Pick-your-own signs appear at farms where people can pay for the fruit and vegetables they have picked.
"Who wants to go apples and runner beans picking?"
A mum of 1 rates this site, on the edges of London (Cockfosters tube is 3 miles away), because it gets her son eating more fruit. Big on all-weather play areas, with outdoor slides, mini tractors and pet petting. Lots of vegetables to choose from.
This well organised PYO with a mighty 34 crops.... check their calendar... is open 7 days a week, and requests a £4 minimum spend per person. "Kids can play, run and eat," says this dad of 3. The shop is well stocked with goodies, too. Cheese anyone?
"A taste of Kent" with a mini safari-themed maze in the summer holidays, "which our kids love", says one dad. PYO opens in June but the farm shop is open daily – and they aim to match supermarket prices.
"Get among the chickens!" says this mum of 2. "It's fun". A cafe, shop and campsite (remote and rustic in natural surroundings) feature. Kids can sign up for egg collecting (£9.95 per child, includes 1/2 dozen eggs to take home).
Two branches, in Cookham and Iver. Strawberries, raspberries and cherries are the firm favourites among customers. Oh, and here's a rhubarb crumble recipe worth looking into. "A beautiful day out with kids," says one mum.
Cannon Hall Farm
Heading oop north at half term? This huge farmland tourist attraction – recommended by a mum of 5 – has a playground, sheep racing arena, a half term Unicorn Festival and a shop that includes fine cuts of Yorkshire meat for sale.
Crockford Bridge Farm
Wonderful events ("get there early" says one mum) and ice cream; plus, a huge garden centre, and PYO, which is offering just rhubarb at this moment but keep an eye on their updates.
Another huge, and hugely fun, attraction with endless entertainment; see the daily itinerary here. Don't miss the award-winning Nature Trail, or the Cornish Cream Teas...when in Rome, after all.