The world-renowned exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will be on display at Sewerby Hall and Gardens now until 17 July 2022.
It is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 55 years. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives over 50,000 entries from all over the world, highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s award-winning images have embarked on an international tour that will allow them to be seen by well over a million people.
With a record-breaking number of entries from 95 countries, the judges of the 57th Wildlife Photographer of the Year have had the toughest job yet. Every entry was judged anonymously on its creativity, originality, and technical excellence by an international panel of industry experts. Using photography’s unique emotive power to engage and inspire audiences, the images shine a light on stories and species around the world and encourage a future of advocating for the planet.
To accompany the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, there will be a special programme of events for young visitors and their families……
Under 5s Go Wild
Under 5s Go Wild will take place at the venue every Friday morning from 13 May – 15 July. This will be a fun programme of activities for under 5s, all about wildlife, animals and the natural world, featuring music, art, drama, historical toys, stories, crafts and zoo experiences.
Activities will celebrate the beautiful surroundings at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, including the gardens, parkland, local wildlife, and zoo. They will also make links to the Edwardian displays in the house, with opportunities for visitors to find out about the animal toys Edwardian children played with, investigate herbs in the Edwardian kitchen, and grow their own cress. There will be plenty of opportunities to explore outside, including going on a mini mammal safari and hunting for minibeasts with the Active Coast team.
Participants will make bright, bold art all about animals and nature with artist Claire West; enjoy fun, interactive music sessions with musician Kathy Seabrook; get creative with owl’s activity (a Rusticus adventure); and enjoy nature-themed face painting. The team from Sewerby Zoo will give a special penguin feed and talk, show participants how to make fat balls, and there will be a chance to meet the goats. Each week, there will also be an opportunity to enjoy a story time or bounce and rhyme session with North Bridlington Library staff. Visitors with under 5s will also be able to borrow a ‘Garden Explorer Pack’, full of fun items to help them explore the grounds.
Full details of Under 5s Go Wild are available on the website here. All the events are included within general admission to Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
Family events every weekend!
Sewerby Hall and Gardens will be putting on a varied programme of events and activities every weekend throughout the exhibition.
On the first weekend alone (7 and 8 May), outdoor Rusticus Adventures will look at Wacky Wildlife, the perfect photo opportunity with a wily woodpecker, a ditzy dragonfly or barmy badger. There will also be Rusticus Stilt Walkabouts – mischievous Flamingo loves nothing more than to roam the gardens at Sewerby sharing titbits, raiding picnics and challenging visitors to stand on one leg! On Sunday, 8 May, there will also be an activity in the zoo, making willow fruit kebabs, and Wildcats will use their special Wildcats frames or magnifying glass, helping visitors become a Sewerby photographer, capturing a snapshot of Sewerby wildlife.
Full details of weekend events are available on the website here.
May Half Term events!
There will also be extra daily events running during May half term week! Both to celebrate the exhibition and to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee. More details to follow.