Easter Activities at Avebury 2017

Family running on the henge bank

We have fun activities for the children all throughout the Easter holidays, from taking part in a mini-dig, hunting for mini-beasts with the rangers, going on a Bronze Age story walk, craft activities and enjoying the Easter Bunny Hunt. There is also the Alexander Keiller Museum, Avebury Manor (which is great for children because they CAN touch the exhibits) and guided tours around the henge.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 25 March - Mon 4 April, 11-4

Hunt for the Cadbury Bunny's eggs while searching for the clues to discover the Golden Hare's real name. Both will lead you to a delicious Cadbury chocolate prize. £2.50 per trail - no need to book.

Speaking Stone, Dancing Bone - story walk (booking essential)

Sat 9 and Sun 10 April, 11-1 and 2.30-4.30

Step into an imagined world of ancient stones and bones, flint and fur, ancestors and mystery as you join professional storyteller Lizzie Bryant for an interactive Bronze Age family walk around the Avebury Stone Circle. Aimed at children between 6-12. £6 per person.  Click here to book.

Wild Wednesdays

Wed 30 March and Wed 6 April, 11-4

Join the Wiltshire Landscape rangers on 30th March to look for pond life and learn about frogs and newts, or come along on the 6th April to sow some edible plants with the Avebury Manor gardeners.  No need to book.  Free event.

Archaeology Afternoon (free with museum entry)

Thursday 7 April, 1-4

Enjoy hands-on children's activities with an archaeological theme.  You can take part in a mini-dig to discover 'bony Tony' and draw an archaeological find.  Activities are free (with entry to the museum), but are by timed ticket.

Craft Activities

Fri 25 March - Sun 10 April, 11-4.

Avebury's crafts room will be open every day of the Easter school holidays where you can make a clay pot, a badge or enjoy another seasonal craft activity.  Perfect for taking some time out after running around the stones or looking for the Easter bunny.  There is a small charge for crafts.

Henge Tours

Most afternoons of the holidays there will be guided henge tours available.  These will start at the Old Farmyard and cost £3 for adults (children free).