Summer of Play at Avebury

Children looking for bugs

Once school's out for Summer and the holidays begin (28 July) we have something going on every day at Avebury for your little adventurers. They can take part in an archaeology afternoon or curate their own museum, they can get involved in 50 things Friday and children's yoga or get competitive with Avebury sports days.

Summer of play

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Family packs

You can pick up a family pack from the trailer in the car park or from the Alexander Keiller Museum Barn reception.  Have fun exploring Avebury with spotter sheets and trails. Suggested donation £1.

Children's yoga

30 Jul, 6 & 13 Aug, between 1.30-3.30pm, free with entry

Join in with one of the free, drop-in yoga sessions for children. Parents can get involved too! Have fun burning off some energy, trying out yoga animal shapes and experimenting with some balancing. Suitable for 4-13 year olds.  25 minute sessions on the hour and half past the hour, last one at 3pm.

Archaeology afternoons

31 July, 1, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 Aug, 1-4pm, free with entry

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an archaeologist? You can have a go at uncovering a replica Beaker burial and West Kennet Long Barrow burial. A great hands-on way to learn about Avebury.  Activities are by timed tickets - get yours at the barn reception.

Curate your own museum

1, 8, 15 & 22 Aug, 1-4pm, free with entry

Curate your own miniature museum display, using objects we’ve found or something you’ve brought along with you. Decide how to display these objects and what you’d like to say about them. Activities are by timed tickets - get yours at the barn reception.

50 things Friday

3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 Aug, in the Old Farmyard

Join in with one of our ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’* activities from hunting for bugs, making a habitat for wildlife and creating wild art. Make something special to take home and discover more about the natural world around us. Some activities have a small charge to cover the cost of materials.

*if you'd like to find out more about the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' click here.

Avebury sports days

4, 5, 11, 12 , 18, 19, 25 & 26 Aug, 11am-4pm

You can take part in Avebury’s weekend sports day activities. Test your skills and have fun with plenty of sports related games such as hula hooping, dribble and target throwing. Complete the challenges and score yourself to win a special medal. Suggested donation for the medal is £1.