Minibeasts to Mammals Workshop at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

A hands-on nature workshop suitable for Early Years, KS1 and KS2

At Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal we have more than just the abbey ruins. Come and explore amongst ancient trees in the magnificent deer park. You'd be surprised at what you might find! Cocoons, lizards, newts, toads, millions of millipedes and of course dozens of deer are just waiting to be discovered.

  • In small groups, look for evidence of wildlife with a guide
  • Track down one of our three types of deer
  • Handle deerskins and antlers
  • Search for a myriad of minibeasts
  • Get muddy and see something new
  • Discuss habitats
  • Think about mammals, insects, arachnids and the differences between them

Suitable for  EYFS, KS1 and KS2

Runs March to October only

Maximum of 2 hours long, guided, with optional afternoon activities as well.

£2.50 per student, accompanying adults free. Admission charges also apply, however if your school has Education Group Membership admission is free. Please get in touch for more details.


Contact our Booking Coordinator on 01765 643197 or email to make a booking. Or if you'd like to find out more speak to our Learning Officer Emma on 01765 643196 or send her an email.