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 hunting for herbs and solving clues on our Healing Herbs family trail, to watching acrobatics in the trees at one of our Whispering Woods performances, there are many adventures to be had.

Peel back the layers of architectural changes through our installation on the South Lawn.

The foundation story of Lacock Abbey

Through physical installations and sound, travel back to the 1300s and find out about the abbey's missing church.

Family outdoor theatre with a twist

Marvel at tree-top acrobatics at Lacock

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.

The Survivors, Deogarh Palace, Deogarh by Karen Knorr

Another Way of Telling: A Photography Exhibition by Karen Knorr

Another Way of Telling: a photography exhibition by Karen Knorr features structures, colours, textures, nature and local fables from visits to India and Japan.

Visitors exploring the garden borders

Healing Herbs family trail

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. Start your medieval adventure in the Fox Talbot museum visitor reception. A villager has fallen ill, can you help the nuns look for herbs in the grounds, and then choose which herb will heal them?

Some of these herbs are still used today in herbal medicine.

Healing Herbs at Lacock

Our medicinal herb border is inspired by the medieval nuns of Lacock Abbey. They are likely to have grown and used these herbs to heal and treat illnesses. Some of the herbs are still used today in herbal medicine, but many can do more harm than good.