Family-friendly things to do at Seaton Delaval Hall
- 10 September 2023
There is plenty at Seaton Delaval Hall for families young and old to enjoy. Enjoy the open spaces, take part in our active adventures, recreate some of the mischief and playfulness for which the Delaval family were known and create great memories together.
Planning your family visit
- Hip-carrying infant seats available for loan from visitor welcome
- Buggy-park available at West Wing courtyard entrance and Basement (north side)
- Level entrance to ground floor of Basement and West Wing.
- Balance bikes and foot-propelled scooters for under-fives are welcome in the garden but we ask that you do not bring them into the buildings. They are left at your own risk.
- Children's lunchboxes available in the Brewhouse Cafe.
- Smaller plastic cutlery and crockery is available in the Brewhouse Cafe on request; please ask the team.
- Great picnic spots and Summerhouse available for top ups with drinks and ice creams.
Family-friendly things to do in the house and in the rain
There is lots for families with children to discover and enjoy inside Seaton Delaval Hall so that whatever the weather, you’ll have a great day out.
Family-friendly things to do in the grounds
Seaton Delaval Hall was once home to a generation of residents known as the 'Gay Delavals', notorious 18th-century pranksters, who loved nothing more than to confuse their guests with mischief and trickery. Their [in]famous playfulness has been reintroduced throughout the grounds, designed to incorporate hints of the trickery and mischief for which its inhabitants were known.
50 Things to do Before You're 11 3/4
Whatever time of year it is, Seaton Delaval Hall is the perfect place to see how many activities you can tick off on the list of 50 Things to do Before You’re 11 ¾, our list of activities designed to get children closer to nature in a fun way!
To get you started, here's our top five to complete at Seaton Delaval Hall:
Find out about 50 Things to do Before You're 11 3/4 and how to tick off these and more.
Grab a bite for the whole family
When you’ve run off some energy it’s time to have a rest and recharge the batteries.
Bring a picnic and grab some hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams from the Summerhouse to top up, or head down to the Brewhouse Cafe for lunch indoors or enjoy lunch outside in the garden.
Find out more about eating at Seaton Delaval Hall here.
During your visit to Seaton Delaval Hall, stop by the Brewhouse Café. Housed in a 17th-century building, it offers a wide range of drinks and snacks, as well as indoor and outdoor seating.
Uncover centuries of history and the story of the flamboyant and theatrical 'gay Delavals' in architect Sir John Vanbrugh's stunning buildings at Seaton Delaval Hall. Discover the dramatic scars of the fierce fires that nearly condemned it to ruin 200 years ago and see how the creativity and mischief has returned to this country house once more.
Find out what you’ll discover in the varied garden at Seaton Delaval Hall, from a Parterre and Rose Garden to a centuries-old weeping ash and woodland waiting to be explored.
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