Places to go Strawberry Picking in York – it’s an annual tradition for us to go strawberry picking.  In fact we sometimes do it a couple of times over the season.  If you are taking kids though, make sure you limit how many strawberries they pick otherwise you will have to pay out a small fortune!  It’s a lovely activity to do on a summer’s day though.  If you are going to be picking in polytunnels, make sure you wear layers as it gets hot in there (perfect for the strawberries – not so good for you!).  Have a look at our list of places to go strawberry picking near York.

Do check that the venue is open before you visit – things seem to be a bit different this year!


The Balloon Tree, York

Stamford Bridge Rd, Gate Helmsley, York YO41 1NB

The Balloon Tree is one of the closest places to strawberry pick near York. They sell other produce too, have a fabulous farm shop, excellent café and a children’s play area.  They do a fine breakfast and marvellous cakes – depending on when you plan to visit, so if you are clever, plan to visit when you can handily fit a meal in too!

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Spilmans – Strawberry Picking York

Church Farm, Sessay, THIRSK, YO7 3NB

Spilman’s is a bit further out, but a good choice if you are North of York.  Open from June to August, as well as PYO strawberries they have a farmshop and café.

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Woodside Farm, York – NOTE – they don’t seem to be running in 2021

Appleton Road, Acaster Malbis, York, YO23 2XA

If you are looking for strawberry picking near York then Woodside Farm is another good one.  From their website: “Here at Woodside Farm we offer a back to nature experience for young and old, as well as the opportunity to taste that fresh from the fields sensation. The farm is not a large, intensive operation supplying the supermarkets, but a small family run farm selling direct to the public and offering good old fashioned personal service.”

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Bluebell Farm PYO York – Does not seem to be open for 2021

Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3QY

Bluebell Farm can be found in Askham Bryan.  Once the strawberry season starts (mid-late June) they will be open every day, weather depending!  Please check the Facebook page for daily updates and opening times.  They also have raspberries and potatoes.

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Also see our post on Things to do in York with kids and this post on fruit picking.

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