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

Visiting our Farm Shop & Cafe could not be easier. The Cafe can be entered through the Cafe Garden and wait at the host stand to be seated – the exit is through the Farm Shop.

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 pyramid of freshly baked cheese and chive scones
A coffee with latte art on a table with the cafe garden and trees showing behind it

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 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Café – 9:00am to 4:30pm – 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, view our PYO page to see if our Pick Your Own is open & to see which fruits are available.


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.


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 Tom around site with his labrador, Raymond 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.