Kent produces arguably the best strawberries in the world and we are spoilt for choice with a vast number of pick your own strawberry picking fields around.
*Due to the current climate please check online before you visit as some are closed, or having to close early. Not all areas are currently open to the public such as cafes and play areas
Here are 5 of the best Strawberry picking fields:
Stonepitts Farm, Seal Chart, Sevenoaks TN15 0ER
Stonepitts Farm offers a wide variety of strawberries and raspberries. At Christmas you can pick up your Christmas Tree too.
In the summer they hold Folking in the Strawberries, a great weekly evening music event suitable for the whole family. Check out Dan Clews’ Facebook page for more information. You can buy tickets, sold per person not per car due to social distancing, here.
PYO strawberries at Hewitts Farm, Orpington, Kent
Court Rd, Chelsfield, Orpington BR6 9BX
Hewitts Farm opens for fruit picking in June and usually offers strawberries as well as other fruit and vegetables. At Halloween you can pick your own pumpkin and at Christmas they sell Christmas trees.
Hewitts also offer a free tractor train on Sundays from the end of July, weather permitting.
Felderland Pick Your Own, Deal, Kent
20 Deal Rd, Sandwich, Deal CT14 0BJ
Felderland Park offer a wide range of pick your own fruit including strawberries, raspberries and cherries, along with pumpkins at Halloween.
Felderland Park have adapted well to the current climate by introducing pay before you pick punnets. The punnets are all reusable and recyclable. Check their website for more information and prices.
Chilton Manor Farm, Sittingbourne, Kent
Highsted Rd, Sittingbourne ME9 0AA
Chilton Manor Farm have lots of fruit on offer for pick your own. As well as strawberries there are goosseberries, raspberries, blackberries and more! They also have other seasonable fruit and vegetables on offer, including pumpkins at Hallooween.
Downingbury Farm, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Maidstone Rd, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells TN2 4AD
Downingbury is not just a pick your own but also a farm shop and cafe offering a small, sheltered play area. Along with strawberries to pick there are other seasonable fruit and vegetables including raspberries, red and blackcurrants and plums.