Great ideas for days out in Yorkshire!
We bring you our review of what it's like, things to do, and things to see there....
This review was written BEFORE the £2.6M makeover completed August 2014 which has refitted the house interior as it would have been in Edwardian times - more details and how you can leave your own reviews of the updated attraction at the bottom of the page
On a hot day-off, we headed for the cool sea-breeze of the coast, to Sewerby Hall and Gardens in Bridlington.
We've visited before, but never quite managed it in the height of Summer - although I did come here on a school trip as a child of about 6 years old, from my school in Lincolnshire.
We visited the zoo and parks, but I remember the highlight of the trip was rockpooling on Sewerby beach, right below the hall and gardens..!
...a delight which, unfortunately, we missed out on this time! There's always next time, though!
Sewerby Hall and Gardens is a really relaxing day out, with plenty to entertain the whole family...
Walk through beautifully landscaped park and gardens, up to the hall, where you can find interesting exhibitions and exhibits, or visit the zoo...
First things first - The Zoo
We walked up to the zoo, and walked around the various pens...
And it's not one of those zoos where absolutely everything is behind bars, either - there is a petting area, with some very sweet little goats, and some lovely little guinea-pigs and rabbits.
Then we moved onto several birds - very colourful, and with beautiful songs - we were quite entranced!
I was very taken with the Kune kune pigs (means 'fat and round') - hairy, fat, funny creatures - but very friendly - I think!
These feathered friends posed, preened and swam obligingly - and we got a great close-up view! Seriously cute!
The zoo is:
Next we had a quick peep inside the craft workshops - some very tempting jewellery and unusual and interesting bee products.
After all that, (not even half way though yet!) we thought it was definitely time for some lunch, so we headed for the Clock Tower Tea Rooms.
The Clock Tower Tea Rooms
The cafe/tea-room is counter service, with quite a wide menu selection...
Both came with a small side salad, and extra margarine.
We sat inside at little tables and chairs, as it was quite nice and cool inside - there was lots of seating outside in the sun, too...
And some picnic tables a little further away if you fancied bringing your own picnic to enjoy.
What could be better after a nice lunch than a relaxing stroll in beautiful gardens...
...and the gardens at Sewerby Hall are stunning!
It's a really peaceful place, very relaxing, with lots of places to stop and rest, admire the view, or stroll around.
Walk through the walled garden to reach the Rose Garden too - our visit in late June was perfectly timed for the best of the blooms...
Again, lots of sunny or shady spots to sit, and while away a few minutes, or a few hours...
For a shady stroll try the woodland walk - we only did a little, but the trail actually stretches for 2 miles...
Look out for woodland flowers and squirrels - we spotted several of each, in the short distance we walked!
For essential shade on sunny days, or to stay warm and dry in typical British rainy Summers, don't miss the Hall itself!
The hall dates from the early 18th Century (Georgian).
Inside the hall see:
The hall also houses a small, but well-stocked Gift Shop, and toilets.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens frequently hold special events:
Days Out in Yorkshire - Sewerby Hall and Gardens on the Map
Find Sewerby Hall just outside Bridlington.
You can access Sewerby Hall and Gardens from:
This map is interactive.
School Summer Holidays
At Extra Charge:
Dogs are allowed on a lead, in the grounds only (not allowed in the zoo, hall or tea room).
Push-chairs, prams and motorised buggies not allowed inside the hall.
(Info all correct at the date of our visit: June 2011)
This review was written BEFORE the £2.6M makeover completed August 2014 which has refitted the house interior as it would have been in Edwardian times - there are now many more rooms open, and they have been reproduced as the hall would have been around 1910.
The Amy Johnson Collection is rehoused in another part of the house, and there are interactive experiences - 'A Servants Life' and the Sewerby Memory Wall
Other facilities and features have also been improved during the makeover.
Have you been? Tell us about your day out at Sewerby...
Click here to visit the official Sewerby Hall website, for more details...
I think you could easily enjoy a whole day out with the family here.
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