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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
  • Follow us on Twitter or Facebook
Friendly room guides will help to tell the stories behind the art © National Trust / Mark Ivkovic

Friendly room guides will help to tell the stories behind the art

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.

Led bike rides

Join Sky Ride on a free led ride from Goddards on Tadcaster Road to Beningbrough and back, after a well deserved pit stop in the beautiful gardens.

Leaving at 10am on Sunday 20 July and 17 August.

Cycling to and around the estate

Find us on the Sustrans network & Way of the Roses. Ask at reception for a voucher for a free cup of tea with another purchase if you arrived by two wheels and just want to stretch your legs.

Join the York Association

YANT (York Association of the National Trust) share a passion for supporting local properties through social activities, walks, trips & events. NT members & non-members equally welcome.