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Children's Activity Event, Mon 26 Mar - Mon 16 Apr 2018


Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

Spring Fun at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal


Children’s craft at Swanley
Sat 24 March – Mon 16 April
11am – 4pm

It’s a wild stitch up! Have a go with a needle and thread to create your own leaf or flower on hessian in Swanley Grange.*
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Fri 30 March- Mon 2 April
11am – 4pm

Use your map to help Brother Thomas find all of his escaped willow farm animals. They’re hiding in corners of the abbey. Find them and claim your chocolate prize!* Pick up a trail in the abbey. £2.50
Egg rolling competition
Mon 2 April
2 – 2.30pm

Bring your hard boiled eggs for an egg rolling competition on the abbey green. How far will yours go? Competition will start at 2pm. *
Making of a monk trail
Tues 3 April - 16 April

Become a monk on this trail and find out all about the medieval grange animals to see if you’d survive life at the abbey.*
Natural dye at Swanley
Sat 7 April

We will be gathering and using natural materials from the medieval garden at Swanley Grange and woodland to dye wool in amazing colours. The process of dyeing involves little more than water and heat, but come along to watch this process which has more than a hint of magic and alchemy about it.
Weather dependent- in extreme weather, event may be cancelled.*

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 26 Mar - Mon 16 Apr 2018 10:00 to 17:00


Normal admission applies. Free for NT members.

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 26 Mar - Mon 16 Apr Easter family fun at Fountains Abbey
Sat 28 Apr - Sun 4 Nov folly! 2018



See location of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 276693  Lat: 54.11883 Long: -1.57923

By Road:-

Leave York on the A59 towards Harrogate, turn right onto B6265. Follow the B62565 through Boroughbridge and Ripon, pick up the brown signs to the F.A.S.R. Disabled parking is available at the Westgate entrance.

Free parking at Visitor Centre and West Gate. Parking at Studley is £3.00

By Public transport:-
Ripon Roweller service 139 provides a regular shuttle service from Ripon on Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays, and a less frequent service on Mondays to Saturdays all year. Also Summer Sunday and Bank Holiday bus 802 runs to Fountains Abbey from Leeds and Otley. For further local public transport information see:

Parking: free


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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal,
North Yorkshire,


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

A complimentary minibus service is provided for less mobile visitors and runs between the three entry points on a regular basis. Battery cars can also be hired – please ring in advance to check availability.


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