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Summer of Play: Summer Craft

Head to Swanley Grange workshop to craft your Insect Crown.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Head to Swanley Grange workshop from 11am-3pm every Tuesday and Wednesday during the school summer holidays.

Tick off one of your 50 Things to see and do before you're 11 and 3/4. Design, colour and glue together your Insect Crown before you buzz, flutter and fly on your adventure around the abbey ruins and water garden. We'll provide the instructions and materials for this drop-in session all you have to do is turn up.

Creating your Insect Crown will take around 15 minutes.

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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

Make your way to Swanley Grange workshop, just a 10 minute walk from the visitor centre, a 10-15 minute walk from the West Gate entrance or a 40 minute walk from Studley Royal

What to bring and wear

Swanley Grange workshop is indoors, but we're a predominately outdoor site - there are areas of uneven ground and slopes so please wear sturdy footwear and dress appropriately for the weather.

Accessibility

Swanley Grange is accessed on level ground from the Visitor Centre, a 10 minute walk. From West Gate (15 minutes) or Studley (30 minutes) there is a steep hill (15-20% gradient) to access Swanley. Craft instructions will be available on A3 and black and white paper.

Other

Sensory back packs are available to borrow from the Visitor Centre, Studley Royal and West Gate ticket offices. You can pick one up on your way through the ticket offices and drop it off when you’re ready to head home. This craft uses recyclable materials. You can keep your Insect Crown or pop it into recycling at home.

Upcoming events

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21 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 16:30
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A Landscape Painter's Perspective: Peter M. Hicks 

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21 Jul to 11 Aug 2024
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10:00 to 16:30
+ 21 other dates or times
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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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21 Jul to 20 Sep 2024
at
11:00 to 12:30
+ 123 other dates or times
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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.

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21 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
at
11:30 to 12:30
+ 12 other dates or times