Summer deer watch

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...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

In June and July, see the beautiful summer coats of the Red, Fallow and Sika deer and spot the recently born fawns and calves.

In August, spot the stags and bucks resting before the exertion of the autumn rut with their fully grown antlers which have lost their velvet. Meanwhile, the growing young deer will be finding their feet and confidence.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at the visitor centre.
What to bring and wear
Footwear suitable for walking.
Other
This is a free event in the deer park but if you would like to visit the abbey and water garden normal admissions apply.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 July 2019 14:00 - 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

Thu 27 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.

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.

Busy Bees

Sat 13 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
Keeping bees is quite a craft, the monks would have made 'skeps' to keep bees for their honey and highly-prized wax for making candles, honeyed wines, mead and for sweetening food as they didn't have sugar.

Summer deer watch

Sat 20 Jul 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...

Make a journey stick

Tue 23 Jul 2019
11:00-15:00
Make a journey stick to decorate before you head out for your abbey adventure