Family fun at Lacock this autumn

From a magical family trail and a photography exhibition inspired by Wonderland, to autumn walks and ticking off your 50 things, there's plenty for the whole family at Lacock this October half term.

A family trail at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Herbology family trail

Follow this fun family trail into the magical world of herbology and learn about the special properties of herbs and the kinds of enchanting potions and medicines that can be made from them.

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 and conkers for catching from the horse chestnut tree in the Pound in Lacock village.

An edited image of Lacock Abbey by artist Maggie Taylor

'Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There' by Maggie Taylor 

Artist, Maggie Taylor, returns to Lacock this summer with a new exhibition inspired in part by Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland'.

Child gazing at Christmas tree

Families at Lacock

Explore our fun family days out handy tips for family-friendly eating places and facilities. Make the most of your day out with the little ones without the stress.

A view of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire in the autumn

Autumn at Lacock 

From the atmospheric abbey cloister to the changing colours in the woodland grounds, Lacock is the perfect place for an autumn walk. There's plenty to see and do inside the abbey and museum too.

Walkers in autumn countryside

Walking trails 

For a short walk around Lacock village or a longer ramble around the surrounding countryside, we've got you covered.

A view of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire in the autumn

Autumn days at Lacock

Whether you're lacing up your boots for a countryside walk or slipping on your slippers for a cozy afternoon indoors, autumn is the perfect time to visit Lacock.

Upcoming events

Christmas pop-up shop

Sun 15 Dec 2019
10:30-16:30
Pick up some presents or delightful decorations at the National Trust pop-up shop in Lacock's Manger barn.

Lacock community Christmas tree festival

Sun 15 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
Every year local clubs, societies and charities decorate a tree in Lacock Abbey's cloister for what is now a true Lacock Christmas tradition.

Lacock's reindeer games family trail

Sun 15 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
Pick up your trail sheet at visitor reception and head on a festive family adventure around Lacock village and abbey grounds.

Photography exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum by Maggie Taylor

Sun 15 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
Artist Maggie Taylor returns to Lacock this summer with Through the Looking Glass. Using her point and click camera, flatbed scanners and Photoshop, she creates digital art that transports viewers into dreamlike worlds.

An Audience with Father Christmas

Sun 15 Dec 2019
11:15-11:45
Meet Father and Mother Christmas in their festive kitchen at Lacock Abbey. A unique experience in a cosy setting that is sure to please our young visitors.

Great hall decorated for Christmas

Sun 15 Dec 2019
11:30-15:30
At Lacock, our traditions of a roaring fire and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the Great Hall of the abbey have been going for a long time.