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Family Fun at Burton Constable

Indoor & Outdoor Play

A small outdoor play area (suitable for Key Stage 1) with timber climbing frames and animals is located next to the Orangery picnic area. In the first courtyard of the historic stable block we have an undercover imaginative play area that includes a miniature carriage with rocking horses and dressing up so your little ones can let off steam whatever the weather. For families visiting the house, we have a selection of new activities from object handling boxes to a children's dress-up room and an activity trail to keep the little ones entertained. Visitors with small children can borrow one of our new and exciting Explorer Bags, suitable for early years, the bags contain resources to help children explore the museum and engage with history. Use the I SPY Cards to go on a treasure hunt around the museum and peak through the telescope to see what you can spot! 

Because of the risk of accidents to babies and young children it is not possible to take large prams, pushchairs or baby back carriers around the house and these must be left in the entrance hall. Front slings are permitted and these along with reins for toddlers are available for loan from the entrance hall.

The Grounds

Here at Burton Constable Hall we know how much kids like to explore and play. So, we have two perfect trails for you and your family!

Explore the historic parkland at Burton Constable with the Wildlife Sculpture Trail. Each sculpture highlights a different animal that can be spotted around the parkland and grounds including Hares, Woodpeckers and Barn Owls. The new Parkland Waymarker Trail highlights a different parkland feature, for example the Ha-ha, Dog Kennels and the Orangery. Many of the ten waymarkers have a spyhole and all of them feature a rubbing disc. Take a rubbing from each of the waymarkers to spell out the word HOLDERNESS. 

Both trails are just under 3km long and take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Suitable footwear is recommended for walking through the parkland. Please follow the countryside code by closing gates behind you and be aware of grazing animals. Purchase your trail sheets and trail blazer badges (30p per trail) from the ticket desk located within the gift shop.

With over 300 acres of parkland, woodlands and gardens why not make your own fun? Families are welcome to bring along frisbees, soft balls and similar outdoor games.


Orienteering is a fantastic way to see more of the Parkland and Grounds at Burton Constable Hall. You can now borrow our new  Orienteering Packs for free on the day of your visit.

It's a fun and challenging outdoor activity for the whole family; combining walking or running with decision making and adventure!

Ask at the Ticket Desk for more details.

Toilet and Baby Changing Facilities

All toilet and baby changing facilities can be found in the stable courtyard. Unfortunately there are no public toilets in the house.

Events for the Family

Family Event
05 April 2023 - 12 April 2023
Hop along to Burton Constable to have some fun this Easter 5th to 12th April. Come along to Burton Constable Hall and enjoy our Easter activities (normal admission charges plus £2 per child)
Family Event
07 May 2023 - 07 May 2023
We’d love you to join us for our first ever East Yorkshire Half Marathon and 10k. A brand new event at Burton Constable Hall. The courses follow a flat road closed course, perfect for beginners or running a personal best time. This Run Britain/UKA licensed, officially measured race is open to runners of all abilities. Please note there is a strict 3hr cut off due to road closures in operation limited entries available, sign up early to avoid disappointment!
Family Event
13 May 2023 - 14 May 2023
Returning with foodie fun for the folks around the Humber! The Great British Food Festival returns to Burton Constable in Hull this coming May 2023. We'll have our blend of tasty street food and artisan local businesses on the lawns surrounding the famous Hall, you can roam around the grounds and Stable areas too. FREE car-parking is included and half price Hall tours can be purchased on the day where you can explore its vast history.
Family Event
21 May 2023
Vintage Car Show The East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club have been holding a rally in the 'Capability Brown' landscaped grounds of Burton Constable Hall since 2005. This year, we're excited to welcome back a fleet of cars and motorcycles spanning the decades from a 1920's Model T Ford to a 1987 Porsche 928. This event is included in the normal admission ticket.
Family Event
23 June 2023
The life of American music icon Elvis Presley, played by Austin Butler, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950’s. The film delves into the complex relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks, spanning over 20 years from Presley’s rise to fame and his unexpected stardom.
Family Event
24 June 2023
An amazing outdoor cinema experience with Adventure cinema showing The Greatest Showman in the stunning grounds of Burton Constable Hall near Hull!
Family Event
24 June 2023
An amazing outdoor cinema experience with Adventure Cinema's fantastic Mama Mia in the stunning grounds of Burton Constable Hall near Hull!
Family Event
25 June 2023
An amazing outdoor cinema experience with Disney's fantastic Encanto in the stunning grounds of Burton Constable Hall near Hull!
Family Event
25 June 2023
An amazing outdoor cinema experience withAdventure Cinema showing Top Gun in the stunning grounds of Burton Constable Hall near Hull!
Family Event
03 September 2023
The Classic Car Show
Did you know?
Afternoon tea was created by the Duchess of Bedford in the late 18th century. She invited friends to join her for an afternoon meal of small cakes, bread and butter sandwiches, sweets and, of course, tea. The practice was so popular that it was quickly adopted by other social hostesses 

The Burton Constable Whale is featured in Herman Melville's famous novel Moby Dick. 

Today the Burton Constable Whale is nicknamed 'Constable Moby'

Over 80 different species of birds have been spotted at Burton Constable, from the smallest British bird, the Goldcrest, to large birds of prey such as Buzzards and Barn Owls