Days Out York

Pick Your Own

Featured Listing

Balloon Tree Farm Cafe

PrintThe award-winning farm shop and newly expanded café specialises in home-grown fruit, veg, and local and rare breed meats, plus the finest homemade food including quiches, scones, soups and seasonal dishes. Pick your own in the summer. A great day out for all the family – entertain the children in the brand new play area and visit the animal corner with feeding platform, while you relax in the cafe garden.

Our superfresh homegrown asparagus crop is now ready. The asparagus crop thrives in our sandy soil, being a mediterranean crop, and the quality and taste of the yield benefit tremendously from this. Watch out for the asparagus specialities in the cafe and on the deli in the farmshop.

Our excellent delicatessen serves a wide range of delicious hot and cold goodies. The bakery and deli ovens are also on display so you can see the cakes being baked in all their glory. There is also a sandwich station where superfresh sandwiches will be made to order in front of the customers. We are making it easier for customers to eat on the go with take away tea and coffees from the deli, and a good choice of easy lunches with hot and cold sandwiches and pies to suit busy lifestyles.

Opening Times: Open seven days a week, Farmshop 9am-5.30pm, Cafe 9am – 4.30pm.

“We like balloon tree for breakfast and lovely play area outside plus a couple of goats to visit x”

Mumbler SY, Aug 18

“Balloon Tree is lovely & so easy as they can play outside X”

Mumbler LT, Aug 18

Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley
YO41 1NB (One mile west of Stamford Bridge)

T: 01759 373023


Featured Listing

The Balloon Tree – Pick Your Own Pumpkin

What better way of choosing your perfect pumpkin, than actually choosing it from the field it was grown in?! The award winning Balloon Tree Farmshop has a unique take on pumpkin picking…PYO pumpkins! Take a walk into the pumpkin patch to find the size and shape you like the best, or if you don’t have the time, there will be plenty to choose from in farmshop.

Keep a look out for the seasonal treats on the new Winter menu in the newly extended cafe, incorporating pumpkin and squashes into all sorts of delicious dishes.

We have the usual supply of homegrown superfresh fruit and vegetables available in the farmshop, as well as super tasty homemade ready meals & soups and award winning cakes.

A great family outing – relax in the landscaped cafe garden, blankets available to keep cosy on the cooler days, while the children play in the newly renovated play area.


T: 01759 373023

Bluebell Farm

Pick Strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, new potatoes, red currants, black currants  and rhubarb!
Open weekdays 10 to 6 and weekends 9.30 to 5 depending on weather.
Estimated Strawberries will be end of June. Call before travelling.

T: 01904 798426
Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3QY

Cedarbarn Farm Shop

Farm shop, café and miniature railway situated between Pickering and Thornton le Dale.
Unique Pick Your Own with a train to take you to the fields.

Lovely events including the Strawberry Express and the pumpkin express incorporating rides on the train.

T: 01751 475614
Cedarbarn Farm Shop, Thornton Road, Pickering. YO18 7JX

Woodside Farm

The fruit fields are open from mid/late June starting with Strawberry and Gooseberry picking and the fruit season finishes at the end of July. We are open 7 days a week, 10am to 6pm.

T: 01904 704 646
Appleton Road, Acaster Malbis, York, YO23 2XA