Family crafts at Swanley Grange

Get crafty in Swanley Grange during the summer holidays.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Head to Swanley Grange workshop (look out for the signs) between 11am and 3pm to have a go at some family craft activities. We'll provide the materials and instructions and it's free to have a go.

From 23 July to 7 August, have a go at making a colourful woolly bird!

From 8 August to 21 August, become a nature detective and discover more about trees by making your own leaf clue sheet.

Finally, from 22 August to 4 September, get messy with clay and create your own mini butterfly leaf coaster.

There's something available for all ages, so have fun and get crafty!

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. We do not accept CSSC cards.

The basics

Suitability
Children must be supervised by guardians in the workshop.
Meeting point
Swanley Grange is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the Visitor Centre . It takes slightly longer to get there from the Studley or Westgate entrances - this route also goes up a steep hill (20% gradient).
What to bring and wear
Although this is an indoor activity, we are an outdoor site - so dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. There are some steep slopes and areas of uneven ground on the estate.
Accessibility
Large print versions of instructions available. Swanley Grange can be accessed on a level surface from the Visitor Centre. The workshop has level surfaces and space for wheelchairs. Quieter times in the workshop tend to be around 11am and after 2pm. Sometimes volunteer assistance will be available in the workshop.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Nature detective spotter sheet

Tue 16 Aug 2022
10:00-16:30
Get ready to be a nature detective with a free spotter sheet...

Still Time to Wonder. A new exhibition by Joe Cornish

Tue 16 Aug 2022
10:00-17:00
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.

James Owen Thomas art exhibition

Tue 16 Aug 2022
10:00-17:00
Visit Swanley Grange workshop to see artworks created by Nidderdale artist James Owen Thomas.

Mini tree sleuth trail

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-12:30
Have fun learning how to use leafy clues to solve the mystery of which tree is which.

Garden and Abbey Tour

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-12:30
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.

Family crafts at Swanley Grange

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-15:00
Get crafty in Swanley Grange during the summer holidays.