For younger visitors to Beningbrough

The back of a boy leaning over large tree branches

The outdoors are open, here's what has changed and what families can expect when visiting or a few ideas to try at home.

Book your tickets to visit via the What's On pages - tickets are released on Fridays and booking closes the day before. 


50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾  

What better way to spend your daily walk than by ticking off new exploits from our 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ list. Become one of our explorers – climb a tree, play on the clamber stack or hunt for bugs.

See how many of the 35 + things available at Beningbrough you can achieve all year round. You can always rely on the famous Yorkshire weather to help you achieve number 6. Go on a welly wander! 

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 or set sail on the ship or 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.

Some aspects of the play area are temporarily modified to comply with guidance, allow for cleaning and to help your family stay socially distanced.This includes a one way system, a temporary capacity and no food and drink in the area. Thank you for following the signs to help everybody stay safe.

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

Refuel on your visit

The restaurant is currently offering takeaway for refreshment during your exercise, we just ask for now you refrain from eating and drinking in the play area.

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

Please don't bring your scooter when you visit

We've removed the bikes and trikes that we know were a popular feature at Beningbrough, this is to comply with the latest guidance. We ask that for now you also keep yours at home to help everyone stay safe and socially distanced when they wander in the garden.

Good to know

Representation of a max card with cartoon children

How to book with a Max card

Use the National Trust member section of the booking pages and enter Max card when asked for your membership number. Then bring your valid card along with your booking confirmation to the welcome team on the day you visit. Max cards are valid for up to two adults and two children, under fives don't need a booking.

Changing your booking

If your plans change and you can’t make your timeslot, you can easily change or cancel your booking. We really appreciate you doing this as soon as possible so the tickets can be made available for other visitors. 

If you’re a member, the option to cancel or change your booking can be found in your confirmation email by selecting ‘view and manage your order online' underneath your order summary. 

For non-members, please ring us on 0344 249 1895 to discuss changing your booking.

If you can't visit just now, here are a few ideas to try at home...

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