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Somerset Lavender {kids in lavender fields]

Somerset Lavender

So today we finally made it to a lavender field. I’ve really wanted to go to the one at Hitchin but so far we haven’t made it. We’re visiting my mum for a few days so decided to visit Somerset Lavender. Lately my Instagram feed has been full of happy children standing in lavender. I was wondering what my children would think.

I love lavender. We grow it and use it at home (lavender play dough anyone?) and a few years ago we visited Isle of Wight Lavender and stocked up on lavender products. I’ve also baked lavender shortbread which you should definitely try if you like lavender.

Somerset Lavender lavender fields

Somerset Lavender is based at an old working farm in the beautiful village of Faulkland near Radstock. It’s open from May until September and is free of charge, but donations are welcome.

girl standing in front of sunflowers at Somerset Lavender

It’s a lovely place to visit. In the Lavender Field there are over five acres of Lavender which you can walk through and absorb the sight of more than 50,000 Lavender plants complete with bees and butterflies. As well as the Lavender there was also a huge section of Sunflowers. Alongside the Lavender Field is a Lavender Garden with over 20 varieties of Lavender, and also a healing garden, packed full of useful herbs from the commonplace to more unusual varieties. There is a shop and cafe so you can easily spend a few hours.

two children standing in a field at Somerset Lavender

Unfortunately my children weren’t as impressed as I was. They didn’t want to pose for any photos or stand near the lavender which was full of bees (understandable, I suppose!). Eventually they began to enjoy themselves, especially when we got to the cafe.

Somerset Lavender

Sadly the lavender wasn’t very colourful although it smelled amazing. If we were to go again I would definitely go earlier in the summer. Find out more about Somerset Lavender.


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    Jess | The Indigo Hours
    August 13, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    What a shame your little ones weren’t too keen – I guess it’s not very exciting at that age!? It does look beautiful, though, and I bet it smells incredible <3

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    Mummy Times Two
    August 14, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Bless them. My eldest often looks at me as if I’m crazy when I have slightly random ideas, luckily the youngest is still little enough to go along with all my plans x

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    Kate | Veggie Desserts
    August 15, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Ooh it looks amazing. I live nearby and didn’t even know it was there. I’d love to just stand there and inhale… bliss.

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    Rhian Westbury
    August 16, 2017 at 8:33 am

    I’ve been meaning to go to the Hitchin lavender fields too, but I want to go when it’s bright and colourful x

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    August 16, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I love lavender and can’t believe I haven’t made my way to a lavender field in the time I’ve lived in the UK! I can imagine how fragrant it must be. x

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    melissa major
    August 16, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Looks like a brilliant place to visit, I like lavender it smells very nice

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    Ami Rose
    August 17, 2017 at 9:58 am

    You’re so lucky, this looks lovely. I’m yet to find a lavender field near me. I think it would make some good outfit photos.

    Ami xxx

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    August 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Oh what a fun trip! I think I need to do this next year as I love lavender. It is one of my favourite scents to use in the home.

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    August 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    It must have looked beautiful although my children would have been the same. We are not too keen on being near anything that stings.

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    danasia fantastic
    August 19, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Omg this place is so pretty! I’d love to see it in person!

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