Half term fun at Anglesey Abbey

Child with magnifying glass with father in background

If you're looking for a family day out, there's lots to see and do at Anglesey Abbey during half term.


Woodland Explorers

Daily from 16 - 24 February 

Kick start your family fun by picking up a Woodland Explorer's Journal to begin your adventure. Wrap up warm, put your wellies on and grab a warming drink from Redwoods to keep you warm as you explore all Hoe Fen has to offer. 

The trail combines three fun activities to help you make the most of your visit to Anglesey Abbey.

It begins on the journey towards Hoe Fen. There are ten friendly forest creatures hiding on the woodland path on your way  – can you spot them?

Get closer to nature and use your sensory skills to explore the area once you’ve arrived with our Sensory Stroll. How many different textures can you spot? What does nature sound like? Be sure to keep your ears open!

There’s also a fun Winter Woodland Hunt to complete. With three different difficulty levels, how many of the eight features can you find?

There is a suggested donation of £1 for this family trail. All funds raised will go back into keeping this special place alive for future generations to enjoy, thank you. 

Come and explore Hoe Fen
Autumn Children Hoe Fen
Come and explore Hoe Fen

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, build a den in the Den Building Area, or tell a story in the Story Telling circle.

Explore the House: Changing Rooms

Open daily from 11am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm)

Just how do you go about a heritage redecoration project? Head inside the House to find out how we're restoring the Living Room and Long Gallery back to how Lord Fairhaven would have had it. 

There'll be book binding activity in the Library, sharing the history and story behind book binding as an art, and showing off some of the beautiful examples in Lord Fairhaven's own library. Why not have a go at making your own? 

Jump into history inside Lode Mill

Open daily through half term 10.30am - 3.30pm

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.

The internal workings of Lode Mill
Picture showing visitors looking at internal workings of Lode Mill
The internal workings of Lode Mill

Feeling peckish?

Open daily 9.30am - 4.30pm

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

Now open from 9.30am, grab a hot drink to keep you fuelled on your adventures before finishing up with an early lunch for little ones, with hot food served from 11.30am. Every purchase you make helps us look after this special place. 

Shopping inspired by special places

Open daily 10am - 4.30pm

There's plenty of pocket money pieces to add value to your wild adventures this half term, available inside the shop. Why not pick up a pair of binoculars, or a bug pot to get closer to nature? Alternatively, there's plenty there for you to take home to remember this special place by.