Strawberry picking and cream tea in the New Forest

Last October we picked our own pumpkins at Goodall’s Strawberry Farm in Lymington, on the edge of the New Forest, and we decided to return this year for the start of the fruit picking season. Strawberries are grown here in polytunnels which mean the fruits tend to grow and ripen a little earlier than usual. SO Kid and SO Teen took a punnet each and started searching the tunnels for the biggest, juiciest looking strawberries and they soon worked out that there were plenty of these on the far sides of the plants where few people had looked, so made their way down the outside of the tunnels to reach the best ones. Once they’d both filled their punnets to the max, we strolled back up to the teeny tiny farm shop to pay and ordered some cream teas to enjoy in the very cute little tent cafe. The warm scones were delicious and there was even a small sand pit just outside the tent and a few toys to keep little ones entertained. This is definitely a place we’ll be returning to in the next few weeks when the cherries and raspberries are ready for picking!

 

 

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21 thoughts on “Strawberry picking and cream tea in the New Forest

  • June 10, 2017 at 6:58 am
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    Fruit picking is one of our favourite summer activities. The farm near us has opened for fruit picking today and I can’t wait to go and start picking. We love to pick strawberries and raspberries. I love your idea of having the strawberries with a cream tea. Yummy! #CountryKids

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  • June 10, 2017 at 8:29 am
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    It looks so pretty there, like a scene out of a fairy tale! I can’t wait to go fruit picking this summer, it is something we love to do as a family and then plan loads of exciting things to make with our pickings, but invariably end up just eating half of them there and then! I bet that cafe area is beautifully transformed in autumn for pumpkin tea breaks too.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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  • June 10, 2017 at 9:37 am
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    How pretty is this tent! Picking strawberries with the kids is one of those things I’ve always wanted to do, but there aren’t many farms here in Ireland doing pick your own. Will have to look into it again. Beautiful photos.
    #CountryKids

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  • June 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm
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    Oh wow! It looks so pretty there….
    Strawberry picking is such fun and the afternoon tea sounds and looks delicious. #CountryKids

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  • June 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm
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    What a lovely place to visit to pyo. Round here it’s always really basic #countrykids

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  • June 11, 2017 at 5:08 am
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    Hi, I do miss English strawberries! The strawberries we get here lack taste in comparison. The cafe tent looks lovely and homely, perfect for enjoying a warm cream tea!

    xx

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  • June 11, 2017 at 7:16 am
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    You can’t beat freshly picked strawberries. What a great looking place to visit

    Thank you for linking up

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  • June 11, 2017 at 11:04 am
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    I loved fruit picking as a kid. I think tbe ratio was two in the pot for every one I ate. #mysundayphoto

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  • June 11, 2017 at 7:28 pm
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    What a charming place to enjoy having a refreshment break after fruit picking! #CountryKids

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  • June 11, 2017 at 9:47 pm
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    It reminds me of my childhood. I used to really love strawberry picking. I must take the boys!

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  • June 11, 2017 at 10:19 pm
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    Sounds like a lovely place and I love the vibe of their cafe too. Its looks so chic! #countrykids

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  • June 12, 2017 at 12:34 pm
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    I love Strawberries, I wish we had a pick your own near us

    Mollyx

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  • June 12, 2017 at 3:37 pm
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    what a fantastic place, i really hope there are still strawberries to be picked when i get to the uk next week
    #MySundayPhoto

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  • June 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm
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    Oh my goodness my eldest would think she were in heaven. She loves strawberries (ries). #CountryKids

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  • June 15, 2017 at 8:09 am
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    Fruit picking is always lots of fun. Can’t beat the taste of freshly picked strawberries. I love the look of that tent – the perfect place to sit and enjoy a cream tea in the sunshine šŸ™‚ #countrykids

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  • June 15, 2017 at 9:55 am
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    You know I’ve never been to PYO there and I’m Hampshire based – that’s on the list to visit! #CountryKids

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