We’ve had a great day out today at Sewerby Hall and Gardens! I used to go annually when I was little and it’s a long time since I last went – Safe to say, we had a great time and it was just as lovely as I remembered! We met the lovely Hull and East Riding Mumbler so we had 4 children from 5 to 8 years. They genuinely had a great time. There is so much going on there this summer – more details on the website HERE.
It wasn’t too hot either, there was a breeze coming off the cliffs and the house and woodlands were very cool and shady.
Every day you can do the Wizard of Oz trail in the gardens, this is lovely and the gardens are beautiful. The kids loved the walled gardens as they felt they were exploring given the paths to get there.
All the children enjoyed the Servant trail around the house and on a day like today, it was nice to get out of the sun! The staff were so nice and very helpful to the kids.
I loved looking round the house spotting the different things. The dolls house was amazing – Eliza
There are the usual favourites like the zoo, grounds, giant games, golf and play area. The keepers took time to answer the boys questions and were more than happy to interact. It wasn’t too busy so you could get really close to the animals, spending as much time as you wished.
The monkeys were keen for a play and the humboldt penquins were great fun especially when one went for a swim – Henry
Today. they had on an Archaeological event and we made a shelter and learned about stone age tools, went to a magic show and options of a donkey ride and face painting! The Mr Bubbles magic show was enjoyed very much by Henry and Eliza and it was a nice way to start the visit.
The shelter building was brilliant. We were split into smaller groups, each with their own kit! This ensured that everyone was involved, there was a reduced chance of injury (always a bonus when large sticks involved!) and that there were some very different dens. On the “girls” team, we built a den resting against a tree. They loved the draping, string tying and scissors. Plus they were very keen to decorate it, even with leaves and then get inside to give it a try!
The den building was really cool and I liked to have a go! Our den was better than the boys!! – Eliza
I loved learning how axes were made from the different time periods – Henry
This was followed by the handling of archeological artefacts from the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age. The kids were transfixed and asked so many questions! They were fully engaged and the gentleman taking the session was so patient answering every question fired at him…there were A LOT!
You can reach the beach via the steps if you wish or the land train into town. We stayed on site and then popped to North Beach for fish and chip tea and a quick dip on the way home!
We arrived at approx 11am and left at 4pm, we packed so much in and felt like there was still more to do, especially around the grounds including golf and the woodland walk. . This was a full day out for us. We took a picnic but there is food available to buy and we did enjoy an ice cream! The staff were very helpful and kind, especially to the children.
For the purpose of this review, we were allowed entry.