We all love a free Yorkshire day out, so it’s our duty to let you know about the forthcoming Heritage Open Day at glorious Fountains Abbey. Fountains Abbey is a World Heritage Site with monastic ruins and a Georgian water garden that children love exploring as much as adults. Designated as a World Heritage Site in 1986, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is a place of contrasts and surprises. Make the most of free access on Saturday 18th September to stroll among the abbey ruins, admire the 18th-century Georgian water gardens and explore the deer park. There’s the all-important play area, too, for children to enjoy if they’ve got any energy left.
Enjoy These Passing Things: contemporary artwork uncovering the story of the water garden. Gain a new perspective with Drifted, 12 floating pyramids which take inspiration from a lost pyramid folly. Discover a new viewpoint with Bridged, a scarlet contemporary bridge sitting across the river Skell, close to the site of a lost 18th century iron bridge. Head to the Temple of Piety to see Spiked, an inflatable artwork that will burst through the columns. Find out about how beer and bread kept the monastic community going at Fountains Mill, with a variety of activities available.