The Summer of Fun kicks off at Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Tue, 20 Jul 2021

As the summer holidays begin, a Summer of Fun is getting under way at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, with a whole range of events and activities for all the family, and visitors of all ages!

Every day, visitors can immerse themselves in the new contemporary artwork, 'Umbraculum' by Juliette Losq, a layered paper-based installation which draws inspiration from the gardens and heritage of the popular venue.

On Sunday, 25 July, there will be a Car Rally by the Yorkshire Morgan Car Club, along with Punch and Judy shows, and Rusticus Woodland Creatures Theatre, featuring Toad : big, brash and a musical legend who writes all the Woodland Creatures Theatres' music. Help them to create the perfect Sea Shanty for their latest performance, and take part in fun spotting, collecting and making activities!

There will be regular events on Sundays throughout the summer - more details will follow shortly.

In the house every day, there will be a brand new exhibition, 'A Brief History of Underwear', and there will be regular Orangery concerts.

Mondays will see Rusticus Woodland Creatures Theatre, featuring King Kong. On Tuesdays, The featured theme will be 'Around the Woods in 80 Days'. These are outdoor performances, inviting visitors behind the scenes to join in with fun activities in their woodland home. Visitors will be able to unleash their creative side and get stuck in with silly outdoor crafts, games and activities, all inspired by the wonderful woodland grounds at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

Wednesdays will include Magic Shows and Face Painting, and on Thursdays, Rusticus Woodland Creatures Theatre return with Treasure Island.

Fridays are the day for Wildcats : a chance to create weird and wonderful pictures with natural materials.

Visitors will need to to pre-book their pod via the Welcome Centre for the Rusticus Woodland Theatre events, Magic Shows and Punch n' Judy shows.

A highlight of the summer will be Yorkshire Day on Sunday, 1 August. Full details will follow, but visitors should be prepared for an exciting day of events and celebrations.

Marie Gascoigne, general manager, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, said : "This is a great Summer of Fun programme for 2021, and we can't wait to welcome visitors to such a wide range of events!"

Full details of admission prices, opening hours, and all the facilities available, including the zoo and the Clock Tower Café, can be found online online at