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Summer of Play

There’s lots of fun to be had this summer at Seaton Delaval Hall. From Saturday 20 July to Sunday 1 September, join us for a host of activities inspired by the Delavals’ love of fun, theatricality and mischief.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

From ball games to board games, picnic spots to café stops and junk orchestras to string quartets (sort of!), there are a host of activities for everyone to enjoy this summer holiday, all included with standard admission.

So if you're looking for attractions to visit in Northumberland and fun family friendly things to do, plan your visit now!

Enjoy an ice cream from the Summerhouse, or relax at a shady picnic spot in the Arboretum or grab some lunch from the Brewhouse. Put your sun hat on – or, possibly, your wellies - and come and make the most of being outdoors this summer!

Summer of Play is sponsored by Starling Bank and supported by Sport England.

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Summer of Play: Circus Skills 

Join Let’s Circus every Wednesday of the holidays for have a go, drop-in circus skills workshop, or sit back and enjoy a mini circus show from the team of artists. Summer of Play is sponsored by Starling Bank and supported by Sport England.

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24 Jul to 28 Aug 2024
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12:00 to 16:00
+ 5 other dates or times
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Delaval Discoveries: Potted History Talk 

Join our expert guides daily for an introduction to the gay Delavals, the most notorious of Georgian partygoers and pranksters and discover the story behind Sir John Vanbrugh's 300 year old masterpiece.

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24 Jul to 3 Nov 2024
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12:30 to 13:00
+ 110 other dates or times
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Summer of Play: Young Gardeners 

Get back to nature every Friday as part of Summer of Play with Young Gardeners, packed full of gardening, crafting and relaxing activities as well as plenty of nature-based stories for all the family to enjoy.

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26 Jul to 30 Aug 2024
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10:30 to 12:30
+ 5 other dates or times
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Delaval Discoveries: Garden Tour 

Join us to discover how we care for this historic landscape. Explore the history of architect Sir John Vanbrugh's pleasure grounds and find out what's new and in bloom this month.

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26 Jul to 26 Oct 2024
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14:00 to 15:00
+ 7 other dates or times