Days out in Yorkshire: Sewerby Hall

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Set in 50 acres of parkland, Sewerby Hall and Gardens - two miles north of Bridlington - has something for all of us to enjoy.

Attractions at this historic country house and estate include award-winning gardens, museum and art gallery, gift shop, children’s zoo, tea rooms and pitch and putt golf course (the pitch and put opens from March 28).

And following the successful completion of a £2.6m programme, the stately home has been restored to how it would have looked in 1900.

Works included the reinstatement of a fully functioning service wing and working kitchen.

The historic family interiors have been refurbished with specially selected pieces of furniture from the national collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to replicate the Edwardian era.

Outside, the landscaped gardens have winding woodland trails, a huge variety of wildlife and secluded sun-traps, as well as a Marie Curie Daffodil Trail during spring.

If mammals and birds are more your thing than trees and plants, then the zoo is for you.

Here you can meet a range of domestic and wild cats from various countries, as well as cute ring-tailed lemurs and pygmy goats.

And if you fancy spending longer having a look around the place, there are three luxurious four-star cottages within the grounds, which give occupants free admission to the paid-for parts of the estate.

Ideal for the forthcoming international cycle race, Tour de Yorkshire, which passes close by on May 1.

FACTFILE

Prices until March 27: Adults £4.50 (zoo and house combined) children £3 (see website)

Opening Times: Seasonal (see website)

Address: Near Bridlington

Attraction Website: www.sewerbyhall.co.uk

Telephone: 01262 673769

Sat Nav: YO15 1EA

For more days out see www.yorkshire.com

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