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PYO Sunflowers near Berkshire

PYO Sunflower Farms near Berkshire

August is officially sunflower season and this year and it is going to be a good one! 

Nothing says summer & happiness more than a field of sunflowers stretching out ahead of you and the kiddies running around the fields. We have pulled together a round up of some of the best sunflower patches near Berkshire. If you know of any we haven’t mentioned please let us know and we will add them to our guide.

Our top tip for visiting all sunflower fields is to take your own secateurs as they can be tricky to cut and not always available to borrow (We've been caught out by this before and trust us it doesn't end well). Trainers are also advisable! 

Fordingbridge Maize Maze and PYO Sunflowers.

Opens: 9th – 11th, 16th – 26th August 2024

Bickton Manor Farm, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2HA

Open daily 9.30– last entry 4pm PYO Sunflowers and Maize Maze. 9 varieties of sunflowers growing together with various shades, hues and sizes for you to choose and pick. Single-stem, tall traditional yellows to multi-stem small oranges and auburns. Booking necessary: Pay for what you pick: £1 a stem or £5 for a bunch of 6.

The 2024 Puzzle Maize, set over 5 acres is filled with fun challenges and puzzles. The Munchin Maze is designed for the younger participant or those who need a little help finding their way out! Booking necessary.

The escape room is a fantastic introduction for first-timers, however still challenging for experienced escapees! Recommended age is 13+ Booking necessary, please see website for more information.

“Art on the Farm” is back and a wonderful opportunity for all, allowing the urban world of graffiti to a field near you! Create your tag, your graffiti signature or move onto a throwie, your tag design filled with colour.

Express yourself and become a graffitist, adding your amazing style and sense of colour to the event. The barrel train is also not to be missed, take a ride around the patch and you can spot your favourite sunflowers! And not forgetting the games pit, so much fun for all! Advanced booking is required – please see HERE for more information and how to secure your tickets.

Garsons Farm, Esher.

Winterdown Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 8LS.

Open Monday – Saturday from 9am, Sunday from 10am. Garsons Farm is a PYO farm in Esher, Surrey, and always has a huge selection of crops available for picking, including sunflowers in the summer.

We love Garsons and their huge range of crops to pick but the sunflowers are always a highlight. Sunflowers are £1.39 per stem.

Booking is required in advance. To book your tickets click here.

£5 per ADULT PYO Farm Pass (Aged 15 + years)

£2 per CHILD PYO Farm Pass (Aged 2-14 years) Please see HERE to book your farm pass.

Millets Farm

Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Abington, Oxfordshire OX13 5HB

Hoping to open late July for Sunflower picking. Open daily from 9am – please see website for PYO timings.

Millets Farm is a fab day out for families, with a playground, soft play, maize maze, carousel, animals, and of course, many more varieties of fruit and veg to PYO. Please keep an eye on the website for exact dates/timings for when Sunflowers will be in full bloom.

Pre-booking online is required. For more information and to book your tickets, please see HERE!

Sam’s Sunflowers

PYO: St Peters Road, Northney, Hayling Island, PO11 0RJ

(Farm Shop: Stoke Fruit Farm Shop, 77 Havant Rd, Hayling Island, PO11 0PT)

PYO: Opening daily from JULY. 10am - 9pm and later evenings when the weather is good

Probably one of the most famous sunflower fields in the South East! Sam has been managing this farm for years and it’s become one of our favourite places to visit during the school holidays.

On-site café, toilets, tractors, hay bales to sit on and viewing platforms. For more information and up-to-date PYO schedules, please see HERE

We hope you’ve enjoyed our roundup of PYO Sunflower fields to visit near Reading. Do let us know if you visit any as we love to see your adventures! 

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