Autumn fun at Buckland Abbey
There are plenty of adventures to be had at Buckland this autumn half term. Join in for some spooky house and estate trails or come and help us create 1,000 willow wish stars for Christmas, there is something for everyone this autumn.
All Hallows Eve half term fun
During Francis Drakes famous circumnavigation of the globe, one of Drakes crewman was accused of witchcraft.
We need your help to gather the evidence for trial. Head around the abbey and look for all the crew statements and at the end, you will need to decide whether Thomas was a witch….
Out on the estate, the witch hunting continues. But this time, can you find all the pumpkins with clues about how to protect yourselves against witches in Tudor times?
1,000 Willow wish star workshops
We need your help to create 1,000 willow stars to create a Christmas constellation in the Great Barn this December. Then come back in winter and make a wish under the galaxy of stars to take home with you.
Workshops will be run during weekends and October half term in the school room.
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.
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.
Stop by the Ox Yard restaurant for lunch or refuel with cuppa and a slice of delicious cake.