Burnby Hall Gardens
Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire
Average time spent – 2+ hours.
Things to do at Burnby Hall Gardens review – Burnby Hall no longer has a hall for the public to look around but it does have some very impressive and beautiful gardens, plus a recently opened museum. The gardens have benefited from lottery funding and they have spent the funding well. There is plenty to occupy two hours or more. If you take a picnic or lunch in the cafe you could have a relatively long day out at Burnby.
The highlight to a visit is feeding the fish. Make sure you buy plenty of pots of fish food (expensive at £1.20 a pot) but we kept going back for more as it was so much fun. There must be thousands of young fish in the lake which all want feeding and will virtually clamber over each other with their mouths open waiting to be fed. Plus the lake they live in is beautiful and soon to be covered in lilies once again.
There is a small but very interesting museum with artefacts from the tours of the world that the previous owners once enjoyed. There is also a new children’s playground with a big climbing area, two slides and plenty to swing on.
On the walk around the lakes, you will find a secret garden, an aviary in a Victorian garden, a stunning rockery and a stumpery that looks like fairies and elves could live there.
Eating – There is a cafe on-site selling hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outside.
Facilities in brief – Thousands of fish to feed, beautiful lily covered lakes, a walk with different types of gardens, museum and playground. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.
Entry price – *Cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap – Just under £6.00 per person. In the winter it is even cheaper at under £3.00 each for a standard ticket. Under 5’s are free.
Opening: They are open for most of the year however they close just before Christmas and then re-open in early January. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Information on accessibility – The Gardens, Lilypad Café, Museum and Gift Shop are all wheelchair and pushchair friendly, and we have disabled toilet facilities and a baby changing area.
Address: 33 The Balk, Pocklington, York YO42 2QF, East Riding Yorkshire, England. Phone: 01759 307125
Category – Great outdoors. Suitable for all ages.
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