From the grand ruins of the medieval abbey to the elegant beauty of the Georgian water gardens, Fountains Abbey cannot fail to inspire.

History, art, literacy, science, even maths can all be given new inspiration through our Learning workshops and skilled guides.

You can book a self-led school visit, or a workshop session which our team will lead.

Contact our Booking Coordinator on 01765 643197 or email to make a booking. Or speak to our Learning Officer on the contact details below if you'd like to find out more.

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School workshops

Discover our fantastic workshops for primary and secondary schools, we've sessions to suit all key stages from EYFS to KS4.

Whether you experience a day in the life of a monk, make a felt masterpiece or go pond dipping, den building or geocaching, we offer wonderful opportunities for creative learning.

Class camp out

Class camp out at Fountains Abbey

Do something really special this summer, our Class Camp Out is a unique opportunity to camp under the stars in a World Heritage site.

£20 per student, available Thursdays and includes an afternoon workshop, a tasty BBQ supper, then a night time walk before settling into your sleeping bags – unforgettable. Suitable for KS2, KS3. 

Get in touch to find out more.

Plan your school visit

Get your class outdoors on a trail at Fountains

Check our opening times and download our school admission prices.

Admission is free with Educational Group Membership.

Our hazard information sheet will help you with your risk assessment.

Ready to make a booking? or need more information?


Bring a bit of Fountains to your school… 

'Meet a Monk' or 'Living Timeline' are suitable for KS1 and KS2 groups of up to 40 children, with lots of dressing up and props!

Schools must be within 20 miles of Fountains. Contact us for more details.

Our team

Weâ¿¿ve got a friendly and knowledgeable team helping our Learning Officer

Our Learning Officer Emma runs our Education programme, assisted by a brilliant team of friendly and knowledgeable Volunteers.

You can contact Emma on 01765 643196 or email.

Want to join the team? We welcome enthusiastic and inspiring volunteers!


Everything you need for your visit...

Download maps, plans, history timeline, and worksheets for self-led visits.

We also have a new tree trail resource pack, great for exploring the ancient deer park and its special trees at any time of the year.