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Summer of Play

Step back in time with Summer of Play at Sizergh.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Inspired by archival footage from the family archive, Summer of Play at Sizergh will transport you back in time.

In the 1930s, the Strickland family used the Dutch Garden and South Lawn to spend time together. Scan the QR code to see footage of games in the garden and a garden party.

Choose a hat and make your way up the steps, just like the guests arriving at Sir Gerald’s garden party, or try your hand at some skipping games like the ones the Strickland children enjoyed.

Further afield, walk to the bird hide to see what’s visiting the wetland, or discover which special plants are growing on Sizergh Fell.

You can also trace the history of Sizergh by following the scallop trail through the house.

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Upcoming events

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Sizergh’s Spring Bird Challenge 

Can you discover eight of the birds that call Sizergh home? Take part in the Spring Bird Challenge.

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19 May to 31 May 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 9 other dates or times
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Guided Walk: Ancient Trees and Magnificent Murals 

Discover spectacular ancient trees and a historic mural with a guided walk to Helsington Church. Booking is essential.

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on
20 May to 26 Aug 2024
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11:00 to 13:00
+ 7 other dates or times
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Estate Walks with NaturesGems 

Explore the nature of the Sizergh Estate on a NaturesGems tour.

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on
22 May to 31 Jul 2024
at
09:00 to 13:00
+ 4 other dates or times
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House Tours 

Meet some of the key characters in Sizergh’s history, delving into 800 years of history.

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23 May to 31 Oct 2024
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11:00 to 11:45
+ 34 other dates or times