Sewerby Hall & Gardens | Things to do

We often choose to visit Sewerby Hall & Gardens near Bridlington for a number of reasons. Sometimes we have just a couple of hours to spare so we wander around the gardens and visit the zoo. Sometimes we want to spend longer and we also include the house, playground and the woodland walk. Every visit is different and no matter what time of year it is we always enjoy it.

Sewerby Hall & Gardens | Things to do

Sewerby Hall and Gardens sits high on a cliff close to the sea on the East Yorkshire coast. It has a large free car park. If it happens to be busy when you visit you can park at the pay and display and they will then discount your ticket. When it is running you can also catch the land train from Bridlington up to the hall. If you are feeling particularly energetic you can walk from Bridlington.

Sewerby Hall & Gardens | Things to do

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When you enter the park if you head left the first thing you will come to is the playground. It’s a relatively small play area but there’s plenty for kids to play on and there’s something to suit all ages. There’s also a few picnic benches here and it’s a popular spot with families.

Playground at Sewerby Hall
Playground at Sewerby Hall
Playground at Sewerby Hall

From here you will then come to the clock tower cafe. This has seating indoors and outdoors. Currently, they are open with a limited menu for take-out only. It’s a really pretty place to sit. In fact, the whole of Sewerby is pretty. The groundskeepers do a great job of looking after the place. You may notice a sign here about a dinosaur trail app that you can download for your phone.

Clock house cafe Sewerby

Download the free ‘Love Exploring’ App to your mobile device before your visit to enjoy a variety of games and trails from the palm of your hand. Have fun finding the fairies and dinosaurs in the grounds of Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

Sewerby Hall boasts a zoo. The first time I visited I was a bit disappointed as it is small. It’s more a small wildlife park than a zoo.

But the more we visit the more we love it and we love the animals that they have here. There’s a gorgeous micro pig called Gus who if you call him enough comes over for a scratch. They have penguins that are just centimetres away from you on the other side of a short wall. There are birds you can chat to, goats you can stroke and more.

Zoo at Sewerby
Zoo at Sewerby
Zoo at Sewerby

Sewerby Hall & Gardens | Things to do

You can also look around the house. Quite a lot of the rooms are set out how they would have looked in the past and others have exhibitions in with interactive elements in most. We love the room where you can watch a video of Bridlington from the 1970s. It has certainly changed over the years. There is also a playroom for the kids with wooden toys including a dolls house.

Inside the house at Sewerby
Inside the house at Sewerby
Inside the house at Sewerby

There are some really beautiful gardens at Sewerby. The walled gardens are brimming with flowers in the Spring and Summer. The rose garden smells amazing when the plants are in bloom.

The gardens at Sewerby

If you exit out of here and walk straight ahead you will come to some huge monkey puzzle trees.

the grounds at Sewerby Hall

A little further on from here is a small games area and a putting green. The putting green is 18 holes and they have a box for donations of £2 per adult and £1 for a child. Sadly this was still closed when we last visited.

the putting green

After the putting green if you head left you will walk past the zoo and cafe. If you turn right on the path and then right again you will come to the outskirts of a caravan park. Here there is a signpost left into the woods. This is a woodland walk around the edge of some of the grounds at Sewerby.

woodland walk Sewerby Hall
Woodland walk Sewerby Hall

Events at Sewerby – When we aren’t all having to socially distance they have some excellent events at Sewerby. They often have special family days with donkey rides, bouncy castle, Punch and Judy and more. We have also been to a jousting day there which was very good.

If you are wanting to spend a day there and do everything there you could easily spend 3-4 hours.

Important Information about Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Address: Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA, East Riding Yorkshire

Car parking at Sewerby Hall – There is a relatively large car park with free parking. If you can’t find a space you can park at the pay and display car park in Sewerby and they will refund you for it.

Sewerby Hall Prices – Currently you must pre-book online in advance. An adult ticket costs £6.20 and £4.20 for children aged 3-15. Under 3’s are free. They also sell family tickets.

Can you purchase and annual pass for Sewerby Hall? – Yes you can. They are great value for money at £27 for an adult and £15 for a child. A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children is £75.00.

Facilities at Sewerby Hall and Gardens: Small zoo with a good variety of animals, play area, old hall to look around with interactive elements, gardens with walled areas, putting green and a woodland walk. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.

Opening Times: They are open for most of the year but the house is closed on weekdays in the winter (except for school holidays). For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Accessibility – The house and estate are disabled-friendly and there are parking bays for blue badge holders. There are some steps around the estate, especially on the Woodland Walk where the path is surfaced with bark chippings. Alternate access routes are clearly sign-posted.

Is Sewerby Hall Dog Friendly: Dogs are allowed on a lead. They are, however, not allowed in the zoo, house, children’s adventure playground, Stables Gift Shop, Orangery and Clock Tower Cafe.

Are there places to picnic at Sewerby Hall: Yes there are a few picnic tables in and near the playground. There are also lots of benches around the park and plenty of grass

Category: Historical property with a small zoo – Indoors and Outdoors – suitable for all ages

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