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Our trip to Mayfield Lavender Fields

July 11, 2017

We visited Mayfield Lavender Fields this week as I have seen lots of people in the Instagram world taking beautiful photographs there recently. I am never one to shy away from practising my photography, in fact after my recent photography course I am always on the hunt for places to go!

Mayfield Lavender is a 25 acre lavender field with a café and shop located in Banstead , Surrey and you’ll know when you’re there as the purple is visible from the road.

I couldn’t have found a more stunning place to shoot the girls. The sight of the all purple fields when you drive into the farm is quite breath-taking. It’s a sea of purple and on a sunny day, against the blue sky is a photographers dream!

mayfield lavender fields

When we arrived Amelie was straight into the fields and loved running up and down the rows of lavender.

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Amelie’s favourite colour is purple and I think she was a bit taken aback by how much purple there was, she was really exploring and touching all of the lavender! I was slightly nervous about the bee’s but actually they didn’t disturb us and we left them in peace.

mayfield lavender

Evie was also really intrigued by our trip, she was mostly interested in crawling along and trying to eat the wood and grass but she enjoyed watching everything going on. I love the shots of the girls together as Amelie tried to explain to Evie why she shouldn’t eat the grass!

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mayfield lavender

mayfield lavender

A day trip for us isn’t complete without a coffee and cake and luckily Mayfield have a delicious on site cafe with the MOST amazing cakes. Try the lavender cupcake, it is divine!

mayfield lavender

With two tired little girls it was time to say our farewells to the lavender fields. If you are a budding photographer, a family who want to see something different or just love flowers this really is a must see! The lavender isn’t out forever so do go and visit before it’s gone…

mayfield lavender

Useful bits

  • Mayfield Lavender is open from June to mid-September, 7 days per week from 9am to 6 pm, but check their website in case in changes
  • The cost is £1 per adult and children are free – you pay by cash when you drive into the fields
  • It gets busy, so plan a trip early!
  • There is a wonderful cafe serving light bites, cakes and drinks. They also have a small shop selling some of the produce from the fields

We’ll be back again soon!

Sarah xx

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47 Comments

  • Reply A Norfolk Mummy July 11, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Beautiful pictures! And looks like you had a lovely time! That lavender cupcake sounds scrummy. We have something like this near us, I’ll have to take a visit 😊

    • Reply Sarah July 11, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Definitely take a trip it really is stunning. Enjoy

  • Reply laura July 11, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Looks beautiful. We have some near me but they’re on a hill and my son is in a wheelchair so not sure how good an idea it would be to try! Then again.. for the instagramable photos I think I’d happily push it up a steep hill!! I bet the smell was amazing!

    • Reply Sarah July 11, 2017 at 11:14 am

      The smell was amazing, it hit you as soon as you arrived. X

  • Reply Sarah - Arthurwears July 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

    What a gorgeous place for photos! These are lovely! X

    • Reply Sarah July 11, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you, it was the perfect back drop
      For photos x

  • Reply Candace July 11, 2017 at 10:01 am

    How stunning! Love lavender. There is something so calming about a child running through fields of lavender

    • Reply Sarah July 11, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      there is isn’t there. She really enjoyed it x

  • Reply Nadine Cathleen July 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    What a beautiful day trip! The lavender fields look beautiful and so are your photos. I love the playful and artsy aspect you have in them. And obviously the kids look so cute too 🙂

    • Reply Sarah July 11, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you! We had a lovely morning x

  • Reply Natalie Dickinson July 11, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Ok.. now I’m getting super jealous and really want to visit here. I’ve seen a few people sharing their pretty photos now! It looks fab and such a lovely way to spend some time together.

  • Reply Nadine July 11, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I absolutely love this lavender field, I live not far from there and find it so relaxing! I love the little tractor the kids can go on sometimes too! Love the lavender cupcakes!

  • Reply Inclusive Home July 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Oh my sensory girl would love this! Colour, sound and fragrance!
    And what a fantastic photo op, your pictures are beautiful!

  • Reply Jeannette @autismmumma July 12, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Looks absolutely beautiful there, what a lovely place to visit as well as being much needed food for bees x

    • Reply Sarah July 14, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Yes definitely, there were lots of them x

  • Reply Stephanie ReadsWell July 12, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    All are stunning pics. The Mayfield Lavender Fields looking awesome. Just imagine, how beautiful this place may look during the rain!

    • Reply Sarah July 14, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      I think it would also look amazing, I do quite like the beauty of grey clouds rolling in….

  • Reply Eva Katona July 13, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Thanks for sharing, we live on the boarder of Surrey and London, so Mayfield is easily accessible for us. Will definitely visit this summer.

    • Reply Sarah July 14, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Enjoy if you do go x

  • Reply Lu Lovely July 13, 2017 at 7:22 am

    I have a few lavender pots but I bet nothing compares to the beauty of those fields. Lavender cupcake sounds yummy!

    • Reply Sarah July 14, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      It was delicious! Yes my lavender isn’t quite the same! X

  • Reply Tanita July 13, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    These pictures are beautiful Sarah. I just adore the slender fields and it reminds me I must take the children again this year as I have for the last two it’s a lovely place to visit it’s so pretty xxx

    • Reply Sarah July 14, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you. It is lovely isn’t it. I would have liked to had spent more time there but with a crawling baby it was a bit more complicated – next year…

  • Reply Michelle Bradbury July 13, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    This would be perfect for me! I have in fact been looking around for Lavender fields myself for a cheeky photo op! This may not be terribly far from me in Kent so could be a nice day out for us all. I can’t say I’ve ever eaten anything with lavender in but I know you can, so might give the cupcake a try. Lovely pics and lovely girls.

    • Reply Sarah July 14, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Oh it would be a lovely day out, they have a cafe so you could have lunch there… enjoy if you do go x

  • Reply Joanna July 14, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I would love to visit a lavender farm and enjoy the purple scenery. I can imagine the aroma in the air is quite strong and beautiful. Who doesn’t like lavender smell? Definitely a great place for a photographer.

    • Reply Sarah July 14, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      It was beautiful – lots of photographers take clients there and I can see why! X

  • Reply Rachelanne_bee July 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    OK this place is way better than our local lavender fields!! Cheaper and way bigger! Maybe next year we’ll make the trip over from Hampshire!!

    • Reply Sarah July 20, 2017 at 6:11 am

      Oh really. Well I would say it is definitely worth a trip if you can xx

  • Reply Laura - Dear Bear and Beany July 14, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I’m so tempted to make the journey. It’s not too far, but a bit of trek if you know what I mean. But seeing all the photos it looks so pretty. Isn’t there a random telephone box there? x

    • Reply Sarah July 20, 2017 at 6:11 am

      Yes I know what you mean! I wasn’t sure about the drive but it was worth it. Haha yes there is – very odd. X

  • Reply Eva Luna July 14, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    I always loved the lavender fragrance, so calming, makes me wanna sleep and rest, really rest, with no worries at all. And i bet that field was amazing~I’ve yet to visit one myself tho’.

    • Reply Sarah July 20, 2017 at 6:08 am

      Yes same for me as well there is something so calming about the
      Smell x

  • Reply Nadia July 15, 2017 at 7:53 am

    It looks so beautiful there! Such a sweet photo of the 3 of you.

  • Reply Nicole - thelittlestdarlings July 15, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    WOW! These are beautiful. There is something so magical about a child in a lavender field. I absolutely adore these photos. They’re great.

  • Reply Lauren Scrapbook Blog July 15, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I’m actually going here on Monday – how crazy is that! so glad I know a bit more about and will remember to take money for the cafe too! Your photos are lovely!

    • Reply Sarah July 18, 2017 at 4:21 am

      Oh wow hope you had a wonderful time x

  • Reply Coombe Mill - Fiona July 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Such a bargain and so pretty with all that Lavender for photos #ToAdventure

    • Reply Sarah July 18, 2017 at 4:06 am

      Yes definitely a great day out! X

  • Reply Hayley's little things July 17, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I so wish we had somewhere like this up in Shropshire 🙁 But nope! Xx

    • Reply Sarah July 18, 2017 at 4:06 am

      Oh no! I didn’t know about it until recently I’m not sure how common they are xx

  • Reply Tubbs July 18, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Beautiful! We’ve been there and it really is amazing. And the smell …!

  • Reply Life as Mum July 18, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Looks absolutely stunning there! I wish there was on near us. Stunning photos.
    #toadventure

    • Reply Sarah July 19, 2017 at 8:51 am

      Thank you x

    • Reply Sarah July 20, 2017 at 6:04 am

      Thank you! It was a perfect backdrop xx

  • Reply Sonia July 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I only found out that lavender fields in the UK actually existed a year ago… Would love to visit one! Such beautiful photos x

    • Reply Sarah July 20, 2017 at 6:03 am

      Yes I never really knew about it until Instagram! They really are amazing x

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