A Summer Day Out: Strawberry Picking At Brocksbushes Farm

I’m always on the look out for fun and exciting places to go with my 18 month old, rather than the standard soft plays and parks as I feel we exhaust those quickly. Leo is a very outdoorsy boy and so that’s always a priority when looking for the perfect spot for a day out, especially when the weather has been as glorious as it has.

I came across Brocksbushes Farm and Tea Shop on Facebook and I noticed that they were advertising pick your own fruit sessions and so Leo and I went along with my friend Megan.

Based in the heart of Northumberland, Brocksbushes boast 35 acres of soft fruit to pick throughout the Summer months. They have strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants. On site there is a beautiful farm shop which sells lovely home products, vegetables, drinks, home baked cakes, jams, wines and more! Beside the shop the Tea Room sells coffee, afternoon tea, sandwiches and home cooked lunches.


We paid £1 each for entry into the fruit fields and then after the strawberries were weighed at the end, we paid for those too which cane to £7. So all in all, the experience was £10 which I think is actually great value for a fun day out and lots of lovely strawberries. We made a glorious strawberry cheese cake with ours!

This was our first time strawberry picking and I’ve always wanted to go! I think it makes a perfect day out with young children. Leo really enjoyed getting involved and picking strawberries and getting…

very muddy.

Going to the countryside to pick your own fruit is one of those experiences that is the epitome of summer and I think it’s something we should all experience just once. It’s so beautiful to switch off for a while and just enjoy the British country side with your nearest and dearest, whilst teaching your child to appreciate the outdoors and where their food comes from.

for more information about the site we went to for our strawberry picking, click here – brocksbushes.