There is plenty on offer for children and families at the Museum, ensuring each visit is a fun and enjoyable day out full of adventure and exploration.

Become a Rural Ranger

Borrow a mini backpack, filled with activities to help children explore the site. Collect a backpack from reception and take your cuddly farm animal on an adventure. Complete the backpack trail to become a museum Rural Ranger! Pick up a backpack for free. Best suited for age 6 and under.

Please note: The Rural Ranger backpacks will be put into quarantine for 72 hours after each use so there maybe be limited availability.

Boy playing outside with magnifying glass

Museum Trails

For older children there are other exciting trails available. As the seasons and the Museum exhibitions change there is always something new to discover about life at Abbey Farm and the museum collections. Pick up a free trail at reception.

Summer on the Farm Trail

The ‘Summer on the Farm’ trail is free for those on a first visit, and £2 for those on subsequent visits using their Museum Unlimited pass. Trails will be prepared 72 hours in advance and each child is given a special pencil to use and take home.

Summer on the Farm Trail Cover Page

Outside Spaces

Once outside the Museum orchard is waiting to be discovered and has further activities for all the family. Learn the names of the apple trees, peek inside our shepherd’s hut and even explore inside the chicken coop!

Photos: Banner and childen playing conkers by Peter Hall