Wondering where to Pick your Own in Kent & East Sussex?
Strawberry picking is in full swing at many of our local farms. Pick Your Own in Kent and East Sussex is a great outdoor alternative for families around Tunbridge Wells as well as some fantastic walks and bike rides which we have written about too. The farms have social distancing guidelines in place and nearly all of them are open now but please do check with the farm before visiting to ensure it is open and that it has the fruit that you are planning to pick!
I did some asking around last year for the best ‘pick your own’ in Kent and East Sussex (near to Tunbridge Wells) and had lots of recommendations from local Mums and Dads – thank you to everyone who contributed!
#1 Downingbury Farm
Where: Downingbury Farm, Maidstone Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells,TN2 4AD
When: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm
Contact: 01892 824282 / www.downingburyfarm.co.uk
What the parents say: We’ve been going there for years. Good farm shop, great views. There’s a little cafe and play area outside now too. Enjoy some tantalising Taywells Ice Cream while there too!
Covid-19 Update:Downingbury Farm is currently offering Pick Your Own (with social distancing). Give them a call beforehand if you want to double check that they are open.
#2 Maynards Farm
Where: Maynards Pick Your Own, Maynards Farm, Windmill Hill / Cross Lane, Wadhurst, TN5 7HQ,
When: Monday to Friday, 10am to 5.30pm | Saturday and Sunday – 10.30am to 6pm
Contact: 01580 200394 / www.maynardsfruit.co.uk
What the parents say: So many votes for this one! Lots of different fruit and always very tasty. The cherries and strawberries there are gorgeous.
Covid-19 Update: Maynards are open to the public for strawberry picking!
More places for pick your own in Kent and East Sussex
Where: Lower Ladysden Farm, Winchet Hill, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 1JX
When: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm / Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Contact: 07954 969870 / www.lowerladysden.co.uk
What the parents say: Fresh produce from the heart of the Weald. Bautiful setting with a seating area. The staff are really friendly. They have pick your own asparagus (limited time left) raspberries and lovely strawberries too. I’ve been going for about 4 years now. Note – the strawberries are quite high up at Lowerladysden so if you do have little people with you, you may need to lift them up…
Covid-19 Update: PYO Strawberries are available at Lower Ladysden Farm now (with social distancing rules)!
Where: Stonepitts Farm, Watery Lane, Seal Chart, Sevenoaks, TN15 0ER
When: 10am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday from 12th June
Contact: 01732 762983 / www.stonepitts.com
What the parents say: Very family friendly, popular and reasonably priced too. Strawberries are all grown the old fashioned way. Stonepitts strawberries are enormous this year!
Covid-19 Update: PYO strawberries and raspberries are available at Stonepitts Farm from now…
Where: Sharnfold Farm, Hailsham Rd, Stone Cross, Pevensey BN24 5BU
When: Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5pm
Contact: 01323 768490 / www.sharnfoldfarm.co.uk
What the parents say: A bit further afield – we love Sharnfold Farm. There’s pick your own (lots of different varieties of fruit and vegetables), a farm produce shop, cafe, children’s play area, farm trail, tractor rides and animals…
Covid-19 Update: Sharnfold Farm PYO will be starting in the next week. Keep an eye on their Facebook page HERE for more details.