Visit Woburn Abbey and Gardens this bank holiday weekend and enjoy a day of fun for all the family. Take part in our Easter Trail through the Gardens or count the cuddly deer playing hide and seek in the Abbey. Our World War I characters are on duty over the Easter weekend in our new exhibition: 'Valiant Hearts: World War I - Woburn and its Stories'. Discover what life would have been like in 1914 and talk to them about their training and equipment.
Pick up your Easter Trail sheet from The Duchess’ Shop and look out for 12 egg-shaped clues hidden around the 28 acres of award-winning gardens. Unscramble the letters to answer the quiz question and you’ll have earned a special prize! Then, as your tour the house, help Dan the Deer Keeper to be reunited with his herd. There are cuddly deer playing hide and seek across the Abbey’s 22 public rooms – your task is to count them up and let a member of our team know how many you found. There’ll be a reward waiting for you in The Duchess’ Shop and both activities are included with entry to the Abbey.
'Valiant Hearts: World War I - Woburn and its Stories' will come to life during the Easter weekend with Tommies telling you about their experiences at The Front. These WWI characters will be dressed in uniforms from the period and will demonstrate the equipment they would have used in for training and whilst fighting in the trenches. As you discover the story of Woburn Abbey during World War I, ask them any questions you may have. Our Tommies will be able to explain how it would have felt for the young men who enlisted in the army, how they were trained to fight, and their fears while serving in the trenches.
During your weekend, take a moment to relax in our newly refurbished tea room, sit out on the terrace in the sunshine and enjoy something from our extensive range of Suki teas. Make sure to visit The Duchess' Shop to browse the new range of locally sourced and inspired products.