From collecting fallen petals, feathers and leaves to feeling lots of different textures, there are lots of ways to have a mini-adventure in nature. This activity sheet will show you how to create a journey stick with the things you find on your walk. You could also have a go at leaf rubbing and writing a nature diary.
Butterfly spotting takes a little bit of patience, so take your time. If you're very still and are careful not to cast a shadow over the butterflies you see you'll be in with a chance of getting close to these winged beauties. Use this spotter's guide to identify the butterflies you see.
Gardens are vibrant with colour and buzzing with life during the summer months. If you look carefully, you'll see bees hovering around flower heads, birds perching on fences and daisies lapping up the sunshine, plus much more. Use this spotter's guide to discover garden wildlife.
In line with government guidance, the Abbey grounds, Stables cafe and High Street shop at Lacock are open, 10am-5pm.
We advise you to book your visit in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission – check What’s On for the latest information and to book.
Please arrive within your 30-minute timeslot. Thank you for helping us open safely.
Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open to visit. From 17 May, we're reopening houses in England and Wales and houses in Northern Ireland are expected to open from 24 May. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays.
Even bold adventurers don't need to go too far from home to tick off challenges from the '50 things' activity list. Here are our top ten ideas for activities that you can do in your own back garden, nearest park or outdoor green space.