Make a mini folly

Take inspiration from the Temple of Piety, the Temple of Fame and the Octagon Tower to make your very own mini folly in the garden.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Build a mini folly in the landscape by the Temple of Piety using sticks, stones and nature from around the estate.


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


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

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
The Temple of Piety


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 July 2019 13:00 - 15:30 Available
1 August 2019 13:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Fountains Abbey
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

Daily water garden and abbey tours

Sat 20 Jul 2019
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.

Summer deer watch

Sat 20 Jul 2019
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...

Spot the wildflower

Tue 23 Jul 2019
The Banqueting House lawn is full to bursting with all sorts of wildflowers. Drop in to see which ones you can find.

Make a journey stick

Tue 23 Jul 2019
Make a journey stick to decorate before you head out for your abbey adventure

It's a monks life family tour

Wed 24 Jul 2019
Join us at Swanley Grange to dress up like a monk for this family tour.

Pond dipping

Fri 26 Jul 2019
Newts, water lice, water boatmen, molluscs, pea mussels...there's an extraordinary world waiting to be discovered under the surface of the still ponds in the water garden.