May half-term at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Get ready for a ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 and ¾’ adventure this May half-term at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

Become a wildlife whizz with a spring explorer map every day of the holiday. Follow footprints like a true tracker to find wild deer in the deer park or stop by Studley lake to get to know the water-loving birds who live there.

Looking after plants was one of the most important jobs for the monks of Fountains Abbey. Head to Swanley Grange to make a medieval style pouch for carrying your spring seeds and while you're there don't forget to say 'hi' to the chickens.

Challenge the whole family to use some pedal power on a family bike ride or get green fingered planting seeds in the garden with Brother Robert and take yours home to watch them grow.

Newts, water boatmen, pea mussels, molluscs – there’s an extraordinary underwater world just waiting to be discovered! Pop along to the water garden moon ponds and see what you can find on pond dipping day.

And if you're still full of beans by the end of that, then there's the new adventure play area too!

All holiday long...