Autumn at Seaton Delaval Hall

Families enjoying the Parterre in autumn

As summer begins to fade and the last of the good weather is upon us, autumn is the perfect time to enjoy a trip to Seaton Delaval Hall. Dust off your big coat and winter wellies and lift the mood with a wander around the grounds, a runaround in the Paddock or a warming soup or hot chocolate in the café.

Enjoy the Gardens

Autumn is the ideal time to explore the gardens, jump in crunchy leaves and enjoy the invigorating fresh air with all the family. The grounds are still packed with colour and seasonal autumn planting and the gardening team still has plenty to keep it busy! Find out what they’re up to here.

Find out more about Seaton Delaval Hall, its history and its project

Work is continuing on the National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported The Curtain Rises project and is now about halfway through. Roofing work continues alongside the installation of new a new heating system and paint schemes in the West Wing while work has also moved into the central block.  Find out more details about where the work is up to in the Project Hub and watch the footage to see how far the project in the landscape has already come.  You might also enjoy our documentary of Seaton Delaval Hall and its history which continues to show in the Film Room. You can also read more about current project activity here.  

Warm up in the café  

There's also lots of warming autumn treats to be had in the cafe this autumn. Re-fuel from your garden walk with a seasonal soup and crusty bread, luxury hot chocolate or toasted tea cake.

Enjoy our spaces

While the West Wing and Basement remain closed as our National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported Curtain Rises project continues, you can still enjoy the Stables and ground floor of the Central Hall each with their own distinct character and stories of the flamboyant Delaval family to tell.  We're currently tackling one of the trickiest but most important conservation elements of the project - the spiral staircases leading from the Central Hall to the Basement and will keep you updated as much as possible as the work continues.

Family Fun

Autumn is a fantastic time to make memories with friends and family.  Don your wellies and waterproofs and go jumping in puddles or tick off one of your '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' and try and catch a falling leaf.  Regular craft session, Make and Do, takes place on Sunday between 11am and 1pm until Sunday 3 November.