Family fun at the Abbey

Writing a story

Spring has sprung at Buckland, so pop on your hat and coat and come along for a visit that the whole family is sure to love this half term.

What's on?

If you are in the mood for walking out on the beautiful estate, why not try out the medieval beast trail? Pick up a notebook from Visitor Welcome and you can collect your very own bestiary to take home with you. Trails cost £1 per child, and dogs on leads are welcome on the walks too.

It's a great time to get crafty, with a whole host of workshops running throughout the half term week.

On Monday 12, Tuesday 13 and Sunday 18, you can create your own mini Drake-inspired boat using natural materials.Donations welcome.

Local artist Claire Packer is running a family felting workshop on Wednesday 14, where you can have a go at transforming wool into art. £3 per person.

Join Naturemake on Thursday 15 and Friday 16, and you can create magical worlds using leaves, twigs, seeds and other natural materials. From £3 per person. 

On Saturday 17, take inspiration from the recent Andrew Logan exhibition with a chance to create your own mosaic tile. £4 per person.

All workshops run from 11 until 3 and are cash only. Normal admission applies. Call in to Visitor Welcome for more details.

Time for a treat

The fun doesn't have to stop when you head home - the shop is full of great gifts, food and souvenirs for all ages, so why not treat yourself to a reminder of your visit? There are plenty of things to tickle your tastebuds in the restaurant too - how about a delicious cream tea or hot chocolate?