Where to Pick Your Own Fruit With Kids This Spring Near Sydney
By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist
There’s nothing like the sweet and delicious experience of a family fruit-picking day! Get out into the fresh air and sunshine, and explore orchards full of ripe fruit ready for the picking. Fill a basket to enjoy for lunch or take some home and freeze them for later. There are some beautiful places around Sydney to pick fruit in Spring (September-November) and here are our favourites:
Where To Pick Stone Fruit – Peaches, Nectarines, Plums
Address: (One Hour’s Drive North-West of Sydney) 31 Canoelands Road, Canoelands. Call: 0419 688 039.
Stone Fruit Season: Late October/Early November to Mid-January.
Canoelands Orchard now has sweet and juicy peaches and nectarines ripe for the picking. Canoeland’s fresh raw honey is available all year round! Open 9am-5pm every day except Christmas Day.
In addition to stone fruit, the Orchard also grows tomatoes, passionfruit and blueberries.
Please call ahead weekdays.
The cost is currently: Adults (over 15yrs) $5 each to pick, Kids $3, Under 5s FREE, Family (2 adults and 2 or more children) $16 and then around $6 per kilo. Fun Tractor Rides are also available for $3, under 2s go FREE.
Follow Canoelands Facebook page for the latest info.
Address: (90 minutes North West of Sydney CBD) 2093 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin NSW. Call: 02 4567 1152 or 0404 061 262.
Stone Fruit Season: Mid-November-late February.
Pick your own peaches expected to start in mid-November. They also grow five varities of apples, available for picking between January and March
Open weekends for pick-your-own from 10am to 4pm.
Entry costs $2.50 per person, under 3s go FREE.
Follow Bilpin Fruit Bowl’s Facebook page for up-to-date info.
Where to Pick Berries- Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries
(ten minutes north of Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast of NSW) 221 Blackmans Point Road, Port Macquarie. Call: (02) 6585 0663.
Season: All Year Round.
A visit to this farm would might form part of a weekend away, but it's worth it just for these plump juicy hydroponic strawberries. Oh and if you can't get there - you can order produce online!
Entry is FREE. You only pay for what you pick.
Follow Ricardoes Facebook page for the latest info.
(near Orange, 3 and a half hours drive from Sydney) Huntley Road, Huntley. Call: 02 6365 5282.
Season: Mid November – May
Fields of juicy strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, youngberries, boysenberries & more are waiting to be picked. The season begins mid-November so start planning your getaway to Orange! November really is the perfect time to visit, as each year they host their annual Family Fun Day- with market stalls, a free sausage sizzle, a free jumping castle, free tractor rides and more!
Follow Huntley Berry Farm Facebook page for the latest info.
Where To Pick Mandarins
As at the time of writing this article (August 2018), the orchard is now closed until the 2019 season (winter).
With over 2000 trees, the farm specialises in Citrus Fruit & Growing Tahitian Limes, Seedless Lemons, Cumquats, Kaffir Limes, Imperial Mandarins, Hickson Mandarins. Farm Fresh Eggs. Honey from our Hives.
Entry is free, you just pay for the mandies you pick by the bucket load!
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More Fruit Picking On ellaslist
- Fruit Picking With Kids at Bilpin Fruit Bowl
- Fun Fruit Picking Day At Canoelands Orchards
- Fruit Picking At Watkins Farm
- Where To Pick Autumn Fruit Near Sydney