I have wanted to visit Hitchin Lavender Field for years but I’ve never got round to it!
The Lavender is out from mid June to mid August with sunflowers also making an appearance in August too. It’s absolutely stunning and better than I could have imagined. Unbelievably it didn’t effect my hayfever either which is an absolute winner considering how bad I’ve been suffering lately.
Daisy loved seeing all the Bees and it’s actually overwhelming the buzzing if you stay quiet and listen. We also saw lots of butterflies too.
We arrived and sat down on our picnic blanket, there are benches available, and we ate our lunch before heading into the Lavender.
You must book online before arriving. Under 5s are free, Adults £6, Disabled £4. You get a two hour slot and there are toilets available. You aren’t allowed to pick any Lavender this year (2020).
There was no running water in the toilets only hand gel. Maybe it had broke recently as there were sinks.
You can’t take a buggy or wheelchair down the rows of Lavender as they’re so thick but you can walk / push wheelchairs down one side and stand at the top. We left our buggy in the main field and kept personal belongings in my backpack. A baby carrier is a must just In case you forget to take one! There was a cafe for takeaways. We had an ice cream.
It took me 50 minutes to get there from Newport Pagnell. I’d definitely recommend a trip, because of the 2 hour slots it wasn’t too busy and cleaning took place after we left.
We visited in July during Covid19 restrictions. Check out their website for up to date visiting information.