A Day in the Life of a Monk Workshop at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

A fun and fascinating insight into the rich history of Fountains Abbey suitable for KS2 and KS3

Children dressed as monks

Dress as a monk to really experience the story of this awe-inspiring World Heritage Site. This immersive workshop sees Father Abbot lead your students through the life of a novice monk, all set within the imposing, atmospheric abbey ruins.

  • Dress in monks' robes
  • Handle objects such as candles, quills, herbs and wool
  • Sing like a monk
  • Learn monastic sign language
  • Role play events in a monk's life
  • Understand the importance of the church in Medieval and Tudor England
  • See the impact of the dissolution on this once powerful monastery

Suitable for KS2 and KS3

Approx 2 hours long, guided

£2.50 per student, accompanying adults free. Admission charges also apply, however if your school has Education Group Membership admission is free. Please get in touch for more details.


Contact our Booking Coordinator on 01765 643197 or email to make a booking. Or if you'd like to find out more speak to our Learning Officer Emma on 01765 643196 or send her an email.