Easter at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Two girls climbing up the peg post

Nature is gradually waking up at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal with daffodils blooming, primroses decorating grassy banks and the birds are filling the sky with song. Come along for a nature inspired trail, the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and crafts in Swanley Grange.

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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 19 April - Monday 22 April

Are you ready for the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt? This popular trail takes place over the Easter bank holiday weekend and is taking over April's bird detectives trail. See if you can find all the giant eggs, nests, bird facts and more and claim your tasty chocolate prize from Cadbury. 

As well as the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt see if you can find the Golden Egg!

Returning to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is the Golden Egg hunt! Hidden somewhere in the grounds is a small little egg, bright gold and waiting for keen eyes to pick it out. But shhhh! If you find it you must leave it where it is. If you tell us where you found it you will be entered into a prize draw to win a behind the scenes tour!

Springtime adventures await...
Two boys chasing around a tree with Fountains Abbey in the distance
Springtime adventures await...

Let nature be your inspiration this April

Can't make the Easter weekend? There are activities going on all month to get stuck into. Follow the trail, get crafty in Swanley Grange and have an adventure through the abbey and water garden.

Bird detective trail

Saturday 30 March - Sunday 28 April

Follow the bird detectives trail to find out all about the life of a baby bird. Learn all about their eggs, nests and what they eat on this interactive trail with bird sounds, giant nests and eggs to find.

Binoculars make a great tool for bird watching
Bird watching
Binoculars make a great tool for bird watching

Creative with craft in Swanley Grange

Make your own lavender bags throughout April. Just drop in to Swanley Grange workshop and have a go with hessian, wool and lots of purple lavender. Take it home to make your room smell fresh. See if you can spot the lavender growing on your walk around!

Make your own lavender bag

Saturday 30 March - Sunday 28 April

Drop in to Swnaley Grange to get crafty with a piece of hessian, some purple lavender and a little bit of creativitiy to make your own lavender bags. 

Bee amongst the lavender
Belton Bee amongst the lavender in the Dutch garden
Bee amongst the lavender

Make a bird feeder

Wednesday 3 April (also 10, 17, 24 April)

Give your feathered friends a tasty treat this spring. With help from our volunteers and a little bit of recycling, create your own feeder to hang in your garden at home. Drop by Swanley Grange workshop to have a go. It's £2 per bird feeder and there's no need to book. 

Build a bird feeder this April
Make a bird feeder in Swanley Grange
Build a bird feeder this April
Play wild in the play area at Fountains Abbey

Family fun at Fountains Abbey 

Let imaginations run wild at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal and experience a full day out exploring this large estate. Test your nerve by walking through serpentine tunnel, spot a new bird at the bird hide and discover a cave.

Discovering the Temple of Fame on the High Ride path

What you need to know for your visit 

Come and explore Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal for the day. Wander through the 900 year old abbey and Georgian water gardens at this World Heritage Site. Discover how to make the of of your day here...

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