A family run farm with farm shops open during the soft fruit season (June/July). PYO Strawberry Fields opened on 5th June this year (from 10am- 6pm Monday to Saturday and 10am- 5pm on Sundays). The strawberries will be charged at £4 per kilo. Eastfield Farm also have PYO Sunflowers and Wildflowers during August.
We love the tearoom at Eastfield Farm too. It serves delicious homemade cakes and scones, shortbread, ice cream and hot and cold drinks. There’s even pimms and prosecco if you fancy a tipple in the sunshine!
School Farm is open for PYO strawberries from 7th June this year. They are open from 10am-6pm with the last pick at 5:30pm but close at 5pm on Sundays.
School Farm is much more than just a strawberry field though. Last year they had a great Maize Maze and PYO Sunflowers which looked so pretty. There are goats, pigs and alpacas which you can stroke and feed plus the lovely Thaymar Ice Cream and Tea Room next door!
PYO strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, sunflowers and pumpkins. Last year, Farmer Copley’s doubled the amount of strawberry tunnels from the previous year, meaning they had LOADS more strawberries to pick.
The PYO strawberries are at table height here so perfect if you have any mobility issues or a bad back. Strawberry season will run from 15th June until mid August but PYO will not be available on Tuesdays. There will be lots of different varieties of strawberries to pick, loads of photo opportunities and tips to have a memorable trip out. Admission is £2.50 per person with under 1s going free and you can book a ticket and a time slot on their website.
The varieties grown at Farmer Copley’s are Sweet Eve, Malling Centenery, Elsanta, Sonata & Malling Alure. These are planted at different stages to ensure they have enough fruit to keep them going until August.
There’s also a wonderful farm shop here (the barbeque platters look amazing) and the ‘Moo Cafe’ which serves a breakfast menu until 11:30am and lunch/ afternoon tea until 5pm.
Please do check ahead before you leave home. Some PYO places don’t open every day and they sometimes have to close temporarily when they’ve had a busy few days and have run out of strawberries!