Winter at Beningbrough

South side of the hall and conservatory in a frosty day

The days may be shorter but Beningbrough opens weekends in winter for bracing walks and warming refreshment with plenty still to see and do.

When to visit this winter

The hall and gallery are currently closed for ongoing conservation work.

  • Opening times 10am - 3.30pm
  • Open weekends throughout winter except Christmas Day
  • Open for the festive bank holidays on 26, 27 & 28 December and 1, 2 & 3 January 2022.
  • Open daily for the local half term holiday, 19 - 27 February 2022.

What to expect on your winter day out 

Bring all the family

Father Christmas has now sold out but there's a new winter trail to help you become an undercover discoverer during your day out. 


See 300,000 spring bulbs on the ha-ha walk

A carpet of spring snowdrops
Carpet of snowdrops along the ha-ha walk
A carpet of spring snowdrops

Many visitors helped in 2016 with the challenge to plant 300,000 bulbs to commemorate the 300th year of the hall. As winter turns to spring, wander along the ha-ha walk and soak in the views over the south parkland. The colour will flow from the whites of the river of snowdrops into pale purples of crocus and yellow of daffodils. The challenge is to spot which patch you planted!

Dogs are welcome to visit with you on winter weekends

Strech your legs a little further in the parkland

The formal gardens sit in the middle of 380 acres of parkland full of ancient trees and wildlife habitats. Come prepared as it can be muddy and all facilities will be closed except on a weekend. It's free to park but please do still book a ticket and walks can be enjoyed through wooded glades and along riverside paths from 20 minutes to 2 hours. Dogs are welcome in the parkland, but please keep dogs on leads or under close control and pick up after your four-legged friend.