Lotmead Farm is the place to go for a great family day out! We were The Farm Retail Association’s Pick Your Own of the Year in 2016 and 2017, and a finalist in 2019, too!Lotmead was originally a dairy farm and remains so today - you can watch over 250 cows being ...News and Offer
Swindon’s strawberry and fresh produce fans have already begun flocking to pick the first of this year’s crops. The Pick Your Own hosted Open Farm Sunday on 9 June, with talks and tours, displays of farm machinery and the dairy parlour open. The team at Lotmead has been busy over the winter months making even more improvements for everyone to enjoy, and younger visitors have loved discovering the great new ‘Jam Factory’ play equipment added to the popular strawberry trail, as well as new animals and familiar faces in the small animal enclosure, the nature trail and the dairy parlour. John Meaden, manager of Lotmead Farm, said: “It’s always exciting to see the new and regular visitors back on the farm, exploring what’s been growing and discovering all the fresh fruit and veg ripe and ready to pick. So far, we already have strawberries, broad beans and asparagus, with gooseberries and raspberries ready very soon! There will also be blackcurrants, potatoes, dwarf beans, runner beans, green beans, sweetcorn and more later in the season too. “As ever, we’ve been busy over the winter and spring months, whilst we were closed to the public, but once we’re open all that hard work feels well worth it. This year, we’ve not just been getting the crops ready, but also adding even more to enjoy in the play areas that we know our family visitors love so much.” Individual day entry to the play area costs £2 per person, or £6 for families of two adults and three children. But, as usual, the best value comes from the Family Annual Pass at £25 for unlimited access to the extended play area, small animals, nature trail and dairy parlour across the entire season. Lotmead will be open seven days a week from 9.30am until 7pm, with last entry at 6.30pm, however fruit availability may affect closing times. For the latest opening and availability information, call the 24 hour hotline on 01793 790137.
Lotmead Farm is the place to go for a great family day out! We were The Farm Retail Association’s Pick Your Own of the Year in 2016 and 2017, and a finalist in 2019, too!Lotmead was originally a dairy farm and remains so today - you can watch over 250 cows being milked every day, as well as enjoying our pick your own fruit and vegetables, our small animals enclosure, exciting play area and serene nature trail.For the latest information on what’s available to pick and the day’s opening times, please call our 24 hour information hotline on 01793 790137.
Daily 9.30am-7pm (last entry 6:30), from late May to end Oct. Call our 24-hour hotline for the latest information and availability updates