Preparing for your visit to Anglesey Abbey

A Summer of Family fun at Anglesey Abbey

We’ll need everyone’s help to stay open safely, and for a time your visit may be very different from what you’ve come to expect so please take some time to read our preparing for your visit information below. To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

Anglesey Abbey New Map Download here
Alternative entry point at Anglesey Abbey

Staying safe

Please keep social distancing with those that aren't in your household. We’ve made some changes to ensure this is easy for you to do and we’ve got extra signs and instructions in place. We love a good natter with you but sadly this isn’t possible right now. If you see our team out gardening, please keep your distance so they can work safely. You can still contact us via social media, email or phone.

Slow your pace

Take your time

Your visit will be a bit different to usual, there’ll be a new pedestrian entrance, where your tickets will be checked, and a separate exit. On arrival please follow the signs, there’s no need to rush, if you have to wait to give others space we’ll still let you in. The gardens have a new one-way system in place where path width is limited, as well as plenty of open spaces for free-flow access, so take your time to enjoy the nature around you.

Facilities

Facilities

Toilets, including accessible and baby change are available prior to entry, on exit and near the house. Our Outdoor Kiosk, Shop and Plant Centre are now open, and you’re welcome to bring your own food and drink. Please ensure you take your litter home with you as it could pose a health risk to others.

Family Fun

Family fun

To stretch your legs, you may want to choose our free-flow areas, rather than the one-way routes. Hoe Fen Play Area and woodland remain closed, but there is lots of space where you can explore and relax as a family, including our wide-open lawns and wildflower meadows. No bikes or scooters are currently allowed in the gardens, even for under 5s, as we are trying to keep people safe by minimising congestion.

Heading Home

Heading home

We’ll be closing earlier for now, at 4.30pm every day. To help support our teams closing down the estate safely and in a timely manner we ask you to leave promptly, the car park will be locked at 4.45pm.

Share your day

Share your day

Take a few moments to share your day with those that can’t be there, using the hashtag #EveryoneNeedsNature Whilst we stop and can’t chat to you about your visit, we’d love to see photos of your time with us, and hear any feedback you might have, via our social media channels.

Accessibility

Accessibility

We’re so sorry we can’t offer our usual mobility vehicle and wheelchair hire, or 6-seater buggy service at the moment, as it is not possible to issue these while socially distancing, we hope to resume this soon. Please do of course, bring your own mobility aids. You can find out more about accessibility across the estate on our updated access statement. Our admission policy here at Anglesey Abbey means that if you, or someone in your party, requires a companion, there is no charge for this.

Anglesey Abbey Access Statement Download here
Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Outdoor kiosk

Our outdoor kiosk has reopened and will be serving takeaway hot and cold drinks, some light snacks and ice cream. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. Picnics are also welcome.

Got a question?

How to book

All visitors must book a ticket in advance, including members. Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance.

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
  • You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only 
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 18 hours before a timeslot. 

Due to limited spaces, we’re asking that you only book once a week to allow others a chance to visit.

Help support key workers

To say thank you to our nation's key workers and all they have done for us, we're encouraging visitors to keep the first and last slots of each day free for key workers to use. While we are unable to 'reserve' these slots exclusively for key workers, we hope you will join us in thanking them by leaving these times free. If you or someone in your group are a key worker, please take the opportunity to book these early and late timeslots.
 

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill (6 July - 12 July)

Wed 08 Jul 2020
09:30-10:00
Book your timed entry to visit Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill.