Sewerby Hall reopening heralds a new events programme during May half term holiday
The next phase of the reopening of Sewerby Hall and Gardens will begin next Monday (May 17) with the reopening of the house – including a brand new exhibition entitled ‘Our Sewerby’.
In addition, the popular venue has announced that a limited events programme will return in the school half term holidays.
‘Our Sewerby’ in the main house will mark 85 years since Amy Johnson opened Sewerby as a public amenity owned by the council.
The new exhibition will chart the house and parklands’ development from private house surrounded by fields through Enclosure, the various building phases and land acquisition, to today’s beloved destination.
The rest of the house will also reopen, featuring its elegant appearance as it would have looked at the height of the Edwardian era.
During the school half term holidays, Rusticus will be back with a limited events programme for the first time in over a year.
On Bank Holiday Monday (May 31) Rusticus Woodland Creatures Theatre will present Frog and Rabbit performing The Three Musketeers; brim-full of French Royals, swashbuckling swordsmen and featuring Rabbit’s legendary carrot collection in an outdoor interactive performance.
On Tuesday, June 1 - Fox and Mole will perform The Odyssey, featuring powerful Gods, fearsome monsters, and distracting singing, in an outdoor interactive performance.
On Thursday, June 3 - Badger and Dormouse will perform Robin Hood, with campfire silliness, musical interludes and an epic tournament! Help the sheriff get lost in the forest as you discover the greatest legend of our time – Robin Hood! This will also be an outdoor interactive performance.
Customers will need to book for the performances - they will need to contact the Welcome Centre (by phone or in person) to book their pod for each performance - each pod can accommodate up to four people.
Each event will be included with the standard admission fee.
General manager Marie Gascoigne said: “We are very excited at being able to reopen the house again, and to be able to offer a limited events programme in the school holidays! This all feels like further steps back towards normality again, and we look forward to welcoming visitors back to even more activities here at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.”
Visitors can download the free Love Exploring app from ether the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, and enjoy the Dinosaur Safari.
Full details of the exhibition, performances, the zoo, opening times and facilities available are at www.sewerbyhall.co.uk Visitors should book online in advance.