Last week on a truly beautiful day, we ventured over to East Yonderton Farm near Glasgow Airport and had a fantastic time.
This farm is very popular in the summer as they have lots of produce (berries, peas, potatoes, broccoli) to pick your own. It’s right beside Glasgow Airport, meaning you can see planes landing and taking off, which was an absolute dream for my toddler who is transport daft.
East Yonderton Farm
We arrived around lunch time and brought a picnic. You can’t have a picnic in the farm, but you are allowed to in the car park. Lots of families were taking advantage of this on such a warm day. I should mention here that they have portaloo’s in the car park too.
I have a 6 month old and as long as you are happy to get your pram wheels a bit dirty they are happy for you to bring the pram in. I was able to pick rows near the path that meant I could bring the pram right beside the crops.
East Yonderton Farm
On your way in there are plastic baskets that you take to put your pickings in. There is a great selection of fruit and veg and my son adored picking the produce. We had fun looking for perfect strawberries and peas. We even picked some gooseberries. There is something really lovely about showing your children where food comes from and it was helpful in the continual war with a very fussy eater.
I had a lovely chat with one of the farmers, who quad bikes around the farm, helping the pickers. He was happy to give you tips on the best part of the field for the crops and tell us when other patches would be ready.
The farmer told me many people enjoy coming for the day, arriving around 10.30am picking fruit, having a break for lunch and then heading back in for the afternoon. There is plenty to do and you really could make a day of it. We were certainly entertained for a good 3 hours and did not get round all the berries.
All of the produce tasted fantastic and being such a lovely day we had to enjoy a bowl of strawberries and ice cream after dinner. We will definitely be heading back in the next week not only for more berries, but the broccoli will be ready then too.