For families

This Easter...

See what lies beneath the still ponds of the water garden © Chris Lacey

See what lies beneath the still ponds of the water garden

Book onto one of our workshops and get your hands dirty pond dipping or den building.

This Easter...

Enjoy our special trail this Easter © Jennie Woodcock

Enjoy our special trail this Easter

On bank holiday weekend 3 - 6 April join us for Cadbury Easter Fun. You can hunt for eggs, get your face painted and win a Cadbury chocolate prize!

This Easter...

Seek our golden egg this Easter  © Line Lundkvist

Seek our golden egg this Easter

Take on the challenge of the Golden Egg hunt... hidden somewhere on the estate, this mission is not for the faint-hearted.

This Easter...

Make your own adventures © NT/Amy Forster-Smith

Make your own adventures

Help Holy Henry and Gorgeous Georgia on our trail then call into Swanley Grange to make a woolly keyring.

This Easter...

Live as a monk for the day © Kippa Matthews

Live as a monk for the day

Dress up and see what life was like as a monk on our new family abbey tour.

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

Have fun at Fountains this Easter and join us to celebrate World Heritage Day with a medieval encampment.

Look out for extraordinary artworks in the water garden later this season... Folly! will astonish and amaze.

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, join a Geocaching taster day 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

Follow paths along the river skell towards the abbey

Take a walk in the deer park or join us for a family nature walk to see the first signs of the new season.

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.