We followed the scent of lavender along the A64 to explore Wolds Way Lavender and Nature Farm to see what it’s like as a place to visit with children in tow.
What is Wolds Way Lavender?
It’s a family-run lavender farm bursting with numerous varieties of lavender and herbs. During the summer months, the air is full of the wonderful fragrances.
Where is it?
On the edge of the pretty Yorkshire Wolds, Wolds Way Lavender is around half an hour from York and easily accessed from the A64 (summer traffic permitting). Surrounded by woodland, you’re greeted by buzzing bees and chattering birds. Hayfever sufferers, you’re going to need your antihistamines! We certainly did.
What’s in it for kids?
There’s plenty for children to do: our kids loved the giant willow maze where they got stuck into lots of garden games, from giant chess to quoits, Connect 4 to hopscotch and more. There’s a good play area, giant sandpit and kitchen and even footgolf, which was a big hit with our whole family. You can splash out on tickets for the little narrow gauge railway, too, to see the site from the rails. It’s a nice, relaxing place to visit and has enough for children to do that they won’t complain about being bored.
Good to know
There’s a new tearoom on site where you can even get stuck into lavender scones! Wolds Way Lavender is just across the road from Scampston Walled Garden, so you could combine visits to both.
Wolds Way Lavender, Wintringham, Malton YO17 8HW – Open daily from 21st March 2020 until the end of September, 10am to 4pm (5pm in July/August) – Visit the Wolds Way Lavender website for more details