On the hoof

Trot along to St Mary's Church to watch the wild deer munching through their winter feed.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Can you spot the difference between the Red, Sika and Fallow deer? Our deer ranger will give you some pointers and you'll learn about their job managing the wild herd.

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet outside St Mary's Church in the deer park.
It's free to come to come to the deer park, but normal admission charges will apply to the abbey and water garden.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
9 December 2017 11:30 - 12:30 Available
10 December 2017 11:30 - 12:30 Available
16 December 2017 11:30 - 12:30 Available
17 December 2017 11:30 - 12:30 Available

Contact Info

Fountains Abbey
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

Autumn Explorer Map

Fri 20 Oct 2017
Pick up an autumn explorer map to make the most of crunchy, crackly and colourful nature.

Sighted tours

Fri 20 Oct 2017
Experience this World Heritage Site in a way that suits you with one of our RNIB trained sighted guides.

Dissolution: a sculpture exhibition

Fri 20 Oct 2017
Come and marvel at Joseph Hayton's new works in marble and bronze.

Apple juicing

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Watch our heritage English apple harvest being turned into juice, and sample the delicious results.

Awesome autumn weaving

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Try your hand at weaving in Swanley Grange using glorious autumn coloured wool.

Abbey & water garden tour

Sat 21 Oct 2017
A tale of two parts, revisit the abbey's monastic past before experiencing the Georgian splendour of the water garden.