Easter at Beningbrough Hall
We’ve something of a spring in our step as we look forward to a fun-filled, nature themed Easter holidays at Beningbrough. With wonderful adventures planned throughout the break it promises to be a special time for all the family.
***Please note only the main car park is currently available. Due to the recent wet weather, the grassed overflow parking area is not useable. We may therefore have limited spaces on busy days.***
Easter holiday activities
As well as the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt over the bank holiday weekend, there’s a fantastic line up of activities running for the three weeks to keep all the family entertained come rain or shine.
Plant a patch
Put your green fingers to the test and help plant a vegetable patch in the garden. As the season progresses, watch your seedlings grow then return to sample the produce when its ready in the restaurant.
27 March, 3 & 10 April 11.30-12noon & 1pm-1.30pm
Tiny things trek
Join a member of the gardening team on an exploration of life’s littlest things. Pick up a magnifying glass and re-focus your viewpoint to discover lichens, mosses and insects.
28 March, 4 & 11 April 11.30-12noon & 2.30pm-3pm
Discover what's in a pond
Leave your waders at home but grab a net to see what might be living in the wildlife pond in the American garden. From insects flirting above to frog spawn floating below and maybe even a newt.
29 March, 5 & 12 April 11.30-12noon & 2.30pm-3pm
Easter weekend with Cadbury
Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April*
The popular Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt returns over the bank holiday weekend with a new trail to follow and a chocolatey treat for your efforts. As you hunt for clues, enjoy the gardens in all their springtime glory and look out for that cheeky Easter Bunny popping up behind the trees and bushes. Then take on the family with an egg and spoon race across the lawn.
The trail sheet costs £2 with each one getting a Cadbury chocolate prize. Running 10.30am - 4pm.
Join the team between 1-3pm in the Hayloft Room to have a go at an Easter themed craft activity. Once you’ve created your masterpiece, why not enter it into the competition for your chance to win a prize. The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance at 3pm to pick her favourite!
And don't forget...
There are still all the usual goodies to have fun with and explore, from wheeling along paths on one of Beningbrough’s trikes or bikes to building a den or walking barefoot in the wilderness play area. Grab one of the explorer backpacks from the hall - these come with all the kit you might need for a themed adventure like hunting for bugs or going bird watching. If the weather isn’t so kind, head to the hall for a spot of dressing up or explore the interactive galleries. Everyone will enjoy the new portraits currently transforming the Saloon Galleries.
* The Easter weekend gets very busy and we often need to use the overflow parking. We recommend you arrive early. The parkland gates open from 9am and the farm shop opens not too long after that. You can get into the gardens from 10.30am if you want to beat the rush.