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

Make and do: Every Sunday

Sun 22 Apr 2018
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!

Front of Hall Talks

Mon 23 Apr 2018
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 23 Apr 2018
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.

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

Sat 05 May 2018
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.

Make & Do - Extra dates for School Holidays 2018

Wed 30 May 2018
In addition to our usual Sunday activities, our Make & Do team will be around on Wednesdays during the school holidays

Handel's Acis & Galatea

Fri 15 Jun 2018
A special evening of baroque opera performed by the students of Newcastle University's music degree and led by internationally renowned countertenor, Lawrence Zazzo.