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
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

Sighted tours

Tue 12 Dec 2017
Experience this World Heritage Site in a way that suits you with one of our Guide Dogs or RNIB trained sighted guides.

Festive Explorer map

Tue 12 Dec 2017
Use your explorer map to find and open the presents on the estate. You'll learn all about some traditional Christmas and New Year festivities along the way.

Fountains Christmas Post Office

Tue 12 Dec 2017
It's nearly Christmas and our post office at Fountains Hall is officially open for business!

Festive Christmas Lunches

Tue 12 Dec 2017
Enjoy a delicious festive lunch with family, friends or colleagues this December.

Father Christmas Grotto

Sat 16 Dec 2017
What's that sound? It's the jingle of reindeer bells - Father Christmas is touching down at Fountains Abbey this year and he comes bearing gifts.

Festive family crafts

Sat 16 Dec 2017
Get creative with all the family this Christmas and make rustic decorations out of natural materials.