From garden adventures to bunny-themed egg hunts, Beningbrough Hall is ready for its most action-packed Easter holiday yet.
York’s country house has lined up lots of activities for fun-seekers of all ages.
Tiny things trek
Tues April 11–Thurs April 13 / Tues April 18–Thurs April 20 @ 1.30pm
Beningbrough gardener Kate is ready to take you on a miniature quest. Explore the gardens to discover nature’s tiniest gems – from buds to bugs.
To book a place, visit the stables shop after noon on the day.
Plant a patch
Tues April 11–Thurs April 13 / Tues April 18–Thurs April 20
@ 11.30am-12.30pm / 2pm-3pm
Join the team in Beningbrough’s walled garden and have a go at planting some of the delicious produce used in Beningbrough’s restaurant. Then you can return later in the year to taste the results.
Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens
Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD
Open every day except Mondays (open Bank Holiday Monday) 10.30am-5pm
Easter weekend with Cadbury
Fri Apr 14-Mon Apr 17 @ 10.30am-4.30pm
The Beningbrough bunny is back…
Follow Bunny on his trail indoors and out and you’ll meet his friends, the Dawnay family pet rabbits, along the way.
You’ll even win your very own Cadbury chocolate bunny to take home with you. The trail sheet costs £2 with each one getting a chocolate prize.
Who’s the Usain Bolt in your family? Find out by challenging them to an egg and spoon race.
Fri Apr 14-Mon Apr 17 @ 1.30pm-3.30pm
Head inside for an Easter-themed Artrageous egg decorating workshop. For £1.50 you get everything you need to create your masterpiece – including the boiled egg!
At the end of the workshop the Easter Bunny will arrive to pick their favourite decorated egg for a prize.
Then join the Easter Bunny for a wander following the workshop, at around 3.45pm.
While you’re there…
There’s still all the usual fun to explore at Beninbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens.
Wheel along paths on one of Beningbrough’s trikes or bikes to building a den or escaping to the wilderness play area.
Grab one of the new explorer back-packs from the hall – these come with all the kit you might need for a themed adventure like hunting for bugs or going birdwatching.
From noon each day explore the house and its amazing art from the National Portrait Gallery – including a striking picture of David Beckham.