Things to see & do

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What's on

See the follies of the water garden transformed with Folly! and there are autumn delight to look forward to with Fountains by Floodlight.

Join us for Heritage Open Day or there's a range of special tours and walks to enjoy too...

For families

Pick up our 'marvellously magical family map' to explore Folly! 

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

  • Time for walkies! 

    Grab your walking boots and explore the estate

  • Discover more about our deer with one of our behind-the-scenes events © Jana Eastwood

    Explore the park to spot red, fallow and sika deer

  • Explore the abbey ruins right on your doorstep © Jana Eastwood

    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

There’ll soon be signs of autumn to spot. 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.

Join us for a deer watch or a wildlife wander to find out more.

Get outdoors

We've miles of footpaths and trails to explore in this beautiful landscape.

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 this autumn.

If you’re looking forward to Christmas already, let us whet your appetite with our Christmas lunch menu.