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?

Christmas crafts at Swanley Grange is open weekends from Saturday 20th November and every day in the North Yorkshire school holidays.

Prices

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

Prices

Admission
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

Suitability
Children welcome
Meeting point
Swanley Grange
What to bring and wear
You may want to wear a face mask in the workshop.
Accessibility
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

Name
Fountains Abbey
Email
fountainsabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

Wed 08 Dec 2021
10:00-16:00
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail

Christmas crafts at Swanley Grange

Sat 11 Dec 2021
11:00-15:00
Create a friend for Percy the Park Keeper in Swanley Grange: have fun creating pinecone snowy owls using wool and felt.

On the hoof

Sat 11 Dec 2021
11:30-12:30
Trot along to the deer park, just past St Mary's Church to watch the wild deer munching through their winter feed. Can you spot the difference between the Red, Sika and Fallow deer? Our deer ranger will give you some pointers and you'll learn...

Garden and abbey tour

Sat 11 Dec 2021
11:30-13:00
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

Sat 11 Dec 2021
13:30-14:30
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.

Music & Lights at Christmas

Sat 11 Dec 2021
14:00-17:00
See the abbey aglow in coloured lights and listen to the sound of festive music as you explore the ruins.