Bullsbrook Strawberry Farm, Strawberry Picking Perth

Published by: Buggybuddys Jennie on 3rd Sep 2016 | View all blogs by Buggybuddys Jennie

UPDATE: CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO LOW NUMBER OF RIPE STRAWBERRIES - OPENING AGAIN 8TH OCTOBER 2016

One question that we get asked a lot is ‘Where can you pick your own strawberries in Perth?’ Unfortunately although Perth has an abundance of strawberry farms there doesn’t seem to be many, if any at all, that allow you to pick your own fruit. Until last year when Ti Farms in Bullsbrook opened up it's gates to allow the public to pick after they had finished their commerical picking. The great news is they are opening again this year!

 

Ti Strawberry Farm is located at 263 Old West Road in Bullsbrook, just around the corner from The Maze and Outback Splash.

The farm is open 7 days a week from 9am – 4.30pm. They anticipate that the fruit will be ripe for picking up until November/December.  The plants have a 5 day cycle so once one field has been picked the next field will be ripe for picking.

 

Pick-your-own costs the bargain price of $10 for a try which fits 4-5kg of fruit. This includes entry for one person. There is a $2 cover charge for each additional adult or child in the group - for this you can each as much strawberries as you like while you pick! Maximum group size is 5. Groups larger than 5 people will need to purchase an additional tray.  Cash only. 

 

Parking is available on the verge just outside of the farm entrance. It is best not to bring your car into the strawberry field as it’s very sandy and you can easily get stuck! Also wear enclosed shoes or be prepared for very dirty feet! If you are accompanied by a baby then it may be better to take along a carrier rather than your pram. Don't go wearing your best clothes as you will come away with very grubby, strawberry stained children! 

There are no facilities available so make sure you take along plenty of water. They do however have a portaloo but please bear in mind that there are no baby change facilities. There is also no shade so make sure you have got your suncream and hats on. For the 2016 they are building a new rest area and nature playground which I am sure will be a huge hit with all the Perth families that love visiting. The playground is still due to open for this season. 


Once the front fields have been picked out then the further fields are reached by using tractor transport. Great fun for the kids! 

 

I was intrigued why that would allow picking when they could easily sell their wares to the supermarkets. It turns out that the plants have reached the end of their commercial life. The fruit is too red to be sold to the supermarkets. They only require fruit that is greener and less ripe as it has a longer shelf life. So if you have only been buying your strawberries from the supermarket it means that you have never tasted strawberries when they are at their best! Juicy red and full of sweetness!

 

If you are not local and are planning on making a visit to the farm why not make a day of it by visiting more of our favourite places! The Maze and Outback Splash is just around the corner and within 20 minutes you’ll also find Pitstop Playground, Chipmunks Wanneroo, Leapfrogs Café and Botanical Golf and the newly opened Eagle Falls Spur which has a kids playroom and kids eat free on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Ti Strawberry Farm is located at 263 Old West Road in Bullsbrook. Opening times for 2016 are to be confirmed. 

Find more places to pick your own fruit in Perth

 Find more places to visit with kids in Perth

 

Comments

10 Comments

  • Syed
    by Syed 2 years ago
    Thank you for such a detailed and informative blog. We went to the farm yesterday and were able to pick some of the "beegest" and "reddest" strawberries. The kids enjoyed a lot as this was the first time they had actually picked their own strawberries.
  • Firenzechick
    by Firenzechick 2 years ago
    This was a great post-thank you! Can I just add a few more details that I think might be useful? Be prepared! There are no facilities, shops, cafes, toilets. There is one porta-loo, take hats, take Aeroguard -because the flies were terrible, and takes wipes for the sticky /dirty fingers! Also, the sand is the type that leaves your feet/shoes black. My son had a ball kicking it to make 'dust'!! And prams do not travel well in the loose sand so unless bub is sleeping and you want to park the pram at the end of the row, I wouldn't bother. I watched a beautiful Bugaboo become a grey mess!! Oh well, the kids looked like they had fun! We loved it and the strawberries are the best I have ever tasted! Enjoy
  • Things To Do With Kids
    by Things To Do With Kids 2 years ago
    Thank you for your tips Firenzechik :)
  • MummaBear
    by MummaBear 2 years ago
    We had so much fun today. Thanks for your blog as its something we have wanted to try but never knew where to go. I was even lucky enough to receive assistance from a nice family who carried my strawberries back to my car for me when Mr 2 threw himself down in tantrum for the 3rd time and was not budging without being carried. If anyone happened to take a photo of me carrying a strawberry tray and him on my shoulders please send me a copy because I'm sure it looked funny-I think I only got 20m that way.
  • Kel80
    by Kel80 2 years ago
    I have been waiting for somewhere in Perth to open their fields up for picking! Is any one able to tell me whether they spray their strawberries with pesticides etc?
  • Justine
    by Justine 2 years ago
    Does anyone know if you can still do this ?????
  • kmme
    by kmme 2 years ago
    We've visited last weekend and it was so much fun : ) Kids loved it!
  • Tracy
    by Tracy 2 years ago
    Great experience where we all had so much fun. You could tell by the children's dusty faces n red stained lips. Love it, We will be back.
  • Lil Whittle
    by Lil Whittle 2 years ago
    Does anyone know if the strawberry picking is still on...it says until early Dec??
  • Buggybuddys Jennie
    by Buggybuddys Jennie 2 years ago
    No it is now finished Lil Whittle
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