All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Outdoor Fun

Beningbrough Hall Gallery and Gardens

Beningbrough Hall Gallery and Gardens, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD
01904 472027
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Beningbrough Hall is maintained by the National Trust and is a Georgian mansion near York in North Yorkshire. There are three floors to explore within the hall which include plenty of family-friendly interactive exhibits. The first floor has wonderfully decorated rooms to show off its Georgian past plus dress up and other games and challenges.

On the second floor there was an art exhibition and on the third floor was where we found the most interactive displays. The most popular room is where you can dress up and pretend to be posing to have your portrait painted. There are also two computer screens where you take your photo and choose how you want to be portrayed in a painting.

Work is currently underway to improve the gardens at Beningbrough Hall. The walled gardens are amongst some of the best I’ve ever seen and kids can pick up a watering can and help the volunteers water the plants, flowers, vegetables and trees.

There is an outdoor playground at Beningbrough Hall. It’s not one of the National Trust’s biggest but there is plenty to play on. There is a rope bridge to a tower with a big slide, wooden playboat, climbing equipment, swings and more. Plus den building in the woods. There is also a range of walks so make sure you pick up a map at reception.

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FAQ and Further Information Beningbrough Hall Gallery and Gardens

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe on-site selling hot and cold food and drinks. Plus a coffee shop selling hot and cold drinks and lite bites. Picnics are allowed outside.

What are the main things to do?

Outdoor playground, Georgian hall with three floors and lots of fun and interesting interactive exhibits. Plus walks and gardens. There are toilets on-site and a cafe and coffee shop.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-range adults. Cheap-children. Free to National Trust members.
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher priced – between £13 to £18 per adult without gift aid. Children are cheaper at under £8.00.

Is there parking?

There is free parking.

When are they open?

They are open for most of the spring/summer and some of the autumn. They close early November and re-open early March. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome in most outdoor areas, except the playground.

Are they accessible?

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