The Buckfast Abbey Education Team is delighted to be launching it new activity pack in Half Term aimed at ‘kids and their grown-ups’.

Called ‘Explore!’ It contains a whole host of different activities that families can use together to explore Buckfast Abbey and grounds. Find out about everything from the daily life of the monks to the birds that inhabit the Abbey’s gardens. And if used in conjunction with a smart phone the booklets can also be used to access videos, music and even a story. But that’s not all – there are also activities and games to do at home. It really is fun for all the family, and the best bit is that you can use it straightaway, there are no pencils required.

The wonderful illustrations were drawn by Education Officer Harriet Fox who said “I really think that there is something in it for all ages. I loved producing the drawings because they cover so many different things from the Abbey. I have also included some of the monks including the Prior, Br Daniel, who was so helpful in allowing me to base some of the drawings on him.”

The booklet will be available from the Abbey Giftshop and the Abbey Bookshop and will begin to go on sale from Saturday 11th February.

Buckfast Abbey Church is open from 7.45am - 8.20pm (7.00pm on Saturday), the gardens, and Visitor Welcome Centre are open 10am - 4.30pm daily;  on Sundays open 11.30am - 4.30pm. The Abbey Church, car park & gardens are free to the public. Located at the centre of a picturesque valley on the…