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Summer of Play: Family tours

Robes at the ready; find out what it was like to be a monk at Fountains Abbey on this free family tour.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join in every Friday and Sunday during the summer holidays to discover what it was like to be a monk living at Fountains Abbey. Can you stay silent like a monk? Can you keep to the abbey rules? Grown-ups, please stay with your little ones during the tour - don't worry, we have adult-sized robes available too

Robes are limited, so it's first come first serve!

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Meeting point

Meet your tour guide at Porter's lodge, just a 10-15 minute walk from the visitor centre, with a steep incline, or a 5 minute walk from the level access West Gate entrance.

What to bring and wear

We are an outdoor site so please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes as the ground is uneven in places.

Accessibility

We have a portable hearing loop available to hire, free of charge, for guided tours. Pre-booking is essential, please call 01765 608888. Please collect from your tour guide at Porter's Lodge. You can use this with a hearing aid set to 'T' or with headphones. There are accessible concrete paths around the estate with an accessible route inside the abbey too.

Other

This tour will last approx. 1 hour. Unfortunately, sometimes our guides aren't available and we have to cancel tours at short notice. Please ask the admission staff on your arrival for the tour schedule on that day.

Upcoming events

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22 Jul 2024
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on
22 Jul to 26 Aug 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
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on
22 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
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A Landscape Painter's Perspective: Peter M. Hicks 

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on
22 Jul to 11 Aug 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
+ 20 other dates or times