Half term at Sewerby Hall and Gardens
Families looking for exciting and interesting things to do this February half term should look no further than Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
The grounds are open daily, and entry is free. The zoo and the Clock Tower CafÃ© will be open daily, as will the house itself from 19 to 27 February, including the new exhibition, 'The Art of the Menu'.
Visitors to the grounds and gardens can download the free Love Exploring app to their mobile devices and enjoy a dinosaur safari. The grounds look stunning at this time of the year, with thousands of winter bulbs now in flower.
Entry to the grounds is free throughout half term, but admission prices will apply to the house and the zoo.
'The Art of the Menu' exhibition in the house goes back to 1934, when the famous department store Harrods hosted an exhibition of ceramic tableware painted by contemporary artists, called 'Modern Art for the Table'. The show was rooted in the Arts and Crafts Movement's idea that everyday household objects should be works of art. It exhibited wares painted by Laura Knight and Graham Sutherland, amongst others.
The new exhibition charts the story behind the Harrods exhibition and features tableware painted by artists involved in the original.
For opening hours of the cafÃ©, zoo, and the house, together with opening times, and details of forthcoming events, visit : www.sewerbyhall.co.uk