Summer Holiday Children's Activities


There's plenty to keep younger visitors entertained at Woburn Abbey during the summer holidays, two trails, crafts and games!

There are two lovely trails for children to follow, one in the Abbey and one in the Gardens.

Visit the Abbey and Che Foo, Duchess Mary’s beloved dog will guide you through the rooms with plenty of challenges to complete along the way. Duchess Mary, also known as The Flying Duchess was the wife the 11th Duke of Bedford and she loved Che Foo more than any of her other pets. Through the trail children will find out more about Duchess Mary and her other pets as well as lots of other interesting facts about Woburn Abbey.


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Humphry Retpon, the Landscape Gardener who designed many of the historic features within the Abbey Gardens will take children on a discovery tour. Kids find out about wildlife, plants and garden features and they finish off with becoming a garden designer themselves, designing a garden feature they would like to add to the Woburn Abbey Gardens.

In addition enjoy some nature crafts in the Gardens, decorate your own 'Nature Head' to take home. There will also be lawn games in the gardens to enjoy with your family.

Both trails, crafts and games are at no extra cost and are included in the entry price.

Plenty of reasons to enjoy a great day out with the family at Woburn Abbey and Gardens during the summer holidays!