I was just randomly taking a drive around Leeds when I spotted a big pick your own strawberry sign in a field. I got a huge rush of excitement and had to pull right there and then as i'd always wanted to go strawberry picking but never got round to it.
The car park is a bit muddy at the moment after the wet weather we've been having but they have kindly put down straw to help prevent you getting stuck which is thoughtful.
I have been twice this week since finding the place and both times the guys working there have been super friendly.
There is a small hut were you collect your baskets from and pay when you've collected. Then there's two strawberry fields and a rasberry field too.
My son adored picking raspberries he was so greedy I think far more when in his stomach than his basket. I did worry at first about how safe it was for him to eat unwashed fruit but franky there was stopping the kid anyway and I figured a tummy ache would teach for next time but so far no ill side effects have been seen. He is nearly two and I think he felt really grown up and independant picking and eating the berries by himself. I was happy to leave to roam free a bit and just enjoy himself.
I thought this was an idea spot for taking children as its gets them outside in the fresh air and allows them to see where their food come from. Plus picking the fruit themselves might make the less fussy about eating it.
Also its far cheaper than the local supermarket prices too so you can save a bit of money too.
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