Having heard lots of positive things about Wexford Lavender Farm we decided to venture up that way this week. For anyone holidaying in Rosslare/Wexford and thinking of visiting the farm, it is situated in Inch, North Wexford and it takes an hour to get there from Rosslare.
There is no entry fee to Wexford Lavender Farm, just a €2 charge for the carpark in the summer months. I find this such a rarity; there are very few places that invite families now without charging an entry fee, that alone is enough to attract families I would think.
We parked the car and the children headed straight for the very well equipped playground which is situated next to the car park, but separated by a fence so very safe. Next to that were some small animals.
Opposite the carpark, play ground and animal pen was a field of beautiful lavender. The smell is amazing.
Mr Simply Homemade and I popped into the Purple Haze Café/Shop where we got maps for the various walks at the end of the farm which are on Coillte land and go through Curragh Woods.
The Munstead Mile, which incorporates the Fairy Walk for little legs, is approximately 2km. This is the walk we opted for, the small ones had great fun finding the Fairy Doors, the older ones had less fun avoiding the mud with the 12 year old mumbling very loudly about her mother and nature! We had a good giggle at her dismay….as any Mam & Dad would!
Hidcote Hike is approximately 3.5km and Rosea Trek is approximately 6km. This walk includes some road walking.
The paths are extremely muddy in places, we really should have been better prepared for it but in saying that a little mud isn’t going to do any harm and sure isn’t a grubby child a happy child (I tell myself this on a regular basis).
Following our walk we went to the Purple Haze café/shop. The children were hungry so we decided we’d have lunch. The food was very reasonably priced and for three adults meals, four children’s meals and two coffees it came to €50.65. We rarely eat out as a family as it tends to be very expensive, I think this was the first time I paid less than €70 for us all. The food was fine, what one would expect from café food. The children were happy and tummy’s were no longer grumbling.
The café is in a little courtyard which is very charming. There is a room with toys here, another room that can host birthday parties and outdoor seating.
The small children were eager to have a go on Billy the friendly Bull who pulls the barrel train but unfortunately Billy was a bit under the weather when we were there.
We spent just over 2.5 hours at Wexford Lavender Farm and will definitely be back again. The children had great fun, we enjoyed it too and all for €2! It was our own choice to buy lunch and that was very reasonable, in my opinion, too.
Disclaimer: I was not asked to review Wexford Lavender Farm. I paid for everything myself and I am sharing my honest opinion of a lovely family day out.