We finally got out to Bullsbrook this weekend to pick some strawberries at Ti Farm.
I highly recommend it as a good family, outdoor activity that costs very little (especially considering you get to leave with a bucket load of beautiful, fresh, juicy, red strawberries)!
I'm going to let my pictures do most of the talking on this post, but I'll include some tips along the way and details about Ti Farm that I think are helpful to know.
So there you have it - it's a great excursion for the kids. It costs very little, and like I said, you bring so much home with you (even some sand)!
Here are my tips:
- Don't wear your Sunday best. The sand is that black, dusty sand that gets into everything - especially your nostrils. Bring a change of clothes and a sizable pack of wet wipes if you are worried about your car interior.
- We were there about 1.5 hrs. It's not a full day thing, but there's stuff near by if you want to make a day of it (as it is a long way out). The Maze was only a few minutes away. I'd suggest going elsewhere first and finishing up at the farm, as like I said, it gets messy and there's no way I could have taken my kids out afterwards.
- There are a lot of flies. So be warned. Not sure that aeroguard does much - so probably best just to put your patient hat on for a few hours and grin and bare it.
- Be prepared to walk.
- Bring water - they offer a selection of mainly soft drinks for $2, but that's it. There isn't any cafe or food or anything like that. It's a strawberry farm - pure and simple. There's nothing else there. Just a couple of port-a-loos. I packed the kids a lunchbox each. That was handy for the long drive home.
- There's no shade or shelter so bring sunscreen, hat or raincoat (depending on the weather).
- Bring cash (not card) - $10 for a tray and individual entry, plus $2 per additional person in group up to five.
Where is it?
Ti Farm - 263 Old West Road, Bullsbrook
Open: 9am - 4.30pm Saturdays and Sundays, but make sure you check their website before you go as sometimes they have to shut down to give the strawberries a chance to replenish.