Goddards House and Garden

Goddards House in the autumn

Important notice -

We are now closed for winter conservation work until 1 March 2018.

An intimate Arts and Crafts style family home and complementary gardens

Goddards House and Garden

Things to see and do 

Goddards House and Garden

What's on 

Upcoming events

Recruitment open day

Fri 09 Feb 2018
If you've ever wondered if volunteering is for you then pop along to meet the team and find out more.

A daughter's view

Thu 01 Mar 2018
New displays and events through the year telling Betty Terry's story of growing up at Goddards, giving a daughter's view of the Terry home and man behind the chocolate business and his family.

Mother's day

Sun 11 Mar 2018
Bring mum for lunch and find out more about the Terry children's mum, Kathleen Terry through some 10 minute talks throughout the day.

A very Terry Easter

Sat 24 Mar 2018
Discover chocolate animals and chocolate eggs boxes and have a go at the chocolate trail. Work off your chocolate treats with garden games and find out about Betty Terry's bunny rabbits in the tennis court.

Find out Fridays

Fri 13 Apr 2018
Objects from the archives and some that can be missed in the house are put into the spotlight. Discover more about these objects and stories often hidden from view from our friendly team.

Tennis, clock golf and more

Sat 05 May 2018
Find out how the Terry family enjoyed a game of clock golf and have a go yourself, then test your skills on the garden tennis court and finish off with a game of croquet.
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Eating and shopping

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Dragonfly at Goddards in the sunshine

Unearth our wildlife 

Visit the 1930s greenhouse, discover dragonflies, flowering water lilies and tadpoles that call our two ponds home. Meet the northern most colony of Midwife toads in Britain.

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Get involved

Man in stripey top juggling chocolate oranges in the gardens with the house in the background

Join our team 

From juggling to gardening, baking to chatting and lots more besides - come and volunteer with us in one of the many roles and help make Goddards special. Help create the warm and welcoming atmosphere in this beautiful arts and crafts house and garden and join the friendly team and enjoy laughter, fun and learning new skills!

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three women and young toddlers seated outdoors

Bringing a group to Goddards 

Our visitors tell us they love the small, relaxed family feel when they visit. Goddards House and Garden can accommodate groups of up to 15 people.

Goddards House and Garden

Places to stay

Stay a little longer in York

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Venue hire

wo woman sat on a couch with a tiered afternoon tea tray on a table before them

Celebrate at Goddards 

Hire the drawing room or gardens for your special event and step back as our team helps to create your perfect day.