Natural dye at Swanley Grange

Come along to watch this natural wool dyeing process, which has more than a hint of magic and alchemy about it.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

We will be gathering and using natural materials from the medieval garden at Swanley Grange and woodland to dye wool in amazing colours. The process of dyeing involves little more than water and heat but come along to watch this process which has more than a hint of magic and alchemy about it.

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

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.60 £16.00
Child £8.80 £8.00
Family £44.00 £40.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £15.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.60

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 and English Heritage members free (except English Heritage corporate and education memberships). Free admission to St Mary's Church.

All members need to bring their cards, including family passes. 

A family ticket includes 2 adults and 3 children. Under 5s go free. 

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Swanley Grange by the vegetable garden

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
6 July 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
17 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Daily water garden and abbey tours

Fri 21 Jun 2019
11:00-12:30
A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour to learn more about the history and stories of this ancient place.

Beer and Bread at Fountains Abbey

Sat 22 Jun 2019
11:00-17:00
The monks who lived at Fountains Abbey knew what they were doing when it came to the bare essentials. Come and celebrate beer and bread through the ages at a new summer event with local brewers and bakers.

Summer deer watch

Sat 22 Jun 2019
14:00-16:00
Do you know your stags from your hinds and your Reds from your Sikas? Come and explore the deer park in summer with our guides...

Natural dye at Swanley Grange

Sat 06 Jul 2019
11:00-16:00
Come along to watch this natural wool dyeing process, which has more than a hint of magic and alchemy about it.

Fascinating nature facts

Wed 10 Jul 2019
14:00-15:30
Enjoy a walk bursting with interesting facts about nature on the estate.

Mass for St Benedict

Thu 11 Jul 2019
12:00-13:00
For Cistercian monks, like the ones here at Fountains Abbey, St. Benedict was a key figure. It was Benedict's 'rule' that the monk followed - a pure and simple way of life.