Half term fun at Anglesey Abbey

Child with magnifying glass with father in background

There's lots to see and do at Anglesey Abbey during half term. Here's a few suggestions for a great family day out this February half-term.

Inspirational ideas

A good place to start is the Inspiration Station close to the main Visitor Centre. It's packed with great ideas and equipment to help plan your adventure. There are always plenty of staff and volunteers around so please ask if you have any questions. 

Wild adventures

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, climb to the top of the giant Limetree Lookout Treehouse,play in the Fort, walk through the Willow Tunnel or play a tune on the Giant Xylophane.

Please Note: We've had to remove the straw bales from the Wild Play Area, and the Pirate Ship for health & safety reasons. We hope to have new activities in place in time for the Easter holidays.

In the House

In the House we're showcasing Lord Fairhaven's amazing collection of over 10,000 items from silverware to statues, tapestries to time pieces.

Our Collecting Trail will help you explore the collection - follow the clues and collect your 'stamp stickers' throughout the HouseI just like Lord Fairhaven used to collect stamps as a boy.

There's plenty of other activities from learning how to read & create your own hallmark, to making a pocket book, using a simple book binding technique. 

Stunning Snowdrops

it's snowdrops season at Anglesey Abbey with thousands of snowdrops announcing the arrival of spring. The best place to see them is in the Winter Garden or along the Woodland Path. There's also lots of beautiful aconites & crocus in flower too.

50 things to do before you are 11¾s

Collect your Wild Adventure scrapbook from the Inspiration Station; its packed with 50 great adventures to complete before you're 11¾s - don't worry you can be older - even adults like taking part.

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), Find a Geocache (no.49).

Make sure you get a sticker when you complete each activity or get an adult to sign your scrapbook. 

Go geocaching

Can you find the six secret geoacaches we've hidden around the gardens?

Start by downloading  the co-ordinates to your GPS receiver or mobile phone from www.geocaching.com Good luck!

Get baking

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. There's a selection of traditional recipes in the mill to help get you started.

Feeling peckish

The Redwoods restaurant will be serving a tasty range of hot a cold drinks, sandwiches, hot meals and plenty of homemade scones and cake.

Our Snack Van, a converted 1960s horse box can be found in the Paddocks near the mill, serving hot & cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks. 

There will also be mobile coffee units in the car park or gardens selling coffee from 9.30am.

Extra time to explore

Throughout February we're opening the gardens earlier at 9.30am, giving you extra time to explore. Why not grab a coffee & tasty snack, before setting off on your wild adventure.