Goddards House and Garden

Goddards House in the autumn

An intimate Arts and Crafts style family home and complementary gardens

More about this place

Goddards House and Garden

Things to see and do 

Women at work in the Terry factory in 1930

250 years of the Terry family business 

To mark the 250th year of the Terry family business, get a deeper understanding of the business, the people behind it and how they lived. You're invited to be a guest of the Terry family in their former home.

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What's on 

Upcoming events

250 years of Terry's: from chemists to chocolatiers

Thu 19 Oct 2017
New displays on show throughout the house chart the highs and lows of the Terry's of York chocolate business.

Half-term fun

Wed 01 Nov 2017
Get cosy by the fireside or follow the Terry's trail. Find out more about the Terry's family and their chocolate business and have a go at making a chocolate box.

Christmas lunches

Fri 17 Nov 2017
Take a seat in the former Terry family dining room that overlooks the Arts and Crafts garden and enjoy a special two or three course lunch.

Winter indulgence opening

Fri 17 Nov 2017
From toasting your toes and enjoying a sherry by the drawing room fire, to discovering the Christmas traditions of the Terry family and their factory workers, Goddards is opening its doors for a nostalgic run up to Christmas.
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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.

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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.