Information for families

Mother next to child in buggy

It can be hard work travelling with little ones, so here is some information that might make your visit to Avebury easier, in no particular order:

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  • Parking: The National Trust car park is located 500 yards away from the Old Farmyard and the path is quite uneven.
  • Buggies: Although there are no restrictions on bringing a buggy into the henge and stone circles, at times it can be difficult ground to traverse as often there is tufty grass and it is bumpy. 
  • Sheep/cattle: There is usually livestock in the henge (sheep) and West Kennet Avenue (cattle), so please bear this in mind, and the associated mess that comes with it. (Although children can run free, dogs must be on a lead).
  • Toilets: Toilet facilities, including a private baby changing room, are located behind the Barn in the Old Farmyard. There are also toilets available in the High Street café, next to the pub.    
  • Stone circles: Children are completely free to run around the henge and stone circles.  Please watch them on the banks as they can be steep and climbing on the stones is not allowed.  All four quadrants of the Avebury stone circle are fenced off, with self shutting pedestrian gates to enter and exit.  Beware of the road which runs through the centre of the stone circle.
  • Food and drink: Circles Restaurant is open for light refreshments with limited inside seating and plenty of outside seating.
  • Dogs: If you are bringing your dog as well, they are allowed everywhere in Avebury apart from Circles Restaurant and Avebury Manor and Garden, however, they must be on a lead and kept under control.  Water for dogs can be found outside the restaurant, doggy ice cream is on sale in the restaurant and doggy treats in the shop.