Lathcoats Farm

Lathcoats Farm

Lathcoats Farm based in Chelmsford Essex is a great day out. Let your kids experience picking their own fruit (open Mid June – September).


Welcome to Lathcoats Farm, Galleywood, Essex, a third generation family fruit farm growing over 40 varieties of delicious English apple, and a wide variety of summer fruits for Pick Your Own. Our apples are available (in their season) to try and buy in our award winning Farm Shop, along with our own apple juice and mouthwatering range of produce from small, trusted, often family businesses from around our region.

PYO usually starts around mid June and runs through until the end of July. The exact start date depends on the weather and we have found that start dates can vary by as much as 2 weeks either way depending on how hot it has been. The best way to find out when we will start and then to keep up with news about availability of the various crops or news about opening times, is to sign up to our email news service.

Please note that whilst we want everyone to enjoy their PYO experience, we will not tolerate people (including children) helping themselves with no intention of paying for the fruit they pick. This is stealing and is the cause of the closure of many PYO farms in recent years. All picked fruit must be paid for. The fruit is yours to eat once you have paid for it.


Opening Times

The 2017 Pick Your Own season has not started yet. We usually start around mid-June but this can vary by as much as two weeks either way, depending on the weather. Check the website for exact dates.

Mid June – Mid September

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday – Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm



Please see website

  • Free parking