Our Favourite Pick Your Own Places in Leeds

Now that summer is finally here, it’s the perfect time to head out to a local farm and spend a wholesome day picking berries or flowers. Whether you’re looking for a family day out or just something different to do, ‘pick your own’ farms are a great idea, and you even have something to take home with you at the end of the day. Want to give it a go but not sure where to go? Here is a list of 5 farms in Leeds and a little further afield for you to try.

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Kemps Farm, Horsforth

Kemps Farm has been going for 60 years and is a very popular place in Leeds to go pick your own strawberries and raspberries. The season starts in mid-June and runs until early September, depending on fruit availability. Due to high demand, it's essential to book online in advance to secure your spot; tickets are £2.50.

If you require a more accessible experience then no need to worry, they offer tractor and trailer rides around the picking fields as well as a tabletop section so you can pick at waist height and there’s even room in between rows for wheelchair users.

Not a fan of strawberries and raspberries? No problem! In August, Kemps Farm opens its vibrant sunflower fields, perfect for picking your own flowers and bringing a splash of colour to your home.

Why not make a day of your visit with plenty of activities to enjoy. Meet the friendly farm animals, let the kids explore the small play area, and grab a treat at the refreshment shop.

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Farmer Copleys, Pontefract

Running from mid-June to mid-August, Farmer Copleys offers the delightful ‘Strawberry Experience.’ But don’t let the name fool you—there's more than just strawberries to pick! You can also harvest raspberries, blackberries, and gooseberries. But the fun doesn't stop in the fields; their farm shop, café, and kitchen feature a whole range of seasonal specials for you to enjoy.

To ensure you get the chance to pick your own fruit, be sure to book your tickets online in advance. Tickets are just £2 each.

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Birchfield Family Dairies, Harrogate

In Harrogate, a family run working farm offers the opportunity to pick your own fresh strawberries. Home to a variety of animals, including cows, sheep, donkeys, and goats, the farm provides a great experience for all visitors. While there is an entry fee to the farm, strawberry picking is free; you only pay for what you pick. Feel free to bring your own containers, although punnets are provided.

For a full day out, the farm also features a playground and a wooded area perfect for building dens. The on-site café serves a range of hot and cold treats, including homemade ice cream.

If this isn’t enough, starting from July 19th, the farm’s Maize Maze will be open. Navigate your way through their corn maze in search of 10 hidden items in order to complete the challenge. Just pick up a quiz sheet at the entrance and let the adventure begin!

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Sammie’s Flowers @ Kiddal Quarry Farm

Looking for an alternative to picking your own strawberries? Sammie’s Flowers at her family farm, Kiddal Quarry Farm, offers the unique opportunity to pick your own bouquet. With free rein over the field and limited spots available, this is a perfect chance to explore, relax, and create something beautiful you can display at home or gift to friends or family. Everyone is welcome to join but children are limited to specific time slots to ensure everyone can get the most from the experience.

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Redwood Farm, Tingley

By Ardsley Reservoir in Wakefield, Redwood Farm has opened its fields for strawberry picking. No booking is required—just turn up, pick fresh berries, and pay for what you pick. While you're there, say hi to the friendly ponies and enjoy refreshments from the farm shop.

Due to recent wet weather, the strawberries aren't quite ready yet, but keep an eye on their social media for updates on when the berries will be ripe for picking. They’ll also keep you posted on open days and times.

If you miss the strawberries, don't worry—their sunflower fields will be opening soon. You can return to pick your own sunflowers but remember to bring your own scissors.

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