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Family Adventure

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
30 April 2024 - 11 August 2024
We are delighted to support Dove House Hospice in their Forget Me Not Appeal. The Forget Me Not appeal will offer a unique way to commemorate your loved ones with a beautiful display of metal flowers at Burton Constable Hall between the 19th July and 11th August. Representing remembrance, true love and devotion, their bespoke forget me not flowers offer a truly meaningful way to celebrate and remember those we have lost. You are invited to dedicate a forget me not to your loved one and have the opportunity to request a leaf to be engraved with their name to attach to your metal flower
Family Event
24 July 2024 - 31 August 2024
Join Gemma from Hoglets Theatre to explore the life of our beloved Constable Moby. Through drama, craft and creative writing together you will help write a book about our Whales adventures through the ocean and how he came to be here with us hundreds of years later. These workshops are free and is for for under 12's, children must be accompanied by an adult (maximum 3 children per adult), the ticket includes entry into the grounds. This is a grant funded activity and will result in a book written and illustrated by the children being printed and available to read on Borrow-Box
Family Event
03 August 2024 - 03 August 2024
Who will find the treasure first? Whose side is Long John Silver really on? From the team that brought you The Wind in the Willows and Pinocchio, Scarborough Theatre Company are back with an open-air tour of this captivating tale of a youngster pitched against the corrupt and dangerous world of pirates and treasure hunting. This is adventure with high stakes.
Family Event
24 August 2024 - 24 August 2024
Greased Lightning! A fantastic outdoor cinema experience with plenty of songs to sing along to! Immerse yourself in the singing and dancing world of 'Grease', as we bring you a Sing-A-Long showing of the most successful movie musical of all time. Plus music to enjoy before the movie with a soundtrack of songs from the 60s, 70s & 80s. GATES: 7:00PM / SHOW: 8:30PM
Family Event
25 August 2024 - 25 August 2024
SUNDAY 25 AUGUST Watch a classic movie under the stars! Pack a picnic and join us for an outdoor cinema experience like no other with a showing of the fantastic Pretty Woman, starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, on a HUGE open-air screen. Plus music to enjoy before the movie with a soundtrack of specially curated songs. GATES: 7:00PM / SHOW: 8:30PM
Family Event
31 October 2024 - 31 October 2024
A young woman answers an advertisement for a trusted house-sitter.  She arrives at a beautiful house in the middle of nowhere, The owner shows her around, It’s the perfect job but there is one simple proviso …please don’t go into the room upstairs A mysterious cloaked figure narrates and commentates as the two young people attempt to unravel the long-held mystery of a haunted house. This entertaining new black comedy, by BAFTA-nominated television writer Tom Needham, will have you jumping, laughing and squirming in your seat, and perhaps confront your greatest fears. Recommended Age 12+ Tickets £25.00 per person £20.00 for Burton Constable Annual Passholders