For younger visitors to Beningbrough

The back of a boy leaning over large tree branches

Things are getting more and more back to normal. Here's what to expect on a family day out and a few ideas to try at home.

A summer of wonderful wellbeing

Immerse yourself in the ‘five ways to wellbeing’. Slow down, kick off your shoes and enjoy the feel of grass between your toes. Find a quiet spot and listen to the hum of nature, perhaps with a picnic on the lawn. Come back week after week until early September to experience something new - there’s no rush!

From Saturday 24 July

Have a go at the new nature themed summer sense-ations trail - all day, every day.

From Monday 2 August 

Alongside the trail, join one of the themed days, based on the '5 ways to wellbeing' linking with the exhibition in the Saloon Galleries.

Mondays - keep learning with the bees' knees and find out why bees are so amazing. Drop in at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. 

Tuesdays - be active and walk a Beningbrough mile, with some extra activity challenges along the way.

Wednesday - take notice and take part in some citizen science, spot the different butterflies as they get busy in flower borders.

Thursday - connect and create some wild art as you get stuck in with sticks. Drop in 11am - 3pm. 

Friday - find your own Fridays, ideas include following the labyrinth path, make up a story in the den, bird watch in the bird hide, chase shadows in the sun and bring a ball for south lawn games. 

Get involved this summer school holidays
Illustration of the five ways to wellbeing
Get involved this summer school holidays

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾  

What better way to spend your day than trying new exploits from the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ list. Become an explorer, the list is a great place to start.

You can do around half at Beningbrough throughout the year especially with the famous Yorkshire weather for number 6 - go on a welly wander! 

Head to the page on the left, or if you're ready to go, download the list on the right...

Discover the wilderness 

Unleash your wild ones on the seven metre pyramid tower and slide or discover the zone for smaller visitors to climb over and through get creative in the wendy house.

There are swings as you might expect and the ever popular den zone. For older children the cantilever swing and clamber stack is a popular choice to test their adventurous spirit.

Let off steam in the wilderness play area
Children playing on a large swing
Let off steam in the wilderness play area

Good to know

The restaurant is open to sit in or takeaway for refreshment or a meal, on the busiest days the brew house at the play area end of the garden opens, complete with scoop ice cream. Please note it's card payments only at the brew house.

Toilets can be found behind the laundry courtyard and close to the play help keep the interuptions to a minimum.

Please refrain from bringing bikes and trikes into the garden; as more of us are enjoying the outdoors and places are getting busier, this allows everybody to enjoy thier visit.

The same principle applies to keeping your dog on a short lead as you all wander. The play area and walled garden are the only areas you are unable to visit with your four-legged friend. 

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