Our Pick Your Own

Horsforth Pick Your Own, LS18 5ES

NOW OPEN until well into August - online BOOKING required 

Wednesday 12th August & Thursday 13th August- tickets now available see below - We are now picking our late season strawberries and table top strawberries, more are ripeing everyday. It is getting towards the end of the raspberry season, so raspberries are now very limited in availability. We will continue to release tickets on a daily basis, generally mid afternoon, to enable us to check fruit availability, weather etc. Tickets for the weekend will be able from Friday afternoon.

Due to corona virus, we have a number of new measures in place this year.   Visitor numbers will be limited on site to ensure social distancing.  To do this we are introducing an admission ticketing system.   The cost of the tickets covers admission only, and then as usual, you pay for all the fruit that you pick.  However, we have kept the price of strawberries the same as last year.  We have extra staff on hand, a one way route around the farm with increased signage along with sanitiser and screens to help keep everyone safe, so we are sure you understand why this has to be introduced.  We are sorry that for safety reasons there are no toilet facilities on site,

You will select a 30min/ hour arrival time slot - just arrive witin 30mins of the start of your time slot.  (You do not have to leave the farm within the half hour! ).  You will only be able to book a day or two in advance  so we can check the fruit , the weather forecast and changing government guidelines, so just keep checking back if no tickets are showing.  If the weather is unkind and we have to close we will let you know how to rearrange your visit.

Tickets MUST be booked in advance.

They must be shown on entry either the email on your phone or printed off. 

Any cancellation requests, due to bad weather only, must be made at least an hour before your time slot via email with the booking reference and name on  payment card used, to pyostrawberry@gmail.com

Click here to go to the booking website

This year we have even more strawberry picking fields.  There is a one way system around the farm, for social distancing purposes, so you will enjoy a lovely walk in the countryside as well as picking strawberries when you come to visit Horsforth PYO.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Pumpkin picking will be available from mid October 2020

Regular updates about the PYO can be viewed on our facebook feed at the bottom of this page, just scroll down

Barton-le-Street Pick Your Own, YO17 6PP

is now CLOSED 12th August 2020

Our strawberry and raspberry picking season is now over.

Thank you to all our customers for your support - see you again next year.

Regular updates about the PYO can be viewed on our facebook feed at the bottom of this page, just scroll down

We started the popular outdoor pick your own in Horsforth in 1984 concentrating on growing strawberries and raspberries, with a number of varieties of each to enable as long a picking season as possible for our customers. In addition to our Horsforth site, 2019 saw the start of our new PYO in Barton-le-Street near Malton, not as big as the Horsforth site so it has more limited opening hours.

We keep things simple with most of the strawberries growing in the ground, We think it is fun for the kids to pick them like this, as they can rummage amongst the leaves trying to find the biggest sweetest strawberry. For those that are not as keen on bending down,for the 2020 season at Horsforth we have introduced some raised bed strawberries. This year these will produce our late season strawberries extending our normal strawberry picking season significantly.

Raspberries have always been grown in the ground too, but we are also now trialing some in pots to see if we can reduce disease susceptibility which raspberries can be prone to.

As the fruit is grown in open ground the season is strictly weather dependent. Generally picking starts sometime in June and finishes in early August. Once the season starts our Facebook page is updated on daily basis telling our customers what we are picking and how the season is going. Once picking starts we are open everyday, and will only close if it rains heavily and persistently.

We had a successful first season of PYO pumpkins for Halloween 2018. For subsequent seasons more varieties have been introduced including ghostly white pumpkins! On arrival you can collect one of our wheelbarrows and then set off around the pumpkin field to select the pumpkin(s) you want. We have a carving tent, with carving kits available, so you can carve your masterpiece on site. Also available facepianting, tractor and trailer rides along with refreshments. Come along for some halloween fun.

If you would like us to inform you when the fruit season starts please contact us as it does vary from year to year.

On site parking is available in the field adjacent to the picking fields.

Horsforth is near to Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate.
Barton-le-Street is between Hovingham and Malton

Directions can be found on our PYO  where to find us page

For full Terms and Conditions relating to our PYO please see the PYO Terms and Conditions Page.