What shall we do today?

From downloadable trails and colouring sheets to home activities and other places to visit, we've got plenty of ideas to keep your little ones busy at any time of the year.

An adult and two children walk past a one-way sign. Lacock Abbey is visible across a field.

What to expect when you visit Lacock

The Abbey grounds, Stables cafe and High Street shop at Lacock are now open, in line with government guidance. Read on to find out what to expect, how to book and how to change your booking.

Boy amongst flowers

Discover the seasons at Lacock Abbey

From carpets of spring flowers to autumn's falling leaves, the changing seasons bring fresh challenges every time you visit.

Ways to connect to nature

Ways to have a mini-adventure 

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.

How many butterflies can you spot?

Spot butterflies  

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.

Discover garden wildlife

Spot garden wildlife  

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.

A family looking at spring flowers

50 things to do before you're 11¾ 

Fancy running free in the fresh air, learning new skills and trying new things? Grab your gear and start your adventure.

Line drawing of the sphinx statue at Lacock surrounded by flowers

Lacock Abbey sphinx colouring sheet

In the garden, a sphinx sits proudly atop two columns. Download a PDF colouring sheet of the sphinx here.

Line drawing of Lacock cloister

Lacock Abbey cloister colouring sheet

You might recognise the medieval cloister from film and TV - its even appeared in Harry Potter. Download a PDF colouring sheet of the cloister here.

Line drawing of Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey colouring sheet

Lacock Abbey is packed with history. It started as an abbey and nunnery, then became a Tudor family home. Download a PDF colouring sheet of the abbey here.

Looking through the trees to a large magnolia covered in pink flowers. A family sits on the bench beneath the tree.

Family fun in the South West 

Check out the places to explore as a family in each county in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire this spring, as well as some fun to have with your family from home.