Over 3,000 people visited Sewerby Hall and Gardens over the weekend, making the most of the unseasonal mild weather to enjoy the displays of snowdrops, aconites, and shrubs, as well as the Orangery concert, the zoo, and the half term activities in the house and gardens.
The continuing warm weather forecast for this weekend means that daffodils will also be coming into bloom, adding to the beauty of the gardens.
The fun continues this week, with the new Servant Trail in the house and gardens. In 1910 when Sewerby Hall was the private home of the Lloyd Greame family, it was also home to 11 Servants and even more lived on the wider estate or in Sewerby village. As visitors go round the Hall and Gardens, they can look out for the servants in the rooms where they worked, and match them to an object that they would have used. Then on Friday, 22 February, there will be a chance to join the Servants for some Edwardian style spring cleaning, when the costumed interpretation team will be in the house with their feather dusters at the ready.
There will be a zoo activity on Thursday,21 February from 1pm – 2pm : come along and join the zoo team and make nutritious fat balls for the local wild birds.
On Thursday, 21 February at 1.30pm, internationally acclaimed classical pianist Jill Crossland will perform a concert in the Orangery, and on Sunday, 24 February at 1.30pm, Susan Collier will present a range of easy listening tunes, from contemporary classical to theme tunes and well known songs.
The house is open every day during half term from11.30am - 3.30pm (last admission 3pm). Admission is £3.50 for adults and £2.50 for children. A family ticket costs £11.
The gardens and Clock Tower Café are open daily from 9.30am, and the zoo is open daily from 10am. Admission to the gardens is free of charge until Friday, 29 March, 2019. Admission charges apply to the zoo: £3.50 for adults, and £2.50 for children.
For full details, visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk
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