Family Fun

PYO Plan WebWhen you visit West Green Fruits we want you to have a happy time.

During your visit we ask that parents and guardians please supervise their children at all times in the interests of safety, especially in the car park, but also in the fruit fields and surrounding paths and tracks that are open to our visitors.

Please stay withi the permitted areas for your safety.

West Green Fruits sits within a working farm and produces high quality summer fruits for you to pick and enjoy. We do not offer other facilities and there are no loos on site so do make sure you and your children are 'comfortable' before you arrive.

 

PYO ETIQUETTE

To avoid anyone any embaressment all fruit and produce needs to paid for before it is eaten or taken off site, as in any shop - thank you!

 

FARM VEHICLES

Apart from vehicles visiting West Green Fruits agricultural farm vehicles also pass through or work in the surrounding fields. 

Tractors and machinery are exciting to many of our visitors but do need to be given respect and space.

However, do ask if you would like a peek inside a tractor or the combine harvester etc - if its possible the drivers can be asked to stop, but please do not be disappointed if they can't that day and please do not flag them down yourself. Just ask one of us in the shop.

 

PICNICS will not be allowed during 2020 because of Coronavirus

For the 2020 season there will not be any pic-nic areas anywhere on site so that we can be sure that social distancing can be observed at all times.

We apologise for any disappointment but feel sure you understand the importance of keeping our customers and staff safe while at West Green Fruits.

 

DOGS AND BBQs

As a family we love our dogs, but we cannot allow dogs anywhere on site (other than assistance dogs) at any time and BBQs are also never permitted.

These two issues are not of our own making, but for safety and insurance reasons but also, dogs are not everyone's cup of tea!
Please speak to a member of staff if you need to park so that we can watch your dog as you will need to leave your windows open.

 

CHARITY TINS 

We normally have our charity tins on our shop counter which are often used for the change that customers receive.
The donations are given to our charities and our carrier bag charge is also added - it is surprising how the pennies have added up over the years. In 2019 donations totalled £705 for The Matthew Elvidge Trust.

In 2020, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, our sales will be predominently contactless and card payments.
This means that change will be a thing of the past and reduce donations to our charity tins.
This is something that has been noticeable over the last few years as card sales have generally increased.

For this year our collections are to go to a past member of staff, Claire Danson, who many of you may remember and who many of you may have seen from time to time on the local news as her story has unfolded. She is the blonde girl in the picture on the home page of 'The Girls in their Uniforms'! 

Claire was just 30 last year when, having just become European Triathlon Champion last summer and on the brink of turning professional as a triathlete, she had a life changing cyling accident last August that has left her paralysed from the belly button down because of her spinal cord was severed at T5. She is now paralysed and permanently in a wheelchair.
She was airlifted to Southampton Hospital and spent some weeks in intensive care and the spinal ward before transferring to the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Unit where she underwent 5months of rehabbing.

Her determination to get as well and fit as she possibly can is humbling. She is gritty and cheerful, although there are darker moments too that she keeps to herself. Living with a spinal cord injury is difficult, but she is home now, lucky (as she says) to have learnt to be fully independent.

Her goal now is to continue to train and perform as an athlete, but obviously this will need different equipment and training to that which Claire is used to. She needs additional physio, specialist equipment such as a hand bike and racing chair and so any donations you feel able to give will go to great use and you will be able to see Claire continue to achieve and also raise the profile of para-sportsmen and women. 

Thus, we will be asking our customers to consider making donations via their card payments, which will be kept separately and then passed to Claire. Who knows, maybe a chair with West Green Fruits green might be seen roaring about in due course which you will have helped Claire to buy.

We hope you will not mind being asked about this and please do not be offended or feel embarassed to decline. However, if you feel able to help support Claire this year that would be great.
We will have information in the shop too.

We hope that in the future we will be able to continue collecting for our usual charities in this way.

We hope that you will enjoy visiting us through the summer and if you have any ideas or suggestions that you think would make your visit even more enjoyable do share them with us.

Carolyn

Opening Hours

2021 FRUIT SEASON

We open again around mid June

Please call 01252845772 from May 1st for information

Our opening date will be announced as soon as we are able to. We are dependent upon the weather to produce our ripe crops for opening.
We announce here and on facebook as well as our landline

e mails can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(We reserve the right to close without prior notice)

 

2021 CHRISTMAS BARN

The Christmas Barn opens:

22nd November 2021
9am to 5pm DAILY
until December 22nd or until we sell out!

Please refer to the homepage Covid information as we are operating within Government guidelines
We offer a pre-order & collection service and can deliver locally


Just call 07954730143

We reserve the right to close without notice if necessary

Visit Christmas Barn Website