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 

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
01 March 2020 - 31 March 2020
50% off admission - Make the most of the inevitable British weather, get your wellies out, get outdoors with your friends & family and create some magical muddy moments!
Family Event
04 April 2020
The Hall reopens for the 2020 season with a very interesting new exhibition.
Family Event
04 April 2020 - 19 April 2020
Hiding in and around our hall are several Easter eggs for you to find - but will you get them all?
Family Event
04 April 2020 - 19 April 2020
The Easter bunnies will be well hidden around our Grounds & Stables - have you got what it takes to track them down?
Family Event
04 April 2020 - 19 April 2020
A fortnight of fun-filled, fabulous family activities! We can't wait to see you & join in with the fun!
Family Event
06 April 2020 - 19 April 2020
Colouring, cutting & sticking all things Easter!
Family Event
11 April 2020 - 13 April 2020
Who will take the crown (bonnet) this year? It could be you!
Family Event
12 April 2020 - 12 April 2020
Ever fancied yourself as a real-life Robin Hood? Put your skills to the test on Easter Sunday.
Family Event
17 June 2020
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!
Summer Plant Fair at Burton Constable Hall
Family Event
28 June 2020
After the success of last year, the Burton Constable Plant Fair is set to be the perfect day out once again for green-fingered gardeners & botanists alike!
Adults and Childrens exploring the grounds
Family Event
01 August 2020 - 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!
Classic Car Show at Burton Constable Hall
Family Event
06 September 2020 - 06 September 2020
Vintage and Classic Vehicle Rally hosted by the East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club in the Grounds of Burton Constable Hall.
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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