Family-friendly things to do at Anglesey Abbey
Anglesey Abbey is full of adventures waiting to happen. Whether you want to play on the new equipment in the Woodland Play Area, build a den in the woods or climb the treehouse, there's plenty for everyone to see, do and enjoy.
Planning your family visit
Here's the information you need at a glance to make the most of your family day out at Anglesey Abbey:
- Baby-changing facilities are available at all toilet locations
- Breastfeeding is welcome anywhere on site
- Bikes and scooters are allowed for under-fives only
- Meals and snacks can be bought from the Redwoods restaurant.
An alternative to traditional Christmas experiences ‘Nature by Night, Nature by Light’ is a beautiful, sensory after-dark journey that brings the gardens of Anglesey Abbey to life in all their wonder.
Fun for all the family. Join us for an enchanting, magical celebration of the natural world, weekends from Friday 17 November to Sunday 10 December.
Woodland Play Area
There's an adventure waiting for you in the Woodland Play Area. Nestled away at the end of the woodland path there's something for everyone, from the treehouse and swings to birdwatching and den building. A natural woodland, it offers you the space to have a nature-filled adventure with all the family. Head down and let your imagination run wild.
'50 things to do before you're 11¾'
Anglesey Abbey is the perfect place to have a family adventure and tick off a few of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' at the same time. Here are a few to get you started:
No. 4 Build a den: In the Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery Area you’ll find plenty of sticks and flat open space to build a den. Once you’ve built your den, crawl inside and see what you can spot from your secret hiding place
No. 18 Create some wild art: See what you can find on the woodland floor in the Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery Area and let your imagine run wild. Try and find things that vary in colour in texture such as leaves, feathers, pine cones or pebbles. There's so much to choose from in the natural world – but make sure you're not making your art from another creature's home
No. 31 Make friends with a bug: Ladybirds, spiders, caterpillars, woodlice – there are all kinds of minibeasts hiding in the Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery Area. Great spots for searching include under stones and wood, the branches, bark and leaves of trees and in long grass. Once you've found your bugs, remember that you're a giant compared to them, so be gentle with any that you choose to pick up. All bugs appreciate being returned to their homes after you've looked at them so put them back where you found them
No. 44 Watch a bird: Head to the bird hide and pond viewing platform and see what you can discover. Pick up a pair of binoculars and stay very quiet – what will you see?
Find out more about Anglesey Abbey’s glorious gardens, from the seasonal highlights to the history and design behind them.
Discover the many layers that Anglesey Abbey has to offer. A Jacobean priory, once home to Lord Fairhaven.
Discover how the Lode Mill was rescued from being derelict for many years and restored by the new owner Lord Fairhaven.
Visit Redwoods Restaurant for a bite to eat, browse the plant centre and shop for a gift or discover a bargain in the second-hand bookshop.
Discover more about five of the most important treasures within the collection at Anglesey Abbey.
There are lots of things to do when you visit one of our family-friendly places. Find inspiration for days out and discover a range of activities for everyone.
Fancy running free in the fresh air, learning new skills and trying new things? Grab your gear and start your adventure.