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Hitchin Lavender Farm

I have wanted to go to Hitchin Lavender Farm for a few weeks since I saw lots of beautiful family photos amongst the lavender rows on Instagram but as the weather has been so awful we hand’t got to go. So on Sunday as the Sun was shining we decided to make the 30 minute journey. I packed my new Olympus Pen 8 and tripod and off we went.

Hitchin Lavender is a lavender farm attraction close to both London and Cambridge and they have 25 miles of lavender rows which you can walk through and pick your own fresh flowers from. When we arrived we parked up and paid only £11 for the four of us to get in and we got given a bag and scissors to pick and collect our own Lavender. Adults are £5.00 (picking included), Under 14’s are £1 and Under 5’s are free. You can buy additional bags to fill for £4.

The farm is open from 10am until 5pm every day throughout the season which runs from mid June until early September.

As soon as we got to the field, the smell was amazing! I love the smell of Lavender. The boys enjoyed picking their lavender and filling up their brown bags and we took so many great photos. You can also pay £50 for a professional photo shoot but if you have a good camera and a tripod you can get some great pictures.

We had a great morning, captured lots of great photos and it was a really cheap and fun family day out. We will be going back next Summer and making our family photo in the lavender rows an annual thing!


Our Visit to the Dinosaur Zoo Live at The Radlett Centre

On Wednesday we went to the Radlett Centre to watch the Dinosaur Zoo Live stage show. We had a fantastic time! Oscar absolutely loved it and the Dinosaur puppet’s were phenomenal.

Throughout the show the children were asked to participate and feed the Dinosaur’s and stroke them, I was really impressed with how confident the little one’s were.

They explained facts about each dinosaur and got the audience very involved. After the show they had the baby dinosaurs in the foyer for the children to stroke and look at and brought the big Dinosaur back on stage which Oscar thought was real!

The Dinosaur Zoo Live is a fantastic show to take any Dinosaur loving boy’s and girl’s to go and see. You can click on to their website to see future performance dates and if they are coming to a town near you.

We have been to the Radlett Centre before to watch various things like The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s child productions and Elvis through the years (for us older ones). It’s such a great venue with easy parking and a nice bar and cafe in the foyer which as a theatre bar I was really surprised at how reasonably priced a drink and crisps were. They have loads of Kid’s things coming up in the next few months to see all the Children’s Theatre listings click here.

The shows that took Oscar’s eye were Banana’s in pyjamas which is coming to the Radlett Centre in March and tickets are amazingly only £13 and the Peppa Pig Big Splash show which is only £13/15 and is in the theatre in September.

Bananas In Pyjamas

Bananas In Pyjamas
It’s Party time in Cuddlestown Park. But wait… the guest of honour’s gone missing! It’s a Banana emergency!
With plenty of audience participation, and playful fun…Can you help the Banana Detectives solve the case?
Join B1, B2, Amy, Lulu and Morgan in this brand new show full of singing, dancing and lots of fun!
Following on from their success in Milkshake! Live, the Bananas are back in their own UK tour for the first time since 2005, visiting venues throughout the UK between autumn 2013 and summer 2014. Parents and pre schooler’s alike will delight in seeing everyone’s favourite Bananas back on stage.
Disclaimer: This tickets were given to us for the purposes of reviewing, however all opinions were independently formed by Laura at Mummy’s Zone.