Things to see & do

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What's on

Discover a range of new tours and walks this season, all free to attend. 

As part of Le Tour de Ripon we'll be hosting An audience with Rob Penn.

See our Young Curators Exhibition, a project showcasing new talent.

Family fun this Easter

Join our golden egg hunt, discover a lost language, or get crafty making some wonderful windows.

Book to have a go at den building, go out geocaching, and over the bank holiday weekend follow the clues on our Cadbury Easter Egg Trail. 

Don't miss

  • Discover a beautiful view when you take the high ride walk 

    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

  • Unlock the secrets of the hidden herb garden © Chris Lacey

    Explore the hidden herb garden by Fountains Hall

  • Fountains Mill has a mighty water wheel and interactive displays © Chris Lacey

    Find ancient grafitti in Fountains Mill

Celebrate spring

see spring awakening on abbey green

See primroses, wood anemones, violets and bluebells...

Look out for wildlife; curlews, oyster catchers, shell ducks and tree creepers.

Celebrate spring on our Wildlife Walk, head out on a Deer Watch, or set your alarm early for an Early Birds Walk.

See something new

Surprise your eyes with stunning views newly revealed in the water garden. 

Conservation work has opened up these eye-catching vistas, so there's a stunning view around every corner...

Get outdoors

We've miles of footpaths, great walking and cycle routes to explore, and a regular parkrun too. Pick up one of our GPS units and you can head out on a digital treasure hunt...

So what are you waiting for?