We try to make our customer’s visits to The Balloon Tree Farm Shop & Café as simple as possible.

Due to the pandemic, we currently have two separate entrances for the Farm Shop and Café. We have indicated which is which with signage. The Farm Shop entrance remains the same as always, but the Café entrance is now via the garden gate to the left-hand side of the building.

If you are visiting our site for the Pick Your Own Farm, access can be found at the Stamford Bridge end of the car park.

A customer with pick your own strawberries
A pyramid of freshly baked cheese and chive scones

Below we have clarified some regularly asked questions. Should there be anything further you wish to know, feel free to call us on 01759 373023 or email to info@theballoontree.co.uk

Opening times

The Balloon Tree Farm Shop & Café is open daily except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day & the Yorkshire Marathon.

The Farm Shop – 9 am to 5.30 pm

The Café – 9 am to 4.30 pm – no bookings are taken for the café, just come along for a table.

Opening hours remain as above for Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Pick Your Own & the Farm

Our pick your own event is seasonal depending on the availability of fruit. If you are wishing to come and pick fruit at the farm, slots must be pre-booked through our online portal. Visit our PYO page for the most up to date information regarding availability.

Accessibility

For those visiting with additional needs we have implemented several interventions to make your visit as accessible as possible.

Our car park has plenty of dedicated parking right outside the front of the Farm shop. On busier days, if these spaces are full, seek a member of the team and they will advise you on where is best to place your car.

The Balloon Tree is naturally all on one level with even flooring throughout. There are two wheelchairs available in the entrance to the farm shop for those who require them.

If visiting the pick your own farm, again, everything is on one level with no severe inclines, however, it must be noted that with us being an active farm, the ground may be uneven in places and in wetter weather not easily traversable by some wheelchairs.

Assistance Dogs are of course welcome within the farm shop, café, and farm.

There is an accessible toilet in the café, visitors do not need to be using the café to visit the toilet.

Cyclists

Over the years cyclists have been including us as a welcomed stop off on their rides and several popular routes pass our gates. Some use the farm shop as a quick pit stop to grab a cold drink and a sausage roll from the deli, whilst others will have a more relaxed visit and spend time in the café garden soaking up the sun and enjoying a freshly ground coffee.

We have bike racks available outside the front of the shop, and in the café garden. Although we are a very safe environment, we do provide locks to riders to give them that piece of mind.

Dog friendly

As a rural business we love dogs. You can often see Farmer Will around site with his cocker spaniel, Tilly in tow, so it is always great to see other four-legged friends on site.

Dogs are welcome in our car park and in the café garden. There are water bowls provided and a place to temporarily tether your pooch outside the farm shop. We do not allow dogs into any of the buildings themselves or down to the pick your own plots, regardless of how well behaved they are or even if carried. The exception to this is of course guide dogs.