Summer at Avebury

Hazel Barry-Scott, Senior Visitor Experience Officer Hazel Barry-Scott Senior Visitor Experience Officer
Three children running on grass

Why not visit Avebury this summer 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.

From Thursday 23 July until Sunday 30 August 2020

The visitor car park at Avebury is open 10am – 5pm and there’s no need to book ahead of your visit. National Trust members park for free. If you’re looking for a family walk or to burn off some energy, the stone circles are open and a great place to explore. In the Old Farmyard you’ll find the National Trust Circles Restaurant and toilets and in the village there are local and community run shops.

Family-led trails

You can head to the gazebo in the Old Farmyard for a set of children’s trails that will help you explore Avebury and get the most out of your visit. Why not hunt for the sights and sounds of nature, be inspired by ideas to keep you entertained outdoors whatever the weather, or explore more of the Neolithic stone circles with a fun spotter trail? All the trails are free and designed to be self-led (please remember to bring a pencil with you as we’re unable to hand these out at the moment).

If you want to download the trails before your visit you can do so here:

Nature spotter trail (PDF / 0.4482421875MB) download

Stone circles trail (PDF / 4.1865234375MB) download

Eating out 

Circles Restaurant in the Old Farmyard is open for take-away food and there are lots of picnic benches here too. On hot days you can enjoy delicious ice cream and, of course you’re never far from a National Trust scone!  Please note: In line with government guidelines you'll be required to wear a face covering while in the restaurant. Please bring one with you.

The toilets are also located in the Old Farmyard and here you will find baby changing facilities.

Continue your adventure at home

We have designed three activity sheets to help you continue your adventure at home. Why not make your own bird feeder from household items, hunt for bugs in your back garden or local park or create some wild art? You can download these activity sheets here and get started straight away!

Bird watching (PDF / 0.921875MB) download

Wild art (PDF / 0.71875MB) download

Make friends with a bug (PDF / 1.44921875MB) download