Goddards House and Garden

Goddards House and Garden in the autumn

Important notice -

We are now closed for winter conservation work and re-open on Thursday 27 February 2020.

An intimate arts and crafts style family home and complementary garden rooms

Goddards House and Garden

Things to see and do

Man sitting at a table reading a paper

Things to see and do at Goddards House and Garden 

From exploring the gardens to dining in style, walking through the chocolate story and imaging life in this Arts and Crafts house.

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Spring forward – the gardening year ahead

Thu 19 Mar 2020
Join one of the garden team for a walk and talk around the garden to find out what’s been happening over winter and see how we get the garden ready for the year ahead.

Mother's Day

Sun 22 Mar 2020
Treat mum to an indulgent afternoon tea in the beautiful surrounding of Goddards.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Goddards

Fri 10 Apr 2020
Have a go at the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt around the garden then claim your chocolatey prize.

Re-inventing the Country House - Beningbrough Hall

Thu 23 Apr 2020
Join David Morgan, General Manager for York, and find out what goes into running one of the finest Baroque buildings in the country and how the National Trust looks after over 140,000 visitors a year.

Garden Delights

Thu 21 May 2020
Experience the garden rooms at their best with a tour from the Head Gardener and complete your visit with a bite to eat created from garden produce.
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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.

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Women at work in the Terry factory in 1930

Celebrating over 250 years of the Terry family business 

Get a deeper understanding of the history behind the chocolate Terry 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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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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Join or give

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Places to stay

The living room at the laundry flat

Holiday at Beningbrough Hall 

Holiday in a very special place in the bright and welcoming apartment above the Victorian laundry surrounded by gardens, woodland and views of the main hall from your windows. Perfectly located for exploring York, Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales; it's your very own escape to the country.

Stay a little longer in York