Strawberry Picking At Scaddow's Farm (South Derbyshire)

Thursday, July 05, 2018



I have always wanted to go strawberry picking and have never got around to actually doing so. Despite the fact that we now have lots of other berries growing in our garden, I still wanted to experience a family outing to pick our own strawberries. Gracie is the only one of the kids who had done it before, the day that I went into hospital to have my C-section with Elsie, my auntie and cousin took Gracie out for the day for me and so she was excited to go and do it again. As we have moved, I did a bit of research on local places to pick your own fruit and came across Scaddows Farm in South Derbyshire where you can go to pick strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants. 



When we arrived I couldn't believe how busy it was. It seems like it is a popular location choice. We were warned that it would be a struggle to find good strawberries as it has been so busy and the heat certainly isn't helping the plants. We were up for the challenge though and grabbed a basket and headed down into the strawberry fields. We actually did really well. We decided we had enough strawberries once we had half filled the basket and we got plenty of nice juicy red ones even if they were on the smaller side.

We really enjoyed working together to pick the best strawberries. The kids were pretty good at spotting and picking them. I am so pleased I managed to find time to go. All of our weekends recently have been spent working on the house so it was really nice to have those few hours doing something nice together. I was amazed at the price too! For half a basket full it was just around £3, I would have paid more for a small punnet in a supermarket. The strawberries tasted really good too. We had a few days of eating strawberries and cream for pudding. 

We will definitely go back next year, hopefully a bit earlier though to get the best pick! If you are looking for somewhere to go fruit picking in South Derbyshire I would definitely recommend Scaddows Farm!

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4 comments

  1. Picking strawberries is such a lovely thing to do as a family. I must find one local to me and take my kids!

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    1. We all had so much fun! We will definitely make it a yearly tradition!

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  2. I haven't been strawberry picking for years, but it's a lovely activity to share with your family. Looks like you had some great strawberries too

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    1. I can't believe I had never been before. It was so much fun!

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