose from, all clearly marked so you know which one you’re picking. No need to book, just make sure you check their Facebook page for updates before you set off.

Strawberry Fields, Thorn Farm, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 0LX. Picking season runs from late June to late July.

Kemps Farm Pick Your Own

kemps farm pick your own strawberries

Looking for somewhere to go strawberry picking in Horsforth? Kemps Farm is a 60-year-old farm where you can spend a summer’s day picking the ripest fruit and popping it in your basket. They grow around 12 varieties of strawberry and three varieties of raspberry, so there will always be something ripe and ready for picking. You can even make it easier on your back with the tabletop section, where you can pick at waist height (and there’s room between rows for wheelchair users). There’s a small children’s play area and animals to meet too.

Kemps Farm, West End Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5ES. Picking season starts in late June.

Farmer Copleys Strawberry Experience

farmer copleys strawberry picking experience

Farmer Copleys Strawberry Experience is a ticketed event (£2 per person) where you can pick your own, eat and celebrate the humble strawberry. They grow the likes of Sweet Eve, Malling Centenary, Sonata and more, so you can try something new every time you visit! You get a set time slot, but you can stay as long as you like. And it’s not just strawberries, they’re growing raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries and even blueberries this year! Want more seasonal goodness? Visit their cafe for specials made with all the yummy in-season produce.

Farmer Copleys, Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 5AF. Picking season runs from June to August.

Spilmans Farm

Strawberry picking

A small family-run farm in Thirsk, Spilman’s Farm has been around for over 80 years. There are 15 acres of strawberries to peruse on a sunny day, so don’t forget your sunscreen! You can pick your own strawberries and raspberries, as well as blackberries, gooseberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants if they’re ripe. Once you’ve got the fruit you want, there’s a picnic area where you can dig into your spoils. Pop to the farm shop for a mooch or let the kids tire themselves out (if they’re not already) at the play barn.

Spilmans Farm, Church Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 3NB. Picking season runs from early June to late July.

Birchfield Ice Cream Farm

Strawberry picking

Nestled in the Nidderdale Valley near Leeds, Birchfield Ice Cream Farm is a picturesque spot with loads going on. Their strawberry picking experience is fun for all the family. They provide baskets for your strawberries, but if you want to be extra eco-friendly, you can bring your own too (just don’t forget to get it weighed before you head to the strawberry patch). Afterwards, head to the ice cream parlour for some delicious ice cream made with the farm’s produce. They have animals too, from pigs and sheep to guinea pigs, rabbits and chickens!

Birchfield Family Dairies, Oakmount House, Birchfield Farm, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4JS. Picking season runs from mid June to late July.