Discover Austin’s Top Apple-Picking Spots for Kids

Attention all cozy-season enthusiasts and families! Prepare for an unforgettable fall adventure filled with movie nights, hot cocoa, and homemade apple pie made from apples you hand-picked yourselves.

Pumpkins are not the only great thing to pick in the fall. Besides other delicious fruits, apple orchards around Austin are a must-do for Fall family-friendly activities this season!

There are many benefits to apple picking besides being fun. Not only are kids exposed to fresh air and the outdoors, but apple picking also helps with exercise as you have to walk and move to reach the fruit. This is a great activity to support local farms as well. Not to mention, it encourages healthy eating in kids and teaches them to appreciate where food comes from.

Join us for an autumn adventure like no other with our top picks for apple-picking spots for kids around Austin:


14024 State Highway 16 North, Medina, TX 78055

Love Creek Orchards

Besides apple-picking and apple orchard Tours, the whole family can enjoy plenty of fall fun at Love Creek Orchards, including farm animals, games, hayrides, a hay maze, storytelling, scarecrow building, and sing-a-longs. After the fun, make sure to stop by for lunch at the Apple Store Bakery and Cafe! Have a unique Texas Hill Country experience!


1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls, Texas 78654

Sweet Berry Farm

Sweet Berry Farm, a beloved local destination for apple picking, is highly regarded in the community. Located just an hour away from downtown Austin in the picturesque Hill Country, this charming farm offers an abundance of delicious apples. Additionally, families will find many enjoyable activities that are sure to captivate children. From a petting zoo to a colossal maze, there are numerous ways for kids to have a blast! To top it all off, Sweet Berry Farm serves freshly-made ice cream using fruits harvested from the farm. A visit to Sweet Berry Farm guarantees a lively and engaging experience without any moments of boredom.


517 Austin St., Mason, TX 76856

Sonlight Apple Orchard

This orchard, located about two hours from Austin, features six different varieties of apples! According to their website, their tree-ripened apples have a 14% higher sugar content than most apples grown in other parts of the country. If you wish to incorporate apple picking into an overnight trip, Sonlight offers on-site accommodations. You have the option to stay at either the Apple Cottage or Villa Victoria, allowing you to extend your visit and turn it into a weekend getaway!


14400 E State Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX 78626

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

We know you’re here for apple-picking spots. However, Sweet Eats is a place we must tell you about if you’re into picking your own fruits and veggies and being outdoors with the kids. Sweet Eats is fully immersed in the pumpkin picking season, but its offerings extend beyond that. They are currently cultivating strawberries, and throughout the year, they have a delightful selection of peaches, nectarines, and cherries. The quality of their fruit is exceptional, and we all know how challenging it can be to find those flawless nectarines.


2200 Berkeley Ave, Austin, TX 78745

PEAS Community Farm & Urban Orchard

The PEAS Community Farm & Urban Orchard originated in 2011 when a collaborative effort between educators, students, parents, and community members took place at Cunningham Elementary in South Austin. Their goal was to create a community garden spanning 2,400 square feet, with the aim of fostering relationships and promoting sustainability and stewardship through hands-on learning. All members, volunteers, and the school community collectively work on farming the land. By becoming a member, you not only contribute to the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the farm but also gain the privilege of harvesting fruits and vegetables at your own leisure!


3414 Lyons Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Boggy Creek Farm

Boggy Creek is “The Little Farm in the City”, feeding Austin Since 1841. Although this is not a U-pick farm, getting your fruits and veggies from Boggy Creek had to be on this list. You will take a step back in time and walk the grounds of Austin’s oldest modern-day urban farm. They use regenerative, no-till, sustainable practices to grow vegetables and fruits.

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