Fantastic Field Trip: Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls
Apr 9, 2021
Fresh strawberry and flower picking, pony rides, goat feeding and more! There’s something for everyone at Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls, Texas.
Sweet Berry Farm, a short drive from Gregg Ranch, is the perfect place for a fun family outing, birthday groups (they offer great packages) or even youth groups. You’ll want to schedule your visit during spring and fall harvest seasons.
Never the same, activities will change depending on the growing season—it’s a “pick your own strawberries” farm in the spring, plus a pumpkin patch and a four-acre field maze shaped like the state of Texas each fall! After the spring season, they close down for the summer to get ready for pumpkins in October. We did hear that this year they’re planting sunflowers that are expected to be ready in June for the ‘Year of the Sunflower.’
Strawberry Fields activities are March through May. For the latest seasonal activities visit the Fresh News section of their website.
Spring flower picking includes beautiful Iris, Ranunculus, Allium and Tulips (in March) with about 250,000 tulip bulbs planted yearly. Unique activities include sand art, paint-a-pot, barrel train and the berry bounce.
The best time to arrive at the farm is between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The closer you can get to ‘opening’ hour, the fewer the folks and the largest supply of ripe berries. Thursday is the best day of the week to come (they are closed on Wednesdays).
During rainy days, you might want to bring rain boots to get to the really good berries.
The farm is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and open Sundays 1-5 p.m. (CLOSED All Wednesdays)
There are plenty of picnic tables, so bring a lunch! For big events, they recommend bringing a wagon to transport coolers and food as they cannot allow vehicles to drive to the picnic area.
Admission and Parking: Free
Picking boxes are 75 cents each
Strawberries are $2.99/pound (Mid-March through May), 75 cents for Reusable Picking Boxes
Berry Bounce: $2.75 for 8-10 minutes of jumping fun (great for wearing the kids out)
Barrel Train ride is $3.75
Sand art is $3.25 (go home with a necklace that the kids created with colored sand)
Paint-a-Pot craft is $4.25 (paint a pot, fill it with dirt, and plant mini gourd seeds to grow at home!)
Pony Rides are $5 (offered Thursday thru Sunday with a 100 pound limit)
A chance for kids to pick strawberries, learn about insects and release a ladybug into the strawberries! Also take photos, plant and take home a pumpkin seed plant, feed the goats and have a picnic. Take home a Strawberry Time Coloring Book!
Available until May 7:
Berry Fun Pre-K Field Trips $5 per child, great for Moms Groups and Home School Groups
Berry Fun Field Trips are $6.50 per child, Kindergarten through 3rd grade
Only available between April 8 through May 9. Packages for a party of 10 are from $55 to $140.
For decades, families have come to enjoy the farm and each other. Don’t miss your chance!
Address: 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls
Located in charming Marble Falls, Texas this 240-acre master-planned community is northwest of Austin and is anticipated to be home to approximately 700 single-family and 250 multi-family residences. A central community area with an outdoor pool, ramada, barbecue area, shaded play area and bocce ball and horseshoe pits are planned. Gregg Ranch outdoor amenities will also include 5.5 miles of jogging and biking trails throughout the community, plus a dog park. The community is conveniently located at the intersection of State Highways 281 and 71, and is a short drive to Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ and the famed Texas Lake and Hill Country. Visit http://greggranch.com/ to learn more.