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

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


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 June 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Available
20 July 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Fountains Abbey
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

Bird detective trail

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Discover nests and eggs, feathers and bird song on an interactive trail around the abbey and water garden and learn about the life of a baby bird.

Golden egg hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Sshhhhh...there's a tiny golden egg hidden somewhere on the estate and it's your job to track it down. Search high and low but you must keep its location a secret once you've found it.

Daily water garden and abbey tours

Fri 19 Apr 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.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Can you find all the giant eggs, nests and feathers on the bird detective family trail to win a chocolate prize?

Lavender bags at Swanley Grange

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Bring the kids to get creative with hessian to make their own lavender bag.

Any questions?

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Ask one of our knowledgeable guides about the history of the abbey