Things to see & do

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What's on

There are autumn delights to look forward to with Fountains by Floodlight and you can see the follies of the water garden transformed with Folly! until 29 Nov.

Join us for one of our daily tours of the abbey and water garden, and there's a range of special tours and walks to enjoy too...

For families

Pick up our 'marvellously magical family map' to explore Folly! and make your own story as you explore the gardens.

Over half term you can test your skills den building or make a home for bugs. Tag along on an autumn family nature walk or a deer rut walk, and join us for some late night star-gazing

Don't miss...

  • Transforming the Georgian follies of the Water Garden 

    See the follies magically transformed

  • Get your wellies on and stretch your legs exploring the woodland 

    Grab your walking boots and explore the estate

  • Get your wellies on and stretch your legs exploring the woodland © Ainley Bisby

    Explore the park to spot red, fallow and sika deer

  • Explore the abbey ruins right on your doorstep © Ainley Bisby

    Find out more on an abbey or water garden tour

  • This portrait is a rare touch-point with the people who once lived here © Robert Thrift

    See a new display in Fountains Hall

  • Find heritage varieties of apple in the orchard © Paul Harris

    See the Orchard apple trees heavy with fruit

Autumn wildlife

Look out for heritage apples ripening on the trees in the orchard, and you might see hawthorn and Cockspur thorn trees colouring up soon too.

In the deer park the turn of the leaves is a beautiful sight, join us for a deer watch to find out more about the herd of wild deer that live here.

Get outdoors

We've miles of footpaths and trails to explore in this beautiful landscape. Get your boots on and head out exploring!

Join us for an autumn colour walkdownload a walking trail or pick up one of our new leaflets (available from October) to discover some fantastic walks and see the best of the estate.

Eating & shopping

You'll find a new range of homeware in our shop from colourful throws to cute cushions, perfect for cosy nights in.

If you’re looking forward to Christmas already, let us whet your appetite with our festive lunch menu, and we're already getting stocked up with decorations and gifts in the shop too.