The Spring Spectacular this half term holiday at Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Mon, 13 May 2019

The Spring Spectacular is coming to Sewerby Hall and Gardens during the May half term holidays, with a packed programme of fun events and activities.

From Saturday, 25 May until Sunday, 2 June, the venue in its stunning location on the cliff tops north of Bridlington will offer something for everyone, from Rusticus Adventures to Active Coast activities and traditional seaside fun.

The highlight will be the Spring Family Fun Day on Sunday, 26 May, featuring face painting, Punch and Judy shows, a Boot Camp Challenge, giant inflatables, donkey rides (additional charge), and games and activities with the Active Coast team.

Other activities in the Spring Spectacular include :

  • From 25 May to 2 June : the Amy Johnson Trail in the house. All de Havilland civilian aircraft were named after moths, but can you match the aeroplane to its insect namesake?
  • Monday, 27 May: a Rusticus Encounter – ‘Woodland Creatures’, featuring Filius Fox. Fun in the undergrowth with master of disguise, Mr Filius Fox - learn foxy skills of stealth, cunning and surprise, then join him in his wild camouflaged caper, as Mr Fox goes on the prowl for tasty picnic treats. Performances will take place at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm.
  • Tuesday, 28 May : Rusticus Woodland Creatures Theatre : ‘The Odyssey!’

Odysseus wants to get home to celebrate the end of the war but he’s in trouble with the powerful God, Poseidon, who is making his journey as difficult as possible. Help the woodland creatures perform the story of the challenges and temptations he faces on his way - including six-headed monsters, distracting singing and delicious beef dinners! Then be ready to celebrate in the triumphant procession, as he finally makes it home. Performances will take place at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

  • Wednesday, 29 May : craft activity – make a model aeroplane; a Magic Day with face painting; and donkey rides (additional charge). A day of fun and games with Magic Shows in the Orangery at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm.
  • Thursday, 30 May: a Rusticus Adventure – ‘Fairy Tale Rescue’: Get ready for a rescue mission in Nursery Rhyme Land with fairy tale experts. Thumbelina has gone missing - but keep your eyes open as you go, as there are a whole host of other familiar characters who need rescuing, along the way. Performances will take place at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm.
  • Thursday, 30 May : 2pm: an Orangery concert by classical pianist Dave Pearson.
  • Friday, 31 May: craft activity – make a model aeroplane; and Active Coast activities. Join the Active Coast team for classic games such as croquet, petanque and traditional sports. Running alongside these will be a range of fun play activities for all ages including bead making, giant lego, giant jenga and more.
  • Friday, 31 May : Parrots and Pirates: 10am until 4pm : Come along and meet the friendly Macaws with flying displays, selfie opportunities, educational talks about exotic animals such as Macaws and Sugar Gliders and more.
  • Sunday, 2 June : As part of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Triumph Owners' Motorcycle Club, the Yorvik Branch are holding an event to mark the occasion. The Yorvik Samnaor is a celebration of all things Triumph with a wide range of Triumph Owners riding their beautiful bikes for a mass gathering display at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
  • Sunday, 2 June: 2pm : an Orangery concert, marking the return of the popular Ad Hoc Singers.

Facility manager Marie Gascoigne said : “We want the May half term holiday to be fun for families, and the Spring Spectacular offers just that, with a range of activities and events that will be enjoyable and also educational as well.”

For full details of the Spring Spectacular, and all the facilities at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, including the Clock Tower Café, the house and exhibitions, the zoo, and the gardens themselves, visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk Visitors can save 10% on admission by booking online in advance.