A family dress up in grey shrouds and wigs

Family day: Arts and minds

Date Time Location Price

Be inspired by ancient arts and expand your mind with ridiculous riddles.

Transform into living art and follow our terrific trail. Escape into new worlds through storytelling and calm your mind with creativity.


Strike a pose

Become a piece of living art inspired by the Abbey's memorials using our fun props and wigs.

Interactive storytelling 

Turn back time and join medieval monk Brother William on his holiday.

Escape into an enchanting garden and discover Oscar Wilde’s tale of a giant who had a change of heart.

Storytelling takes place at 11am and noon.

Riddles trail

Explore the garden and solve the head-scratching riddles.

Other activities

We'll be joined by our friends from the Jewish Museum London (29 July only) and the Museum of Methodism and John Wesley’s House (29 July and 1 August), who'll be providing even more activities for you to enjoy.

Booking information

Activities are suitable for children aged 3+.

All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout their time at the Abbey. Adults unaccompanied by children (under 18) will have their booking cancelled and will be refused entry to the event.


Once you have booked. you are welcome to arrive at any point during the morning’s activities. We would recommend arriving for 10.30am as we will finish promptly at 12.30pm.

Visiting the Abbey

You may wish to visit the Abbey before or after you have joined us for this event, you will need to buy a ticket to do so.