Autumn fun at Buckland Abbey

A family gathering autumn leaves

Whether it's an adventure around the estate, getting creative or simply find a great big pile of leaves to jump in - there's lots to enjoy for the whole family at Buckland this autumn.

Get walking

The colours in the woodland are just fantastic in autumn. Grab those wellies and find some puddles to splash in or leaves to crunch through as you follow one of the waymarked trails over the estate. Four legged friends are welcome too.

While you're out and about, why not pick up a passport from Visitor Welcome and head out onto the yellow estate walk to collect stamps from all of the countries Sir Francis Drake visited on his circumnavigation. Can you find them all? There's also an indoor trail where you'll look for penguins who have disguised themselves as members of Drake's crew and hidden around the Abbey.

Zip to the Higher Paddock play area

Fancy trying out your balance, climbing skills or having a go on a zip wire? Head off onto the red walk where you'll find the Higher Paddock play area, built by our Rangers and designed by local school children. 


Feeling peckish?

Stop by the Ox Yard restaurant for lunch or refuel with cuppa and a slice of delicious cake.