May half-term at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal
Become a true nature explorer this half term holiday. Bring the family for a full day of exploring. Entertain them with a nature adventure through the estate, let them run wild in the large play area and get creative with spring craft in Swanley Grange.
Become a wildlife whizz with a spring explorer map every day of the holiday. Can you find all the birds, animals and plants around the estate on your visit?
Discover folly! art program
Deer watch walk
Saturday 23 May
2 - 4pm
Explore the deer park with our expert guides. The stags and bucks are growing their new antlers which are covered in 'velvet'. The females will be giving birth soon and there may be some early fawns and calves.
Make your own folly pyramid
Friday 24 May
1 - 4pm
This year the folly! art program is based on William Aislabie's (he was one of the water garden designers) design for a funerary pyramid for his father. Get creative in medieval farm building Swanley Grange to make your own pyramid with sticks and brightly coloured tissue paper.
Step into the bird hide
Wednesday 27 May
11am - 3pm
Want to learn how to bird watch with the best of them? Join members our wildlife team in the bird hide where they will be on hand to help you spot birds and to answer your questions.
We're only 45 minutes from York, 25 minutes from Harrogate and less than an hour from Leeds. If you're coming to visit us for the day here's all you need to know. See you soon!
Follow us on Twitter
Keep up with the latest news and events from Fountains Abbey on Twitter.
Like us on Facebook
Find out all the latest news, behind the scenes photos and what events are on by giving us a Like on Facebook.
Tag us on Instagram
We love photos - and especially photos of Fountains Abbey. If you snap some great pictures tag us or use #fountainsabbey. Follow us to keep up to date on what's going on around the estate.