Things to see & do

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Events

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.

Walks

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

Alternatively pick up a map 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
  • Visit the Victorian laundry and potting shed
  • Uncover the stories of the collection
  • Take a bit of Beningbrough home with a gift or souvenir
  • Take a walk through the parkland
  • Follow us on Twitter or Facebook
  • Leave a review on tripadvisor or complete the visitor survey
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 in the baroque rooms. Please note: during winter parts of the hall & collection are closed for conservation cleaning.

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.

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. Chris can offer a bespoke day out to suit your needs or a simple transport option from the centre of York or your hotel.

Winter days out in York

Relaxed shopping, indulgent dining, Santa, bracing walks or a place to sit and read the paper by an open fire with a sherry - we have it all wrapped up this winter with Treasurer's House & Goddards.

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