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Family Fun at Beningbrough Hall

Family Fun at Beningbrough Hall

We've been absent this past couple of weeks, due to holidaying and getting the kids settled back into school. Our youngest just started school, so its been a gentle break in for him.

But here we are ready to share lots of fun from our summer, and share with you more great crafts, inspiration and places to visit. 

If you follow us closely, you will know that we are huge fans of 'National Trust', and anywhere we travel to around the Uk, we always hunt out places to visit. 

On our recent trip to the York area in our lovely old Caravan, we visited one of our now favourite National Trust places, 'Beningbrough Hall'. Its a wonderful place to visit and there is plenty to keep the kids and grown ups happy for a full day of activity.

The gardens are stunning as is the house itself. There are plenty of area's to run around and there is a fantastic play area for the children.


We were really impressed by this large ceramic and mosaic tea pot sculpture. Inspiration right there for a craft project with the kids.

There is plenty of space around the grounds, to run about.

Wonderful flower lined paths in the gardens.

Naomi capturing this lovely poppy.

Running up to the house this vast front lawn, was full of families enjoying a picnic, children enjoying the space for ball games and others enjoying the spectacular view.

Beningbrough has close links to 'The National Portrait gallery' and I love how National trust will try to engage children into the spirit of things with these fun activities, like posing for our own portrait behind this gilt frame.

Our children have no trouble posing!

Entering the house

The house also has some history linked to Earl Grey tea, so the display reflects that with the tumbling mass of china cups and saucers. 

A grand bed canopy

The children loved carrying these information hand sets, in fact it helped them a lot to concentrate and learn a little more about the house, then we were able to take a little more time looking in each room.

We had a lot of fun in the portrait activity room dressing up and posing in front of the various backdrops. 

Naomi looks quite the lady of the manor here.

Joshua posing with the dog.

Caleb trying an outfit in the dressing room.

Boys I think you need to look a little more serious!

Caleb is trying to sculpt a nose onto the face.

There is a wonderful gallery full of fantastic portraits such as this one of Alan Bennett by Tom Wood.

Just generally more posing like statues around the house exterior walls.

There are plenty of great climbing trees. Yes National trust let you climb trees!

And a final little pose from us taken by our Naomi.

We had a great full day here, and I'd really recommend a visit, pack a picnic and plan to be there all day, make sure you grab a cuppa and a cake in the cafe as their cafe garden is lovely.

Well thats all for today  

catch up soon

Caroline x

The Queen's Tea.

The Queen's Tea.

Ice Cream Biscuits

Ice Cream Biscuits