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Strawberry Picking & a Lovely Picnic

Until last week, I had never been strawberry picking. Well, I had been picking strawberries at home, but we usually have 5 or 6 strawberries growing in our garden each year, so that hardly counts!

Whenever I hear of people going to pick their own fruit, I am keen to do the same thing, until I make a couple of phone calls and realise it is too late to pick anything (damn you, phone phobia!). This year, I have been on the ball, looking for places where we could pick fruit locally, and I have literally been ready before the fruit was ripe, te he he!

Last Wednesday was a sunny day and I was looking after one of my gorgeous goddaughters so I took her and my girls strawberry picking. We went to Bullscroft Farm in Chorleywood, which was highly recommended by my friend Anna.

Strawberry Picking & a Picnic with a Difference - Busy Busy

The farm was easy to find, with signs from the main road, and the children were immediately mesmerised by the farmer on his tractor. We had a pretty wicker basket with us but the girls wanted a plastic tub each to collect their strawberries (and in Wriggly’s case, some grass and weeds).


We spent over an hour looking for the red berries, and were rewarded with tiny fruit, but oh so sweet and juicy it was all worth it! We did not collect huge amounts of strawberries, but it was a brilliant activity for the girls and I.

Strawberry Picking & a Picnic with a Difference - Yummy Strawberries

After our hard work, we sat on the grass by the farm to have our picnic.  What a feast!

Strawberry Picking & a Picnic with a Difference - Sourced Market

Guess what we had for dessert.

Strawberry Picking & a Picnic with a Difference - Our Strawberries


  1. Rebecca | AAUBlog
    14/07/2016 / 8:25 am

    such a lovely day out. It looks just like my style of picnic x

    • Mel
      14/07/2016 / 10:38 am

      It was so nice and relaxed: loved it!

  2. Lilinha Espindula
    15/07/2016 / 11:31 pm

    We haven’t been strawberry picking in a few years. The picnic hamper looks great! 🙂

  3. Sabrina @ the mummy stylist
    15/07/2016 / 11:56 pm

    I have phone phobia too! Luckily our local pick your own farm updates online – phew! Can’t wait to go strawberry picking. The hamper looks amazing, perfect for a picnic xx

    • Mel
      16/07/2016 / 12:16 am

      It was such a great hamper. I wish I could have one with me every time I fancy an impromptu picnic. A girl can dream!

  4. Elizabeth Williams
    17/07/2016 / 9:41 pm

    It looks lovely and can’t beat a good picnic wherever it is. Love strawberry picking, have fond memories of doing so as a child.

    • Mel
      18/07/2016 / 8:36 pm

      It was my first time! I remember going past a PYO place every time we were going to the supermarket with my mum, but we never stopped!

  5. This Mama Life
    18/07/2016 / 10:59 pm

    Oh my goodness strawberries are my pregnancy craving so I was practically trying to eat them through the screen with your gorgeous photos. Sounds like you had a lovely day 🙂 x

    • Mel
      21/07/2016 / 1:23 pm

      Ha ha! We did have a brilliant day. Definitely doing that again soon!

  6. Kellie Kearney
    05/09/2016 / 9:04 pm

    What a fabulous day out! One of my favourites summer days out is going strawberry picking. We left it reallyate this year and the best strawberries has already been picked.

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