Lotmead Farm is the genuine article for a great day out. A real working farm that combines soft fruit and vegetable production with dairy farming


Voted Farma’s Best Pick Your Own in the UK last year, Lotmead Farm is the perfect place for a relaxing summer’s day out for all the family.

Established in the 1950’s as a traditional dairy farm, Lotmead opened its gates to pick your own visitors in the mid 1980’s and has since grown to include some great family attractions and themed events plus the everyday activities of a real working farm with all sorts of fascinating things to discover and learn.

Lotmead is FREE to visit with plenty of free parking. Whether you choose to spend your money on our fabulous ‘pick your own’ strawberries, fresh fruit and vegetables or fantastic on-site facilities, it all adds up to great deal of fun and brilliant value.

We’re open from late May until October. Our opening times may vary, particularly early and late in the season, so before you set off, double-check our times by calling our hotline on 01793 790137.

NEW FOR 2017
You’ll notice some great new additions at Lotmead this year.

Our Children’s Play Area has fast become the centrepiece of our family attractions. This year we’ve redesigned the layout and added a climbable tyre tower and the most handsome giant bee, as well as a new tractor for (pretend) farming adventures.

The Children’s Play Area is now included in our Family Pass – details can be found on our ‘Lots to Do page.

Pick Your Own strawberries and soft fruits now carry a redeemable prepayment to enter the picking fields. Read more on our ‘Pick Your Own’ page.

We’ve acres of space to run around with lots to see and do. There’s a Nature Trail that leads to a small lake, a Small Animal Enclosure especially for younger children, the Children’s Play Area with its climbing frames, swings and slides and of course the farm itself with the Dairy Parlour.

You can also enjoy our FREE to enter Themed Weekend Events which take place most weekends before the school summer holidays – check out our ‘Events’ page for details.

As well as strawberries, you’ll find a great choice of seasonal soft fruits and vegetables ready for picking and normally always cheaper than typical supermarket prices.

We are also very proud to be to have won the FARMA ‘Pick Your Own Farm of the Year’ in 2016 which is a great honour and endorsement to the quality and choice of our produce.

Our well-stocked Farm Store sells fresh local produce along with natural dairy foods, jams, fruits and vegetables. We also serve a tasty variety of hot and cold snacks, beverages, salads and sandwiches all freshly prepared each day as well as home baked cakes, ice cream, soft drinks and juices. Conveniently, the store overlooks the children’s play area where you can relax outside with a bite to eat and a cup of tea whilst keeping an eye on the kids as they play.

Please feel free to bring your dog to Lotmead provided they remain on a leash throughout their visit.

If you come in a Camper or Motor Home you are always welcome to stay overnight without charge unless you hook up to electricity. What could be better than to have freshly picked strawberries for breakfast!

Just a quick reminder, although we close at the end of the summer season, we re-open early December selling Christmas Trees of all traditional shapes and sizes. We’ll be open from 9.30am until 5.00pm every day until we sell out, so be quick!

For the latest news and events – including opening time and fruit updates, more information on our Christmas trees in December – keep in touch or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

…and don’t forget to bring your wellies!