Copas ‘Pick Your Own’ Farm : Slough – it’s not so bad

Slough - It's not so bad - The Mummy StylistThis weekend we discovered fruit-picking – I can’t believe we have never done this before! It was soooo much fun. This is definitely a toddler approved activity! I got the idea after seeing so many summer blog posts on fruit-picking around the country. And I had always seen this sign for ‘Copas Farm’ whenever we drove home – so we checked it out.

There’s actually two farms under the Copas Farm name, one in Cookham and one in Iver. Iver is the one we visited. It’s about a 10 minute drive from Slough town centre, off the Uxbridge Road and a little further up the same road as Langley Country Park on Billet Lane. It’s a narrow country road, but you know you’re there as it’s clearly signposted and there’s a big grass car park.

Copas Farm Iver : Slough it's not so bad

We entered though the giant hut and were greeted by a lovely young girl explaining how it works at Copas Farm and what fruit and veg were available to pick. The entrance free is £3 per person (including little people), but when you pay for the fruit and veg you pick, the entrance fee is taken off the total. We picked up 3 little punnets and set off into the fields.

For me, I was entranced – it was a real life Farmville! Remember that facebook game we were all addicted to like 6 years ago? Rows and rows of vegetables! Tyler kept running off squealing with laughter, he was soooo excited! Here he is picking little courguettes. He’s obsessed with cucumbers, and as these were real look-a-likes, he was was so careful carrying around his ‘cumumbers’ in his little basket! We also picked some broad beans and french beans from the next rows.

Copas Farm Iver : Slough it's not so bad

We also picked one of these unusual looking pumpkins – they were bright yellow! And one gooseberry as I have no idea what you do with them.

Copas Farm - Iver : Slough it's not so bad

Then we picked raspberries, which Tyler thought were strawberries. Well they do look alike too!

Copas Farm Iver : Slough it's not so bad

He was a little tired after this, so we had a sit-down on the grass, watching some planes in the sky, before setting off again!Copas Farm - Iver : Slough it's not so bad

There were beetroots in front of us, and then some grass that had strawberries growing out of it. They were really really ripe, so they must have been leftovers from the last month. We walked across to the next section. I thought it was just leaves, but my husband informed my that these were peas! Peas in a pod – duh! There’s me thinking they only come in frozen peas bags 😉

Copas Farm - Iver : Slough it's not so bad

We had a wander through the cherry trees before heading back to the shop to pay.

Copas Farm - Iver : Slough it's not so bad

This is what we picked – french beans, a pumpkin, peas, raspberries, strawberries from the grass, courgeuttes, broad beans and one gooseberry.

Copas Farm - Iver : Slough it's not so bad

It was 5pm closing time, so there was a little queue to pay. While my husband queued up, I had a look around. They have a cafe and picnic tables outside, and in the store they sell more fruit, veg, cakes and jars of honey and hot sauce.

Copas Farm - Iver : Slough it's not so bad

We didn’t have to pay for what we picked as our entrance fee covered it – woohoo! At home, I prepped it all and made a random curry, served with peri peri chicken. And you know what, it tasted good!

Copas Farm - Iver : Slough it's not so bad

We will definitely be visiting again, this was such a fun activity. And they tell me they’ll have strawberries, plums and sweetcorn next week!

If you fancy visiting Copas ‘Pick Your Own’ Farm, they are open May – September, so be quick, we’ve only got August and September left for picking!

Copas Farm: Calves Lane Farm, Billet Lane, Iver, Bucks SL0 0LU
Open: Tues – Thurs 10am – 6pm, Fri – Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 1pm
Last entry 1 hour before closing time (May – September)
Tel: 01753 652727 (24 hour information line – worth calling to find out what produce is available to pick)

Twitter: @Copasfarmspyo
Instagram: Copasfarmspyo

Copas Farm - Iver Slough its not so bad

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37 responses to “Copas ‘Pick Your Own’ Farm : Slough – it’s not so bad

  1. We have just been doing this too, So I haven’t found somewhere close to us with as many things growing, You have a lovely selection here and what you made looks absolutely delicious. Do pop over and join me for country kids Is all about outdoor fun and it looks as if you’ve had plenty of that here. Stopping by from #TwinklyTuesday

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    • They did have a great selection at Copas Farm, but I’m sure Tyler would be happy picking anything! And it was fun cooking it all too. I’ll definitely check out your blog, we do like outdoor activities 🙂 x

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  2. Fruit picking with kids is always a good activity. Your little dude looks like he is loving it. My daughter loves doing this too even if it’s a hard work to make her eat what she picked. lol xx #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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    • I had never done it before, but just to see how happy Tyler was picking the veg, it was amazing! I’m lucky, Tyler has always liked his greens – strange boy haha! x

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  3. I can’t believe I still haven’t taken A fruit picking, I’ve never even been myself! Definitely going to before Summers out! #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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    • It really was fun! And thinking up a recipe to cook with what we picked was fun too! I know, time is running out – I wish we had been earlier, although we’re lucky it’s close to where we live. Hopefully can pop down again this year! xx

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  4. Looks like you had great fun! We love picking our own too. I am often surprised at the other activities that can be on offer at these places too. Sometimes there are things like animals to pet or nature trails etc. Looks great what you picked 🙂 Thanks for sharing #TwinklyTuesday

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  5. This looks so fab! I have seen lots of people on facebook doing this. I really should take Zach because I think he would love it. Think we have a couple of places nearby so I’ll have to research! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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  6. Oh wow it sounds like they had a great selection there! I’m still yet to visit a PYO farm this year, Elliot has been a few times though with my parents and he’s normally eaten most of the pickings on the way round! #toddlerapprovedtuesday xx

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    • Yes it was really good! That’s great your parents took Elliot. I had a rant at my mum saying, why did you never take us?? She was like, I didn’t know! Haha, we took some sweeties with us so he was eating them instead – phew! xx

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  7. We went fruit picking this week and it was lovely. Don’t you think it all tastes so much better when you’ve picked it yourself? I will be trying to squeeze in another visit before the end of the summer! #TwinklyTuesday 💗 Noah & the Girls

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    • It’s great fun isn’t it! And yes it tasted so fresh after I cooked it, I was well impressed. We’re going to try another visit before September too xx

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  8. I’ve still never managed to take the monsters strawberry picking, we keep saying we will go and then something happens (usually bad weather!) and we have to cancel. We do really want to try and get before the end of the summer so here to crossing your fingers!!!

    Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  9. I remember Farmville! I had to ban myself from it as it was just sooo addictive! This looks like a lovely day out.. I saw an advert for a pick your own farm near us and it’s on my to-visit-list! I found you via the #LoveWhereILive link 🙂 x

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  10. We discovered fruit picking a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it!! Looks as though you will be going back again soon!! #LoveWhereILive

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  11. Ooh, it looks delicious! I love it when you can pick veg as well. We planted yellow squashes too, but nothing much has grown well with the weather this year. Great pics of what you made with your pickings too! 🙂 x

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  12. Yay I’m glad you finally got to go 😀 It looks like you all really loved it. When we went there were only strawberries available, I wish we got to pick lots of vegetables as well. It’s a really great way to teach where food comes from isn’t it. Thank you so much for linking this up to #whatevertheweather xx

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    • Yes! I’m so glad you inspired us to go, I’ve never had so much fun before! It was great they had so much choice at our one, it really was a lesson in what they all look like as plants – I learnt so much! xx

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