Horsforth Pick Your Own
Our pumpkin picking season started on Saturday 12th October 2019. We will be open Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October and then from Friday 18th we will be open everyday until Halloween from 10am to 5pm.
Activities available: Pumpkins can be carved on site with purchase of one our carving kits. Other activities include facepainting and tractor and trailer rides around the farm. Refreshments are also available.
Regular updates about pumpkin picking can be viewed on our facebook feed at the bottom of this page, just scroll down.
Strawberry picking will be available from mid June 2020
Barton-le-Street Pick Your Own is currently closed - the 2019 soft fruit picking season is now over and we are now closed until summer 2020
We started the popular outdoor pick your own in Horsforth in 1984 concentrating on growing strawberries and raspberries, with a number of varieties of each to enable as long a picking season as possible for our customers. In addition to our Horsforth site, 2019 sees the start of our new PYO in Barton-le-Street near Malton, not as big as the Horsforth site so it will have more limited opening hours.
We keep things simple growing the strawberries in the ground, rather than in raised beds. We find that not only do the strawberries taste better this way, but think it is more fun for the kids to pick them like this, as they can rummage amongst the leaves trying to find the biggest sweetest strawberry.
Raspberries have always been grown in the ground too, but we are also now trialling some in pots to see if we can reduce disease susceptibility which raspberries can be prone to.
As the fruit is grown in open ground the season is strictly weather dependent. Generally picking starts sometime in June and finishes in early August. Once the season starts our facebook page is updated on daily basis telling our customers what we are picking and how the season is going. Once picking starts we are open everyday, and will only close if it rains heavily and persistently.
We had a successful first season of PYO pumpkins for Halloween 2018. For the 2019 season more varieties have been introduced including ghostly white pumpkins! On arrival you can collect one of our wheelbarrows and then set off around the pumpkin field to select the pumpkin(s) you want. We have a carving tent, with carving kits available, so you can carve your masterpiece on site. Also available facepianting, tractor and trailer rides along with refreshments. Come along for some halloween fun.
If you would like us to inform you when the fruit season starts please contact us as it does vary from year to year.
Horsforth is near to Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate.
Barton-le-Street is between Hovingham and Malton
Free on site parking is available in the field adjacent to the picking fields.
Find us –
Horsforth Pick Your Own, West End Lane, Horsforth,
Leeds LS18 5ES
From Four Lanes End in Horsforth (junction of Bayton Lane, Layton Lane, Brownberrie Lane and West End Lane) , turn down West End Lane, just passed Lee Lane West, you will see the sign for the picking fields on your right hand side. (Bus service to by Four Lane ends is the number 27 from Leeds to Guiseley)
From the A65 Rawdon road turn up Hall lane (opposite a bus stop), take a left onto West End Lane. Keep going up, passed the houses, and we are the first left after a field. (Bus service on A65 to junction of Hall Lane is number 33 from Leeds to Otley or Airort bus 757)
Glebe Farm, Barton-le-Street, Malton, N Yorkshire YO17 6PP
From Malton, we are approximately 5miles along the B1257 in the direction of Hovingham. Turn right off the B1257 where it is signed for Butterwick and Salton and follow the road through Barton-le-Street village and then follow the signs for the PYO.
From the A64 East bound take the exit for Slinsgby and Castle Howard. At Slingsby, at the crossroads turn right in the direction of Malton. On entering Barton-le-street turn left into the village and follow the road until you see signs for the pyo.
To contact us regarding our Pick Your Own please use the contact for to the right hand side
For full Terms and Conditions relating to our PYO please see the PYO Terms and Conditions Page.