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.

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.

What's On

See Family Fun Days, Toddler Explorers and more

childen playing conkers by Peter HallWhat's On

Dressing Up

You can also dress up like a Victorian whilst exploring the museum galleries.


Regular Family Activities

Come along to our creative fun-filled sessions inspired by the Museum and its surroundings. See our what’s on page for details, including monthly Toddler Explorers and Family Fun events. There are additional activities during the school holidays.


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