Explore the house
Built in the early 1700s, Sewerby Hall is rich in heritage. The mansion continued to undergo renovations throughout the nineteenth century, and in 2013 a team of experts restored the building to how it would have looked in 1910. Explore the gatehouse, conservatories and grand rooms and chat to the historical characters as they go about their day-to-day business. Kids and grownups can enjoy dressing up as Edwardian servants, or if you prefer, members of the rich Graeme family. Meanwhile, learn about life in the house and warm yourselves by the working coal-fired range in the kitchen.
Delve into the gardens
Sewerby Hall overlooks a fantastic 50 acres of landscaped space and parkland. Stroll around the formal gardens, spot some of England's oldest Monkey Puzzle Trees and relax in one of the many secluded suntraps and picnic areas. Meanwhile, the rose garden is a must-see, with beautiful box hedging and colourful blooms. And if you're after spying some nature, the woodland is the perfect place to be. Ancient sycamore, horse chestnut and elm trees house the best of British wildlife.
Meet some new friends at the zoo
Animal lovers will be in their element at Sewerby Zoo. With a mix of exotic mammals and birds, along with cuddly domestic pets, this menagerie is a firm favourite with families. Say hello to Shetland ponies, pygmy goats, capuchin monkeys and fluffy alpacas. On top of this, you can also meet the several species of endangered pheasant that are bred at Sewerby. And don't forget to pop into the enclosure, as the Humboldt penguins are a popular attraction.
Indulge at the shops and cafe
After all that excitement, you may want to refuel and relax. Luckily, the Clock Tower Cafe overlooking the beautiful gardens is open daily. Tuck into light bites, or one of their speciality Vintage Afternoon Teas served every first and third Tuesday during summer. Then there's the Stables Shop, which serves hot drinks and snacks to take away.
Make a weekend of it
With so much to do at Sewerby, it's natural to want to stay the night. Former gatehouses to the Georgian House have been renovated into modern holiday cottages. The perfect base for an East Yorkshire break, the Beech, Oak, Cherry and Chestnut Cottages provide a luxurious space for you and your family.
If you're visiting the area, Sewerby Hall is a short distance from Hull. For the cheapest fares, no booking fees, and free 4G WiFi, book your trip to Hull with Hull Trains today.