Summer of Play at Avebury 2019

Children at sandpit

Once school's out for Summer and the holidays begin (27 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 or join in with a children's yoga session.

Summer of play


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

29 Jul, 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug, between 1.30-3.30pm, free with entry to Avebury Manor

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

30 July, 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 Aug, 1-4pm, free with entry to the museum

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

31 Jul, 7, 14, 21 & 28 Aug, 1-4pm, free with entry to the museum

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.

Fifty things Fridays

2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Aug, 11am-4pm, free in the Old Farmyard

Make something special and discover more about the natural world around us.  With a range of activities available you could make a home for wildlife, crate some wild art or make friends with a bug.  (Some activities have a small charge).

Join the teddy bear picnic

Avebury Manor garden, 27 & 28 Jul, 10, 11, 17,18, 24 & 25 Aug, 12.30-1.30pm, free with entry.

Bring along your favourite teddy bear and your sandwiches to Avebury Manor where you can relax in the Church Garden with picnic blankets and games, while you listen to the teddy bear themed story hour.