A summer of crafts for families at Lacock

Summer crafts in Lacock Abbey's Botanic Garden

There are lots of things at Lacock for families to enjoy. The Abbey grounds are perfect for exploring all year round, with streams, gargoyles and a Botanic Garden all waiting to be found. But we've also got some special treats for the summer.

Summer crafts

Head for the Botanic Garden and find the marquee – every Tuesday and Thursday we'll have free craft activity sheets for you to try (we'll also put them up online for you to download).We've got a different activity every week till the end of August, so make a note in your diary to come back next week. 

Astronomy Trail

Have you been inspired by the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition in the Fox Talbot Museum? There's a self-guided trail running till the autumn to help you go explore the further reaches of your own imagination at Lacock Abbey – see if you can find the constellations in the Cloister, or write your own letter to the moon. Don't forget to send us a picture! 

Family fun all year round

We have different games, trails and events throughout the year. Many are free, though normal admission charges apply. You can download some of our trails or spotter sheets before you arrive, or ask at Visitor Reception. 

Lacock Abbey is also a great place to tick off some of the National Trust's '50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾' (check out the link at the bottom of the page if you want to find them all).

Family-friendly checklist

  • Children under 5 go free
  • Pushchairs admitted around the grounds 
  • Children's scooters and bikes are not permitted in the Abbey grounds
Lacock Abbey will inspire your creativity
A little girl looking at the photograph she has taken
Lacock Abbey will inspire your creativity

 Pit-stops

  • Baby-changing facilities in access-friendly toilets in the courtyard at the Abbey, and in the Red Lion car park toilets
  • Children's menu available in the Stables Cafe, including a pick’n’mix lunch box and ice creams (suitable for adults too!)
  • Picnics are allowed in the grounds (we particularly love the orchard as a place to spread out a rug), and there are picnic benches in the Pound by the play area in the village
Have a great day out with the family at Lacock Abbey
A family on the South Lawn at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire
Have a great day out with the family at Lacock Abbey

Exploring the village

Lacock is a beautiful village with plenty to see and do. You might want to marvel at the majesty of the Tithe Barn, or paddle in Bide Brook, or just head over to the children's play area in village playing field, which is perfect for ball games.

There's a range of great village shops, including a National Trust shop in the High Street where there are family gifts and pocket-money toys available to take home and treasure.

Climb a tree

Join us for 50 things fun 

From climbing trees to jumping over waves, get out in the fresh air and try our 50 awesome adventures.