One of my favorite Springtime traditions is to pick your own Strawberries at Sweet Berry Farm. Springtime in Texas is such a lovely time. The weather is absolutely gorgeous. It’s warm. Flowers are blooming. Everything is green and growing. You just want to get outside and enjoy! What better activity than to go pick your own strawberries!?
The boys and I headed out to Marble Falls last week to pick our own strawberries and have a fun morning at Sweet Berry Farm. If you’ve never made the trek, add it to your to do list. The drive out to Marble Falls is breathtaking in the Springtime as bluebonnets abound. And once you get there you’ll find plenty of fun!
- The farm is closed on Wednesdays.
- Bring Cash or check. Credit cards are not accepted but there is an ATM onsite in case you forget.
- Check their Fresh News section for farm updates! Berry supply rises and falls throughout the season so Fresh News shares the crop conditions. They also will tell you the condition of the fields, like if they are muddy or dry. This is great for planning footwear.
- Bring Socks! There are two big bounce bubbles for kids. If you opt to buy tickets for those your kiddos will need socks to jump.
What to Do at Sweet Berry Farm
.: Pick Strawberries! This is sort of a given, right? When you arrive grab a berry basket ($.50) and head out to the fields. Fill as many baskets as you’d like but be mindful of the cost. It’s definitely cheaper to buy them at the grocery store. You are paying for the experience here. Make sure you give your kids a little tutorial on which ones to pick ahead of time so you don’t get too many over or under-ripe berries. My boys (3yrs and 4yrs) did a great job picking out ours!
.: Feed the Goats! There are several pens of goats on the property and they love to be fed. You can grab tiny cups of goat feed for $.25 each. My boys always bring a quarter from their piggy bank to buy a cup each and I usually buy them some extra feed too. Once you feed the goats you can stand there and pet them. There’s a fence in between you and the goats. I also have found the Sweet Berry goats to be less aggressive than some others we’ve encountered.
.: Climb on the Tractors! They have several old tractors out on the lawn. Kids can climb on these and pretend to drive. If your kids love big machines, they’ll get a kick out of the tractors. Plus it makes for a really cute photo opp! There are also some wooden cutouts you can take pictures in too.
.: Pack a Lunch! Sweet Berry Farm is the perfect place for a picnic. There are tons of picnic tables in the shade. If it’s a cooler day, spread a blanket out on the grass in the sun or sit on one of the many benches scattered around. They sell some concessions (more on that below) but nothing substantial enough for lunch. You’ll need to pack yours.
.: Bounce on the Bubble! There are two big bounce bubbles available for kids. My boys love running as fast as they can across these things. One benefit to going on a weekday morning is that they aren’t very crowded. However, on weekends when there are loads of kids, they divide them by age. Kids 8 and up on one and the littler kids on the other.
.: Have a Popsicle! As I mentioned above, Sweetberry Farm has a concession stand. You can buy drinks and things but our favorite items are the homemade strawberry ice cream and the strawberry popsicles. This trip we opted for the popsicles and boy were they yummy. It’s a great way to finish the day.
Sweet Berry Farm
1801 FM 1980
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Hours: 8:30am-5:30pm M/T/Th/F/Sa & 1pm-5pm on Sundays
- Admission & Parking: FREE
- Strawberries: $2.85/lb + $.50 picking container.
- Berry Bounce: $2.50
- Goat Food: $.25
- Strawberry Popsicle: $1.50
If you can’t squeeze in a visit before strawberry season is over, definitely make plans in October for their annual pumpkin patch. It’s a spectacular event that runs for several weeks. They have every kind of pumpkin and gourd you can imagine all piled up perfectly for picture taking. They also have hayrides, train rides, flower picking and all the usual farm activities. It makes for a super fun day. You’ll be so glad you made the trip!
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