Sewerby Hall

Summer of Fun starts next week at Sewerby Hall and Gardens

The Summer of Fun at Sewerby Hall and Gardens is very nearly here, with a varied programme of fun activities and events throughout the school holidays, from Monday, 23 July to Friday, 31 August.

The Summer begins on 23 July with a Rusticus encounter : Greek Storyteller! The following day, Tuesday 24 July, will feature a Rusticus Storytime : Robin Hood! Wednesday 25 July will be a Magic day and Face Painting, as well as donkey rides (at a small additional charge), the Festival of Archaeology, and shelter building and handling sessions.

There will be another Rusticus adventure on Thursday, 26 July, Shipwreck! Friday 27 July will feature Family Classic Games and the Festival of Archaeology.

Other highlights of the Summer of Fun will include Yorkshire Day on Wednesday 1 August, from 11am to 3pm with a spectacular celebration of all things Yorkshire :  music, activities, Morris Dancing, and fun and games like Yorkshire Pudding and spoon races, Yorkshire flag making, and donkey rides. The Rusticus adventure will be Great Yorkshire Moments! – a chance to travel through time…There will also be a 'Loudest Town Crier' competition.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens will also be hosting a brand new event, The Sewerby Food Festival, on Sunday, 12 August.

 'A Taste of the Coast' will be a celebration of local food producers and their products and will see a wide range of food and drink available, as well as lots of activities for a fun day out.

The Holderness Coast FLAG (Fisheries Local Action Group) are working with Sewerby Hall and Gardens to feature shellfish and seafood cookery demonstrations by Alison Johnson of the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School, which will run throughout the day, together with other organisations promoting the local seafood industry.

An impressive total of 50 stalls at the Fair will include a medieval tavern with real ale; a range of smoked foods; artisan pork pies; homemade deli items; Greek street food; Yorkshire pudding wraps; a beekeeper and honey products; pizza and prosecco; Russian food; and a range of local seafood, including the Whitby scampi van, and a 16 foot pebble (fishing boat) and a stall. There will be a butcher, and a baker, selling burgers, sausages, bagels, and cup cakes, and there will also be a chocolatier and a range of coffees and teas for sale, plus a hog roast.  In addition, visitors will be able to purchase preserves and pies. Shellfish from the Holderness Coast will also be available to purchase on the day.

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said: “The Summer of Fun at Sewerby Hall and Gardens promises six weeks of great fun, with events and activities, as well as concerts in the Orangery and of course all the regular features of a visit like the gardens themselves, the house, the exhibitions, the zoo, and the café.”

Entry for visitors will cost : £8 for adults; £5.90 for children;  and £26 for a family (two adults and two children).

Full details of the  whole summer events programme  - the Summer of Fun – as well as the zoo, the café, the gardens and other events and exhibitions are at www.sewerbyhall.co.uk

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Yorkshire Day - part of the Summer of Fun - at Sewerby Hall and Gardens

The Summer of Fun at Sewerby Hall and Gardens is well under way, with a varied programme of fun activities and events throughout the school holidays, until Friday, 31 August.

The second week of events begins on Monday, 30 July with a Rusticus encounter : Greek Storyteller! The following day, Tuesday 31 July, will see a Rusticus Storytime : Robin Hood!

One of the main events of the summer will be on Yorkshire Day, Wednesday 1 August, with a full day spectacular celebration of all things Yorkshire, featuring a Rusticus Adventure : Great Yorkshire Moments! (a chance to travel through time); Morris dancing; Yorkshire Pudding and Spoon races;  Yorkshire flag making; donkey rides; the Loudest Town Crier competition with Michael Wood, Town Crier for East Riding of Yorkshire; and Yorkshire recipes from the East Riding archives.

Thursday, 2 August brings a Rusticus Adventure : Shipwreck!, and Friday 3 August will offer Play Activities and Nest Box activity in the Orangery.

Marie Gascoigne, facility manager at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, said : “We have an amazing programme of events and activities all summer long, and Yorkshire Day promises to be one of the real highlights, with loads of fun activities put together by our team here to reflect all the amazing people and things that come from the broad acres!”

Entry for visitors will cost : £8 for adults; £5.90 for children;  and £26 for a family (two adults and two children).

Full details of the Summer of Fun – as well as the zoo, the café, the gardens and other events and exhibitions -  are at www.sewerbyhall.co.uk