50 things February half term fun

Children roll down a hill

Join us every day for half term fun

50 things outdoor adventures

This half term we're celebrating 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4. Get closer to nature and make a messy mud pie, explore the grounds and go geocaching, get artsy with some wild art, and make a home for the wildlife that live on the estate.


Plus, there are so many other activities to do at Seaton Delaval Hall, like rolling down a really big hill in the paddock, running around in the rain in the gardens and bird watching in the woodland. Look out for snowdrops popping up all around the play area, too.

Explore inside


Rainy day? Fear not! There's plenty to do indoors too. Our free craft activity, Make & Do, is between 11am and 1pm on Sunday 19, Wednesday 22 and Sunday 26 February. Here's our half term Make & Do schedule:

19 February: Snake mobiles

22 February: Sensory bottles

26 February: Pencil toppers


Don't forget to visit the Central Hall too, are you brave enough to go down to the basement? Can you find all of the rooms and hidden nooks?

A mother a child on the playscape

Family fun at Seaton Delaval Hall

From 50 things, to family events, to geocaching, to exploring the playscape there’s lots of fun to be had at Seaton Delaval Hall – enjoy our open spaces and run wild and play, like the unruly Delaval children would have done!

Two girls looking at a worm

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activity list 

Find out about all of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ activities with this handy list. From making a racket with a grass trumpet to crawling through the mud looking for animal tracks there's something for every young explorer.

Upcoming events

Spotlight Tour

Thu 28 Mar 2019
12:30-13:15
Join us daily as we shine a spotlight on Seaton Delaval Hall's history and how it's influencing the Curtain Rises project.

Garden Tour

Fri 05 Apr 2019
14:00-14:45
Find out what's new and in bloom in the gardens and discover more about the landscape and ecology surrounding the hall.

Behind the Scenes Hard Hat Tours

Sat 13 Apr 2019
14:00-15:30
Join our lead contractors, Historic Property Restoration, for a look behind the scenes of our National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported Curtain Rises project.

Dusk 'Til Dawn at the Hall: Delaval Dusk Bat Night

Fri 26 Apr 2019
20:00-22:00
Witness the sun setting then join our bat ecologist inside the Central Hall and learn about the fascinating creatures that roost and hibernate on site.

Delaval Discoveries Walk

Sun 02 Jun 2019
13:30-15:45
Join our expert guides on this new walk of the estate and hear how the Delaval family made their fortunes from salt, coal and glass.