Autumn at Beningbrough

Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn

The magic of autumn is here, come and enjoy the great outdoors and witness nature hard at work. You’ll need a warm coat and some hardy footwear but we promise striking golden shades, an abundance of ripening fruit and a host of activities to relish.

Conservation in action

20 and 21 October, 12 noon - 4pm

Have a go at oil gilding with gold leaf. As the impressive console table returns to the hall after essential work there’s a rare opportunity to find out how the conservation specialists have repaired it and try some of their techniques yourself. You can get hands-on and try oil gilding or simply watch the conservators as they complete thier work.

'Oh wise owl' art trail – 21 October - 25 February 2018 (on open days)

October half-term – 21 October - 5 November (closed Mondays)

Have a hoot this half-term with the owl inspired activities we have planned at Beningbrough. While discovering the art installations around the gardens, little ones can follow the brand new owl trail and learn more about these mysterious nocturnal birds. They can also take home their very own owl mask to wear.

On Wednesday to Friday both weeks, we've got real life owls flying in to visit from the Wise Owl Birds of Prey Rescue Centre so you can get up close and make a feathered friend. 

Create spine-tingling, spooky crafts at the popular artrageous workshops on 24 and 31 October.

Join gardener Mark for an adventurous twilight walk on the look for bats and owls on 28 and 31 October at 5.30pm. Wrap up warm, wear appropriate footwear and bring a torch. Please pre-book on 01904 472027. The charge is £5.

Also on Hallowe'en dress up in your most scary outfit and get into the spirit of things with Beningbrough's spectacular costume parade. Plus, meet Eden from Stories Alive who will share some ghostly tales.

Seasonal delights in the restaurant

After all this you’ll need a rewarding treat in the restaurant. The new autumn menu includes delicious pork and apple sausages; a seasonal favourite locally made with some of Beningbrough's apple harvest. 

Each day, there's a warming soup to savour. One of our favourite is leek and potato, also made with vegetables dug up from the walled garden.

Looking ahead 

Visit the what's on page to get full details on all the upcoming events. And don't forget to book ahead for Storytime with Father Christmas on weekends in December.