Enjoying the sunshine at Anglesey Abbey
Now the better weather and longer days are with us, there really is nothing better than enjoying a picnic or stroll in the sunshine at Anglesey Abbey. But to make sure your adventures go smoothly, we have come up with some top tips to stay safe in this glorious weather.
Our favourite things to do on a sunny day
Have a picnic
The gardens are the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a picnic with friends and family. Our favourite spots include South Glade, the Pinetum or even the Arboretum. Looking for a quiet spot? We'd recommend East Lawn, close to the Visitor Centre, it's often a peaceful area to sit and relax. (Plus, it's close to the restaurant if you need to top your picnic up!)
Play or walk beneath the shade in Hoe Fen
Hoe Fen is hidden beneath a canopy of established trees, which offer shade on even the sunniest of days.
Head to the north side of Hoe Fen to find Den Building Area and Wildlife Watch Hut nestled away beneath branches offering protection from the sun's rays. If you'd like to play by the stay and play, we'd recommend sticking to the treehouse which has dappled shade.
If you're looking for a longer walk, there's an extended woodland path which takes you round the outer perimeter of Hoe Fen, which will also be relatively shaded throughout the summer.
Enjoy an ice cream!
There's nothing better to cool you off than an ice cream on a hot summers day. We sell ice creams and ice lollies in both the Restaurant and from the Food Haven van on South Glade (when open, please check at Visitor Reception before heading into the gardens).
Relax in the Library
Did you know you can sit on the sofas in Lord Fairhaven's Library? Take a few moments to soak up the atmosphere of the fascinating Library by getting stuck into a good book. Either bring your own or borrow one from the wheelbarrow located next to the sofas.
If you've forgotten yours, pick up a summer's read in our Second Hand Bookshop. There's plenty to choose from, from children tales, to historic books, to romantic novels. What's more, all of the profits go back into caring for this special place.
Have some time out in our newly opened Heritage Orchard
The newly opened fruit orchard is the perfect space to relax on a deck chair underneath the shade.
Located next to Lode Mill, the orchard now has thirty young regional fruit trees, including apple, pear and plum trees. Pull up a deckchair and take some time to chill in this brand new space.