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There are lots of events through the year from workshops and a chance to meet the experts to themed family days out and play days.

Find out what's coming up.


Fancy a stroll? The easy walks leaflet is perfect for families.

Alternatively pick up a parkland leaflet from reception or download a copy with seasonal wildlife highlights, four to collect.

Don't forget to...

  • See what's in season in the working walled garden
  • Discover the Wilderness Play Area
  • Enjoy delicious seasonal food in the restaurant
  • Browse the book shelves in the historic library
  • Visit the Victorian laundry
  • Uncover the stories of the collection with an audio tour
  • Take a bit of Beningbrough home with a gift or souvenir
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The opulent saloon is host to rich colours including the portrait frames © NTPL/Chris Lacey

The opulent saloon is host to rich colours including the portrait frames

Of national significance

In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, there are over 100 18th-century portraits on display. Wander through the beautiful Baroque mansion and see pictures of some of the most fashionable and influential people of the period.

Explore the themes of the portraits further in the hands-on interactive galleries upstairs, perfect for all the family.

Arriving by bike?

Discovering the Cambridgeshire Fen’s on the Lodes Way © Geoff Durrant

Ask at reception on open days for a voucher for a free cup of tea with another purchase and entry if you just want to stretch your legs. For longer visits normal admission charges apply.

A short ride around the estate

Children enjoying a cycle ride © NTPL/John Millar

Follow the estate roads and nearby country roads to circumnavigate the northern parkland and village of Newton-on-Ouse for a gentle short bike ride using the car park as a base.

Join a free led Skyride

Get on your bike for a friendly welcome at a property near you © NTPL/British Cycling

Free led Go Skyrides in partnership with British Cycling have been running all summer. The last one leaves Goddards on Tadcaster Road at 10am, Sunday 19 October.

Part of the national network

Cycling the South Downs Way on the Devil’s Dyke Estate © NTPL/Leo Mason

Beningbrough is on the Sustrans cycling network and the Way of the Roses route. Take the advantage of the beautiful gardens to stretch your legs and top up your bottles.

Do you need transport?

Let Grand Yorkshire take care of the driving on your day out to Beningbrough. Every Friday join a half day tour from the centre of York or contact Chris for a bespoke day out.

Colourful days out this autumn

From harvest celebrations with apple pressing to half term family fun, wildlife and garden walks and the last few weeks of the royal art displays; there are lots of reasons to visit this autumn.