Easter fun at Seaton Delaval Hall

Bluebells in the woodland at Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland

Open every day during the Easter holidays there’s plenty of family fun to enjoy at Seaton Delaval Hall! Hunt for chocolate; get creative in Make and Do, see the Delaval sheep return and have some fun with the games in the paddock.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 30 March – Friday 13 April, 11am – 4pm

Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of our Cadbury Easter Egg hunts! Get ready for fun and discovery as you spot the first signs of spring and experience nature bursting in to life at Seaton Delaval Hall. Follow Bunny’s clues with our trail inspired by birdsong, find the giant nest and finish your adventure with a delicious chocolatey treat.


Find the Delaval sheep

Every day of the holidays, 11am-5pm

The Delaval family sheep are back!  They’ve been given their annual check-up from the vet AKA the maintenance team and are now out and about on site for the new season.  Where are they this year?  Follow the sheep trail through the woodland – each one represents a member of the flamboyant Delaval family who made the hall their home; can you work out which one each sheep represents?


Make and Do

Sunday 1 April, Wednesday 4 April, Sunday 8 April, Wednesday 11 April, Sunday 15 April. 11am-1pm

Join us for a Make and Do – our free children’s craft activity every Sunday and Wednesday during the school holidays. With a different crafty activity every session you can make all sorts of things with us this Easter, including newspaper plant pots, Easter chicks and bird puddings.


Family fun and games

Every open day, 11am-5pm

Open every day during the school holidays there’s plenty of family fun to be had at Seaton Delaval Hall. Explore the natural playscape, discover the West Wing on an indoor trail, build a den in the woodland, have some fun with 50 things or simply run wild and free in the open landscape – just like the Delaval children would have done! There will also be toys and games outside in the paddock for you to use – challenge your dad to a tennis match, have a family game of football or tackle your friends in a friendly game of rugby!

Find out more

Want to learn more about the 'gay Delavals' who inhabited Seaton Delaval Hall?  Join our expert guides daily at 12.30pm to learn more about the hall's fascinating history.  Garden talks take place every Monday at 1.30pm when our gardening team share the secrets of looking after this stunning Vanbrugh landscape.

Upcoming events

Spotlight Tour

Fri 22 Feb 2019
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 01 Mar 2019
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
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
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
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.