Family crafts: make a dragonfly

All ages will enjoy this activity. Learn how to make a mini dragonfly using a peg.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us between 11:00am and 3:00pm any day between Saturday 28th May and Sunday 5th June at Swanley Grange Workshop to have a go at some simple but striking craft.

Be inspired by the giant sculptures on our Waterlogged trail to make your own mini dragonfly work of art to take home.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden


Gift Aid Standard
Adult £18.70 £17.00
Child £9.40 £8.50
Family £46.80 £42.50
1 adult, 2 children £28.10 £25.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 14
N/A £16.15
Group Child
Minimum group size 14
N/A £8.08

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

National Trust & English Heritage members can visit free of charge as part of their membership. Please bring your membership card with you. 

The basics

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Meeting point
Enter at any admissions point and make your way to Swanley Grange Workshop, just past the adventure playground.
What to bring and wear
Everything you need to make your dragonfly will be provided.
Swanley Grange is accessible to wheelchairs and privately owned mobility scooters and is approached on flat tarmac via the Visitors Centre. Large print instructions will be available. If you would find a quieter time better for any reason, we advise you come towards the beginning or end of the session as this is usually less busy.

Contact Info

Fountains Abbey
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

Wood print art exhibition

Fri 27 May 2022
See an exhibition of beautiful tree prints from artist printmaker Shona Branigan in the summer house opposite Fountains Hall.

Tree listening installation

Fri 27 May 2022
Discover what happens behind the bark of a tree with the Tree Listening Installation.

Still Time to Wonder. A new exhibition by Joe Cornish

Fri 27 May 2022
Imagine a stillness which will likely never come to this place again. Through the lens of Joe Cornish, explore the tactile beauty of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal over three years and during the silence of the coronavirus lockdown.

Garden and Abbey Tour

Fri 27 May 2022
Fountains Abbey became the greatest folly of all when John Aislabie created his water garden at Studley Royal. See the abbey as the Georgians did on this guided tour.

Abbey tour

Fri 27 May 2022
If these walls could talk...unearth the monastic secrets of a great abbey and the daily routines of the monks who lived here on this guided tour.

Waterlogged: an art trail with Henshaws

Sat 28 May 2022
Explore a watery-themed trail with giant sculptures of pond snails, herons and more.