Strawberry picking Adelaide, SA is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy with plenty of strawberry farms in and around Adelaide close to the city and further afield.
Some are designated strawberry picking locations that have been borne with the idea of strawberry picking as part of their culture and as such cater very well with onsite cafes and other activities that the family can get involved in.
Others are more traditional farm-style locations that have gone on to open their doors to allow visitors. However, if picking is not your thing but you would like to support your local farm, then there is always the option to collect straight from the farm door with pre-packaged fruits and homemade produce on offer. Why not support your local strawberry farm and grab some great produce and enjoy a day out, stopping along the way to enjoy the beautiful countryside.
When is strawberry season in Adelaide
Strawberry season in South Australia can vary depending on the weather and plants but is usually between November through to April. As this is the hottest part of the year it is a great idea to visit outside of the middle part of the day.
There has been an increase in farms trying out various different species of plant and so this can impact the season with some farms offering picking or fruit outside of these months on occasion, but check with the venue to establish opening times and dates.
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Tips for strawberry picking with kids
Strawberry picking SA is a great idea for all the family and with the plants being at a convenient height for picking, the younger members of the family can feel included. However, it is best to be prepared. As mentioned, ensuring the venue is open before setting out is a must to avoid disappointment. Tackling this activity in the cooler parts of the day will also help. Wearing old clothing that you are happy to have the odd spill of strawberry juice is a good idea as is wearing closed in shoes. Remember to be sunsafe – hat, sunscreen etc as you may well be out in the elements for several hours.
Farm strawberry picking will also be open to other plants and pollen, so if you have any allergies, bring anything you need to keep this under control and don’t forget the mozzie spray!
If your children are easily distracted, try and plan a location that has other activities to enjoy such as petting zoos, parks, cafes etc and best of all, let them enjoy the wide open space, organise a safe point when they have finished picking in a certain area so that they don’t get lost and spend time teaching them the plants that are ready for picking (red strawberries as opposed to white/green!). Most of all HAVE FUN!
Where to go strawberry picking in Adelaide
You can use our strawberry picking Adelaide map to find your nearest farm!
Discover the Best Strawberry Picking Spots for a Fun-Filled Family Outing in the Adelaide Hills. Find the Perfect Location for Your Next Berry-Picking Adventure with Our Comprehensive List of Popular Adelaide Hills Strawberry Farms!
1. Mt Barker Strawberries Mt Barker
If you’re looking for a strawberry picking experience in the Adelaide Hills, consider visiting the region’s leading PYO farm. With a long history of success and over 1.2 million plants, this farm offers a vast variety of ripe strawberries to choose from.
As a supplier to nationwide supermarket chains, they have a wealth of experience and knowledgeable staff who can provide tips during your visit. Located just 34 kilometres from Adelaide, the farm is easily accessible and situated in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, making it an ideal destination for a day trip.
Address: 71 Fidler Lane, Mt Barker SA 5251
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2. Beerenberg Hahndorft
Strawberry picking Adelaide Hills is a great way to enjoy this region. It is a very beautiful location with rolling hills, and spectacular views. This particular strawberry farm has been offering PYO for some time and are very good at it.
If you’re looking for a fun and family-friendly strawberry picking experience in the Adelaide Hills, then this location is a must-visit! Offering a wide variety of ripe strawberries to choose from, this farm has been a popular destination for PYO strawberries for many years. With free entry for children under 12, you’ll only need to pay a small fee for a container on arrival.
The farm operates 7 days a week during strawberry season and offers a convenient farm shop to stock up on some delicious treats to finish off your visit. Additionally, with over 100 staff members, you may even get some tips on the best berries to pick from the experts! Don’t forget to check with the farm before your visit to confirm hours of operation.
Address: Mount Barker Road, Hahndorft SA
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3. Harvest the Fleurieu Mount Compass
This strawberry farm is not just a place to pick fresh strawberries, but it also offers a unique shopping experience. With a variety of goods to choose from, including homemade baked goods, hampers, cheese platters, pies, and individual cakes, the onsite shop is a perfect place to stock up for a special picnic after your strawberry picking adventure. However, due to its popularity, it’s recommended to pre-book your visit to ensure a spot.
Address: 2256 Victor Harbor Rd, Mount Compass SA
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4. Montacute Valley Orchards
Another Adelaide Hills venue, this region is beautiful and not too far from the city, so well worth a day trip without the long car journey. As the name suggests, this venue provides orchards that are packed with a variety of fruits. If you love everything about summer fruits, then this place is worth a visit. Whilst not strictly a PYO venue, they are a fruit farm and provide local produce at their farm door offering a variety of different fruits.
So, if you are looking to support a local supplier and are interested in getting a number of fruits under one roof, then this would be a great place to stop off on your travels. TIP: If you are a fan of ice cream, this would be a great place to pick something cool and refreshing up after your day of working in the strawberry fields!! The ice creams here include cherry, strawberry, apricot, raspberry and boysenberry, a great way to cool down!
Address: Institute Road, Montacute
5. Green Valley Strawberries & Café Adelaide Hills
Whilst you cannot go strawberry picking at this farm – the cafe sells some
Strawberry picking with kids, although great fun, requires some down time and what better way to enjoy strawberries in all their deliciousness than a visit to this fantastic venue! Located within the Adelaide Hills (very close to some of the strawberry picking farms mentioned above), you can enjoy a little relaxation time. Whilst not a strawberry picking experience per se, there is everything strawberry to be enjoyed here.
You can pick up pre-packaged fresh produce from the farm but the café on site has received so many great reviews we had to pop this in as an option during your strawberry picking experience! Two sisters have set up this café and indulge in providing great dishes showcasing their produce; including homemade treats, breakfast and light lunches. So why not drop in and treat yourself.
Address: 686 Nairne Road, PO Box 639, Adelaide Hills
Strawberry Picking in Adelaide with Kids
So there you have it, here’s our list of the best places to go strawberry picking Adelaide with kids! Let us know if you think we missed anything!
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