Easter fun at Anglesey Abbey
There's lots to see and do at Anglesey Abbey over the Easter school holidays. Here's a few ideas for a great family day this Easter.
To celebrate the arrival of spring we're celebrating nature, both in the House & Gardens.
For the final part of our Collections Season in the House we're taking a look at nature as represented in Lord Fairhaven's unique collection of paintings, prints and books.
In the gardens we have a Button Bird Trail to help you discover nature in the gardens. The giant buttons are based on a unique set of antique mosaic buttons, which are on display in the House. Collect your trail from Visitor Reception when you arrive.
Enjoy a Mindful Meander
Relax and see the gardens in a new light on our Mindfulness Trail. Collect your trail from Visitor Reception and enjoy the route which has been chosen by our Garden team.
Please feel free to share your mindfulness journey using the hashtag #AAMindfulMeander
Head to the Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery Area for a real family adventure in the woods.
Record what you see from the Wildlife Watch Hut and check-out the guests at the Insect Hotel. See the amazing views from the giant Limetree Lookout Treehouse, or build a secret den.
50 things to do before you're 11¾ s
You can tick off a number of the 50 things challenges including Climb a tree (no.1), Build a Den (No4), Make a trail with sticks (no.12), Create some wild art (no.18).
If you haven't got a 50 Things scrapbook you can get one from the Visitor Centre when you arrive.
Take a tour of historic Lode Mill. Watch as the giant waterwheel turns the millstones to produce lovely wholesome wholemeal flour.
Why not buy a bag of flour fresh from the chute and bake a tasty treat for your family when you get home.
A two wheel adventure
For a real adventure why not cycle from Wicken Fen along the Lodes Way to Anglesey Abbey.
It's eight miles each way and the route is virtually flat all the way. Look out for Wicken's herds of konik ponies and highland cattle and marsh harriers floating on the breeze.
Wicken Fen cycle open daily from 10am - 5pm (last hire 3pm).
Our Redwoods restaurant will be serving a tasty range of hot a cold drinks, sandwiches, hot meals and plenty of cakes and freshly baked scones.
In Hoe Fen our Wild Diner will be open throughout the school holidays serving hot & cold drinks, pasties, and light snacks.
Our Snack Van, a converted 1960's horsebox will be parked in the Turning Circle opposite the House, selling a range of hot and cold drinks and light snacks.
A word of caution
Due to heavy rain over the Easter weekend we've had to close part of our overflow car-park. Our peak period is from 11am - 1.30pm, so if are able to arrive either earlier, or later in the day (we're open to daily until 5.30pm) it might be easier to find a parking space.
Some of our paths are also wet & muddy at the moment, especially if you plan on heading down to Hoe Fen, so wellie boots are recommended.