Sunflower Trails and PYO in Dorset

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Summer and sunflowers go hand in hand and there’s not many sights that are as stunning as a sea of huge bright yellow flowers.  To see where in Dorset you can journey on a sunflower trail or visit to pick your own, please see below.


The Dorset Sunflower Trail is back and this year they are raising money for Dorset County Hospital Charity’s Emergency and Critical Care Appeal.

Enjoy a leisurely walk through the stunning sunflower fields which takes approximately 40 minutes or head on the accessible trail which is shorter and available for those with mobility requirements.  During the open period there will also be special events including sundowner sessions, story time in the sunflowers and a charity run.  Visitors can also purchase fresh bunches of sunflowers and gifts plus fresh produce from the café.

Open date: TBC
Cost: £5 per person, under 5’s are free
Address: Maiden Castle Farm, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9PR
Website: Maiden Castle Farm

Sunflowers Dorset Sunflower Trail 2024



Meander through 6 acres of sunflowers and enjoy a cup of tea, locally made cake and ice cream in the Purcombe Barn.

Open date: TBC
Cost: TBC
Address: Purcombe Farm, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6RL
Website: Coppett Hill Sunflowers

Sunflowers Coppett Hill 2024



Families can enjoy the 1 acre sunflower trail and pick your own sunflowers.  Refreshments and ice creams are also available to purchase.

Open date: TBC
Cost: TBC
Address: Littleton Drove, Blandford Saint Mary, Dorset, DT11 9AE
Facebook: Sunflowers at Blandford

Sunflowers at Blandford 2024



Stroll through the sunflower field enjoying nature and taking photos.  If you’re thirsty or peckish after your walk then you can head to The Happy Farmer Café for coffee, cake or lunch.

Open from: TBC
Cost: Free, only pay for what you pick
Address: Gorcombe Farm, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 9AG
Facebook: Pick a Sunflower Pumpkin at Gorcombe

Sunflowers Gorcombe 2024



9 varieties of sunflowers are grown over several acres at the Picking Patch.  Sessions can be booked for the PYO, arts & crafts, escape room, graffiti area, barrel train, games area and puzzle maize maze.  Buy a coffee, hot food, and snacks onsite or bring your own and use the picnic pods.

Open dates: 22nd August - 1st September 2024
Costs: Various prices for activities
Address: Bickton Manor Farm, Fordingbridge, SP6 2HA
More info: Picking Patch

Sunflowers Picking Patch 2024



Pick your own sunflowers, flowers and fruit are available at Sopley Farm, plus there’s a farm shop and baked goods to purchase in the bakery.

Open date: TBC for sunflowers
Cost: Free entry, only pay for what you pick
Address: Sopley Farm, Sopley, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7AZ
More info: Dan Tanners

Sunflowers Sopley Farm 2024



The Cat & Fiddle Farm always has a wondrous sea of sunflowers in the field to pick plus other flowers, fruit and veg.  There’s also a farm shop on site and cafe.

Open date: TBC for sunflowers
Cost: Free entry, only pay for what you pick
Address: Cat & Fiddle Farm, Lyndhurst Road, Hinton, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7DS
More info: Dan Tanners

Sunflowers Cat and Fiddle 2024



Need more ideas for the summer?

PYO Fruit Farms

Car Boot Sales

Summer Fireworks Displays

Food, Music & Fun Summer Festivals

Free & Low Cost Places to go with Kids

Pubs with Play Parks

Splash Parks & Paddling Pools

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Dorsetmums has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this site and does not accept liability for any errors or omission.  Please also note that an event or venue may cancel or close at any time and you should consider contacting before travelling.

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