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Lavender Fields

Lavender

It’s always nice to have a day out and deciding where to go is a dilemma in itself. Especially in the summer when looking for ways to not only entertain the kids, but have fun and go a place where you don’t have to spend so much. Bringing the beauty of abroad to you locally or to have a day out in the UK.

I was on the hunt for a nice family day out, so was looking for places to go that would be suitable and not too far.

Mayfield Lavender Fields

I came across the Lavender fields, which I have only seen in pictures. I have also seen the Lavender Fields and only thought it was in France. I have seen the fields in photos, I think they are located in Provence.

Mayfield Lavender Fields

These particular Lavender fields are in fact on our doorstep. Mayfield Lavender Fields is located near Sutton, in Banstead, Surrey. So not far from London at all.

The best time to visit is in July and August when the fields are more picturesque and the Lavender is at its bloom. The Mayfield Lavender Farm is open from June till 14 September. So be quick and visit.

The Lavender spans over 25 acres and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 9am – 5.30pm. Parking is free, but pedestrians and car entry costs £1 per adult aged 16 or over. Children are free, so it is a very good day out.

There is also a shop selling a wide range of Lavender products, plants and gifts. I bought a bunch of lavender for a nice vase, that was £3 and makes the whole car/place smell of Lavender – lovely! There also is a cafe where you can have a spot of lunch. Unfortunately, they no longer allow picnics.

The fields are a photographers dream and make for some fantastic photos. Watch out for the Bees though. There wasn’t that many when we visited this week (mid Aug). The smell of Lavender is divine too. I normally don’t like the smell of dried Lavender, but the smell was soothing and calming.

There has even been a Bollywood movie filmed at the location; Azhar (based on the cricketer) starring Imran Hashmi and I do like a film or two!

Here are some more photos from the day out:

Mayfield Lavender Fields

Mayfield Lavender Fields

Mayfield Lavender Fields

Lavender

A tractor ride can also be taken around the fields, kids are free and only £2 per adult.

Do visit!

(31) Comments

  1. Lavender fields are beautiful, it’s nice to be able to pick some and take with you – suited for many health benefits x

    1. afshanesque says:

      Hi thanks yes lavender has many benefits. Unfortunately you can’t pick them. I bought them for £3 which isn’t expensive really. They also sell lavender brownies.

  2. absolutely stunning. i’m a huge fan of lavender and oil so seeing the beautiful purple hues is heaven to me. hope you all had a marvellous dayx

    1. afshanesque says:

      Thanks it was a great day out that didn’t cost much and also an amazing place to take photos.

  3. Oooooh! i’m from the south of France (Provence) and had no idea you could find lavender fields in the UK! I’d love to see them 🙂

    Mika | http://www.la-french-connection.com

    1. afshanesque says:

      You are lucky to be so near the Provence fields. How nice. You must go and see how they compare. I haven’t been so can’t .

  4. I have been thinking about lavender fields, so I was so glad to come across your post! This is truly a photographers dream, and as a lavender lover myself I think I would be in bliss both out in the fields and in the shop! x

    1. afshanesque says:

      It is lovely and if your lucky will get some amazing pictures!

  5. Beautiful photos, I am not the biggest fan of the smell of lavender but I love the way it looks!

  6. Stunning place! I’m a big fan of Snowshill lavender in the Cotswolds and visit whenever I’m nearby.

  7. What a beautiful looking lavender field – I have to admit I adore the scent of them, I could get lost in a place like that for a long time. x

    1. afshanesque says:

      You’ll love them and the scent is very soothing!

  8. Gorgeous – I’ve been on the hunt for lavendar fields near us but haven’t found any yet x

    1. afshanesque says:

      You must give it a visit.

  9. Ahhh I’ve wanted to visit this particular branch for so long!! I’m also a photographer so really wanted to shoot there but they charge you a bomb for that!!

    1. afshanesque says:

      You must visit. Must check out your photos.

  10. I would love to take a walk through lavender fields. Must see if we have any accessible near where I stay

  11. These Lavender fields are beautiful, I would love to visit somewhere like this <3

  12. The fields look beautiful, I’d definitely spend hours there just taking photos x

    1. afshanesque says:

      It’s absolutely fabulous to take pics there. You’ll love them.

  13. Beautiful photos, I adore lavender. We went to a lavender farm in North Yorkshire this year but they are still expanding and the fields were quite small but I really enjoyed the visit.

  14. It is amazing what you can find just on your doorstep. Who knew we had Lavender Fields in the UK?

  15. Such beautiful photos, and I LOVE the smell of lavender.

  16. So beautiful and the scent must just be amazing, one of the best x

  17. I find the smell of lavender so relaxing I would have probably fallen asleep walking around those fields! So pretty!

  18. The fields look beautiful, I do love lavender the aroma is amazing.

  19. We’ve heard a lot about Mayfield Lavender Fields but we’re yet to visit, even though it’s near us x Great piccys!

  20. Sounds fab. £2 per adult is a good bargain.

  21. serenityyou says:

    I love lavender. I would love to walk through fields like this

  22. I am obsessed with lavender – the field is so gorgeous looking!

  23. Oh wow, this looks stunning! I’d love to visit a place like this.

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