May half-term at Beningbrough

Bug hunting at Beningbrough

With activities from the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ play list, we've got a great family day out planned for you this half-term. As the days get warmer and evenings become longer, it's the perfect time to head outdoors and get closer to nature.

Organised activities on selected days

Just on the outskirts of York with its leafy woodlands and magical walled garden, Beningbrough’s extensive gardens and parkland are packed with hidden corners waiting to be explored and what better way to discover its delights than with the National Trust’s essential 50 things play list. Join us for a host of organised events:

Build a (mini) raft, Sun 27 May, 11am – 3pm
Find your way with a compass, Mon 28 May, 1pm & 3pm
Hunt for bugs, Wed 30 May, 11.30am & 2.30pm
Discover what lives in a pond, Fri 1 June, 11.30am & 2.30pm
Find your way with a compass, Sun 3 June, 1pm & 3pm

They're all free to join, plus there's no need to book so we look forward to seeing you then.

Sink or swim?
Build a mini raft at Beningbrough
Sink or swim?

Self-led activities all week

With the free explorer backpacks, you can wander trails or meander through the borders looking for birds and bugs as you please… the lure of the great outdoors is strong especially with the sunny weather. And with bikes, trikes and scooters available for free, little ones can keep up too. Head over to the wilderness play area and hide out in a secret den or try the new barefoot walk, installed just last year. Then why not come inside and discover the Hall’s interactive galleries on the top floor. Get hands on in the sculpture room or dress-up and pose for your own digital family portrait. 

Visit the 50 things website and see where you can combine more family days out with the play list or pick up a free scrapbook when you visit.

We're open everyday over the May half-term holidays, 10.30am - 5pm, Saturday 26 May - Sunday 3 June 2018.

Father's Day

Looking ahead, we are running a day of bushcraft and beer for Father's Day on Sunday 17 June. Take a look at what we have planned for the Dads.