Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden - National Trust

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden - National Trust
Fountains Abbey
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 3DY
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey

E-mail

fountainsenquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01765 608888

Fax

01765 601002

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Fountains Abbey
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Cistercian abbey, Georgian water garden and medieval deer park.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Sacred space

Opening hours

10-4pm

Admission charges

Adult: £8.15 / Child: £4.40 / Family: £20.90 / Group: £7.70

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph showing campfire

Den Building

  • 12 August 2014 11am-12pm, 1-2pm
  • 26 August 2014 11am-12pm, 1-2pm

Build a den in the same way as the first monks did, with branches and leaves - can you make it waterproof? A great family activity for a crisp spring day. We'll meet at Swanley Grange.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal Admission Charges Apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Deer

Deer Watch

  • 6 August 2014 2-4pm
  • 20 September 2014 2-4pm

Do you know your stags from your hinds and your Reds from your Sikas? Begin your guided walk of the medieval deer park at the Visitor Centre.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Compas

Discover Map Reading

  • 27 August 2014 9am-5pm

Would you like to plan your own walks and step out with confidence? Aimed at beginners and novices join Mark Reid as you learn how to use a compass, understand an OS map, learn new outdoor skills, and stay safe on the hills. Course includes: full day's navigation skills at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, free entry onto the estate, tea / coffee in the morning, OS Map and compass for use during the course, course notes, and use of our Berghaus gear if required.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£50.00 per person. Booking essential.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Camera

Going Digital

  • 17 August 2014 10am-4pm

Improve your landscape and wildlife photography skills on a one day workshop.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£85.00 per person. Booking Essential 07802 454637.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of kids cycling

Adventure to Fountains Abbey, Brimham Rocks and Back

  • 24 August 2014 10am-1pm

Join us for a series of amazing skyrides that will take you through some fantastic scenery here at Fountains Abbey and around North Yorkshire. You don't have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you'll need to know your way around a bike and be fairly fit to take part in this 28 mile challenging ride suitable for ages 11+. Children aged under 15 will need an adult with them. The ride is free and led by a trained leader, so why not join us this summer to get on your bike!

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Booking Essential 01765 608888.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Girls sitting in the woods

Wild Art Workshops

  • 2 — 3 August 2014 11am-2pm *on now

Get crafty this summer with Annie in this family fun workshop as she shows you how to use natural materials in a creative way. The workshop will run both days at 11:00-12:00 and 13:00-14:00.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£5.00 per child. Booking Essential 01765 643176.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Toad

Pond Dipping

  • 5 August 2014 2-3:30pm
  • 19 August 2014 2-3:30pm

Find out what lurks beneath the tranquil ponds of our water garden in this hands on family activity. We'll provide the nets, identification charts and the pots.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking Essential 01765 643176.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of bee on flower

Busy Bees

  • 9 — 10 August 2014 10:30am-4pm
  • 16 — 17 August 2014 10:30am-4pm

There'll be lots of fun activities to get stuck in to like candle rolling and candle making, and you'll be able to watch the beekeepers at their best as they give live demonstrations throughout the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Rocks!

  • 20 August 2014 11am-3:30pm

The monks arrived here 800 years ago but the rocks have been here longer. Find out more about the geology that shapes the scenery of the estate. The walk begins at Porter's Lodge. The walk will take place at 11:00-12:30 and 14:00-15:30.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Fountains Abbey

Seen and Unseen - The Architecture of Fountains Abbey

  • 11 September 2014 1:30-3pm

Join a guided tour to find out about the architecture of the Abbey over 400 years looking at the incomplete remains following the Dissolution. Q and A included. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of butterfly on foliage

Wildlife Wander

  • 14 September 2014 2-4pm

Tag along with Robert as he spots the estate wildlife peeping through the autumn leaves. He'll be leaving from the Visitor Centre, wrap up warm!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Estate Trails

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-fountainsabbeyandstudleyroyalwatergarden.htm

Follow the various paths, including the Under the Bridges water trail, around the estate to discover the landscapes making up this World Heritage Site. An Abbey audio tour is also available.

How to obtain

Call 01765 608888 or email fountainsenquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

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