May half term at Beningbrough

Two small children crossing a rope bridge

Come out to play at Beningbrough with a new nature trail, 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ and some great activities to get involved with.

Brilliant butterflies

Open daily, 10am - 5pm

Pick up one of the new free trails and look out for giant butterflies along with strange facts as you explore the garden. There are two to choose from depending on what suits your family, or try them both if you span a range of ages. 

The trail will continue after the half term through the summer so you can either choose to be one of the first to have a go or save it for another visit.

Sow a seed

Tuesday 31 May

Drop in between 11.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 2.30pm to first make a paper pot, fill with compost created from Beningbrough's garden waste and sow a sunflower to take home and grow on.

Growing plants from seed is fun
Small children potting up seedlings at the potting table
Growing plants from seed is fun

Outdoor story telling

Wednesday 1 June (plus Bank Holiday Monday 29 August)

Let Stories Alive lead you and your imagination on a rather unique story and tale, just for Beningbrough...and you of course.

Drop in for sessions throughout the day, 10.30am - 4pm. If it's busy on one, you might need to return for the next so everybody can have a wonderful experience. 

Tick off more of the essential play list...

Any day, every day

Head over to the wilderness play area and find your favourites or spend time in the den zone. Clamber on the stack, choose from one of the swings - the pendulum is perfect for older children.

The youngest family members haven't been left out with tunnels, balance beams, new smaller clamber stack and a Wendy house to get their imagination going.

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

Plan the rest of your family adventure...

Or plan ahead to summer...

Family sat and laughing outdoors

Summer days at Beningbrough

Pack up your picnic and grab your rugs. You may have to dodge the odd great British shower, but beautiful Beningbrough is open every day and all set for play. Take a look at what to expect on a summer day out in the Yorkshire countryside from activity days to free nature trails.


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