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Family Activity - Make a paper Lent Lily

Friday 30th March 2018

Make a paper Lent Lily (Daffodil)
In Renaissance art, you will often see the pale yellow narcissus present as a symbol of resurrection, self-sacrifice and eternal life. Come and make a flower well known in Greek mythology.
11.00am – 1.00pm.
Normal admission applies

Family Activity - Grow a cress head novice monk

Monday 2nd April 2018

Family Activity - Nose your herbs

Friday 6th April 2018

Nose your herbs.
How many of the herbs from the herb garden are you able to identify by smell alone? Learn about what the herbs in our herb garden were used for and make a small bouquet garni to take home.
11.00am – 1.00pm.
Normal admission applies.

Family Activity - Make a Caterpillar

Monday 7th May 2018

Make a caterpillar
What colour would you like to make your caterpillar? See how well it moves.

11.00am – 1.00pm.
Normal admission applies.

Family Activity - Soap Carving

Monday 28th May 2018

Soap Carving
Easier to carve than stone. Enjoy using the abbey as inspiration for your carving – or even try a design of your own.
11.00am – 1.00pm.
Normal admission applies.

Family Activity - Clay Tile Making

Friday 1st June 2018

Clay Tile Making
Look at the medieval clay tiles remaining her at the abbey, then make a replica air-drying clay tile to take home.
11.00am – 1.00pm.
Normal admission applies.

 

Family Activity - Dig & Discover

Friday 27th July 2018

Dig and Discover!
How does an archaeologist record what they’ve found. See what you can find in the finds tray, then record and draw it.
11.00am – 1.00pm.
Normal admission applies.

Family Activity - Make a Lavender Favour

Friday 3rd August 2018

Make a Lavender Favour
Enjoy making a simple favour to give to someone special, as would have been made in medieval times, using abbey lavender.
11.00am – 1.00pm.
Normal admission applies.

The Bug Hunt

Wednesday 8th August 2018

14:00 - 16:00pm

Family Activity - Make a rocking paper plate rabbit

Friday 10th August 2018

Make a rocking paper plate rabbit
Most rabbits hop, but these rabbits rock. Make a rocking rabbit to take home.
11.00am – 1.00pm.
Normal admission applies.

The Bug Hunt

Wednesday 15th August 2018

14:00 - 16:00pm

Family Activity - Food grown in the Medieval Kitchen Garden

Friday 17th August 2018

What – no chips! Looking at food grown in the Medieval Kitchen Garden
It may seem as though chips have been around forever, but what did people eat before potatoes. Come and see what is growing in the Medieval Kitchen Garden at this time of year.
11.00am – 1.00pm.
Normal admission applies.

The Bug Hunt

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

14:00-16:00pm

Family Activity - Fondant Flowers

Friday 24th August 2018

Fondant Flowers
One of summer’s delights are the beautiful flowers growing in the abbey grounds. Make a flower from fondant icing to take home.
11.00am – 1.00pm.
Normal admission applies.

Family Activity - Make a sunflower

Monday 27th August 2018

Make a Sunflower
Sunflowers are heliotropes…they follow the sun as it moves around. Make a paper sunflower that reminds you of the sun.
11.00am – 1.00pm.
Normal admission applies.

The Bug Hunt

Wednesday 29th August 2018

14:00-16:00pm

Family Activity - Corn Dollies

Friday 31st August 2018

Corn Dollies
A traditional activity as part of harvest customs, make a corn dolly to take home.
11.00am – 1.00pm.
Normal admission applies.

Family Activity - Make a bouncing spider

Friday 2nd November 2018

Make a bouncing spider
It is the season for spiders and creepy crawlies – make a friendly spider to play with. 11.00am – 1.00pm.
Normal admission applies.

Carers

We are committed to making the abbey and events held at the abbey accessible to everyone. We may provide disabled ticket holders (who would be unable to attend without a PA - personal assistant / carer / essential companion) with a ticket at no additional cost for their PA, if they are in receipt of one of the following:

  • Middle or Higher rate DLA for care and/or mobility
  • Receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Evidence of being severely sight impaired
  • CredAbility Access Card (+1 category requirement), see www.accesscard.org.uk
  • A recognised Assistance Dog ID Card

If you do not have any of the above evidence but are unable to attend the abbey without a PA you are welcome to post or email copies of any additional evidence that supports your application. Applications are judged on a case-by-case basis. Tickets for events are sold on a first come, first served basis.

If the event is organised by an external organisation, the above will not necessarily apply and you will need to liaise directly with the organisers. If you wish to contact the organisers please contact info@glastonburyabbey.com and we will put you in touch.

How to apply

Please call our shop on 01458 831631 and arrange to either show the relevant documents in person or to email or post copies.