Summer of Fun at Buckland Abbey

A summer of adventures, crafts and discoveries awaits at Buckland Abbey. With a new exhibition in the Nave gallery and lots of family activities, you'll want to come back again and again.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This summer you will have the chance to come see an original Francis Drake portrait which has not been loaned outside the National Portrait Gallery for over 50 years! Or take part in our apprentice portrait trail. Can you complete both trails to become the master and earn your certificate?

With a whole load of activities planned for every day of the holidays - where better to visit then Buckland this Summer?

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Buckland Abbey

Prices

House, garden and estate (Feb - Oct)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.60 £12.20
Child £6.80 £6.10
Family £34.00 £30.50
Family one adult £20.40 £18.30
Group Adult N/A £11.50
Group Child N/A £5.70
Garden and estate (Jan - Feb and Oct - Dec)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
Family one adult £13.20 £12.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.70

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Members of the National Trust can enter Buckland Abbey, the garden and estate for free. Thinking about joining? Pop into Visitor Welcome when you arrive at Buckland Abbey to find out more.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
18 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
19 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
20 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
21 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
22 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
23 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
24 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
25 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
26 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
27 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
28 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
29 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
30 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
31 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
1 September 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Buckland Abbey
Email
bucklandabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01822 853607

Upcoming events

Summer of Fun at Buckland Abbey

Sat 17 Aug 2019
10:00-16:30
A summer of adventures, crafts and discoveries awaits at Buckland Abbey. With a new exhibition in the Nave gallery and lots of family activities, you'll want to come back again and again.

Summer apprentice artist trail

Sat 17 Aug 2019
10:00-16:30
Pick up your sketchbook from reception and start your artists journey to become the master painter.

Summer of Fun- Outdoor Games

Sat 17 Aug 2019
10:00-16:30
Let off some steam and join in the fun!

Summer Pine Cone Snowy Owl making

Sat 17 Aug 2019
11:00-15:30
Inspired by the animals in our Summer trail? Create your own to take home.

Summer of Fun - fused glassworkshops

Sat 17 Aug 2019
11:00-16:00
Fancy trying something new? Have a go at fused glass art, suitable for the whole family.

Sir Francis Drake comes home to Buckland Abbey

Sat 17 Aug 2019
11:00-16:30
This year the portrait of Sir Francis Drake, which belongs to the National Portrait Gallery, will be coming to Buckland Abbey.