Rectory Farm is more than just a PYO (pick your own). With some extra facilities for kids on site, you can easily extend your visit to create a fun few hours out of the house.
Rectory Farm PYO
Rectory Farm has 45 acres of fields full of fruit and vegetables to pick yourself. But don’t worry if you have little legs with you that tire easily. The most popular strawberries and raspberries are close to the car park and you can get stuck in quickly. Punnets are set out to pick up when you arrive and then you can get picking. I had a lovely morning with my son, selecting the absolute best and juicy strawberries. It’s great value and they taste a world apart from the ones you buy in the supermarket. If you’d prefer not to pick, then the farm shop has plenty available.
Check their website for what’s in season.
Rectory Farm Play
Once you’ve done your picking, why not have a little extra fun playing outside. There is a bouncy castle and bouncy slide available and no cost. I often dread the pay a £1 for 5 minute bouncy castles you get at events as the time goes so quickly and so does your cash. Here, the kids can bounce until they’re properly tired out as it’s FREE.
There’s also a good stack of hay bales to clamber on and a sun shaded sandpit. The sandpit already has a good selection of buckets and spades so you don’t need to bring anything with you.
Rectory Farm Eating & Drinking
Surrounding the kids play area are lots of picnic tables (both covered and uncovered) so you can gorge yourself on the fruit you’ve just picked (once you’ve paid for it of course). Rectory Farm is a small family run business and this year they’re asking that you use their café if you want refreshments and a bite to eat rather than brining a picnic. The kids play areas are all free so a day out still works out at good value. We enjoyed a sausage roll and was tempted into buying a big wedge of moist and colourful angel cake.
Rectory Farm Opening Times
Open from May to September, 9:30am to 6pm every day (café opens from 10am)
Last update: 09/07/17