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Toddler Group at Glastonbury Abbey

Tuesday 5th May - Tuesday 1st September 2020

When: 10am   
Where: Main Abbey

A fun filled session of play, songs, music and craft activities held each week in the small marquee for children up to 4 years of age accompanied by an adult. Every Tuesday from 5th May until 1st September 10am-11am.

Wildlife Tour

Saturday 23rd May - Saturday 26th September 2020

When: 2pm   
Where: Main Abbey

Find out about the diverse wildlife that calls the Abbey its home by joining our wildlife volunteers on a free tour of the grounds and wildlife area.

Badger Walks

Thursday 11th June - Thursday 20th August 2020

When: 7.30pm   
Where: Main Abbey

Join us most Thursdays during the Summer for our ever popular badger walks.

Historical Dance Sessions

Saturday 20th June - Sunday 16th August 2020

When: 1.30pm   
Where: Main Abbey

Watch and join in if you wish with a display of Historical Dancing and spend some quality time together with your family.

Family Tours

Thursday 30th July - Thursday 27th August 2020

When: 1pm   
Where: Main Abbey

These tours are aimed at being fun and accessible for families with children. Come along and follow to one of our Living history presenters leading you through the abbey, learning the stories of this special place as you go.

Postponed: Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza

Saturday 1st August 2020

When: 4pm   
Where: Main Abbey

In light of the current unprecedented circumstances - which include the temporary closure of the Glastonbury Abbey - we are sorry to announce that this year's Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza will not now be able to go ahead.

Paint a medieval tile - Family Activity

Wednesday 5th August 2020

When: 11am   
Where: Abbey Museum

Using ceramic tiles, paint pens and stencils, create your own medieval floor tile; you could even create your own free hand drawn design too.

Bug Hunts

Wednesday 5th - Wednesday 26th August 2020

When: 2pm   
Where: Main Abbey

In the warm weather, all types of mini beasts and wild things are about in the abbey. Join our wildlife team in discovering what creepy crawlies you can find.

Sock puppets - Family Activity

Friday 7th August 2020

When: 11am   
Where: Abbey Museum

Choose your sock, select your googly eyes and craft items, create your character and then have a go in the pop up puppet theatre.

Wet Felting Workshop - 3D Vessels

Saturday 8th August 2020

When: 10am   
Where: Main Abbey

Join felt artist Jennie Loader for this adult workshop, to make a 3D felted vessel and create a unique piece of 3D textile art.

Animal masks - Family Activity

Wednesday 12th August 2020

When: 11am   
Where: Abbey Museum

There are many animals that make their home in the abbey, create your own animal mask then go outside and discover the wildlife in the grounds.

Paint a pebble - Family Activity

Friday 14th August 2020

When: 11am   
Where: Abbey Museum

Discover the art of pebble painting and then decorate a pebble to take home and place in your garden.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - IK Productions

Saturday 15th August 2020

When: 6.30pm   
Where: Main Abbey

Following the success of The Sword in the Stone and The Three Musketeers, IKP return with another “bonkers” theatre adventure in Summer 2020 with a brand new comedy adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Flapping bird - Family Activity

Wednesday 19th August 2020

When: 11am   
Where: Abbey Museum

There are lots of wild birds who visit the abbey, join in with this fun craft session and create your own, flapping bird, then go outside with a bird spotter sheet and see how many you can see.

Clay sunflowers - Family Activity

Friday 21st August 2020

When: 11am   
Where: Abbey Museum

Create a colourful sunflower from air drying clay to decorate the flower bed in your garden.

Outdoor Cinema - The Greatest Showman Singalong

Saturday 22nd August 2020

When: 7pm   
Where: Main Abbey

Join us for one of the most popular films released in the last decade.

Charcoal sketching - Family Activity

Wednesday 26th August 2020

When: 11am   
Where: Abbey Museum

Enjoy a peaceful moment in the grounds sitting in your favourite spot where you can sketch the abbey with assorted charcoal and artist paper.

Night at the Abbey

Friday 28th August 2020

When: 5pm   
Where: Main Abbey

Night at the Abbey returns in 2020 bigger and better than ever.

Make a stained glass window bookmark - Family Activity

Monday 31st August 2020

When: 11am   
Where: Abbey Museum

Create a stained glass window bookmark using card and coloured tissue paper.

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Glastonbury Abbey
Abbey Gatehouse
Magdalene Street

+44 (0)1458 832267


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