Beningbrough Hall Gallery and Gardens
Near York, North Yorkshire
Average time spent – 2-3+ hours.
Things to do at Beningbrough Hall review
Beningbrough Hall is maintained by the National Trust and is a Georgian mansion near York.
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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Important Information Beningbrough Hall Gallery and Gardens
Eating – 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.
Facilities in brief – 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.
Entry price – *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. Parking is free.
Opening: 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.
Address: Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York YO30 1DD, North Yorkshire, England. Phone: 01904 472027
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Category – Historical house and gardens – Indoors and Outdoors – suitable for all ages.
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