Summer days at Lacock Abbey

Summer holiday activities in our colourful Botanic Garden lets little explorers make the most of every second of sunshine, putting energy in creating watercolour and sun print masterpieces. As the nights draw in, don’t miss the opportunity to spend an evening on Lacock’s South Lawn, with a choice of two outdoor theatre performances with traditional sweets to nibble, and sleepy, torch-lit walks back to the car.

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.

Summer crafts in Lacock's Botanic Garden

Summer holiday crafts at Lacock

Join us in Lacock's beautiful Botanic Garden for a summer of fun family activities and watercolour painting. Find out what we have planned for each of the six summer weeks.

Illyria present Adventures of Dr Dolittle at Lacock Abbey, 2018

Illyria present Adventures of Dr Dolittle at Lacock Abbey

On Lacock's beautiful South Lawn, Illyria will bring to life Hugh Lofting's 'The Adventures of Dr Dolittle', a funny, much-loved and exciting adventure.

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer

Chapterhouse Theatre present Alice's adventures in Wonderland

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer on Lacock's South Lawn.

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?