I have to say, Avebury Manor and Garden is probably one of our favourite National Trust properties so far.
As well as being a beautiful old house with oodles of history, children visiting Avebury Manor House are not just permitted to touch everything, they are activity encouraged to do so!
On our arrival, we were told by one of the volunteers that children were welcome to dress up in the costumes provided, open drawers to see what is within them and even get into the four-poster beds.
Well, as you can imagine my kids had a great time!
This picture shows the four-poster bed in the Tudor Room…
Every corner of the house has been recreated to display different parts of history and to give you a view on how the house would have once looked.
There was even some old-fashioned clothing hanging out to dry!
I have to say that the National Trust volunteers were just great with the kids, really friendly and patient, listening to their questions and explaining the items and objects within the house to them in an accessible manner.
The ground floor of the house is decorated in the Art Deco style which was really interesting, not just for the kids but for me too!
We learned about Alexander Keiller, one of the previous owners of Avebury Manor who dedicated a huge part of his life to Avebury Manor and the stone circle.
He was quite a colourful character by all accounts and he liked to party. The lounge in the ground floor boasts many of his previous possessions, such as a cigarette case, a wireless radio, telephone and more.
This was probably my son’s favourite bit; he enjoyed learning about Keiller and what life would have been like when he was alive.
The garden was just as much fun, with lots of interesting features and well-kept green space to roam and explore.
I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to Avebury Manor and Garden soon; we really did have a fantastic visit and look forward to returning there soon.
Avebury Manor House & Garden