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Dog Friendly Yorkshire lavender for a doggie day out near York

Yorkshire Lavender is the original family-run Lavender Farm located in Terrington North Yorkshire.


Boasting a panoramic view of the Howardian Hills. Yorkshire Lavendar boasts spectacular Lavender Gardens with vast rows of lavender varieties, a specialist plant nursery, children's play area, a gift shop with their own range of Yorkshire Lavender products and delicious food made in EJ's Tearoom. All set in a spectacular hillside farm of nearly 60 acres.


Dog Policy at Yorkshire Lavender


Whilst on site Dogs must remain on lead. Dogs are allowed in the Gardens, Shop and Plant Nursery, however, dogs aren’t allowed on the Alpaca Walk Days. This is to ensure the safety of the animals, staff and guests. Only Guide and Aid Dogs are permitted in the Tearoom. But there is outdoor seating and picnic benches across the site for dining with your dog while visiting.


At the time of writing this post (Late August 2022), the field is in full bloom, however in 2021 we visited in July which I think is the best time to pay it a visit with your dog. Yorkshire Lavender do harvest in August when exactly isn’t specified but they do update regularly on social media. All you need to know for planning your dog day out in this post.


What to see and do at Yorkshire Lavender


The main attraction at Yorkshire Lavender is, as mentioned before, is walking up the vast lavender rows when they are in bloom, between late June and mid/end August. Full bloom dates vary and I would advise you check Yorkshire Lavender social media or website for the latest heads up on that.


When visiting in 2021 we booked a slot for our arrival but Covid-19 rules have since been dropped and you can purchase tickets on the door which a specific arrival time. Adults are £6 while Children 3-16 are £3.10


In general, the fields are rather spectacular and we found 2-hours was about enough time for a proper visit, including a good walk up and down the rows, taking some photos and stopping for some lunch. They also offer workshop days which can be booked on their website and could be added to your day visit. Workshops include Lavender wreath making to dried flower workshops.


There are plenty of areas to eat across the site, as previously mentioned dog aren't permitted in the cafe you can however in advance order a picnic to enjoy onsite. We didn’t have one purely because we didn't know they did them, on our first visit but we plan to in the future. What an 'Everyday' Picnic Includes:


Tea Or Coffee

A Selection of Sandwiches

Homemade Cake of the Day including Lavender Favourites

Freshly made Garden Salad and Fruit Salad

Fresh Juices

All Essential Crockery

Picnic Blanket Included


Prices are £15/person or £40 for 2 people with a bottle of Prosecco or for a family picnic it is £50 (Suitable for 2 adults and 2 children)


There is also a Tipi which when we visited had a food truck along with tables that could you sit at. The Tipi boats a spectacular view of the whole site!


Other facilities


* On normal times, they have some additional facilities on site, that are closed at this time.


Toilets are available on site.

Parking is on site and very close to the fields


Thank you for reading

Sarah & Chester xx

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