Things to see & do

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What's on

Get Medieval & Go Georgian this Bank Holiday weekend.

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.

Family fun

Start your 50 things adventure this May!

This half term little green fingers can get busy in our herb garden, make a kite and see it take flight, get outdoors on a family bike ride, try den building, or have a go at a geocaching.

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?