Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery Area

Hoe Fen Wildlife Discover Area is now a hub of activity, home to wildlife such as birds, insects and butterflies, and fun-filled family adventure, there's something for everyone. Our play area isn't ready to open yet, but don't let that stop the fun! From scavenger hunts to den building, there's something for everyone.

Hoe Fen play area is currently closed, but you can still have fun in the wildlife and den building area Plan your visit

Neslted away, at the end of the woodland path, Hoe Fen awaits as you eagerly plan your adventures! A natural woodland, Hoe Fen offers you the space to have a nature-filled adventure with all the family! With dedicated spaces for den building, scavenger hunting and plenty of 50 things-themed fun, head down there and see what you get up to! 

Wildlife Discovery
The insect hotel at Anglesey Abbey

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, and lose yourself within our wildlife hub of Hoe Fen. Offering an extended woodland walk, a place to build the den of your dreams, what signs of wildlife can you spot? This side of Hoe Fen has plenty to offer for both families and wildlife-seekers. 

Den Building
Enjoy family fun with this age old activity. From hedgehog hotels, to dens fit for royalty, there's endless possibilities found in the Den Building Area. Remember though, Hoe Fen is a wildlife hub, so please only use materials that are on the woodland floor, and leave the living materials for the creatures and wildlife that call Hoe Fen 'home'. We'd love to see your photos too! Share them on our social media using the hashtag #AngleseyAbbey.

Family fun
Den building Killerton Devon

Family Fun at Anglesey Abbey 

Whether you're keen to learn about history, go on a scavenger hunt, or want to burn off some energy, Anglesey Abbey has something for everyone. Find out more here and plan your adventure.


Rainy days at Anglesey Abbey 

When the heavens open, we are too. Whatever the weather, there's plenty to explore. Find out how to make the most of a rainy day here.

Useful to know

We welcome picnics in Hoe Fen, in fact, we actively encourage them! Feel free to use the benches dotted across the space, or even a picnic rug, but please remember to take your rubbish with you when you leave. 

It is approximately a 20 minute walk from the Visitor Centre - head down the Hoe Fen Woodland Path to spot some of the wildlife you might find when you get there!

Have fun, play safe!

This is an adventurous and unsupervised play area. Please keep an eye on your children and make yourself familiar with the area before they play.

Should you need to contact a member of the team in an emergency, there are signs in various locations in both sections of Hoe Fen with emergency contact numbers on.