Easter events

SEWERBY Hall and Gardens is gearing up for its first big event of the year over Easter weekend.

Visitors will be able to help the Easter Bunny find his lost eggs this Saturday.

Children will be able to hunt around the estate for chocolate treats and join the Easter Bunny in some balloon modelling.

The hall will also host its ever-popular medieval jousting spectacular on Easter Sunday, April 24.

The fun will run from 11am to 4pm and will feature England’s number one jousting team from Nottingham, who will bring about 20 jousters, including the Black Knight and Sir Michael of York. Jousting displays are at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Also on site will be Bridlington Archers with their ever-popular Have a Go Archery.

The Sunday and Monday also sees one of Double R’s popular craft fairs in the Orangery.

Facility manager Marie Gascoigne said: “What a great way to kick off our 2011 season. The Nottingham Jousting Association has been coming to Sewerby for nearly 16 years now and it’s still one of our most popular events.

“We also have a whole new selection of art exhibitions on show throughout the year as well as our Thursday and Sunday Orangery concerts with faces new and old.

“Sounds Nice will be performing their Pleasant Melodies from 2pm in The Orangery on Thursday 21 April.”

Admission is £4.50 for adults, £3.70 for the over-60s, £2.50 for children and £14 for a family ticket, admitting two adults and up to three children.

Great value season passes priced at £14.50 for adults, £7.50 for children and £42 for a family (up to two adults and three children) are also available.

The children’s zoo is open daily from 10am to 4.30pm and the golf from 10am to 6.30pm, according to seasonal daylight hours.

Call the estate office on (01262) 673769 for further details on opening times.

The Clock Tower Tea Rooms are open daily from 10am until 5pm. Don’t forget to show your season pass for a 10% discount off your order.