Fun for families at Fountains Abbey

A father giving his son a shoulder ride with the ruins of Fountains Abbey in the distance

There are acres of space where little legs can explore and imaginations can run riot. You’ll be full of beans but out of puff once you’ve found a cave, a tunnel, and spotted that special bird you’ve never seen before.

Little adventurers can climb higher, go faster and play longer than ever before in the new play area. Not far from the visitor centre explore a mini wooden abbey, a woodland house, swings, scramble nets, a gigantic zip wire and more!

There's lots of fun to be had at Swanley Grange – stop off on your way to the abbey. Get crafting, check out the medieval style vegetable garden and meet the chickens. Find activities in the workshop every day throughout the school holidays too.

Take a left from the visitor centre and follow the path to the bird hide to get ‘twitching’. Record your sightings and find out more about your new feathered friends. 

There's plenty of opportunity to check off lots of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 and ¾’ activities from your list. Explore inside an ancient tree in the deer park, climb a big hill to find the hidden Banqueting House or build the best den ever in the woodland!

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