New café and facilities
Come out and play on the new seven metre pyramid complete with rope bridge, climbing wall and two slides. With a new café and toilets nearby and dogs are now welcome in the garden; summer holidays are covered at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens.
It’s all change in the popular wilderness play area at this National Trust site between York and Harrogate. Gone is the fort that has hosted many an adventure and just opened is the brand new piece of play kit.
Towering above little visitors at seven metres high, the tallest slide can be reached via a climbing wall or by balancing along the rope bridge. The smallest visitors aren’t left out with a small slide reached by a slope, perfect for little legs.
Grown-ups welcome too!
Perhaps for the grown-ups the other new additions will be the most welcome – the nearby Brew House is open throughout the holidays, serving ice creams, sandwiches, sausage rolls and other snacks alongside hot and cold drinks.
Next door are the long awaited toilets. No more lengthy interruptions to play time when nature calls.
Faye Parkes, Membership and Admissions Manager said “We’re always listening to feedback and when possible work into the developments at Beningbrough. Not only is the new pyramid going to be popular but the additional toilets and refreshment stop will make it easier for visitors to really enjoy their day”.
Faye went on to say, “We’ve also recently changed our stance on dogs now being able to access most of the garden. This was after a three month trial to make sure it worked for Beningbrough. As one member told me, they can really make the most of their membership now, and don’t have to plan visits and leave their dog at home.”
Throughout August there are craft activities happening on Mondays and Wednesday and on Friday’s there will be rescued birds of prey to meet and maybe get a chance to hold.
All the activities are free and it’s free entry to National Trust members and under-fives, otherwise normal admission charges apply.