It’s that time of year when fruit picking becomes a fun family activity and there’s nothing better than heading to a farm and wandering the fields picking yummy warm and juicy strawberries straight from the plant.

Many local farms will have other fruit and vegetables ready to pick including raspberries, gooseberries and broad beans but these will vary on the weather and demand so please contact your chosen farm to make enquiries before visiting.  Top tip from a Dorset Mum is to take your own container as the farm may reduce the price you pay!

To see which PYO farms are near you, please see below.  If you are after strawberries then it is advisable that you contact the farm before visiting to check there are plenty there for you to pick.


Strawberries are ready for picking along with raspberries, gooseberries and broad beans.  The Horsebox Café will also be open and sells drinks and cakes.

Sopley Farm, Derritt Lane, Sopley, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7AZ

For more information, please visit Sopley Farm or call 01425 672451.

Strawberries are ready for fruit picking with more fruit TBC.  Drinks and cakes are now available from the farm Café which has been converted from a storage container plus there is a farm shop with pre packed fruit and vegetables amongst many other food items.

Cat and Fiddle Farm, Lyndhurst Road, Hinton, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7DS

For more information, please visit the Cat and Fiddle Farm or call 01425 672451.


Current fruit available to pick is strawberries, blackcurrants and broad beans, with raspberries and gooseberries being ready soon.  Please note – cash only.

Glen Farm, Holtwood, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7DY

For more information, please visit Glen Farm or call 01202 883761.

The blueberries at this farm should be ready for picking from the beginning of July.  They have lots of wonderful varieties to choose from plus a café selling drinks and cake and a wooden log train for the kids to play on.

Trehane Nursery, Stapehill Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7ND

For more information, please visit Trehane Blueberry PYO or call 07788 267031.

Juicy strawberries are ready to pick with raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, tayberries and jostaberries coming later in the season.

Forde Abbey and Gardens, Dorset/Somerset border, TUA20 4LU

For more information, please visit Forde Abbey or call 01460 30460.


Strawberries are now ready to pick with raspberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, tayberries and loganberries being ready early – mid July.

Lenctenbury Farm, Soldiers Road, Norden, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5DU

For more information, please visit Purbeck Food or call 07798 743877.


Strawberries, gooseberries are rhubarb are ready for picking on the farm and there’s a lovely Tea Room selling cream teas and more which can be enjoyed in the garden while children play with the outdoor games.

Blagden Fruit Farm, Coldharbour, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4BG

For more information, please visit Blagdon Fruit Farm or call 01305 785991.

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On a lovely sunny day there's nothing better than packing up the kids cozzies and getting wet.
For ideas on where to go please see our list of Dorset's Splash Parks and Paddling Pools.

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Looking for a pub or restaurant in Dorset which has a play area for the children?  You'll find a great list of places to go here.

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 fruit on a farm is not gauranteed and you should consider contacting beforehand.