Willowfield Lavender Farm is one of those places that I love taking my kids for so many reasons and none of them are because there’s something for them to do. It’s true, there’s nothing that’s set up for kids to do — no bounce house, no craft, no story time, nothing, and that’s okay. They played hard and it was the best memory of the week for them.
Willowfield Lavender Farm
I’ve wanted to stop in and check out Willowfield for a long time but every time I think of it, the lavender season is over. This time we made it right in the peak of the season (June and July). The tiny purple buds were blooming, the bees were buzzing and the fragrance was floating everywhere. Willowfield is an organic lavender farm that grows about 1,000 plants on their four acre suburban farm.
Visiting Willowfield Lavender Farm with Kids
My friend Katie and I followed our children through the open fields, checking out the plants, commenting on the bees, and taking in the beauty around us. The kids sat in the dirt and caught lady bugs. They ran through the meadow (that’s what I would call it anyway) and they giggled as the moms sat in chairs across the field as they explored in one of the most beautiful settings Central Indiana has to offer.
Things to do at Willowfield Lavender Farm
This isn’t the typical place we write about to visit with your kids, we went because Katie and I wanted to see it. There are no formal tours but everyone is welcome to visit the farm. There are lavender iced teas and lavender shortbread cookies available for sale in the shop. Guests are welcome to bring their own lunch and enjoy it on the Willowfield porch or and other seating areas.
When the growing season produces a large crop, Willowfield will have u-pick opportunities, but typically, you should plan on purchasing lavender from the farm shop. We stopped by the shop afterwards and bought some lavender plants of our own and gained some growing expertise from Kieran O’Conner, the farmer at Willowfield Organic Lavender Farm.
Visit the farm Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (June – October depending on season). Admission is free.If you would like to take family photos, there is a photography fee of $100.
6176 East Smokey View Road