The things we are always asked!

Frequently Asked Questions

When are you open?

Our standard opening times are from 9.30am until 5pm everyday, with last entry at 4.30pm.

Sometimes, depending on the weather or if our crops are looking low, we may open late or close early, so to be 100% sure, please call our answerphone or check our facebook page before you head off!

Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates on our opening and availability. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


Will you have strawberries on the (date)?

Our strawberry season usually runs from late May well into the autumn. So much depends on the weather and also how busy we are, we can never predict more than a couple of days in advance. Keep an eye on our posts here for how the fruit is picking today.


What fruit and vegetables do you have?

Whilst the availability of each will vary across the season, here’s what we’re growing this year at Lotmead PYO:

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Gooseberries
  • Blackcurrants
  • Blackberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Broad Beans
  • Sweetcorn
  • Asparagus (early season only – picking stops approx. 20 June)
  • Pumpkins and Squash in October
  • Christmas Trees from Late November

Please call the answerphone on 01793 790137 or check our PYO facebook feed here to find out exactly what we’ve got, as well as any offers we might have on, before you visit.


Do I have to pay for entry and parking?

Parking is free! Charges for the PYO and Farm park will be announced in due course!


Do you have a café?

Yes we have a café and farm shop just at the entrance. The café serves a great selection of snacks and drinks, including homemade cakes, as well as ice creams.

We have free drinking water available too – there’s a tap by the side of the Farm Store and next to the hand-washing facilities too. Whilst you’re there, have a look around the farm shop too.


Can I bring my own container?


We encourage people bringing their own containers or reusing ones from previous visits. If you’re bringing your own, please have it weighed in the shop before you go into the field so we know how much to take off your final price!

Are your facilities disabled-accessible?

Our table-top picking fields are wheelchair accessible, as are our Farm Store, café and toilets.

At the start of the season – during June – we sometimes only have our ground level beds to pick from, which unfortunately are not disabled-accessible. If you are planning to visit in June, please contact us to confirm which beds will be available for your visit.

If you require any assistance, please speak to a member of staff.

Do you have baby-changing facilities?

Yes, baby-changing facilities are available in the toilet block. Our fruit picking beds are also accessible by pushchairs.

Are there age restrictions on the play area?

Our play area is designed with children aged up to 14 in mind. Please look out for the signs for any restrictions on specific equipment. All children must be supervised by a responsible adult whilst in the play area.


Can I bring my dog?

Yes, all well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome. Please remember to pick up after your dogs and use the bins provided.

What else is there to do at Lotmead?

We have a play area to keep the little ones happy, with our Strawberry Trail play area. There is also the small animal enclosure with lots of pigs, pygmy goats, ducks, geese, alpacas and rabbits.

Can we feed the animals?

Unfortunately not. All of the animals in the small animal enclosure are on a carefully monitored diet and may bite, especially if there’s food involved. We also don’t want them to start developing bad habits and pester our visitors for food all the time!