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 the half term holidays. Here's a few suggestions for a great family day out this autumn.

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 and check-out the guests at the Insect Hotel. See the amazing views from the giant Limetree Lookout Treehouse and burn off some energy in the Natural Play area.

Conservation season

Wednesday 4 October to Sunday 10 December, 2017.

Throughout the autumn & winter the House is a hive of activity as our Conservators give the rooms & artefacts a thorough clean. Join us to discover what's involved in looking after the House & its contents. Check House opening times before planning your visit. Click here for more details.

Autumn leaves trail

There are over 1000 trees in the gardens, some over 120 years old. Follow our autumn leaves trail to discover five species that put on a dramatic display of autumn colour. Good luck with your quest.

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!

Look to the skies - what do you see?

Lean back on a cloud lounger in our new Skylight Garden to discover cloud formations and fun shapes and faces in our vast Fenland skies - who knows what you might see!

Get baking

Take a tour of historic Lode Mill. Watch as the giant waterwheel turns the millstones to produce lovely wholesome wholemeal flour. The Mill will be milling at 11am, 1 & 3pm.

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.

A really big adventure

For a real adventurous day out why not head to Wicken Fen and cycle the Lodes Way to Anglesey Abbey. It's eight miles each way (mostly off road) and you may see some amazing wildlife on the way.

Bring your own bike or hire one from Wicken Fen. Cycle Hire open daily from 10am - 5pm.

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 ice creams.