Norfolk Lavender

(Last visited June 2021)

We saw this when looking up Visit North Norfolk’s dementia friendly walks, and realising the lavender was about to pop out, we headed up to Heacham at the weekend to have a look! We were still a tad early (end of June) but the lavender was starting to come out. Nevertheless, our little girl loved it – it’s such a lovely little family outing. There’s:

  • Indoor playbarn and café
  • Lovely gift shops
  • Farm shop
  • Garden centre
  • Tearoom
  • Toilets
  • Animal gardens (our favourites were the porcupines and meerkats!)
  • A small maze
  • Outdoor play area with zip wire, swings, slide, sand pit and mini-ride on tractors
  • Pooh sticks bridge
  • Lovely little accessible walks
  • Lots of lavender!

Nearly all of the site is level – the slight inclines should present no significant difficulties for wheelchairs. However, it is worth noting that the paths in the plant sales areas and the Animal Gardens and Outdoor Play area and The Meadow Gardens are made of gravel. The site is perfectly accessible for pushchairs though.

It is a popular place and was busy on a Saturday lunchtime when we visited, although we still managed to find a parking spot.

My daughter has asked when we’re returning. It is a charming place. The walks around the grounds and gardens are not too long, but are very pretty and there is lots for kids to do.

🌿 Postcode: PE31 7JE / what3words: ///unlimited.edges.drums

🌿 Entrance to animals and play areas: £6 for adults, £5 for 2-16 y/o and concessions (under 2s free); £20 for a family pass (2x adults, 2x children)

🌿 N.B. Dogs on leads are allowed in the main areas, but will not be admitted into the shops, Norfolk Lavender Tearooms & Restaurant or Animal Gardens & Outdoor Play area

For a map of the site, see HERE

Posted in Cafe, North Norfolk, Pushchair walk.

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