For the past few weeks I’ve wanted to take B to the Hitchin Lavender Fields, now its turned into the school holidays I thought it would be the perfect time! This is our first outing of the six weeks holiday & I can’t wait to see where else the holidays take us.
Hitchin Lavender Fields
A short 20 minute drive from our house happens to be the beautiful Hitchin Lavender Fields, which until recently I didn’t know existed. Although I’m not a huge fan of Lavender I thought it would be a super sweet activity for me & B to do together, probably not the best in the searing heat but by going today (Tuesday 24th) we were lucky enough to get a ‘cooler’ day.
Parking was simple to find, on site, but exceptionally bumpy. B did have a great moan at me for it being bumpy, because clearly it was my fault!
It costs £6 for adults & £3 for under 14’s with under 5’s being free! B was free as he’s under 5 but they still gave him his own scissors which I thought was really cool.
**Please note all of my images are unedited(no colours have been enhanced or changed) & this is how the lavender looks as of Tuesday the 24th Of July**
B thought he was a really big boy with his scissors & beautifully designed brown paper bag!
The bag is actually really cute & I love Hitchin Lavender Fields logo, I was really proud with how interested he was in ‘picking the lavender’
This will be a short lived activity, in the sense that you child will not want to spend the entire day there but I can honestly say it was a lovely thing to experience with B. It may not be special to some but due to its location it meant something to me. I would recommend having your phone on you for some beautiful images for memory making, if you have a camera that would be even better.
There is a lovely teepee style covering where you can eat your lunch or snack in the field, there is also a place where you can order food & a shop where you can buy Lavender goodies.
B was very interested in choosing his lavender but he did struggle a little at cutting the stem long enough. That being said we have ended up with a lovely mix of heads, empty stalks & proper stalks of yummy smelling lavender.
Hitchin Lavender Fields is set out lovely with a mix of lavender & sunflowers, we didn’t get to see these so I cannot comment on them.
There are lots of rows of lavender which are exceptionally long, we are now on summer holidays & there was no struggle for space. Please be aware you cannot take buggies or wheelchairs up the ‘aisles’ as they just aren’t wide enough, it was a tight squeeze when I was bending down to help B or take pictures of him.
We really enjoyed our trip to the ‘Hitchin Lavender Fields’, not only is it a fun activity but its a truly beautiful location too. Please note you can pay to use the Hitchin Lavender Fields as a location for your photography at a charge of £50.
B already wants to head back, I wish we’d had a better start to our morning so we could have had some lunch & a more chilled time.