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.

Girl kicking leaves at Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Wiltshire

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

Autumn highlights at Lacock

Fri 18 Oct 2019
10:30-17:00
There's plenty to see beyond the traditional autumn colours at Lacock Abbey. Find out what you can see, do or spot whilst out and about in the gardens and grounds.

Herbology family trail

Fri 18 Oct 2019
10:30-17:00
Follow this fun family trail into the magical world of herbology.

Pencils of Nature by Tom Butler, an exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum

Fri 18 Oct 2019
10:30-17:30
American artist Tom Butler has created a new body of work in response to Talbot’s pioneering work in the field of photography, using Victorian cabinet cards.

Photography exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum by Maggie Taylor

Fri 18 Oct 2019
10:30-17:30
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.

Feel at home at Lacock Abbey

Fri 18 Oct 2019
11:00-17:00
Bring along your slippers to Lacock this autumn and help us look after the historic floors of Lacock Abbey.

Conservation in action: saving Lacock's tiles

Fri 18 Oct 2019
11:00-17:00
Lacock's volunteers will be working to clean, process and catalogue the historic tiles in Lacock's collection.