Sewerby Hall & Gardens
BRIDLINGTON, EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE
Sewerby Hall and Gardens is uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington. It is set in 50 acres of early 19th-century parkland, and offers something for everyone, from magnificent, award-winning gardens to the deep rooted heritage of the house. The house has been transformed using furniture from the Victoria and Albert Museum and other nationally important collections, so you can take a trip back to the 1900s to see how Sewerby Hall would have looked. There is also an exhibition on aviator, Amy Johnson (1903-1941). The zoo is the place to keep the children amused, with a fascinating collection of animals and birds. Highlights are the ring-tailed lemurs (fed at 2pm daily) and the Humboldt penguins (fed at 3pm daily). Visitors can pre-book their very own animal encounter with the penguins. Sewerby Hall and Gardens has a varied events programme from craft fairs to car rallies, Wacky Walks to Magic Days which all adds up to make a great day out. The children’s adventure playground has a nautical theme which will appeal to children of all ages. If the kids are feeling more energetic then you could buy an orienteering pack with everything you need to map your way around the estate or an Adventurer’s Guide full of activities, puzzles, quizzes and much more. Sport-lovers may enjoy the nine-hole pitch and putt golf course, the 18-hole putting green, a FootGolf course as well as Crown Green Bowling. The gatehouses and lodge to the estate near the entrance have been converted into three luxury holiday cottages. Available throughout the year, they can be booked by visiting the Sewerby Hall and Gardens website.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Changing facilities
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Estate open all year, dawn-dusk. Hall open Apr-Sep, daily; Oct-Mar, wknds & school holidays. Please contact for further details
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About the area
Discover East Riding of Yorkshire
Yorkshire’s East Riding is the only one left of a trio of ‘ridings’ which existed up until 1974. The North and West are gone, to be replaced by North, South and West Yorkshires. The East Riding rises up from the Hull side of the Humber estuary, until it reaches Flamborough Head. This is an impressive headland with sheer white cliffs, serving as a home to large colonies of seabirds. The area is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
The county has plenty of beachy coast, including the seaside towns of Hornsea and Bridlington. The first of these is between the sea and a large freshwater lake called Hornsea Mere. This is also an SSSI and an SAC, and is great for watersports and fishing. The area was also known for its pottery, which has sadly gone into decline in recent years. Further north, Bridlington is a family-friendly summer beach resort. Kingston upon Hull is the largest city in the county, and was one of the few places outside London that suffered widespread bombing during WW2. It’s long ago come back from that though, and was the 2017 UK City of Culture.
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