Wild wood adventures this February half term

It's February half term at last! Get the kids out of the house for the day to let off some steam with a wild wood adventure at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Spot the birds feasting in the bird hide or having a splash on Studley lake. Spend a couple of hours getting stuck into family crafts in Swanley Grange and make some wild and woolly decorations.

Get crafty in Swanley Grange

You might have guessed by the name 'grange' but Swanley Grange is an old farm, which used to support the monks who lived at the abbey. They had lots of sheep and the wool made the abbey very rich. Today you can visit these old grange buildings to learn more about its past, all the different types of wool and have a go at some wild and woolly crafts for yourself.

Get creative with fun family crafts in Swanley Grange
Get crafty and creative with fun family activities in Swanley Grange
Get creative with fun family crafts in Swanley Grange

This February half-term...

Come to build a den

On Tuesday 19 and Tuesday 26 February come by the den building area in the play area to see if you can build a waterproof den! There will be tarps and lots of sticks to use and we will be testing your creations with a watering can once you've finished!

Build a den this half term at Fountains Abbey
Build a den this half term at Fountains Abbey
Build a den this half term at Fountains Abbey

Make a clay face

Come to get creative with clay in the great outdoors. Squish and squash the clay into a face using a tree as your base. Give your face moss hair and twiggy eyebrows. Will your face be happy or sad? Will it have a big nose and ears? You decide!

Come along to the den building area on Saturday 23 February and Saturday 2 March to get involved.

Make a face out of clay this February half term
Make a clay face on a tree this February half term at Fountains Abbey
Make a face out of clay this February half term

Don't miss the playground

No adventure would be complete without a thorough test of the play ground. Swing as high as you can, climb all over a wooden abbey and zoom down the zipwire!

Play wild in the play area
Play wild in the play area at Fountains Abbey
Play wild in the play area

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