Autumn drive through

Experience the spectacular views of the abbey and water gardens lit up against the night sky from the comfort of your car.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Drive into a magical scene of Fountains at night, see the glowing abbey and water garden. It’s just for cars and minibuses so it’s great for people who might be less steady on their feet. As it’s a drive-through you’ll need to stay in your car. If you’d like to come and explore the floodlit ruins on foot, come to one of our Fountains by Floodlight events earlier in the autumn.

Please note we will not be selling refreshments this year.

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
It's a one-way route starting at the Studley Royal Lakeside.
Perfect for experiencing the abbey and water gardens for those a little less steady on their feet. There will be accessible toilets next to Fountains Hall.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
3 November 2019 18:00 - 20:00 Available

Contact Info

Fountains Abbey
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

Daily water garden and abbey tours

Fri 24 May 2019
A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour. Any questions? 3-4pm Abbey cloister If you don’t fancy a tour but have something you’d like to ask, visit one of our guides as you explore the estate.

Any questions?

Fri 24 May 2019
Ask one of our knowledgeable guides about the history of the abbey

Nature scavenger hunt

Sat 25 May 2019
Pick up a card and get sticking with special nature finds as you explore this May half term

Make your own spring lamb

Sat 25 May 2019
Scamper along to Swanley Grange to make your own fluffy wool lamb this May half term.

Spring deer watch walk

Sat 25 May 2019
Join us for a walk around Studley Royal deer park to learn all about the deer that make the park their home.

Step inside the bird hide

Wed 29 May 2019
Want to learn how to bird watch with the best of them?