Easter at Beningbrough Hall

Families enjoying spring in the gardens over Easter

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.

Come back soon for what's happening during the Easter school holidays 2020.

Below is what we got up to last time to give you a flavour of what you can expect.


Easter holiday activities

Saturday 13 - Sunday 28 April 2019, 10.30am - 5pm (Closed Monday 15 April)

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

Tuesday 23 April, 11.30am - 12noon & 1pm - 1.30pm

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.

Tiny things trek

Wednesday 24 April, 11.30am - 12 noon & 2.30pm - 3pm

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.

Discover what's in a pond

Thursday 25 April, 11.30am - 12 noon & 2.30pm - 3pm

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.


Friday 26 April, 12 noon - 3pm

Join the team in the Hayloft 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 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. 


Join in with one of our Artrageous workshops
a girl and her mother get crafty at an artrageous workshop
Join in with one of our Artrageous workshops