As winter approaches we're not the only ones wrapping up warm in preparation for the chill!
Wed 26 Oct 2016
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Pick up an autumn explorer map to discover all that's amazing at Fountains Abbey this season.
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Come down to Fountains Hall and join us in celebrating our 30th birthday of being a World Heritage Site.
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If these walls could talk... join one of our knowledgeable guides as they bring to life the dramatic history of this fascinating building.
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Using a selection of exciting materials; yarns, feathers, buttons and beads children can embroider and decorate their own initial.
Join us at Swanley Grange to make your own paper medieval tile design.
Follow paths through the water garden to the Banqueting House and Temple of Piety this year to see visual magic of the most extraordinary kind by internationally renowned artist Mat Collishaw.
Pop along to the Octagon Tower and try a few paper tricks inspired by folly!
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A tale of two parts, revisit the Abbey's monastic past before experiencing the Georgian splendour of the water garden.
Have your first try or improve basic knitting skills.
Fri 28 Oct 2016
Ever wanted to see a star up close?
Experience something truly special this autumn as you explore the illuminated ruins of Fountains Abbey.
Sat 29 Oct 2016
Drive into a magical scene of Fountains at night, see the glowing abbey and finish with a warming drink.
Sun 30 Oct 2016
Do you know your stags from your hinds and your reds from your sikas?
Sat 05 Nov 2016
If these walls could talk...join one of our knowledgeable guides as they bring to life the dramatic history of this fascinating building.
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Using natural fleece learn the ancient art of feltmaking
Sun 06 Nov 2016
Come and make a 'splash' down by our 800 year old mill as Simon shows you how a waterwheel works - and helps you to make your own!
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Explore a variety of embroidery techniques and use beautiful fabrics to create your own rustic wall hanging.
Sat 12 Nov 2016
A 2 mile walk around the estate to see the birds that make Fountains their home in winter time.
Sat 19 Nov 2016
The Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal deer have prepared a special explorer map for Father Christmas' reindeer, pointing out all the amazing places across the estate.
Sat 26 Nov 2016
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It's nearly Christmas and our post office at Fountains Hall is officially open for business!
Pop into Swanley Grange to make a woolly winter decoration at Swanley Grange to take home.
What's that sound? It's the jingle of reindeer bells - Father Christmas is touching down at Fountains Abbey this year and he comes bearing gifts.
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Here at Fountains we're getting into the Christmas spirit and have just the thing to enjoy on a cold winter's afternoon.
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Join award winning florist Joanna, from Twisted Willow Floristry, to create festive decorations to adorn your home using natural materials from right here on the estate!
Mon 05 Dec 2016
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Enjoy a delicious festive lunch with family, friends or colleagues this December.
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Trot along to St Mary's Church to watch the wild deer munching through their winter feed.
Sat 10 Dec 2016
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As Christmas fast approaches it's time for our annual family carol service.
Sun 11 Dec 2016
The service begins in Ripon Cathedral at 9.30am and the pilgrimage makes its way to the abbey where the service continues from approx. 12 noon.
Mon 26 Dec 2016
Come join us at Fountains for a glass of Bucks Fizz whilst you chat to our dedicated team with free admission to the estate for the day.
Sun 22 Jan 2017