The winter months are a great time to visit East Yorkshire’s stately homes, with many offering free or discounted entry to their grounds and gardens. Blow off the cobwebs with a walk around secret walled gardens and wintry woodlands and marvel at the grandeur of our historic houses. You’ll often find on-site cafes for when you need to warm up with a hot chocolate and play parks to help keep your little ones happy.

Read on for a round-up of budget-friendly admissions to stately homes in East Yorkshire.

Sewerby Hall Gardens

Free admission to the gardens until Friday 22 March 2024 (excludes school holidays).

Couple walking at Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland, Sewerby Hall’s Gardens are beautiful no matter the time of year. Until 24 March 2023 you are welcome to explore their award-winning gardens and woodland free of charge.

The pleasure garden, walled garden, rose garden and woodland all offer their own variety of sights, smells and sounds while the children’s nautical themed adventure playground will keep children of all ages entertained.

After your walk, enjoy a brew and a snack from The Clock Tower Café.

Sewerby Hall Gardens are dog friendly so it’s the pawfect day out for the whole family.

Find out more about Sewerby Hall and Gardens.


Sledmere House

Half price grounds and garden ticket until Friday 9 February 2024.

Couple walking a dog at Sledmere House in Winter

Sledmere House near Driffield has been captivating visitors for over 200 years. Experience its charm for yourself with a half price grounds and garden ticket, available until 9 February 2024.

Enjoy a relaxing day wandering around the beautiful walled garden, explore acres of historic grounds, have fun in the adventure play area and meet the animals in the rare breed farm park. The gardens are dog-friendly too so the whole family can join in. The Coach House Café are on hand to serve up refreshments and you can visit the Farm Shop to pick up some tasty treats to take home with you.

Find out more about Sledmere House


Burton Constable Hall Grounds

Have Fun in February offer

Burton Constable Hall gardens in winter

Home to the Constable family for over 700 years, Burton Constable is a truly beautiful English country house with gardens which are every bit as magical.

Throughout February, children can have free entry to the grounds and stables if accompanied by a fee-paying adult. Your little ones should come prepared in wellies and waterproofs to have fun following the trails around the grounds, splashing in puddles and enjoying lots of outdoor fun! The offer is limited to a maximum of two children per adult and children must be under 16 to qualify for free admission.

With over 300 acres of parkland, woodlands and gardens there’s plenty to explore. You can also make good use of a small outdoor play area and animals to visit as well as an undercover imaginative play area. When you’re ready to relax, Stables Kitchen serve up a tempting selection of treats.

The grounds at Burton Constable Hall welcomes dogs so you can bring your furry friend along too.

Find out more about Burton Constable Hall


Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum

Enjoy winter entry prices until Sunday 17 March 2024.

Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum
Photo credit: Peter Rogers at Burnby Hall

Head to Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum in Pocklington and enjoy winter entry for £3.30 for adults and £2.20 for children, until 17 March 2024.

The gardens comprise upper and lower lakes set in nine acres of woodland and garden, and are home to a national collection of over a hundred varieties of hardy water lily. Carp and roach inhabit both lakes in large numbers and can be hand fed by visitors.

There are walkways around both lakes, an ornamental bridge, a Victorian garden, an aviary, a restored Edwardian rock garden and a stumpery.

The gardens are seven times winners of the Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for Country Houses, Estates, Parks and Gardens (2010 to 2016).

There is a café and playground on site but please note that dogs are not allowed so you’ll need to leave your four-legged friend at home on this occasion.

Find out more about Burnby Hall Gardens


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