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.
Easter holiday activities
Saturday 13 - Sunday 28 April 2019, 10.30am - 5pm (Closed Monday 15 April)
As well as the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt over the bank holiday weekend, there’s a fantastic line up of activities running for the two weeks to keep all the family entertained come rain or shine.
Romp through the gardens looking for signs of nature waking up from its winter slumbers. Can you find the baby animals as you go? Find a new trail through the gardens for the holidays.
Help a plant grow
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.
Tuesday 16 & 23 April 11.30am - 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. Please book on the day.
Wednesday 17 & 24 April 11.30am - 12 noon & 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.
Thursday 18 & 25 April 11.30am - 12 noon & 2.30pm - 3pm
Easter weekend with Cadbury
Friday 19 - Monday 22 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.
Easter weekend and Friday 26 April
Join the team between 12 noon - 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!
The Hayloft is accessed by stairs only.
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 exhibition celebrating Yorkshire in 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.