Region: Yorkshire

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Sewerby Hall & Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, Birdlington, East Riding of Yorkshire YO15 1EA

Contact: 01262 673769 or 01262 677874



Sewerby Hall and gardens offers a wide range of opportunities and resources for schools. 

We have several workshops which explore life and society in an Edwardian country house, Edwardian Christmas and the local prehistory of the area. All our workshops are linked to the National Curriculum. Bespoke workshops, guided tours and talks can also be arranged. 

For self-guided visits it is possible to arrange the use of class room facilities or the use of under-cover picnic facilities. 

Free teacher’s packs with information and teaching ideas are available for use on self guided visits.

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Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
With magnificent gardens, playground, zoo and beautiful and historic country house, Sewerby Hall and gardens is a unique educational and learning venue. Pupils can relax and learn at the same time, work hard and play hard all in the same visit. There is something linked to every national curriculum area, particularly the Arts and STEM subjects. Our working Edwardian kitchen gives children an opportunity to experience cooking on a coal fired range, no other venue in the region offers this.

What does a typical educational visit include?
Our workshops typically consist of a carousel of activities, usually lasting 25-30 minutes during which pupils explore different aspects of the topic under study.

Workshops can be tailored to the needs of schools and classes to provide a bespoke experience.
Self guided visits usually comprise a visit to the house and zoo followed by play in the gardens.

What group sizes do you cater for?
We can cater for about 30 students in a workshop, but can tailor workshops to accommodate more over the course of the day.

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
Teacher’s packs, linked to the requirements of the national curriculum, for the Hall and our Amy Johnson Collection are available for download at: 

Further teachers packs are in preparation.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
Photography by groups has to be by prior arrangement.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
Booking school visits are booked through the Estate Office.
Teachers can come on a reconnaissance visit should they wish.
We provide risk assessments for teachers.

Does your venue have an education officer?
Sewerby Hall and Gardens have a full time education officer, contact

What is the cost of the visit?
Any pre booked which contains 20 or more will get 25% discounted admission rate.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
There is always a first aider on site, but schools should bring their own first aider where possible.

Please list facilities available.
Clock Tower Café
Stables Shop
Ice Cream Parlour

What are your disabled facilities?
Sewerby Hall and gardens is full accessible for disables persons and also has a changing places room.

What are your opening days and hours?
Monday – Sunday 9.30am – 5pm until 6 November. Seasonal opening through the winter months until Easter.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years

Type of Visit: Historic Buildings Historical Heritage Museums Outdoor Education Parks and Gardens Zoos

Curriculum Topics Covered: English Environmental Studies Geography History STEM

Months Open: January February March April May June July August September October November December

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