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 easier, in no particular order ...

  • 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 great barn in the Old Farmyard.
  • 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.
  • Food and drink: Circles Restaurant is open for light refreshments on a take-away basis - open 11am-4pm, seven days a week. Please note: In line with government guidelines you'll be required to wear a face covering while inside Circles Restaurant, unless exempt. Please bring one with you.  We'll be operating a track and trace system as per government guidelines.
  • Dogs: If you are bringing your dog as well, they are allowed everywhere in Avebury apart from Circles Restaurant and Avebury Manor garden, however, they must be on a lead and kept under control.  Water for dogs can be found outside the restaurant.  

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Family walking on a path at Avebury

Autumn at Avebury

Why not visit Avebury this autumn for a day full of adventure, history and beauty? The whole family can enjoy this World Heritage Site and with family-led activities to keep the little ones entertained. Head to the Old Farmyard for your free trail sheets and Circles Restaurant where you can treat yourself to a tasty take-away lunch.