Top tips for visiting
Here are some top tips and answers to questions that family visitors often ask us.
During school holidays we run events and activities that will add more to your visit but the Abbey is a wonderful place to visit any time of year. To keep up to date with our special activities join our mailing list.
We are a very popular location with tourists and, especially in the summer months, we can experience long queues so we would always encourage you to come early and to book in advance to reduce the amount of time you spend queuing.
Beyond our programmed family events, we have a Family Trail that is designed for adults and children to read together at key stops as you go round. The trail will help you think about, discover and experience the Abbey in a fun and interactive way. Every child who uses the trail can collect a free badge from our shop on the way out!
In addition to these resources, there are plenty of shapes, patterns, colours and animals to spot together as you walk around. Don’t forget to take a special moment of quiet and reflection to light a candle as people have done in the Abbey for centuries.
Westminster Abbey is a breastfeeding friendly venue. Please speak to a member of staff for details.
We have toilets and baby change facilities in the Cloisters. These can be quite far from certain areas in the Abbey, ask a member of staff for the fastest route to them.
Although you can buy tickets on the door we would always advise that you book tickets in advance so that your entry is as smooth as possible.
To make the most of your visit you might want to upgrade your family ticket to a Family Associate Membership so you can return again as many times as you like in the following 12 months.