Where to Pick Strawberries Near Orlando with Kids

Kids can pick their own strawberries at Oak Haven Farms & Winery.
Kids can pick their own strawberries at Oak Haven Farms & Winery.

December through March are prime months for strawberry picking in Orlando! Spending a day at the strawberry farm is a great activity for winter fun and gives families an outlet to connect with nature while making sweet memories. We have compiled a list of farms that offer strawberry picking in Orlando as well as some tips to make the most of your trip. Try making some delicious homemade ice cream to go with your fresh strawberries as well.

Be sure to save a date to visit the famous Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, where visitors can enjoy fresh strawberries and strawberry-based foods. This 11-day festival offers headline entertainment, carnival rides and attractions, livestock shows, and more. 

Strawberry Picking in Orlando

Atwood Family Farms—Eustis

Spend a fun day outdoors picking strawberries and enjoying the activities at Atwood Family Farms. This is the first year that the Atwood family has offered strawberry u-pick. In addition to strawberries, families can enjoy sunflower u-pick and farm activities like a slide hill, jump pad, playgrounds, and more.

Bekemeyer Family Farm—Winter Garden

This fifth-generation family farm offers hydroponic u-pick and pre-picked strawberries. U-pick citrus, fresh-picked vegetables, local honey, and jam are also available. The farm is open Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

JG Ranch—Brooksville

Open Thursday-Sunday (depending on weather and fruit availability), JG Ranch offers u-pick strawberries from November through April. Guests can feed the resident cows and chickens while visiting. Picnic areas are available, so pack a lunch and enjoy a family day at the ranch.  

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Mick Farms offers delicious fruits and veggies. Photo courtesy of Mick Farms

Mick Farms—St. Cloud

U-pick strawberry fields are now open at this family farm and market. The market is open daily with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables; check the farm's Facebook page for current information on strawberry-picking hours.

Finding something sweet at Oak Haven Farms & Winery.

Oak Haven Farms & Winery—Sorrento

Located 30 minutes north of Orlando, Oak Haven Farms is a local favorite for pick-your-own strawberries. After picking, kids are sure to love the adjacent playgrounds, swings, and mini carousel. A country kitchen is open on the weekends from late December through early March, serving hot dogs, chips, soda, and desserts. Adults ages 21 and up can participate in a wine tasting. 

Pappy’s Patch U-Pick—Oviedo

This family-owned and operated strawberry patch on the outskirts of Oviedo is popular among Central Florida families. Visit the Pappy's Patch Facebook page for updates on operating days and hours. The patch also offers u-pick blueberries from April to June.

Southern Hill Farms—Clermont

Known for its blueberry fields and fun events, Southern Hill Farms now offers u-pick strawberries. We recommend arriving earlier in the day as the crop might be picked out prior to closing. A Kids Zone unlimited play wristband is offered for purchase on select days and includes a jump pillow, cyclone swing, giant slide, obstacle course, and more. A covered playground area is available for kids, as well as an eatery, bakery, donut shed, and market.

Tips for Strawberry Picking in Orlando

  • Call or check each farm’s website or Facebook page before visiting as operating days and hours depend on crop availability and weather. 
  • Depending on how far your drive, bring a cooler to preserve berries for the return trip.
  • Most fields are not stroller friendly; we suggest using baby carriers instead.
  • Instruct children to only pick berries that are ready so that others have time to ripen.

Unless noted, photos by the author

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