Mayfield Lavender Farm & Fields

Address

1 Carshalton Rd, Banstead SM7 3JA

Directions

There are a number of options for how to get to us:

By Car: You can plan your journey using Google Maps or a Satnav using the SM7 3JA postcode.

By Public transport: There are several options to get to us easily.

Train from London Victoria to West Croydon and then take the 166 bus to our gate (this way can get busy when it is peak season).

Train from London Victoria to Sutton and take the S1 bus to Banstead (Woolpack stop) and then the 166 gate to our gate (slightly faster route)

Train from London Victoria to Purley Station, cross the road to the large Tesco and take the 166 bus to Oaks Park from the front of the store (top tip from a regular customer)

Fastest route – Take a train from London Victoria to Sutton or Cheam and take a cab/minicab to our farm

Our Farm

Our 25-acre lavender farm with café and shop is located in Banstead (Woodmansterne), Surrey – approximately 15 miles from Central London. Our farm is a popular visitor attraction throughout summer where you can wander through a sea of beautiful organic lavender. The lavender normally starts to bloom towards the middle to end of June and the peak time is July and August however the extreme heat has accelerated the lavender this year and it has peaked 2 weeks earlier than normal. During the peak of the season, it can get very busy on weekends so we recommend that you plan a weekday visit if possible. Please remember that we do not permit picnics anywhere on our farm.

HARVEST UPDATE
We completed the harvest of the lavender on the 15th August.
The farm will remain open until the end of August and entry to the farm is now FREE until 31st August so you can still come along and enjoy a cream tea or a ride on Looby Loo or purchase some lovely lavender products in our little farm shop. Our fun bee trail and beetle hunting activities will also continue.

Entry & Opening Times

Our farm is open for the 2022 season from June 11th to August 31st 2022. During the season, we are open 7 days per week from 9am to 6pm (Last entry for cars is 5.30pm).

Entry is £2 per person from 10th August due to the fading colour. FREE entry for Children 14 years and under. Dogs are allowed but must be on a lead at all times. Please remember to pick up your dog mess.

Entry to the farm will be free from August 17th for the remainder of the month once we have harvested.

Sorry, we do not permit picnics on our farm. No Drones allowed.

Parking

The entrance fee includes parking. Our car park has limited capacity. We try to accommodate as many cars as possible but once the car park is full we must (for safety reasons) restrict entry. On days when our car park is full we direct cars to a friendly local sports club (if they have space available). They operate independently so they may make a charge for the use of their parking facility. 5.30pm is the last entry time for cars to our farm and the gate to our farm is locked at 7pm so all cars must have been removed by then to avoid being locked in.

Coaches

We are unable to permit coaches to enter our farm as there is no space to turn once inside. Coaches: Please contact us in advance and we can advise if alternative parking is available locally. We can be reached by email customerservice@mayfieldlavender.com. This depends on the availability of a local Rugby Club who may not have availability. If available they make an independent charge that we do not influence.

Café & Shop

At our farm you can enjoy a delicious, fresh lunch or snack at our relaxed, al fresco café with picnic tables. We have lavender cream teas and Afternoon Tea hampers available. We are licensed to sell a range of alcoholic drinks including our unique lavender cider! Before you leave, don’t forget to visit our shop to buy one of our lavender plants for your garden, or simply treat yourself to our lavender products including toiletries, culinary treats or a beautiful bunch of fresh lavender.

Please remember that we do not permit food or picnics to be brought onto our farm.

Tractor Rides & Tours

Take a tour with a difference! A tractor ride around our farm on our lavender locomotive Looby Loo is a wonderful and effortless way to experience the undulating purple expanse of our gorgeous organic lavender. At the height of the season, you will be able to see the three different varieties of lavender grown by us all in bloom, along with our very happy bees and butterflies. Tractor rides cost £2.50 per person (Babes in arms are free) and there is no need to book as tickets can be bought from our shop or cafe. We generally start from 10.30am and a circuit of the farm takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The tractor runs throughout the day if there is demand.

Disabled Parking / Accessibility / Toilet

We welcome many guests in wheelchairs and mobility vehicles but wish to point out that not all of the field is level ground.  The rows between the lavender can be accessed but are not very wide.

We offer disabled parking which is adjacent to our Cafe and Shop. We also hire specific disabled portable toilet facilities. We are on Metropolitan Greenbelt land so we are not permitted to build a permanent toilet building. The portable toilets are a pragmatic solution and are cleaned frequently throughout each day.

The shop and cafe are next to the lavender so you can enjoy a lovely view over the farm. There are no steps to negotiate but the surface of our car park is a coarse covering of stone so care should be taken if walking. You can also take one of our popular tractor rides and experience the farm at a leisurely pace. For more information on visiting us please see our FAQs page.

Photography & Video Competition

Each year we run a fun photography competition for visitors to our farm. Entry is primarily for fun but to make it interesting we offer a prize of £200 cash for the entry we like the most. We receive lots of entries each year so to see what it takes to be a contender you can take a look at the previous winners and runners up in our photo competition galleries. Remember that while we offer a prize for the winner, we run the competitions for fun so we hope you enter in the same spirit!

Professional Photography

We encourage casual and fun family photos and we do not make a charge for this. If you wish to visit our farm for the purposes of wedding photography, model or landscape photography, library photography or portrait photography or any other commercial photography then you will be required to register at our shop and pay a small fee before you commence.

Details are available on this link: Professional Photographers Registration (Terms and conditions apply)

If you would like to talk to us about commercial filming or other use please email customerservice@mayfieldlavender.com or call us on 07503 877 707.