Family stargazing evening

Ever wanted to see a star up close? Moons, star clusters and all kinds of deep sky objects are all up above Fountains Abbey waiting to be spotted by you.

  • Booking essential

Test out your telescope skills and unlock the secrets of the night sky with a helping hand from York Astronomical Society, and tick off another of your '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4'!


Event ticket prices
  • All £5.00

The basics

Booking details
Call BE 01765 643166
£5.00 per person
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Park at the Visitor Centre and meet us in the visitor centre courtyard to walk down to Swanley Grange.
If it's very bad weather and the stars are hiding behind the clouds there will be lots of learning and demonstrations inside the education centre.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 October 2017 18:30 - 20:30 Sold out

Contact Info

Hayley Donaldson
Call 01765 643189

Upcoming events

Bird feeder making

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With the weather getting colder, come along to make a wooden bird feeder to help our feathered friends.

Autumn Explorer Map

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

Sighted tours

Tue 24 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

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Come and marvel at Joseph Hayton's new works in marble and bronze.

Design a folly! Architecture workshops

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Let your imagination go wild at these architecture workshops which are part of our exciting modern art project folly!

Awesome autumn weaving

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Try your hand at weaving in Swanley Grange using glorious autumn coloured wool.