Things to see & do

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Take CentreStage

Every Sunday in the Saloon between 2 - 4pm there's a performance. It could be by a choir, musicians, an orchestra or dancers, it really does vary. But everyone is always welcome, and encouraged to join in just as the Delavals would have.

Hear a Table Top Talk

Every day at 12pm until the end of September there will be a 15 minute talk from one of our lovely gardeners. It could be about the garden - both past and present, poetry, a demonstration or something completely different, simply ask a member of staff.

Don't miss...

  • Joining a tour to learn more about this wonderful place
  • The rose garden in full bloom
  • Exploring the grounds - there are lots of things to discover
  • Checking out the Seaton Delaval Hall souvenirs in the shop
  • Indulging in a cup of tea outdoors by the Old Stables
  • Enjoying a relaxing stroll around our gardens
  • A different 50 things activity each week of the summer holidays

Explore the nearby coastline...

If you #lovethecoast head out on one of our walks and explore Seaton Sluice

If you #lovethecoast head out on one of our walks and explore Seaton Sluice

With stunning coastal views and fresh sea air, the lure of the beach is never far from your mind at this fascinating place. 

Make a visit to Seaton Delaval Hall part of your coastal trip - stop off on your way to the beach, marvel at the architecture then take a walk through the gardens. Families can also pick up a free 50 things activity booklet before heading to the beach to tick off activities like No. 39 Catch a crab or No. 20 Jump over waves.

Or, why not drop in on your way home and walk off your fish and chips with a gentle stroll through the gardens and woodland?You can even head off on a wider estate walk and explore Seaton Sluice and the nearby coastline. 

Glorious gardens

The gardens at Seaton Delaval Hall are looking rather fabulous.

The flowers are showing off their colours and it's the ideal time of year for a slow walk around the estate to see exactly what's what.

If you'd like to know more about what the gardeners here need to do in order to keep the place looking top notch, you can. Step forward Chris Brock...

Read Chris Brock's blog 

50 things fun

50 things fun at Seaton Delaval Hall

This summer we've got lots of family fun to keep you and the little ones entertained. Each week throughout the summer holidays we'll have a different 50 things activity for you to get involved with, with everything from hunting for bugs to flying a kite! We'll also be encouraging you to get involved and share your 50 things fun with us on social media - will you be named our 50 things champion of the week? 

Join a guided walk

Join a guide for a four mile walk around the Estate. You can learn all about the Delavals and how they made their fortune from salt, coal and glass. There's the opportunity to admire the views of the landscape and the Hall.

Cosy up in the cafe

The cafe is a little basic but it still has plenty to offer. You can enjoy a fresh brew, soup, cakes, scones, sandwiches or soft drinks. Then work it off in the special Woodland Play Area...