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Discovery Station: Wonders of nature

Learn about conservation through an exclusive display of curious nature finds from around the estate.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Learn about conservation through an exclusive display of nature finds. From nests to skull and antlers to pellets, take the chance to get up close in person to this curious collection. Perfect for families and young naturalists to find out more about the nature across Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

The discovery station will be set up at the visitor centre from 10am - 4pm. Stop by before you set off on your adventure or save the best for last and chat to our rangers before you head home.

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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

Meeting point

Meet the wildlife team at the visitor centre courtyard.

What to bring and wear

Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Accessibility

There is level access from the visitor centre car park to the courtyard.

Upcoming events

Event

Garden and abbey tour 

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to see the abbey as the Georgians once did; incorporated into the dramatic designed landscape.

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on
24 Apr to 20 Sep 2024
at
11:00 to 12:30
+ 299 other dates or times
Event

Abbey tour 

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to discover more about the largest monastic ruins in the country.

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on
24 Apr to 20 Sep 2024
at
12:00 to 13:00
+ 299 other dates or times
Event

Medieval Industry: Mill tour 

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to find out more about the oldest building on the estate.

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on
30 Apr to 4 Jun 2024
at
14:30 to 15:30
+ 2 other dates or times
Event

Wow! Wildlife walk 

Discover unusual facts about the trees and wildflowers found at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, from the humble dandelion to a great old oak.

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on
1 May to 4 Sep 2024
at
14:00 to 15:30
+ 2 other dates or times