Thomas Stories Workshop at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

An interactive story telling workshop for Early Years and KS1

Girl holding Thomas the monk doll

Meet little monk Thomas and follow his story as he gets to grips with monastery life. This interactive workshop will engage your class with lots of participation and dialogue, stimulating their imagination and encouraging them to tell their own Thomas stories.

You'll explore the abbey with a different story for each area.

  • Look up at the atmospheric abbey ruins towering above
  • Sniff the herbs in the beautiful herb garden
  • Listen to Thomas' experiences of life as a monk
  • Talk about Thomas' actions and their consequences
  • Find out what monks wore (and what they didn't!)
  • Learn how monks cured illnesses
  • See where Thomas would have bathed
  • Hear Thomas' confession in the chapterhouse
  • Have fun trying out monk sign-language

Suitable for Early Years and KS1

Maximum of 2 hours long, guided

£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.