An afternoon at Mayfield Lavender

I have been meaning to visit Mayfield Lavender ever since I heard about it a couple of years ago. I never knew this place existed before – even though I have lived locally all my life! So I decided to head down there with boys on Friday making sure I was armed with my camera of course.

Mayfield Lavender is just 15 miles from London and only a 20-minute drive from where we live. As we were getting close, I could spy the sea of purple ahead as well as smell the fragrant aroma of lavender.

Costing only £1 per adult and free to children under 16, it’s no wonder why this place gets busy in the Summer. The lavender fields are nothing short of stunning. We spent a good couple of hours there and the children loved running up and down the many many rows of lavender and even hunted down some bugs.

It was thirsty work on a hot day so we stopped by the Cafe and Shop on our way out and treated ourselves to ice cream. I also couldn’t resist buying a bunch of lavender to take home and now the house smells wonderful.

Here are some of the photos I managed to capture.


  1. those fields are so pretty, I’d love to visit. A great way to enjoy the outdoors as a family.

  2. Brooke Neal

    Beautiful fields! Do they smell good?

  3. What a fabulous day out and great value – it makes for wonderful photos, I especially liked the one of the ladybird 🙂
    Happy Sunday
    Wren x

  4. Mayfield is fabulous, they some great lavender oils to keep the smell of summer during the winter

  5. Oh these photos are stunning! I would love to go and visit there! The smell must be amazing! xx

  6. What a beautiful place. Googling it now 🙂

  7. Wow such a pretty place, your photo’s are stunning #MySundayPhoto

  8. Ah lovely pictures of the boys and the ladybird. I love these lavender fields and this one sounds like a real bargain too, I bet it smelled gorgeous xx

  9. These are such a pretty collection of photos. I love lavender

    Thank you for linking up

  10. Lovely snaps. We live close to and visted 2yrs ago. Unfortunately it turns out I am highly allergic! My eyes! Oh my eyes! I still wince at the thought! #mysundayphoto

  11. Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope)

    Lovely photos! The colours are so amazing too. I always wanted to go to a lavender field but theres notne near me so seeing blog posts about it is nice =) #mysundayphoto

  12. Confessions of a New Mummy

    Would love to take my two to some lavender fields but there’s none close by. Gorgeous photos, so bright and vibrant.

  13. Mum in Brum

    Wow how beautiful is this!? I can’t imagine how gorgeous it must’ve smelt too. Love you pics – so pretty x

  14. Such beautiful photos. We haven’t been there yet this summer, but we’ve gone for the past three years. Always makes for great family photos!

  15. Beautiful photos. Lavender makes such a stunning backdrop. #MySundayPhoto

  16. I’ve been meaning to visit too! My little sensory seeker would love the plants. Your photos are lovely honey!

  17. Gorgeous photos hun! I love lavender. Not sure what those crickets are up to though 😉 So nice you had such a great day! Must try and go next year.

    Nadia – Scandimummy x

  18. Some beautiful photos here Maria – I love lavender!

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