Week of summer holiday fun at Sewerby Hall and Gardens

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Sewerby Hall and Gardens in Sewerby plays host to a variety of fun-packed events this week.

Today, Monday, August 5, Rusticus Theatre Arts get the week off to a great start with their Forest Fairy event at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Visitors can collect special ingredients from the woods of Sewerby Hall with the Forest Fairy and then join her in making a magic potion.

A magical way to enjoy the trees and plants in the woods. Suitable for families, and children of all ages, visitors are advised to come dressed for the outdoors.

Tuesday sees a visit from the Sewerby Pirate who will take visitors on a treasure hunt around the estate ensuring fun and education all rolled into one. Three 30 minute sessions at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Between 11am and 4pm, Wednesday, August 7 offers an action-packed Magic Day with balloon modelling and face painting with Magic Shows taking place in the Orangery at 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Donkey rides will be available from the bandstand at a cost of £2 per person, per ride.

Thursday, August 8, sees a brand new Rusticus event with Wacky Walk: Sewerby Time Travellers.

Buckle up and hold on tight for this whistle-stop tour through Sewerby’s colourful past.

Our local historian’s tour of the Sewerby heritage sites is rudely interrupted when the Mad Professor’s experiments in time travel result in some hysterical encounters.

Before you can say ‘Eureka’ you will be whisked back in time where you’ll meet some of Sewerby’s craziest characters and take part in some off-the-wall activities including meeting a dragon of a housekeeper, an Italian prisoner-of-war who just wants to cook and taking a flying lesson from Amy Johnson herself.

Expect the usual mix of fun and laughter from this summer’s time-defying Wacky Walk, and make your mark in history.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Sport, Play and Arts Service will be providing their own unique brand of fun-based learning too.

On Friday, August 9, a Mammal Safari will be taking place around the estate between 10am and 12noon.

The team will be out and about on a hunt for small mammals such as voles, shrews and mice.

Find out what other animals may live in or around Sewerby Hall and Gardens such as owls, foxes etc. Booking is essential as places are limited to 20 and pre-payment of standard admission charges is required via the estate office.

Admission charges to Sewerby Hall and Gardens apply but there is no additional charge to attend these events unless stated.

Adults £5.30, over 60s £4.70, children (three-15) £3.50, and family tickets (two adults and two children) £17. Season passes are also available.

For more information call (01262) 673769 or visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/sewerby