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  • Forde Abbey, Chard

The beautiful Forde Abbey & Gardens is well known for its outstanding beauty, and it is a lovely place to visit for a family day out. The Abbey and gardens are located near Chard, a market town on the Somerset & Dorset border.

As well as enjoying the scenery, you can share a picnic in the grounds and the children can enjoy the activities offered in the childrens pack available from the shop including a children’s guide to the house, an activity sheet for younger visitors and letterboxing at Forde Abbey where little ones can follow the trail around the garden to find the hidden boxes and stamps to mark the trail map.

Keep an eye on their website for details on events such as the Summer fair, free giant games, and Autumn colours week where you can get a leaf rubbing pack available from the shop.

Key Information

A: Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU
T: 01460 220231
W: www.fordeabbey.co.uk
E: info@fordeabbey.co.uk

Things You Can Do

If you want to spend your day exploring what
If you want to spend your day exploring what's on offer in the area combine a trip to Forde Abbey with a trip to the lovely Ferne Animal Sanctuary only 9 miles away
If visiting during spring print off a free checklist from www.naturedetectives.org.uk before you go and ask your little ones to tick how many flowers and blossoms they can find
If visiting during spring print off a free checklist from www.naturedetectives.org.uk before you go and ask your little ones to tick how many flowers and blossoms they can find
If you visit after mid-June you will be able to pick your own soft fruits including strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries,jostaberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants!
If you visit after mid-June you will be able to pick your own soft fruits including strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries,jostaberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants!
Forde Abbey is a photographers dream! With stunning scenery and lots to explore there will be plenty of opportunity to get some lovely pictures of your family
Forde Abbey is a photographers dream! With stunning scenery and lots to explore there will be plenty of opportunity to get some lovely pictures of your family
Enjoy a family picnic in the grounds taking in the beautiful views
Enjoy a family picnic in the grounds taking in the beautiful views
Have a walk around the house and learn about how the monks of Forde Abbey used to live
Have a walk around the house and learn about how the monks of Forde Abbey used to live

What a smashing place to visit – set deep in the Countryside near Chard, Forde Abbey is a joy to behold