This weekend we took a trip into Broadway in Worcestershire. It is was one the prettiest, most ‘English’ looking villages and its less than 30 minutes from where we live. I have been meaning to visit the Lavender Farm there before they cut the crops at the end of July (ideal for insta photos!) and although the sun never showed its face we had a great day!
The Cotswold Lavender Farm is free for kids under 5 and allows dogs in, so it’s a fab spot for a family walk. We made the error of going on a weekend and its was crammed with tourists so, if you’re local you may prefer to try to go in the week when it is quieter.
It was great to have such an open space to let Patrick freely walk around knowing it was safe and clean. We visited the distillery room where they produce the essential oils from the lavender plants which Patrick was very impressed with, He was also pretty taken by a coach in the car park!
Not only is it a great place to enjoy a nice walk, they have a lovely little gift shop in a converted barn full of a range of products produced locally using the farms crops. I also bought a couple of little lavender plants for our garden.
If you are looking for somewhere local and a bit different to visit (that is, if you don’t already live on a lavender farm) then I would certainly recommend and if you just fancy popping into their shop you can do that without having to pay the entry fee to the fields.
After the farm we popped into Broadway centre and visited the children’s activity park which is hidden just off the high street and is nowhere near as crowded as our good old, favourite Pitville Park in Cheltenham!