The love of strawberries is not just mine but a family love. They are our fruit of choice on all occasions and as soon as strawberry picking time arrives here in the UK we love to take our boys to the local strawberry fields and get some fresh ones. We are very lucky that we have a few places near us where we can pick strawberries, one of which is Bellis Brothers in Wrexham. If you are thinking of going, here is everything you need to know.
Where is Bellis Brothers?
Their exact address is
Bellis Brothers Farm Shop and Garden Centre,
Wrexham Road Farm,
Wrexham LL13 9YU
which means they are perfectly located for those that live in both North Wales and Chester as they are close to the boarder. They are easy to find and have plenty of parking too.
What can you do at Bellis Brothers?
As well as having a wonderful pick your own area, including strawberries, there is also lots of other things going on at Bellis Brothers to keep you busy including
There is so much to see and do that you can easily spend a good couple of hours here having a look around and letting the kids play and explore outside, longer if you stay for lunch.
What can you pick?
There are lots of different fruits for you to pick including
loganberries and rhubarb
and in October you can also pick pumpkins.
If you are looking to pick something specific then check the website or ring up before you go to make sure it is ready and available.
What are the opening times?
The pick your own areas are open seven days a week from 9am to 6pm. You do not need to book in advance you can just turn up.
How does the pick your own work?
Park at the pick your own car park and walk up to the station at the entrance of the field. Collect a container and follow the signs to the fields where fruit is available. You can then pick the fruit you want. When you have finished return to the station to pay. You will be charged based on the weight of the fruit you have picked. There is a price list up in the station so you can check before you go picking, so no nasty surprises.
Our family review from our fist visit
(we have now been a few times as boys are now 8 and 11)
The boys (2 and 5) were really excited to get going and to be honest so was I. We all picked our punnets and wondered off to the field. We showed the boys how to tell if the strawberries were ready for picking and then let them fill their punnets (and faces) with the most delicious strawberries.
The weather was beautiful and the boys were so excited going from one row to the next in search for the best, biggest, juiciest, reddest strawberries they could find.
I love family time and with us both working in the week and my husband working every other weekend our family time is precious so being able to enjoy activities like this that are both fun and educational (my little boy thought strawberries grew on a tree!) are brilliant. Increasing the boys fruit intake is always an added bonus too.
If you haven’t visited a pick your own then I strongly recommend that you do and if Bellis Brothers is within travelling distance then definitely pay them a visit. there is something really satisfying about choosing your own fruit and knowing that it is as fresh as fresh can be. Needless to say if your family is anything like mine you may need to have plenty of fruit recipes at hand to make use of all the fruit you bring home, we opted for some strawberry tarts and strawberry jam, yummy.
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