Lots of you have been asking about where to go for PYO so we thought we’d get together as most PYO places are now open and we have 4 fab ones in or near York to choose from whether you’re North, South, East or West of York.
North – Spilman Farming
We are really pleased to share that after careful consideration and lots of planning, Spilmans PYO fields are now open for the 2020 season. We have made some essential changes to ensure that we can keep all our visitors and our team as safe as possible. Customers wanting to pick your own fruit will be asked to pre-purchase an admission ticket online for a chosen time slot. This will allow us to control the number of people in the fields at any one time. All customers will be asked to wash their hands before entering and we strongly advice that no fruit is eaten until you have been able to wash it at home. To book your session please click HERE
Picking Slots for The Balloon Tree Pick Your Own Season 2020 are Now Available Kicking off the season we have the humble Gooseberry 🍈 and the King of the PYO, the quintessential sign of British Summer… the Strawberry 🍓 Things will be ever so slightly different this year so we can ensure the safety of pickers, all is outlined on the booking page. Keep an eye on our social media as new batches of tickets and fruit availability will be added regularly. We look forward to seeing you soon with punnet in hand 🧺 and a smile on your face 😊 Head over to our website or follow the link HERE
🍓🍓 we are now open for the 2020 pick your own season. 🍓🍓
Please read the following information below:
SITE RULES • PLEASE KEEP TO GOVERMENT SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES •HOUSEHOLDS TO STAY TOGETHER WHILST ON SITE • DO NOT EAT ANY FRUITS WHILST ON SITE • WASH ALL FRUITS THOROUGHLY WHEN BACK AT HOME • NO PICNICS ALLOWED ON SITE • NO HAND WASH OR TOILET FACILITIES • PLEASE STICK TO THE ONE WAY SYSTEM • DO NOT PET OR FEED THE GRAZING LIVESTOCK • WE CAN NOT ACCEPT CARD PAYMENTS • CASH SALES AND CHANGE WILL BE GIVEN • PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS TO PICK INTO • WE DO NOT OPERATE A BOOKING SYSTEM BUT YOU MAY HAVE TO QUEUE AT BUSY TIMES • THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE YOU JUST PAY FOR WHAT YOU PICK • ENJOY YOUR TIME PICKING, STAY SAFE AND THINK OF OTHERS
We will be open 7 days a week 10am till 6pm all pickers need to be on site by 5:30pm. We only operate as a pick your own there will not be any ready picked fruits.
Please keep an eye on the Facebook page for up to date information, we may have to close due to crop shortages and the weather.
We thank you for your custom in these trying times
Open for strawberries and raspberries and new potatoes. Opening hours 10 AM TO 4 PM (everyday) We have decided to operate a drive thru’ system to enter the site to minimize contact with you and our staff. Please read and follow signs. This year it will be PYO (pick your own) only. Payment by contact-less card or cash, but no change can be given. Then you can park and go pick the fruit. Stay together in household groups. No fruit to be eaten on site and please wash fruit when you get home. No waiting or picnics. Social distancing must be observed at all times. No toilets or hand wash facilities on site. At busy times we may have to suspend entry. Please do not queue onto the road or park on the road. Please check the Facebook page for updates as we may be forced to close if we run out of fruit or due to bad weather. We hope you understand the reasons for the changes. Thank You.