Go Here… Pick Your Own
As a farming county we live amongst some of the best producers of fruit and veg in the country. Here’s where you can enjoy some of the freshest produce picked with your own hands for a fantastic family-activity out in the countryside.
Shute Fruit and Produce
Shute Farm, Bishopsteignton, TQ14 9PN
Enjoy fabulous fruit picking on this working farm that boasts stunning views over the Teign Estuary. Here you can pick sweet and juicy blackberries, jewel-like redcurrants, French beans and more. There’s even opportunity to pick your own fragrant sweet peas plus sunflowers in a variety of colours – including velvety dark ruby.
Bring your own container (a colander is a great PYO hack). Free entry. Open from 10am – 6pm until end of October, check online for a weekly update on what’s available to pick.
Bickington, TQ13 7EU
15 – 16 October, 22 – 30 October
As we move into autumn guests are invited on selected weekends in October to this family-friendly pumpkin patch, just off the A38 near Newton Abbot. Grab a wheelbarrow (provided) and enjoy colourful photo opportunities as a family as you enjoy picking a pumpkin or two. Entry is free and no booking is required. Refreshments are available as well as welly throwing competitions for
a fun activity with a difference!
Topsham, EX3 0QH
Head down by the Hen House and out to the pumpkin patch for a pick your own pumpkin experience that provides plenty of variety. Get your hands on the popular Harvest Moon which is great for carving or go large with the monster sized Atlantic Giants. Or if you’re looking to cook, the sweet fleshed Racer pumpkins are perfect for sweet treats.
Halberton Court Farm Shop
High Street, Halberton, EX16 7AW
This quaint little farm shop just outside of Tiverton sits alongside the Great Western Canal for a beautiful backdrop when picking your own strawberries and raspberries. Tie in a walk along the canal with a visit to the relaxing gardens and café
for an extended day out!
While it’s not exactly pick your own, for something a bit different you can book a one day workshop at Grocycle Farm, near Totnes, to learn how to grow mushrooms of your own. This popular day out starts with a tour of the farm before getting hands on with the basics of mushroom cultivation theory and the tools to carry on at home.
All pick your own activities are subject to availability and dictated by seasonal variations. Please check before you travel.
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This manageable there and back route offers easy walking and wheeling along the eastern side of the reservoir and to the dams, plus additional access to the wildlife trail in the Burrator Arboretum