Things to see & do

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What's on

On weekends look out for colourful players in the garden, and the rarely-seen Banqueting House will be open to explore. Take a peek in our leaflet.

There are new exhibitions, workshops and guided walks to enjoy too...

For families

From wildlife spotting to nature walks and fun in our play area, there's something for the whole family.

Start your 50 things adventure with summer pond dipping, den building or wild art workshops.

Don't miss

  • Climb the high ride and find spectacular views from Octagon Tower © Chris Lacey

    Walk up the high ride for a great view

  • Porterâ¿¿s Lodge © Jen Taylor

    Discover Porter's Lodge, the story of Fountains

  • Come and see the changing seasons in the garden © Andrew Butler

    Peep inside the Hermit's Grotto in the Water Garden

  • Seek out the hidden herb garden beneath the facade of Fountains Hall © Mike Henton

    Explore the hidden herb garden by Fountains Hall

  • Fountains Mill has a mighty water wheel and interactive displays © Mike Henton

    Find ancient grafitti in Fountains Mill

Celebrate summer

Discover the beautiful variety of wildflowers in the Water Garden

Follow our lost garden walk along the meandering river Skell to see a more rustic side of the estate.

Look out for wildflowers and wildlife, join a deer watch or a guided walk packed with 101 wildlife facts.

Get outdoors

We've miles of footpaths and cycle routes to explore, GPS units to go out geocaching, a new series of Skyrides, and a regular parkrun too.

So what are you waiting for? 

Eating & shopping

Treat yourself to afternoon tea in our Studley Tearooms for just £9.95, or pick up a picnic and find the perfect spot. You'll find our plant shop always has something just right for your garden.