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Our Family Adventure to Sewerby Hall, Gardens & Zoo

We decided to head to Sewerby Hall, Gardens & Zoo for the day as it was somewhere we had never been before. We have been to Bridlington plenty of times but had never really explored that much, we just did the antique stores if I'm honest. So as we were staying not far away, on a camping trip, we decided to check out Sewerby Hall, after hearing good things about the place from a few friends.

We visited during Covid restrictions and had to pre-book so please check on the website before you visit.

There is a decent sized car park on site, you have to head over the kiosk and show your tickets then you are free to wander. We took a slow walk to the zoo, on the way we took a photo of the map as the place is quite big and it easy to loose your bearings.

The Zoo

It is more like a farm than a zoo but it is still worth a look around if you are visiting and prices include entry to the zoo, gardens and hall.

They had a one way system in place that took you around the small 'Zoo' and you do get to see most of the animals so I feel like the one way system worked and had been well thought about. You can expect to see Penguins, Capuchin Monkeys, Pigs, Llamas, Goats, Golden Pheasants and more.

Once we were finished in the zoo we headed round to the Gardens.

The Gardens

There are 50 acres to explore here, from woodlands and rose garden to pleasure garden and walled garden,

The gardens are fantastic here, we started at the pleasure gardens with towering monkey puzzle trees and much needed shade under the trees. It is definitely a spot for a picnic here. There are lots of lovely plants and trees to look at and as you make your way around. Following the path, you will come to the walled garden which is just bursting with colour and quite large too. This leads you to the rose garden where we sat for a while and just enjoyed the surroundings. After a much needed rest we headed through the woodland walk which was just spectacular, look out for the wood carvings with some great mottos engraved into them. We spent a good few hours exploring the gardens and really enjoyed it. The path leads you back round to the front of the hall.

The Hall

So much history here in the Grade 1 listed building. The main core of the building was built in 1714 with extra additions added throughout the years. You have to follow the one way system round which takes you through each room. Lots to read and see as you step back in time and is furnished with furniture from the Victoria and Albert museum. You can also find two rooms dedicated to Aviatrix Amy Johnson, who was born in Hull, she was invited to reopen the hall in the 1936 after renovations and then had rooms dedicated to her in the 50s. There is lots to look at and learn about and is well worth a visit.

We decided to take a cliff top walk next. You have to leave the park for this, but you can re enter at any time on your day there. Just keep your ticket. There is a road train that takes you up into Bridlington and you can get access to the gorgeous beach too. We ended up sitting for a bit on the cricket pitch and just enjoyed the views which are fab.

You can find cafes on site offering a limited menu at the moment, a gift shop and ice cream parlour (we had ice cream and it was delicious), toilets, plenty of dog bowls dotted about for thirsty dogs.

Good to know info

Plenty of seats dotted about for those who need a rest

Picnic benches

Café serving limited menu

Toilets are open

Water for dogs available

You can come and go throughout the day with your ticket

I would say it is accessible to everyone, including the house which has access round the back for those who need help.

Orienteering packs available

Teaching packs available to download on the website

To Book Your Tickets Click HERE

Opening times

House - 11am-4.30pm

Gardens - 9am - 5pm

Zoo - 9am - 5pm

Prices (Based on 2 adults and 3 children)

£21 This was for a family ticket of 2+2 (£20) and one extra child at a cost of £1

We spent around 5 hours here from opening time, you could spend longer if you wanted too.

Also close by

Flamborough Lighthouse

Land Train (£14 for a family of 5 return)

Bridlington Beach

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