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Upcoming Family Days

Upcoming Family Days


12th March to 16th July Oaks and Acorns

Please Note that the 18th of June session has been cancelled. Buckfast Abbey is 'branching' out with a series of sessions for grandparents and toddlers. 'Oaks and Acorns' makes the most of the glorious setting and great facilities on offer at the Abbey and makes for a fun filled morning for the young and young at heart alike. With the hands on help of our experienced Education team, toddlers and grandparents will have the opportunity to get stuck into a wide variety of activities from getting green fingered in the gardens, to exploring shape and colour through the windows and artwork on show in the Abbey Church. Each session involves storytelling, exploration, messy making and much more.

Launching on Tuesday 12th March from 10:30am to 12pm and then running on alternate Tuesday’s after that (excluding school holidays).
You can book online here or call 01364 645517 to reserve your space and pay on the day.

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Children's Book Festival

Following the success of last year's Storytelling Festival we are excited to announce that this year (2019), alongside the Abbey Bookshop, we will be holding a Children's Book Festival from the 11th - 14th July.

There will be two days of workshops for primary schools (Thursday 11th and Friday 12th) and two festival days for families (Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th) which will involve workshops, talks, events, shows and anything that we can put on!

BOOKING NOW OPEN FOR SCHOOLS DAYS!!! Call us on 01364 645517 to discuss booking.

FAMILY DAYS - Register your interest now for updates and to receive the programme of events in advance to help you plan your days at the festival.

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St Mary's Catholic School new 'Well-being' Garden, blessed by Fr Francis

The Well-being Garden was blessed by Father Francis Superior of the Abbey Monastery, the garden was designed & built by the abbey garden department. The idea was to provide an area of peace and stillness in a busy school day.



Oaks and Acorns

Please note that the session on the 18th June has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause. Buckfast Abbey is 'branching' out with a series of sessions for grandparents and toddlers. 10:30am to 12pm £2.50 per child (for children aged 2-5) - Grandparents FREE! (only pay for childrens tickets during booking) Book is essential
Book now or call 01364 645517 to reserve your space and pay on the day. 'Oaks and Acorns' makes the most of the glorious setting and great facilities on offer at the Abbey and makes for a fun filled morning for the young and young at heart alike. With the hands on help of our experienced Education team, toddlers and grandparents will have the opportunity to get stuck into a wide variety of activities from getting their fingers green in the gardens, to exploring shape and colour through the windows and artwork on show in the Abbey Church. Each session involves storytelling, exploration, messy making and much more.

Run to the Son 2019

Run to The Son, event for Prayer and Mission Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Bookings are closed for the full weekend, we are now offering a day rate to include workshops through the Saturday afternoon, BBQ supper, all night prayer vigil and a dawn Mass with Bishop Mark.

Peter’s Creative Floristry June 2019

June Wed 26th 2.30pm Peter’s Creative Floristry. Techniques for making hand posies. There will be a demonstration and the opportunity to create your own posy. Includes wrapping materials. £15 pp