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

Delavals' Delight Summer Trail

Sat 18 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
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.

Make and do: Every Sunday

Sun 19 Aug 2018
11:00-13:00
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: Circus Skills

Mon 20 Aug 2018
12:00-16:00
Whether it was grinning competitions, sack races or puppet shows, life with the 'Gay Delavals' was a carnival of fun and delight! Try your hand at a new circus skill and join in the fun.

Front of Hall Talks

Mon 20 Aug 2018
12:30-13:00
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 20 Aug 2018
13:30-14:00
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 22 Aug 2018
11:00-13:00
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