Summer of Family Fun: Bug Detectives

Every Thursday take a closer look at creepy crawlies at the Discovery Cabin and make an insect home for your own garden.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Join one of our volunteers to have a look at an insect that you've found within Hoe Fen.

What will you find?

There’s plenty more to experience this summer! Join us every day for a different activity:

Monday – Designing Dens

Tuesday – Tracks and Trails

Wednesday – Wild Art

Thursday – Brilliant Birds and Bug Detectives (See our website to book)

Friday – Geocaching

Saturday – Storytelling (See our website to book)

Sunday – Design Your Own Adventure.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £0.00
    Free admission for adults to this event.
  • Adult £0.00
    Free admission for adults to this event.
  • Child £3.00
  • Child £3.00
View admission charges
Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill


Whole property (House, Garden & Mill)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.40 £15.80
Child £8.70 £7.90
Family £43.45 £39.50
1 adult and up to 3 children £26.10 £23.70
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £15.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.50

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...

If arriving by cycle, on foot or public transport, please enquire about our green ticket.

Please note that we now only offer a whole site admission ticket only. When you buy your admission ticket you're directly supporting our vital conservation work here at Anglesey Abbey. There is an 'Off Peak' admission if you arrive after 4pm (3pm in the winter), please ask one of our Welcome Team for more details. 

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
Please note that both children and adults require a ticket, but the adult tickets are free of charge
This activity is perfect for children!
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet at the Discovery Cabin located in Hoe Fen.
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather outside with suitable footwear.
This activity is accessible, but please note that Hoe Fen covers woodland terrain.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 August 2019 10:00 - 11:00 Available
11:30 - 12:30 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
29 August 2019 10:00 - 11:00 Available
11:30 - 12:30 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available

Contact Info

Anglesey Abbey Reception
Call 01223 810086

Upcoming events

Bring a book

Sat 17 Aug 2019
Perhaps you enjoy a classic Austen novel, or like getting your teeth into a good crime fiction, maybe you're a fan of Harry Potter? No matter the book, we want you to find a quiet spot among the grounds of Anglesey Abbey this summer to take a...

Design Your Own Adventure

Sat 17 Aug 2019
Kick off your summer of family fun and pick up a booklet to design your own adventure. Packed full of activities across the estate, what will you discover?

Summer of Family Fun: Storytelling

Sat 17 Aug 2019
Join us on Saturday's throughout the summer holidays for enchanting storytelling sessions.

First Foot Fairhaven tour

Sun 18 Aug 2019
Discover more about the man behind the collection on our early bird tour of the house. Whilst the house wakes up for the day ahead, discover Lord Fairhaven's country home through a guided tour at this special time of day.

Summer of Family Fun: Designing Dens

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Visit the Discovery Cabin every Monday for our top tips on den design and then make your dream dens come true.

Seasonal Garden Tour

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Join our friendly and engaging garden guides for a free tour around the garden, highlighting the seasonal hot spots.