Winter at Avebury

Snow covered stone circle

Now is the time to embrace the benefits of getting out into nature; to challenge yourself with steep climbs and and gentle walks down again. Listen to the laughter of children on the family trail in the Old Farmyard, bring light into darkness with a hand-made lantern and join in the Christmas festivities.

At Avebury we have a plenty for you to do this winter. Scroll down to find out more.  For details of times, location and prices, go to our What’s On page here.

Calendar of events (scroll down for more details)

  • Winter warmer walk (3 December)
  • Winter family trail: Percy the Park Keeper (4 December - 3 January)
  • Winter warmer walk (9 December)
  • New year crown making (27 - 30 December)

Winter warmer walk

with Dr Nick Snashall, National Trust Archaeologist for the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site

3  and 9 December, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Why not leave the crowds behind and join expert archaeologist, Dr Nick, for a winter ramble around the stone circles to learn all about the prehistory of the site and recent research into this enigmatic place? The walk will be followed by Christmas liqueur and mince pies served in the National Trust shop, where you'll have a 10% discount on all items purchased. Find out more details on the 'What's On' page here

The standing stones at Avebury in winter
Standing stones
The standing stones at Avebury in winter



Family fun with a Winter trail: Percy the Park Keeper

4 December - 3 January, 11am-4pm in the Old Farmayrd

The trail will take place in the Old Farmyard at Avebury.  Children can become Percy’s helper for the day – there will be winter tasks, activities, games, clues and a note from Percy to help you on your way.  Collect a prize at the end.

Find out how to take part in the adventure here:


New Year crown making

27 December - 30 December, the Old Farmyard

Join in with this family activity where children can make their own New Year crown to bring in the coming year. Find out more details on the 'What's On' page here



A wintery, walking adventure

To really blow the cobwebs away this eight-mile walk will take you from Avebury and up to Windmill Hill, once occupied by some of the first farmers in the British Isles. Today it offers amazing views of the surrounding countryside and possible sightings of red kite or even a hare if you’re lucky.  

To download the walk please click below.