What paths are closed for renovation?
Starting on Wednesday, 8 June, there will be a seven-week programme of work to resurface the paths in some of the main areas of the grounds here at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
The first phase of work is on the path between the cliff top pay box and the band stand area. A temporary path has been installed across the front events field. This work is expected to last three weeks and will see the this path widened. Please note for Park Run participants: If you take part in the Sewerby Park Run, there will be an alternative route over this period.
The other path work is yet to commence. Updates will be shared on the Sewerby Hall social media channels as well as here regarding paths and locations on the property that are affected. Please note there may be some noise disruption, due to the necessary drilling works.
Please check back weekly for advice and diversion information. We apologise in advance for any disruption this may cause to your visit. Thank you for your patience and co-operation while we make Sewerby Hall and Gardens more accessible and enjoyable for all.
Do I need to pay for a child under 3?
No; there is no booking required for Children under 3 years old.
My ticket says 9.30am do I need to visit at this time?
No; this is our opening time. You can visit at any point in the day
Do I need to book a ticket if am a Historic Houses pass holder or annual pass holder?
No; you can turn up at any point.
Is the land train running?
The land train will resume a regular service from Saturday 26 March.
Do carers get in for free?
Yes; carers are allowed free access to the estate upon production of valid entitlement and their cared-for visitor pays our standard admission fee. Please bring relevant proof of entitlement such as a blue badge, or a personal independence payments letter; evidence of eligibility may be requested.
What does my admission include?
During the main season, your ticket includes access to the house, the zoo, the gardens and the children's adventure playground as well as all events unless an additional charge is indicated.
Do you offer a reduced admission price for concessions?
No; our prices include admissions for adults, children and families (two children and two adults) and our annual passes offer even better value for money.
Where can I park and how much does it cost?
Our onsite car park is free to patrons of the estate. During the main season, overflow parking is available on Sewerby Road between the Methodist Church Hall and Bondville Model Village; YO15 1ER. Discounted admission to Sewerby Hall and Gardens is available upon production of a valid parking ticket.
Can I leave the grounds and come back in?
Yes; please retain your receipt and show it to pay box staff when re-entering the site.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes; well-behaved dogs must remain on leads at all times; please ensure that you clean up after your dog. Only Assistance Dogs are allowed in the zoo, house, children's adventure playground, Stables Gift Shop, Orangery and Clock Tower Cafe. There is a section in the cafe where all dogs are permitted.
Are prams or pushchairs permitted in the house?
No; in order to preserve our historical items, pushchairs and prams are not permitted in the house or Orangery. Spaces for these items can be found at the rear door of the house and there are locks available; please ring the bell at the back door and a staff member will attend.
We have HippyChick Hipseats available for visitors.
Are mobility scooters permitted in the house?
No; due to conservation issues motorised wheelchairs, buggies or scooters are not permitted in the house or the first floor of the Old Laundry Block. We have a selection of non-motorised wheelchairs available for visitors who need to transfer from a motorised wheelchair in order to access the house.
Are the house and grounds accessible to all?
The house and estate are disabled-friendly and there are parking bays for blue badge holders. There are some steps around the estate especially on the Woodland Walk where the path is surfaced with bark chippings. Alternate access routes are clearly sign-posted.
To enjoy the house and grounds to their fullest, visitors with walking difficulties should consider bringing their own mobility aids; the footpath from the car park to the house has a slight incline and is approximately 200 metres long.
Are there any disabled toilets onsite?
There is a unisex disabled toilet in both the Orangery and the courtyard.
There is a Changing Places unit located in the courtyard accessed with a standard radar key.
What facilities to you have for babies?
Baby changing facilities are available in the courtyard and Orangery toilets.
Mothers are welcome to breastfeed their children anywhere onsite. Staff can arrange a discrete space if requested.
Can I buy a gift voucher?
Yes; we sell gift vouchers for any items available onsite including admissions, Vintage Afternoon Teas, Animal Encounters and zoo adoptions.
Can I take photographs?
Photography in the house is permitted in some rooms. No commercial photography is permitted anywhere onsite without prior permission.
Can I ride my bicycle in the grounds?
No; your cycle can be stored at the racks adjacent to each pay box.
Are there any local transport links?
Yes; bus stops are located outside our main entrance with services running to both Bridlington and Flamborough. Bridlington train station is located in the town centre and there are numerous taxi firms available.
Are you part of the National Trust or English Heritage?
No; the site is owned and maintained by the local authority.
Can I bring a picnic?
Yes; there are numerous picnic sites dotted about the estate.
Where is the nearest cash machine?
The nearest machine is in McColl's Supermarket on Wheatley Drive, approximately one mile away; YO16 6TN.
Are there guided tours of the house?
Yes there are audio tours. When you visit the house, you can use your phone to find out as little more about its past. Look out for the QR Codes in the downstairs rooms, scan them with your phone and then tap on the link to hear a short, one minute, introductory history of the room in which you are standing. You will also find some QR Codes around the grounds too.
Can I bring a large group of visitors?
Yes; we offer pre-booked groups of twenty or more a 25 percent discount on admission. All group organisers should complete a group booking form.
Can I hire the site as a venue for corporate hospitality or for a private function?
Yes; all our rooms are available to hire at competitive hourly rates.
Is there a No Smoking policy on site?
You are not allowed to smoke cigarettes, use e-cigarettes or vape in all indoor areas (including the house, Orangery, cafe, shop, Welcome Centre, training rooms and public conveniences) as well as The Courtyard, Clock Tower Cafe Terrace (the outdoor seating area), the Children's Play Area, Zoo and Marquees. The ban is part of the wider East Riding of Yorkshire Council No Smoking Policy and for the comfort of all visitors.