The house and estate are disability-friendly and there are parking bays for blue badge holders. There are some steps around the estate, especially on the Woodland Walk where the path is surfaced with bark chippings. Alternate access routes are clearly sign-posted.
Carers are allowed free access to the estate when accompanying a cared-for person. The cared-for visitor pays the standard admission fee.
The cared-for person is asked to provide evidence on arrival, this can include:
Arrangements can be made if more than one carer is required to support the cared-for person.
On the Land Train, one carer is allowed to travel free with each cared-for visitor who will be charged the standard fee.
Blue badge parking is available in the main car park for our visitors.
Visitors are advised to contact the pay box attendant on arrival if there are any difficulties with parking. A member of the team will advise accordingly.
Alternative parking may be available subject to ground conditions, events and activities.
For conservation reasons, many of the rooms inside the house have low lighting. Please allow sufficient time for your eyes to adjust, particularly when using the stairs.
It is possible to arrange Collection Handling Sessions for visitors with visual impairment. These require prior notice; if you wish to arrange a handling session please call (01262) 673769 to advise us of your visit and needs or complete the enquiry form.
Guide dogs are welcome in the house.
Hearing Loops are available to enable our visitors hear more clearly. Our hearing loops are compatible with all NHS hearing aids and any hearing aid with a ‘T’ (telecoil) switch.
Please inform the member of staff that you need to make use of the hearing loop, this will be made available for you. Please ensure you switch your aid to the ‘T’ position.
Hearing loops are available in the Welcome Centre, Entrance to the house, Orangery, Clock Tower Café, Stables Gift Shop, Ice Cream Parlour and Meeting Rooms.
To enjoy the house and grounds to their fullest, visitors with walking difficulties may need to consider bringing their own mobility aids.
There are various mobility shops in Bridlington which hire equipment out on a daily basis.
Disabled access to the house itself is at the rear of the building through the courtyard and there is a lift to all floors.
Due to conservation issues motorised wheelchairs, buggies or scooters are not permitted in the house or the first floor of the Old Laundry Block. We have a small amount of hand-pushed and self-propelled wheelchairs for use inside and these are available on a first come, first served basis.
We welcome visits from Special Educational Needs Schools and groups. All our workshops are multi-sensory and the House, Zoo, Pleasure Gardens and Walled Gardens are accessible for those with mobility issues.
There are accessible toilets on site as well as a fully equipped Changing Places. We are happy to adapt any of our workshops to the needs of your group or develop bespoke workshops for your visit.
Workshops can be organised for a half or whole day. Details can be found on the Education and Learning page. Please feel free to contact us to outline the needs of your group and discuss how we might be able to facilitate your visit. We will always do our best to help.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens is a Dementia Friendly venue. We believe that it is important to support our visitors who are living with dementia to access and enjoy everything we have to offer. If you, or someone you know is living with dementia and are planning to visit, please feel free to contact us to discuss any specific needs you might have and how we can help you.
Sewerby Evergreens, our Dementia Friendly workshops and Reminiscence sessions, can be booked for visiting dementia groups. Using resources and handling items from the collection, sessions can be arranged around the themes of:
Please contact our Education Officer for further details on (01262) 673769.
In order to preserve our historical items, pushchairs and prams are not permitted in the house or Orangery. A storage area for these items can be found near the rear door of the house and locks are available. Please ring the bell at the back door and a staff member will attend.
We have two HippyChick Hipseats available for visitors to borrow.
Baby-changing facilities are available in the courtyard and Orangery toilets.
Mothers are welcome to breastfeed their children anywhere on the site. Staff can arrange a discrete space if requested.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens welcomes responsible dog owners. Dogs must remain on leads at all times. Only Assistance Dogs are allowed in the zoo, house, children's adventure playground, Stables Gift Shop, Orangery and Clock Tower Cafe. There is a section in the cafe where all dogs are permitted.
With the exception of assistance dogs, dogs are not permitted to attend certain events such as the Adventure Cinema evenings and the Winter Woodland event.
You are not allowed to smoke cigarettes, use e-cigarettes or vape in any indoor areas (including the house, Orangery, cafe, shop, Welcome Centre, training rooms and public conveniences) as well as The Courtyard, Clock Tower Cafe Terrace (the outdoor seating area), the Children's Play Area, Zoo and Marquees. The ban is part of the wider East Riding of Yorkshire Council No Smoking Policy and for the comfort of all visitors.
This accessibility statement applies to www.sewerbyhall.co.uk, which is operated by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
We are working to make content on this website easy for everyone to find, read and understand, and to make it compatible with assistive technologies which are developed inline with accessibility standards.