Just eight miles north of York is beautiful Beningbrough with its glorious gardens, sprawling parkland and hands-on art galleries.
Whether it’s swinging from heights in the popular wilderness play area, fun and games on the lawn, borrowing a bike to ride around the gardens or dressing up as royalty in the hall, Beningbrough is a fantastic family day out.
Pick up a free explorer backpack and go hunting for bugs, bird watching or navigating the gardens with a compass. Or, head inside. The hall can be enjoyed all year round. Get creative in the interactive galleries or let your littlest one amuse themselves in the pre-school playroom.
During school holidays, there are plenty of organised activities to enjoy from the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ playlist as well as artrageous workshops and interactive trails.
Children’s picnic boxes and delicious meals made from home grown and locally sourced produce are available from the restaurant. Plus ice creams from the shop in the spring and summer months.
“We did Beningborough last week. My lg is 3 and loved that they have little bikes scattered around, could do everything in the play area, enjoyed looking the little “Benny” dogs in the house, and the photography exhibition (dressing up, etc) My youngest (10 months) could do swings and slides outside, and there is a lovely room right at the top of the house for littles with a few activities in.”
Mumbler LI, Aug 16
“My 2 love the adventure play area and they can ride bikes etc round the grounds too.”
Mumbler JC, Jan 18
Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD
T: 01904 472027