Great Northumberland 2018: Carnival Capers

A family-friendly event celebrating the Delavals and their infamous parties! Enjoy music, mischief, performance, theatre and parades throughout the grounds. Produced in partnership with Northumberland County Council and Walk the Plank.

  • Booking essential

Featuring a host of Delaval-inspired antics, Carnival Capers features the best of outdoor performance in a carnival day of fun and frivolity.

Don't just rock up, frock up! Come in costume and take part in the Carnival Capers parade. Bring your picnic and soak up the atmosphere with musicians and performers wandering the grounds.

Performances are repeated for each timed slot through the day so don't worry, you won't miss anything!


Event ticket prices
  • All £0.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
This event is free but a pre-booked ticket for one of the timed slots is strongly advised.
Children welcome and encouraged.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Entry to Hall and grounds is via Visitor Welcome Reception.
What to bring and wear
This event will largely be outdoors so please dress in warm clothing if it's a chilly day!
Access to the grounds can be difficult in places. The Central Hall is accessed via steps only. Please contact the hall for further information and assistance.
This event is free but a pre-booked ticket for one of the timed slots is strongly advised.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 July 2018 10:45 - 13:45 Available
11:00 - 14:00 Available
11:15 - 14:15 Available
13:45 - 16:45 Available
14:00 - 17:00 Available
14:15 - 17:15 Available
17:00 - 19:00 Available

Contact Info

Seaton Delaval Hall
Call 0191 237 9100

Upcoming events

Picnic in the Paddock

Sat 21 Jul 2018
The perfect backdrop to your picnic - live music featuring a range of styles from jazz to brass to steel pans.

Make and do: Every Sunday

Sun 22 Jul 2018
Come along to our free children's craft activity, where you can make interesting items for gifts for loved ones, a new toy to keep yourself or an exciting piece of artwork!

Delavals' Delight Summer Trail

Mon 23 Jul 2018
Come and join the hunt with quizzes and activities as you search for the stories of the Delaval family. Find something new each week - there are prizes if you collect all six.

Front of Hall Talks

Mon 23 Jul 2018
Seaton Delaval Hall's expert guides invite you to discover the history of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem.

Garden talks

Mon 23 Jul 2018
Join us every Monday from 26 February to find out what's going on in the gardens at Seaton Delaval Hall. Meet a member of our expert team, find out what's in bloom and learn more about the gardens and the landscape surrounding the hall.

Make & Do - Extra dates for School Holidays 2018

Wed 25 Jul 2018
In addition to our usual Sunday activities, our Make & Do team will be around on Wednesdays during the school holidays, and Monday to Friday during week commencing 27 August