Things to see & do

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What's on

See the follies of the water garden transformed with Folly! There's bank holiday fun with Lord & Lady Pompous and later in the summer outdoor cinema by the abbey.

Join a daily tour, get a Flavour of Fountains or find a range of special tours and walks to enjoy too...

For families

This season don't miss Folly! Pick up our 'marvellously magical family map' to create your own journey of exploration...

Over the summer you can book to join us for pond dippingden building and geocaching sessions, tag along on a family abbey tour or make like a true tracker on a deer tracks and signs walk.

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

  • This portrait is a rare touch-point with the people who once lived here © NTPL/Paul Harris

    Pick up a picnic from our restaurant to eat al fresco

Summer wildlife

Look out for dainty wildflowers, especially on the Banqueting House lawn where they carpet the ground.

Join us for a deer watch or find out over 100 wildlife facts on a wildlife walk.

Get outdoors

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

Borrow a GPS to try geocaching (just call to reserve a unit), join a family bike ride or take part in a weekly Parkrun.

Eating & shopping

Indulge in afternoon tea at Studley tearooms or our visitor centre restaurant.

You'll find a new range of gardenware, fruit trees and shrubs in our garden shop to bring your garden to life this summer.