Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal | Day Out With The Kids

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Ripon, North Yorkshire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

An amazing historical World Heritage Site near Ripon, Fountains Abbey provides picturesque wide open spaces, family guided tours, school holiday activities and nature galore: kids will love the wild deer and bats! A perfect combination of activities and learning!

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is a magnificent World Heritage Site that encompasses over 800 years of British heritage.

With an Elizabethan mansion, Victorian Church, Georgian Water Garden and the finest example of Cistercian Abbey ruins in the country you'll never be short of places to explore. Join the 'It's a Monk's Life' tour and dress in a habit while you listen to the tale of the monks who built Fountains Abbey and then watched it destroyed by Henry VIII: perfect for kids studying the Tudors.

Check out the activities for kids during the school holidays, they'll love events like Father's Day bird box making, medieval re-enactment days, children's open air theatre, wildlife trails plus much more.

There is a fantastic kid's playground on site as well as a drop in learning centre and Porter's Lodge the new interpretation centre.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY, England


Click here to visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal's website
01765 608888

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults from £15.00
Kids from £7.50
Family from £37.50

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Baby food facilities

There are baby food facilities available.