The Abbey ruins are laid out in a grassy bowl – perfect for kids to run around! There are small rooms to explore and a stream flows past on one side. Fountains Mill is a hands-on museum where you can try your hand at milling and see what life was like on the site many years ago. There are beautiful water gardens, follies, woodland to explore and a visit to the deer park is highly recommended. The new playground is fantastic with a zip wire, rope nets, bridges and climbing walls.
Cafes for lovely cake and tea or bring your own picnic and enjoy the setting.
Fountain Abbey, Ripon, HG4 3DY
Free with National Trust membership (non-members, Family: £29.50, Child: £5.90 Adult: £11.80)