Some days just don’t go as planned, do they? After seeing a friend had visited with her children and how beautiful it looked, I couldn’t resist a drive out to Yorkshire Lavender with the girls. As soon as we got out of the car the smell, just wow! It was worth the narrow roads my sat nav had sent me down.
With a play park, lavender maze, sculpture park and more to explore we really enjoyed our visit until the girls got a little too hot it was around 25 degrees on the day we visited. There is plenty to explore and admire as you walk the 60 acres of farmland that has been transformed. The girls being all hot and bothered sadly didn’t manage to make the most of the stunning lavender maze, somewhere I will head straight for next time. Lots of people making the most of the beautiful surroundings and getting plenty of photographs.
The girls clearly struggle as much as I do, I think they have my ginger skin, (Willow emptied her bottle of water over her head to cool herself as we walked around) then her legs got really itchy, so sadly we didn’t stay as long as we would have liked. We had plenty of lovely moments in-between spotting butterflies and dragonflies, lazing on the grass between the rows of lavender plants. Despite being fairly busy you could still easily find a quiet spot to enjoy the views. This is definitely somewhere I would like to return on a cooler day.
Its chargeable entry into the gardens June, July and August.
£3.50 for adults, £2.00 for children and £3.00 for concessions
Something I realised once home too is that it is only 3 miles away from Castle Howard! So if you are visiting Castle Howard it’s a great place to combine your day with. I must get the girls along to Castle Howard lots of childhood memories for me from camping with Girls Brigade at Castle Howard when I was younger, so it would be great to visit again.