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Farms Around Hong Kong: Where To Go To Pick Your Own

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Keep their faces bright and their boots dirty with fun-filled family days out

It never ceases to amaze me just how much rural life we have in Hong Kong, and it’s just alongside our bustling metropolis. Not only can children experiences days at the beach or up a mountain but they can also experience life on the farm. With fruit a plenty (and veggies!), your child will have a fantastic time picking their own berries and breathing in some quality fresh air. They will also love learning about farm life, and can take classes along the way. And because there are several options, we’ve done the legwork for you. Here are our choices for the best pick-you-own farms around the 852…

New Territories

Strawberries pick your own

Rainbow Organic Strawberry Farm

Why Visit: Acres of fields filled with the freshest strawberries. These can be picked from December until the end of April. During the rest of the year you can pick a range of other vegetables including choi sum, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes and watermelon. There is also a petting zoo and why not make a full day of it and make use of the onsite barbecue area.

Costs: Free entry. $80 per pound of strawberries picked.
What to bring: As the fields are very open don’t forget sunscreen and a hat
Opening hours: 9am to 6pm, open throughout the year.
Address: Fanling Crane Farm 76 Hok Tau Village, Fan Ling
How to get there: Take the 52B bus from Fanling station. Get off at Hok Tau Village and walk along Hok Tau road for approximately 3 minutes to reach the farm
Phone: 9302 0258

Kam Tin Country Club Hong Kong

Why Visit: Kam Tin doesn’t just offer strawberry picking but gives you the opportunity to taste strawberries from various parts of the world. With 100,000 square feet of strawberries to choose from, your mouth will be watering the second you arrive. Just be aware, strawberries are seasonal – so double check before you head over! There are also a range of other facilities from petting lambs to war games, and the kids will love the incredible bouncy castle – there really is something for everyone! You can even enjoy a game of archery or volleyball, and it is also equipped with a large BBQ area if you feel like making a day of it.

Costs: All varieties of strawberries are priced differently and range from $70 per pound
What to bring: As the fields are very open don’t forget sunscreen and a hat. If you’re going to engage in sports activities then please wear the proper clothing.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm Winter: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 10am to 10pm (summer to 7pm)
Address: 230 Tin Mei Mei Estate, Kam Tin, New Territories
How to get there: Take the MTR and get off at Kam Sheung Road West Rail Station, Exit D. Take minibus No. 601 to the farm.
Phone: 5132 5131

Tai Tong Organic Ecopark

Why Visit: There is so much to do here that once again you’ll be spoiled for choice. In the summer, when strawberries are out of season, you can pick lychees instead, and there are plenty of other activities including pony rides, children’s car rides, animal feeding and inflatables. Package deals are available to combine a range of activities within your visit.

Costs: Entry Fee is $50 per person. Entry plus strawberry picking is $130. Activities are charged at $80 for four tickets. Some activities require two tickets.
What to bring: Wear light-coloured, long-sleeved clothing and trousers and don’t forget insect repellant!
Opening hours: 9am – 6pm daily. Pony rides are closed on Mondays.
Address: 11 Tai Tong Shan Road, Yuen Long
How to get there: Travel by MTR to Long Ping West Rail Station, and then leaving the terminal from exit B. There you can catch K66 which will take you to Tai Tong. Alight at Tai Tong Shan Road Bus Stop, then walk 15 mins via the country path to the Organic Ecopark & ticket office.
Phone: 2470 2201

Fruitful farm pick your ownFruitful Organic Farm

Why Visit: This lovely organic farm lets you pick from a range of fruits and vegetables including watermelons and strawberries, lettuce, ginger, tomatoes and water spinach. You can also take farming classes, sauce making classes or get the little ones involved in some art jamming. You can even rent your own plot of land if you’d like to take up farming and grow your own produce.

