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Avonlea Village Cavendish

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Avonlea Village
8779 Cavendish Road
Cavendish
PE
C0A 1M0
Tel: 902-963-3050

Directions

Avonlea Village is in the town of Cavendish, on 8779 Cavendish Road (Route 6).

Where are we going today?

If you are a fan of "Anne Of Green Gables", then you will just LOVE Avonlea Village! Avonlea was actually the fictitious name the author gave to the area of Cavendish, so the village went ahead and recreated how Avonlea might have looked if it was real!

Some of the buildings are new, but some are truly authentic, giving kids who love the book a chance to re-live their favorite stories, but also history loving kids a chance to explore the past!

Stroll through the eclectic shops. or spend some time in the lovely gardens. There are even food treats for kids to enjoy throughout the day! It's a truly pleasant and fascinating day out!

There are 3 heritage buildings within the complex - a historic church was 1872, a schoolhouse from 1876 (we bet it's quite different than any school the kids are used to today! See what they think!) and a 1906 Minister's residence.

Kids - why don't you use your imagination as you walk around the old buildings? Can you imagine living back in the 1800's? (Don't forget - no internet!)

Avonlea Village really goes all out as a village! There are sweet little gift shops, including the delicious Anne of Green Gables chocolates! There's an art studio, cheeses, ice-cream - and they even hold events and parties throughout the season so make sure you experience at least one!

A very sweet (yes that includes the chocolate!) experience that really captures the essence of the book, and the essence of PEI.

Avonlea Farm is a unique day out with the kids!

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When can we go?

Open 10am - 5pm (May 16 - June 13, Sept 1 - 16) and 10am - 6pm July & August

May to September.

I'm Hungry!

There are certainly yummies to pick up when you're there! Don't forget the grilled cheese and ice cream!.

Any Top Tips?

Why not really get into the occasion and dress up! Then kids will really feel like they are with Anne in the Green Gables!.

Can I get one of those?

In the Avonlea Train Station there is a shop that is all things Anne! Dolls, books, posters...even preserves. Don't forget your pocket money!.

What people are saying?

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    Well, many people say it is for the children. All I can say is that we just spent an entire day there with two parents and four children up to 16 years of age and we all had a great time. The "Anne" characters maintain their storyline for the entire day; there is music of good quality; animals to enjoy and "grandfathers" to enjoy them with; the raspberry cordial was a hit with all of us; everything was tuned to the varying audiences. Now, I suppose that if you are really sophisticated and need whiz bang, this would not be for you at all. But for...Read More

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    Wonderful to step in the footsteps of Anne herself! Loved the books as a child and has always been a lifelong dream to go here! Makes you wonder if L.M Montgomery based this on a real person...

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    Extremely charming! What a fun place to go to if you have a child or children of around Anne's age! Imagine watching your child's hair being braided in pigtails by "Diana" or "Anne" herself! Or your son having a wooden sword fight with Gilbert in the street! Or being in a sack race Captained by Jose! Or you yourself having a conversation with Rachel or Matthew!

    Hear great music and prepare yourself for some corny jokes!

    Be sure to get there early before and you can talk to Anne about her ferry ride as she waits for Matthew to pick her...Read More

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    This is mainly a trip for the children, there are farm animals and horse driven carriage rides. If you are a history buff this attraction may interest you since some of the building are historical and were moved to the site to be preserved. All in all a nice spot for a family but a bit pricey.

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by Simon Jeynes

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Well, many people say it is for the children. All I can say is that we just spent an entire day there with two parents and four children up to 16 years of age and we all had a great time. The "Anne" characters maintain their storyline for the entire day; there is music of good quality; animals to enjoy and "grandfathers" to enjoy them with; the raspberry cordial was a hit with all of us; everything was tuned to the varying audiences. Now, I suppose that if you are really sophisticated and need whiz bang, this would not be for you at all. But for us, we just allowed the magic to take us over. And the family price for 7 hours of entertainment was excellent. A calm day with lots of laughs, nostalgia, and just plain fun. And they even allow you to bring your own picnic in!

by Todd Roy

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Extremely charming! What a fun place to go to if you have a child or children of around Anne's age! Imagine watching your child's hair being braided in pigtails by "Diana" or "Anne" herself! Or your son having a wooden sword fight with Gilbert in the street! Or being in a sack race Captained by Jose! Or you yourself having a conversation with Rachel or Matthew!

Hear great music and prepare yourself for some corny jokes!

Be sure to get there early before and you can talk to Anne about her ferry ride as she waits for Matthew to pick her up!

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