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Help the rangers: Big Butterfly Count

Join us for the Big Butterfly Count 2024

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Come and learn about the butterfly species that live at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal whilst helping our rangers count them in this national conservation survey.

Pick up your check sheet and count as many butterflies as you see on your adventures. How many will you spot? what species will you discover?

You can drop in any time between 10am and 4pm.

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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 ranger team at the visitor centre. Drop in any time between 10am - 4pm. They will provide you with a check sheet before you set off on your adventure.

What to bring and wear

Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Accessibility

There is a steep 15-20% gradient from the visitor centre to the abbey and water garden. This is not recommended for wheelchair or powered mobility vehicle users. Paths through the estate vary from hard standing to gravel. Access to the abbey is across the grass.

Other

Dogs are welcome to join in but please remember to keep them on a short lead.

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
13 Apr to 20 Sep 2024
at
11:00 to 12:30
+ 321 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
13 Apr to 20 Sep 2024
at
12:00 to 13:00
+ 321 other dates or times
Event

Deer Walks 

Walk with the wildlife volunteers to find out more about the Red, Sika and Fallow Deer.

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on
13 Apr to 2 Nov 2024
at
13:30 to 15:30
+ 8 other dates or times
Event

Medieval Industry: bread, beer and wool tour 

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to discover more about the people who lived and worked on the abbey estate.

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on
16 Apr to 28 May 2024
at
14:30 to 15:30
+ 5 other dates or times