Christmas crafts at Swanley Grange

Create a friend for Percy the Park Keeper in Swanley Grange: have fun creating pinecone snowy owls using wool and felt.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Head to Swanley Grange for this free activity. Children of all ages can have a go at making a snowy owl, enjoy some winter-themed colouring or shelter from the cold in the cosy reading corner. Why not build a warm nest for your owl by foraging materials from around the estate?


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

Children welcome
Meeting point
Swanley Grange
What to bring and wear
You may want to wear a face mask in the workshop.
The workshop can be accessed via a level surface and there is space in the workshop for wheelchairs or mobility vehicles. Pre-cut materials and non-written instructions will also be available.

Contact Info

Fountains Abbey
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

These Passing Things

Sun 24 Oct 2021
Discover unexpected large scale landscape artworks by Steve Messam in the garden this summer.

Garden and abbey tour

Sun 24 Oct 2021
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; incorporated into the dramatic designed landscape. Numbers are limited so...

Abbey tour

Sun 24 Oct 2021
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. Numbers are limited so please speak to a member of the welcome team on your arrival.

Any Questions?

Sun 24 Oct 2021
If you don't fancy a guided tour but have something you'd like to ask, drop into the cloister in the centre of the abbey.

Fountains by Floodlight

Fri 29 Oct 2021
Wander through glowing ruins, under shadowed archways and hear haunting choral music ringing through the cellarium this autumn. Join us every Saturday in October and Friday 22 & 29 to have an after-dark experience you won’t forget.

Deer park walk

Sat 30 Oct 2021
Spot the red, fallow and sika deer on a guided walk through the deer park.