Mmm … Berrylicious! Family Strawberry Picking Fun

We recently packed the kids in the car and set off for a wholesome family adventure – something completely different from our usual weekend routine: strawberry picking!
Most of the strawberry farms are situated several hours’ drive from Sydney, but we came across an excellent option closer to the city: Berrylicious Strawberries.
Award-winning strawberry grower Berrylicious is located in the small semi-rural town of Thirlmere, which is 89 kilometres south-west of Sydney – approximately 1.25 hours’ drive from the Inner West.
The Berrylicious strawberries are grown using a unique greenhouse system, which means that picking takes place overhead – so there’s no crouching down – and under cover – perfect for rainy days, of course!
We visited on a sunny Saturday with our four- and six-year-old children. We all had so much fun picking and sampling the fruit which was so plump and juicy and sweet!

Entry cost is $10 ($5 for kids under 10 years). The strawberries that you pick and take home are $10 per kilo. (EFTPOS is available.)
The Berrylicious half-hour pick-your-own sessions are extremely popular and bookings are essential. Follow Berrylicious on Facebook for the announcement about the next picking day and book right away so you don’t miss out.
It is a long drive, so you may wish to also check out some of the nearby attractions. The NSW Rail Museum, which has a significant rail heritage collection, state-of-the-art facilities and interactive features, is located in Thirlmere. Another option is to make a detour on the way there or back via the stunning Australian Botanical Garden, at Mount Annan (about a 30-minute drive from Thirlmere).
Berrylicious Strawberries
200 West Parade, Thirlmere
Some handy tips for planning your visit

  • When you see an announcement of the next picking day on Berrylicious’s Facebook page, make your booking right away. The sessions book out very quickly.
  • Bring along some plastic containers to take your strawberries home.
  • The ground can get quite muddy so be sure to wear suitable shoes.
  • Although the strawberries are under cover, it is open on the sides, so do bring rain jackets if rain is forecast.

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