Autumn days at Lacock

Family trails, photography exhibitions and wooded grounds full of colour, there's something for everyone at Lacock this autumn...

The Chaplain's Room at Lacock Abbey

In the nuns' footsteps

Follow in the footsteps of Lacock's medieval nuns and find out more about their intriguing way of life on this self-led family trail.

A photograph of sheep in the snow with wind turbines in the background, part of Sophie Gerrard's 'Drawn to the Land' series.

'Drawn to the Land' by Sophie Gerrard

Award winning documentary photographer, Sophie Gerrard, presents a series of photographs of female farmers in Scotland with ‘Drawn to the Land’, on display in the Fox Talbot Museum.

Autumn at Lacock Abbey

Walking trails

Explore the grounds at Lacock with family and friends. It's full of stark beauty at this time of year, with early spring flowers such as snowdrops and winter aconities beginning to appear. It’s the perfect time to be inspired and to reconnect with nature.

Child with a handful of conkers at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

Even in the autumn you can tick off some of your 50 things at Lacock; there are puddles for jumping in, fossils for finding along the abbey paths, and conkers for catching from the horse chestnut tree in the Pound in Lacock village.

A man playing on his phone at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire

Catching them all?

Pokémon trainers are welcome at Lacock; here are our top tips to help you be the very best, like no-one ever was...

Upcoming events

'Tribe' a photography exhibition

Tue 24 Apr 2018
10:30-17:00
Tribe is a collaborative exhibition of photography by mid-career professional artists. Their work is a narrative, addressing issues of family, history, love and loss. The artists are a group of women from all over the US.

Spring flowers and family trail at Lacock Abbey

Tue 24 Apr 2018
11:00-16:00
Lacock's wooded grounds are full of wonderful flowers over the spring months, ideal for a gentle stroll. All spring there are lots of things to spot in the grounds, see how many you can spot on our fun family trail.

The foundation story of Lacock Abbey

Sat 05 May 2018
10:30-17:00
Part of the Women and Power national programming theme, Lacock will be exploring the legacy of Ela the founder of Lacock. Through physical installations and sound, travel back to the 1300s and find out about the abbey's missing church.

A photography exhibition by Karen Knorr

Sat 26 May 2018
10:30-17:00
The photographic work of Karen Knorr is our second exhibition in the 2018 Women and Power celebration. Her work arises out of cultural research she undertakes and is in response to traditions, materials, furniture and ways of living.

Healing herbs family trail

Sat 26 May 2018
10:30-17:30
800 years ago, the nuns of Lacock Abbey couldn't just pop down the doctors to buy their medicine, so they grew their own. Find out more on our fun family trail.

Whispering Woods outdoor acrobatic theatre

Mon 28 May 2018
10:30-11:30
Family outdoor theatre with a twist, Whispering Woods bring ancient tales to life using circus acrobatics, live music and storytelling to weave a transporting journey for the audience amongst the trees.