Go on your own quest of adventure at Abbotsford with our family playtrail. Follow the trails, complete the challenges then muster your horses and storm the castle! Set within beautiful woodland adjacent to the Visitor Centre, our playtrail offers a fun play experience for children of all ages and their families within a unique natural setting.
Sir Walter Scott loved planting trees around his estate and created stunning woodlands which can still be enjoyed today. Follow our marked trails through the woods and along the river bank and go on your own adventure under the leaves!
Pick up your free audio guide when you visit the house and go on a very special tour just for families! Explore the house and discover its secrets in the company of Maida the dog and Hinse the cat – two of Sir Walter Scott’s favourite pets.
Sir Walter Scott filled his home with weird and wonderful objects - can you guess how much the giant two-handed sword weighs, spot a breastplate with a bullet hole in it and work out which animal skull is upside down?.
Discover the gruesome story behind this statue of Morris, one of Scott's characters from Rob Roy - can you work out what he's doing and why?
Count the swords, spot the crossbows, look for Scott's Blunderbuss and watch out for the thumbikins! Can you guess what they were used for?
Look up and keep your eyes peeled inside and out Abbotsford for Scott's collection of gruesome "grinners".