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.

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

National Celebration of Stitch Day
Family Event
22 June 2019 - 22 June 2019
Come and say Hello! to the ladies of Hull & East Riding Embroiderer's Guild, as they take part in National Celebration Of Stitch Day.
Floral Art Demonstration at Burton Constable Hall
Family Event
28 June 2019
Join us for a fun and entertaining floral art demonstration presented by local flower arranging experts Mark and David Gillyon-Powell at Burton Constable Hall.
Summer Plant Fair at Burton Constable Hall
Family Event
30 June 2019
New for 2019, the Burton Constable Plant Fair is sure to be the perfect day out for gardeners!
Archaeology at Burton Constable
Family Event
13 July 2019 - 28 July 2019
Discover the secrets of Burton Constable's past as we celebrate the Festival of Archaeology 2019.
Family Event
14 July 2019
Join us for an exclusive 'behind the scenes' tour of the Hall led by one of our expert guides and discover the cellars, attics, rooftops and everything else in between!
Family Event
18 July 2019
Join us for an exclusive 'behind the scenes' tour of the Hall led by one of our expert guides and discover the cellars, attics, rooftops and everything else in between!
Adults and Childrens exploring the grounds
Family Event
01 August 2019 - 01 August 2019
A day for celebrating all that is special about the Yorkshire countryside at Burton Constable, a lovely day out for all the family!
Family Event
09 August 2019
Join us for an exclusive 'behind the scenes' tour of the Hall led by one of our expert guides and discover the cellars, attics, rooftops and everything else in between!
Family Event
18 August 2019
Join us for an exclusive 'behind the scenes' tour of the Hall led by one of our expert guides and discover the cellars, attics, rooftops and everything else in between!
Children walking in the park with their teddy bears
Family Event
26 August 2019 - 26 August 2019
Enjoy a picnic with your favourite teddy bear or cuddly toy in the Grounds of Burton Constable Hall
Classic Car Show at Burton Constable Hall
Family Event
01 September 2019 - 01 September 2019
Vintage and Classic Car Show hosted by the East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club in the Grounds of Burton Constable Hall.
Family Event
08 September 2019
Learn how to made a 3D seamless bag or purse with textile designer and artist Jo Hunter.
Family Event
14 September 2019
Join us for an exclusive 'behind the scenes' tour of the Hall led by one of our expert guides and discover the cellars, attics, rooftops and everything else in between!
Family Event
13 October 2019
Join us for an exclusive 'behind the scenes' tour of the Hall led by one of our expert guides and discover the cellars, attics, rooftops and everything else in between!
Did you know?
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

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

Today the Burton Constable Whale is nicknamed 'Constable Moby'

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 
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