Strawberry Picking Near Bristol

I always remember going strawberry picking around Bristol with my parents during the summers of my childhood. It was a tradition we cherished and something we looked forward to each summer.

For many of us in Bristol, picking strawberries isn’t just about the lush, sweet, and juicy strawberries you gather; it’s a nostalgic journey back to what we used to do when we were young, making it the perfect family outing for you and your children.

We are lucky with our city being surrounded by countryside, but it appears that the locations for strawberry picking in Bristol are not common knowledge. So, I decided to put that right, and I have found the best ones in and around Bristol, allowing you to plan your strawberry adventure this summer!

Strawberry Picking Bristol – The Top Farms

1. St Aldams Nursery

Image Credit: St Aldams Nursery

For over 40 years now, St Aldams, located in North Bristol (just 25 minutes from the City Centre), has been inviting visitors to come and enjoy their pick-your-own strawberry fields. Picking starts around June and lasts all summer. They also have raspberries and gooseberries, which are ready to pick around mid-July, and vegetables in August.

growing strawberries as seen at primerose vale in the summer
Image Credit: Primerose Vale

2. Primrose Vale

We are now heading up the M5 in search of those perfect strawberries with a 40-minute drive up to Bentham, which is near Stroud, to find Primrose Vale Farm. It is a beautiful place to pick strawberries, with a field surrounded by trees and hills; it gives the perfect summer setting right on the edge of the Cotswolds.

The strawberries are all grown on raised platforms, which makes them easier to pick and keeps them away from the slugs!

3. Over Farm

Showing the Strawberry pick your own fields of Over Farm
Image Credit: Over Farm

This family-run farm has been open now for over 40 years and each year offers fruit and vegetable picking, making it the go-to place for over four decades now. Strawberries, raspberries, and blackcurrants are ready to pick around mid-June.

Why not make a day out of it! There are plenty of other things to do after you have been picking: an excellent café, animals, adventure trail, mini-golf, and tractor rides.

4. Thurloxton Fruit Growers

Showing the Strawberry pick your own fields of Over Farm
Image Credit: Thurloxton Farm

Another popular family-run farm offering pick-your-own since the 1970s near the Quantocks can be found just an hour away south of Bristol. With 25 acres of land, the Quick family, who have been here for the last century, offer pick-your-own for strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, loganberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, rhubarb, and broad beans.

Due to the British weather, it is worth checking their website when planning your visit to find out what is available. Most fruits are ready to pick around June/July. The farm also encourages people to bring their own punnets (ice cream tubs, etc.), but they can supply them if you don’t.

5. Lotmead Farm

Showing the Strawberry pick your own fields of Over Farm
Image Credit: Lotmead Farm

Lotmead Farm has won the “Pick Your Own” of the Year award multiple times in their 40-year history, with families returning year after year, and it’s easy to see why.

The farm grows delicious pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, and rhubarb throughout the summer and a number of vegetables throughout the year.

There is also a café which offers great coffee, cakes, and ice cream, along with a Children’s Adventure Play Area (small entry fee) and a small animal enclosure.

Enjoy your Strawberries!

That’s it! I hope you enjoy your day out fruit picking. I would love to hear from you in the comments section below on how it went and your tips for picking.

I try my very best to keep this guide updated, so if anything is incorrect, or if you know any other great places for fruit picking around Bristol that I haven’t visited and are worth making this guide, please get in touch below, and I will get it corrected as quickly as I can.

Happy Picking!

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