Sunflower Fields Somerset | Waving Goodbye to Summer – After returning home from our trip to Centerparcs Longleat we were all ready to to settle down for a cosy afternoon. However, when I heard about the amazing sunflower fields at Thurloxton farm in Taunton I couldn’t resist dragging the whole family out to explore and to shoot some images for our Thatchers Zero cider campaign along the way!
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Sunflower Fields Somerset (Thurloxton Farm)
We all piled back into the car, armed with secateurs for cutting down our sunflowers and some bags to put them in. We also took snacks and refreshments as there were plenty of spots for a picnic if you wanted to make a day of it. It is worth noting that there were no toilet facilities or cafe’s on site though so bear this in mind if you feel you may need these.
After driving down a few very narrow and winding country lanes we found the sunflower fields that were signposted with cute little chalk signs. Entry was £5 per person and in aid of charity. You could pick 6 stems for this price so it is definitely a lovely way to spend a few hours.
The fields were massive and the sunflowers seemed to go on for miles and miles! We visited on the last day of the Sunflower fields Somerset being open (hence the mad rush!) but it was later announced that the site would open for an extra day to allow people to cycle through the sunflower fields. Perfect for families who lived nearby and a great way of reducing the heavy traffic that was descending upon the little village.
We chose some gorgeous stems and had so much fun clambering around the fields, picking ‘just the right sunflower’ for every member of the family. There were so many families having their own little photoshoots in the fields and I’m sure these were memories that will be cherished. If you are a keen photographer yourself I would highly recommend this as am amazing shoot destination!
You could spend as long as you liked wandering around and there was a dedicated ‘pick your own’ section of the field so that the gorgeous views weren’t spoiled in the main areas. It was absolutely magical looking out across thousands of sunflowers. The bees and insects seemed to be enjoying it too!
Social distancing (COVID 19) was being adhered to by everyone in the fields. Staff were very good at ensuring that people were responsible and respectful of each other. I look forward to re-visiting in 2021! Enjoyed this post? Take a look at our lavender fields adventure here!