For families

Discover Folly! this season...

Explore within the classical pillars of the Temple of Fame... © Jonty Wilde

Explore within the classical pillars of the Temple of Fame...

Pick up a 'marvellously magical family map' to create your own journey with strange surprises and mystical goings on to excite your imagination!

See the follies of the water garden transformed with Folly!

Discover Folly! this season...

Follow paths to the Banqueting House to surprise your eyes! © Jonty Wilde

Follow paths to the Banqueting House to surprise your eyes!

The Banqueting House is open on weekends and during school holidays so you can step inside and take a closer look...

See the follies of the water garden transformed with Folly!

Discover Folly! this season...

See the Octagon Tower transformed this summer... © Jonty Wilde

See the Octagon Tower transformed this summer...

The Octagon Tower is a scene of visual trickery, find the serpentine tunnel to lead you to it.

See the follies of the water garden transformed with Folly!

Discover Folly! this season...

Discover the secrets of Folly! this season... © Jonty Wilde

Discover the secrets of Folly! this season...

Lavishly dressed gods and goddesses are waiting to be found in the Temple of Piety...

See the follies of the water garden transformed with Folly!

4 things to do at Fountains today

  • Make a makeshift home 

    Build a den

    Gather twigs and sticks for a makeshift home

  • Fountains is a haven for wildlife © David Levenson

    Go bird watching

    Look out for water-loving birds in the water garden

  • Climb and clamber in the woods © David Levenson

    Explore inside a tree

    Find an oak tree in the deer park

  • Find creepy crawlies © Michael Hook

    Hunt for bugs

    Old trees in the deer park are just the place

What's on

Join us for Heritage Open Day, or look out for extraordinary artworks with Folly!

The whole family will love Fountains by Floodlight, and during half term there are bug box making and den building sessions to get stuck into.

Get outdoors

Get your walking boots on, we've got acres for you to explore!

There are paths, trails to follow and walks to do, get on your bike or track your own way across the estate on a digital treasure hunt.

On the menu

Choose from children's menu favourites in the Restaurant, pop into Abbey Tearoom for a warming drink or head down to Studley Tearoom for a bite...

You're sure to find something to suit even the pickiest palettes!

Let off steam

Let off some steam in our natural playground

With a timber tangle, nest swing and suspension bridge, our play area is just waiting to be clambered on - open every day except very snowy/icy days. 

Our ball games area is the perfect spot for flying kites and kicking balls!

Wildlife spotting

See Fallow, Sika and Red Deer in the deer park

Join us for a an autumn family nature walk or a deer rut walk to experience the sights and sounds of the estate at this time of year.

See what you can spot from our bird hide, and like a true wildlife spotter be sure to note your sightings.

Rain, rain go away!

Have fun whatever the weather

We know that the Great British weather can be a little unpredictable...but you can still have fun even if the skies open.

Splash your way to Drum Falls to hear the water rush by or duck into the mill to see the water wheel thundering round.

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