Our family adventures continue as we explore the little treasures Ireland has to offer. This week we landed upon Wexford Lavender Farm. This farm is Ireland’s first lavender farm and it’s hidden amongst the scenic countryside just outside Gorey. There is ample parking charged at €2 per car and a number of activities to keep the babogs entertained.
Upon arrival, the first thing you see is a massive field full of lavender, beds upon beds of lavender. Wandering through the lavender beds was something else, it’s pretty spectacular and the smell – amazing. I couldn’t resist getting some snaps of the kids.
The kids hitched a ride with ‘Billy the friendly Bull’ through the lavender beds and adjoining fields. The train ride cost €2.50 p/c and lasts about 5-6 minutes. They loved it.
There is a mini farm with some ducks, chicks, a horse, and pony just behind the playground. The kids were in their element as the keeper entertained them by showing off the cute little baby chicks.
There’s a secure playground with a wooden children’s frame, swings, a small slide for the babogs and some hay stack car type things for climbing too. In the grassy playground there is also a little hut selling light refreshments and there is some benches so you can relax watching over the kids.
There’s a delightful tea room called The Purple Haze and it sells the most delicious cakes, the menu if fantastic. The interior is very charming and homely. They also sell beautifully scented soaps, candles and body lotions amongst many other lavender based home-made items. The service was excellent, the food was reasonably priced and the atmosphere was really lovely.
There’s also a beautiful woodland walk right down the back of the beds but I wouldn’t recommend being heavily pregnant, bringing a buggy, scooter or trike down through it, as it’s very bumpy. I learnt the hard way!
Wexford Lavender Farm is open since last year and already comes highly recommended, it’s a hidden piece of heaven. We spent over two hours at the farm and I can guarantee you we will definitely be back!
For more information on Wexford Lavender Farm check out their website HERE!