Autumn at Avebury 2022

Family walking through beech trees in autumn

Once the children go back to school, we begin to look forward to the harvest, trees slowly changing colour, and pumpkin soup.  

We have a wide range of events, activities and things to see and do this autumn. Scroll down to find out more.  For details of times, location and prices, go to our What’s On page here.

 

Sculpture by Marie Shepherd
Bronze sculpture of an owl
Sculpture by Marie Shepherd

Sculpture exhibition

Avebury Manor Garden, Friday 3 September until Sunday 9 October.  Free with entry to the manor and/or garden.  Garden only ticket available.

Once again Avebury Manor Garden becomes an art gallery, with a variety of different artists displaying their work in the many different garden rooms.

The exhibition includes striking statement pieces, subtle garden enhancements and modern abstract pieces - there is something for everyone's taste.

The exhibition runs for a month and is free to anyone visiting the manor and/or garden, there is no need to book, and on most Thursdays there'll be an opportunity to meet one of the artists in the garden.

Most of these sculptures are available to purchase - if you'd like to enquire you can email avebury@nationaltrust.org.uk.

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Heritage Open Days

Between 9 and 18 September we are giving free stone circle tours (subject to volunteer availability), ask at the Visitor Reception when you arrive.

On Thursday 15 September there will also be free entry to the museum, Avebury Manor and Garden.

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Fancy a walk?

On Saturday 10 September you can join the Waden Hill Walk, a circular walk from Avebury and find out all about the Neolithic landscape from a volunteer guides. Cost is £8 per person (booking essential).

On the 1 October, you can join in with the East of Avebury Walk, which beautifully complements the Waden Hill walk. Cost £8 per person (booking essential).

If you enjoy a bit of foraging and would like to find out more, why not join our Autumn Foraging Walk with Fred Gillam.  This half day walk takes you around the Avebury landscape and you'll learn how to identify the edible plants growing in our hedgerows. Cost £50 per person (booking essential).

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Apple tree in Avebury Manor Garden
Apples in sunshine
Apple tree in Avebury Manor Garden

Apple celebrations

Help us celebrate this wonderful fruit with a weekend of apple-themed activities in Avebury Manor Garden, including apple pressing, apple tasting and some fun childrens games/crafts.  Free with entry to the garden.

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Dark skies

It's this time of year when we really start to appreciate the night sky again. Why not join us for a night walk at Avebury and learn about the night sky. Children can also join in with a craft activity. Cost £5 adult, £3 child (booking essential).

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Avebury stone circle
Stone circle in the mist
Avebury stone circle