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Wolds Way Lavender re-opening: All you need to know

There’s the scent of flowers in the air and the buzzing of bees as Wolds Way Lavender and Nature Farm prepares to re-open. This lovely family-run attraction, just a short drive from York, opens its doors to the public again on 8th June 2020 and it’s not just for lavender-loving grown-ups. Far from it, Wolds Way Lavender is a great place to visit with kids. Even with sensible safety and social distancing measures in place, there’s plenty for families to enjoy. Here’s what to expect.

Tickets and booking

All tickets must be book in advance online if you’d like to visit this summer. Visit the Wolds Way Lavender website to book.

What will be open?


As well as the 12-acre lavender and nature farm, here’s what will be open at Wolds Way for you to enjoy during summer 2020. Note that tickets must be pre-booked:

– Woldie’s Bird Hide (New for 2020)

– Woldie’s Butterfly Count (New For 2020)

– Woldie’s Insect Orienteering (New for 2020)

– All children will receive a Woldie Willow activity sheet (new for 2020)

– Willow Maze (Over 1 mile long if you go wrong!)

– Some of the giant games within the maze

– Replaced any games unavailable with puzzles and riddles

– Woodland walk (1/2 mile long)

– Den Zone

– Willow Warren Tunnels

– Mini football golf

– Football pool

– Nature ponds

– Giant Bee Hive

– Herb garden

– Physic garden

– Wildflower walk

– Dogs welcome

– Plant Sales, Wolds Way Lavender gift shop, takeaway drinks, snacks and ice creams

– Beautiful lavender displays!

For now, the following areas will be closed: timber trial, mud kitchen and sandpit, some games within the maze, the miniature railway and tearoom.

Safety measures

It’s always good to know that your family day out is going to be a safe one. Here are some of the safety measures in place at Wolds Way Lavender. Limited tickets available each day

– Outdoor queue area

– Card payments only

– New one-way entrance and exit

– Safety screens for till area

– One way system toilets

– Extra sanitising stations have been located throughout the site

– Floor markers and signage within indoor area to encourage social distancing

– Increased toilet cleaning regime

– Increased site cleaning regime of high contact points

– Takeaway food, drink and ice creams available from outside area

– Menus available to reduce contact time and facilitate social distancing

– Increased number of picnic benches around site

– Plenty of space for picnics if you want to bring a blanket

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