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The lovely weather in Florida offers a unique opportunity for a wide range of outdoor activities. One of our favorite ways to spend some time outdoors when the weather is right is to visit one of the charming local farms. My family and I visited Amber Brooke Farms in Williston for a weekend day trip and loved it! There is so much to do and the charm of this beautiful farm is delightful.  I’ve visited many farms in Tampa Bay and u-pick farms in Orlando, so keep reading for the best things to do and important tips so you can have the best date together.

Amber Brooke Farms Williston Giant Swing Photo Opportunity – image by Dani Meyering

Exploring Amber Brooke Farms Williston

Located approximately 75 minutes from Tampa Bay (or just 20 minutes from Ocala), Amber Brooke Farms is not your average u-pick farm.

While strawberry and blueberry season is a highlight, there’s so much more to enjoy. The Fall Festival is an absolute favorite in the area. During the spring season, the berry and crop festivals offer a chance to celebrate the beauty of spring on the farm.

  • Sunflower Fields: Depending on the season, you can also pick your own sunflowers and zinnias, adding a splash of vibrant color to your day.
  • Strawberry Picking: Pick your own delicious, juicy strawberries from December to April.
  • Blueberry Picking: Once strawberry season wraps up, it’s time to pick juicy blueberries usually March to May.
  • Fall Festival and Strawberry Festival: Enjoy an awesome Fall Festival and the fan-favorite Strawberry Festival just before spring.
  • Sweet Corn Festival: Pick fresh corn off the stalk during this all-new event happening in May. 
  • Sip & Savor Food and Wine Festival: Sip and savor dishes and drinks from local food trucks in an All-New event, happening weekends in late January.
  • Family Activities: Race down the slide hill with burlap sacks in hand, enjoy a delightful ride on the cow train, play a friendly game of tug of war, let the kids mine for gems or practice their archery skills, enjoy live music, and more.
Amber Brooke Farms Williston Sip and Savor Sampler Card and Wine Booth
Amber Brooke Farms Sip and Savor Sampler Card – image by Dani Meyering

Amber Brooke Farms offers an array of activities that make it the perfect destination for family outings, a romantic escape, or simply a day when time slows down, and life feels simpler.

Hands-On Activities at Amber Brooke Farms

We had a blast exploring the farm’s family-friendly attractions. The slide hill with burlap sacks in hand is always a hit with kids, but I mustered up my own bravery and gave it a chance.

One of the best ways to reconnect as a couple, and a family, is to try new things. And although it was quick, the trip down the Slide Hill made for some precious memories.

Amber Brooke Farms Williston Tractor Train and Slide Hill – image by Dani Meyering

The delightful tractor train made of barrels is a favorite farm tradition for little ones, but here at Amber Brooke Farms it is actually two riders per row. This is the first time I’ve encountered this, and I have been to plenty of Florida farms. My son even remarked how happy he was to be able to ride side by side together.

The jump pads, along with unique playgrounds are great for the kids to get some energy out. There are multiple playgrounds for kids at Amber Brooke Farms Williston. And many of the play areas are shaded either from large oak trees or added shaded features.

Amber Brooke Farms Williston Ropes Course underneath a shaded oak tree
Amber Brooke Farms Williston Ropes Course – image by Dani Meyering

You can also add on gem mining so you or your kids can go home with some unique treasures. Other attractions include a sand pit, ropes course, and a sports ball zone, offering endless entertainment before you even step into the flower or strawberry fields.

Activities include:

  • Slide hill
  • Barrel train
  • Ball zone
  • Playgrounds
  • Gem mining
  • Jump pads
  • and more

Plus during special events like the Fall Festival there are new add-on activities! The Gel Blasters are for ages 5 and older, providing a fun and friendly way to shoot at targets. For ages 7 and older there is archery with a real bow and arrow. The new archery activity is great for adults, too.

U-Pick Farm

Florida’s strawberry season typically runs from December through March, ensuring pleasant weather for your visit. When you’re ready to start picking, the farm’s friendly crew will provide containers for your freshly picked strawberries. The rows of strawberries come in different varieties and levels of sweetness, making it a delightful experience for everyone, including toddlers.

Dani Meyering holds a strawberry while picking at Amber Brooke Farms Williston Strawberry Field
Amber Brooke Farms Williston Strawberry Field – image by Tim Meyering

Blueberry picking becomes available in March and usually lasts until May.

Sweet corn will be available in May during the all-new Sweet Corn Festival.

And during the fall season, you can stroll the beautiful sunflower fields. But don’t overlook the zinnias either. The colorful zinnia flowers come in a variety of colors including red, pink, and purple tones. The sunflowers often get all the attention, but the zinnias have their own magic.

Food and Refreshments

If you find yourself hungry during your visit, worry not! Amber Brooke Farms Williston has multiple spots for casual eats, freshly baked goods, and refreshing slushes. And when the weather is right you can enjoy scrumptious milkshakes.

Amber Brooke Farms Williston Shaded Courtyard and Milkshake Stand
Amber Brooke Farms Williston Milkshake Stand – image by Dani Meyering

Amber Brooke Farms has their own food booths and often brings in local food trucks during busy weekends and events. We visited during the Sip and Savor event with a large selection of local food trucks. And for dessert, I ordered Amber Brooke Farms’s strawberry donut. It melted in my mouth!

Amber Brooke Farms Williston Strawberry Donut – image by Dani Meyering

Additionally, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the farm’s General Store (which serves as the entrance and exit of the farm). You can purchase fresh jams, sauces, and other goodies.

Parking and Admission

Ample parking is available. You’ll be parking in a large field, rather than a paved area. Admission is free on u-pick days. Special events require tickets around $15, so be sure to check the farm’s calendar for details.

Keep in mind that Amber Brooke Farms is a cashless venue, so be sure to have a debit or credit card for payments.

Young Kids at Amber Brooke Farms Williston Ball Zone
Amber Brooke Farms Williston Ball Zone – image by Dani Meyering

This local family business is so charming and relaxing. Amber Brooke Farms is a year-round experience you won’t want to miss.

Amber Brooke Farms Williston
3250 NE 140th Ave, Williston, FL 32696

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