For families

This February half term...

Hammer and nails at the ready! 

Hammer and nails at the ready!

Book to join our workshop to make a home for birds to put in your own garden.

This February half term...

Get your 50 things adventure started... © David Jones

Get your 50 things adventure started...

Book to join one of our team to embark upon a geocaching digital treasure hunt.

This February half term...

Test out your balancing skills on our play trail in the woods © NTPL/John Millar

Test out your balancing skills on our play trail in the woods

Know your goldfinches from your chaffinches? Become a bird detective on our trail.

This February half term...

Make a colourful paper bird to flutter through the air © NTPL/John Millar

Make a colourful paper bird to flutter through the air

Call into Swanley Grange to make a fluttery, feathery bird mobile.

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

This season discover the story behind the mysterious Mallory portrait in Fountains Hall.

Dress up in costumes and strike a pose to create your own portrait and be a portrait investigator to find out more.

Get outdoors

Get your walking boots on and get outdoors, we've got acres for you to explore.

There are paths and trails to follow and walks to do, or track your 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

Boy playing on the netting at Fountains Abbey play area

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

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

Wildlife spotting

Wrap up warm and explore the deer park

Take a walk in the deer park or join us for a family nature walk to spot winter wildlife.

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.