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 sturdy footwear but we promise striking golden shades, an abundance of ripening fruit and a host of activities to relish.

Book your place on a bat walk at dusk

Saturday 3 November 5.30-6.30pm

Visit as the estate is closing and everything is preparing to go to bed. Mark has worked in the gardens for over 20 years and is full of knowledge of the nature and wildlife around. We can't guarantee you'll see bats but with sonar and a keen eye, it's the perfect time to get a sense of them in flight as they search for food.

Spaces limited, booking essential on 01904 472014, £5 per person*.

Bring a torch as it gets really dark when the lights go out and wrap up warm, the walk will take place in all weathers. Meet in the courtyard near the stable block admissions area and shop.

*If you arrive more than 30 minutes before the start of the walk - normal admission charges will also apply or free to National Trust members.  

Making her mark: celebrating creative women - finishing soon in the hall

The exhibition of 18 portraits including 14 contemporary loans from the National Portrait Gallery, plus an interactive jukebox and a stunning costume from the film The Duchess closes on Sunday 4 November when the portraits return to London. 

We've had some fantastic feedback on the display which showcases a group of women who have influenced the worlds of literature, dance and drama with a diverse range of striking portraits. York-born, Dame Judi Dench has been a favourite for many. So come and see for youreslf before it is too late and choose your favourite.


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 and a warming apple crumble with custard.

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. 

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