Costs: Tours are $60 per person for groups of 10+ for two hours of activities
What to Bring: visitors should bring their own water shoes, and are also advised to wear suitable clothing. Don’t forget sunscreen and insect repellant.
Opening hours: 10am to 6pm
Address: 4 shek Pai Village, Kam Sheung Road, Yuen Long, New Territories
How to get there: Click here for directions on how to get there from your area, or visit its Facebook page.
Phone: 9478 7797

Erickson Organic Farm

Why Visit: This organic farm is truly stunning, set aside a beautiful lake that’ll give you that much-needed break from the city. It offers a truly unique range of activities in addition to the fruit picking, including African drumming and kite flying. You can also purchase a selection of organic treats including honey, jam and wine. All activities need to be booked in advance. Please note the farm does not offer strawberry picking, but they have many other fruits including papaya. You can also learn about the importance of organic farming and how the soil affects what is grown.

Costs: Entrance is free; they offer a hot pot lunch with free flow soft drinks for $120
What to Bring: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for outdoor activities.
Opening hours: 1pm to 6pm
Address: 17A, Zone 3, Sung Shan New Village, Yuen Long, New Territories
How to get there: Take minibus no. 73 at Long Ping Westrail Station. After passing the Sung Shan New Village arch get off at Kam Yan Road and cross the bridge. Farm entrance will be on your left.
Phone: 2352 3710

Philip Hillary Flowerworld Farm

Why Visit: This organic farm focuses on raising awareness of organic farming and grows truly stunning organic flowers. It promotes these farming methods through a range of workshops that make it ideally suited to school groups. During the Winter months they offer strawberry picking.

Costs: Click here to enquire about pricing and hours of operation.
What to Bring: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for outdoor activities.
Address: PO Box 31 Sze Pai Shek Village, Kam Tin, Yuen Long, New Territories
How to get there: Take minibus no.73 to Sung Shan New Village at Long Ping MTR Station. Get off at the bridge (near the rain shelter) after passing the arch of “Sung Shan New Village”, its a 2 minute walk from the bridge.
Phone: 3126 5155

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Erickson Farm pick your own

Dragontail Farm

Why Visit: This lovely farm has loads for children to discover. They can learn to compost and plant, they can also try their hand at making a scarecrow, observing bees in their hives or go pond dipping. Allow at least half a day for these activities. It also offers a wide range of fruit and vegetables from aubergines, beetroot and spearmint to curry leaves and will deliver direct to your door.

Costs: Check out all the fresh fruit, veg, and sales here
What to bring: Make sure children bring their own snacks and drinks if engaging in activities.
Opening hours: Monday through Saturday from 7am to 6pm
Address: 145 Luk Tei Tong, Mui Wo
How to get there: The farm is a 20 minute walk from Mui Wo Ferry Pier.
Phone: 5422 2844

Herboland

Why Visit: Herboland engages children by teaching agricultural skills such as planting and caring for farm animals. It even offers soap-making workshops! Grab a cup of organic tea from the teahouse and relax in the beautiful surroundings. Alongside the herbs that are for sale there are also a range of herbal medicines to purchase.

Cost: Click here to enquire about pricing.
What to Bring: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for outdoor activities.
Opening Hours: 11am to 5pm
Address: L.O.T. 287 D.D.4 Hung Shing Yeh Beach, Lamma Island,
How to get there: Take the ferry to Lamma Island from either Aberdeen or central pier #4
Phone: 9094 6206

Grandpa’s Garden

Why Visit: This family-run organic garden is a great place to teach children about how vegetables grow and where they come from. If you wish to purchase any vegetables you can do so “picked to order,” or you can opt to pick your own. You can also rent your own plot of land and grow your own produce here.

Cost: Click here to enquire about pricing.
What to Bring: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for outdoor activities.
Opening hours: 7:30am to 5:30pm
Address: Nim She Wan, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island
How to get there: take the ferry to Discovery Bay from Central Pier 3 and the garden is just a short walk away via the seaside path towards DB Marina and Peng Chau/Mui Wo ferry .
Phone: 9137 0640

Featured image courtesy of Maja Petric via Unsplash

Image #1 courtesy of Farsai C. via Unsplash; image #2 courtesy of Fruitful Farms via Facebook; image #3 courtesy of Erickson Farm via Facebook;

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