Indoor & Outdoor Play

A small outdoor play area 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 family activities from object handling boxes to a children's dress-up room and an activity trail to keep the little ones entertained. 

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!

The Parkland Animal Trail is perfect for younger children as the animals are lowdown, easier to find and it will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. For older children and adults alike the Parkland Waymarker Trail is an ideal way to explore the grounds and parkland surrounding the Hall. Each waymarker highlights a different parkland feature and takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Every child taking part in a trail will receive one of our new Burton Constable Hall Trail Blazer Badges featuring the Burton Constable Whale. Collect all the family trails information at the start of your visit from the ticket desk in the Stables Gift Shop.

Giant garden games and a croquet set are free to use on the Orangery Lawn and please feel free to play ball games on the large grassed areas at the South and East of the Hall. Croquet equipment can be collected from the Ticket Desk for a returnable £10 deposit.

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.

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.

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.

Did you know?

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

Today the Burton Constable Whale is nicknamed 'Constable Moby'

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