Half-term family adventures at Lacock

As the days get warmer and evenings become longer, May half-term is the perfect time to head outdoors and get closer to nature. From photography workshops in the botanic garden, a mindfulness family trail in the abbey grounds and acres of of space to stretch out there are many adventures to be had.

Visitors in the orchard

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.

Anthotype workshop fun with Nettie Edwards

Half-term Anthotype workshop

Perfect for half-term, this messy, colourful workshop uses herbs, leaves and flowers to make photographs using a totally environmentally friendly photographic process.

Teenager lying on the grass cloud watching

Mindful moments family trail

Strike your best yoga pose, meditate, or simply smell the roses to take you away from a busy day and calm the mind. Improve your wellbeing with positive thoughts and feelings this summer in Lacock’s peaceful grounds.

Stonework details at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

Lacock Abbey architecture detective trail

The abbey cloister and rooms date back to the 1200s when it was a nunnery. Stone bosses decorated the ceiling with story-telling creatures and were once brightly painted. Can you find the mermaid? What do you think she is holding?

Upcoming events

Photography exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum by John Paul Evans

Wed 22 May 2019
These metaphoric photo series examine various points of view regarding gay marriage — with the pictures of ‘otherness’ fluctuating between the poignant, the comic, and a potentially disturbing presence in the domestic space.

Healing Herbs in the Botanic Garden

Wed 22 May 2019
The Botanic Garden in Lacock's grounds will be bringing back the Healing Herbs border from last year due to popular demand.

Spring flowers at Lacock Abbey

Thu 23 May 2019
With the appearance of snowdrops, crocuses and the sounds of birds singing in the fresh air, escape for a spring walk around the grounds at Lacock.

Mindful moments family trail

Sat 25 May 2019
Pause, breathe and take a mindful moment with us this summer. A fun family trail with activities to make you aware of your thoughts and feelings in nature’s surroundings.

Half-term Anthotype workshops for children with Nettie Edwards

Tue 28 May 2019
This simplified, messy workshop uses colourful flowers, berries, or vegetables like beetroot to make photographs using a totally environmentally friendly photographic process. Perfect for half term family fun.

Fox Talbot's Photographic favourites

Mon 03 Jun 2019
Take a summer stroll around the grounds of Lacock Abbey, searching for the locations of Fox Talbot's photographic compositions from the 1830's.