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Event Attendance

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.

Family Tours

Tuesday 21st August 2018

This year we are introducing tours aimed at families with children. The vocabulary used is easier for children to understand, and there are also coloured illustrations that show points of interest on the tour that are perhaps not so easily viewed from child height.
There is less emphasis on dates and more on visuals, in order to retain a child’s interest and help them remember what they’ve seen.
We hope that families will enjoy being able to take a tour with their children – and perhaps talk about the most memorable aspect on the way home.

*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.

Family Tours

Wednesday 29th August 2018

This year we are introducing tours aimed at families with children. The vocabulary used is easier for children to understand, and there are also coloured illustrations that show points of interest on the tour that are perhaps not so easily viewed from child height.
There is less emphasis on dates and more on visuals, in order to retain a child’s interest and help them remember what they’ve seen.
We hope that families will enjoy being able to take a tour with their children – and perhaps talk about the most memorable aspect on the way home.

*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.

Make a Felt Gingerbread Man Decoration

Saturday 8th December 2018

11.00 – 1.00pm

Make an Angel Christmas Decoration

Saturday 15th December 2018

11.00 – 1.00pm

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.